There is no denying that commercial renovations are large projects to undertake. Because of this, it is no surprise that many commercial buildings are left until the last possible minute to make updates. But with proper research and planning, a renovation of your commercial building can be done well and with minimal worry.
At Ascension General Contractors, we’ve put together a list of the ins and outs of commercial renovations to help during your research and planning process and with your future renovation.
Planning Your Renovation
Once you have decided to renovate your commercial building, the planning begins. During this pre-construction phase, the plans will be drawn and you will be choosing the types of materials you want to use in your building. Most property owners will talk with investors, designers, and contractors to create the plans for the renovation. Be sure to write down all your goals for the project and what you want to accomplish. This will help you clarify your goals and create the foundation for your project moving forward when working with contractors and designers.
Bidding & Selecting a Contractor
Once you have your goals for your renovation, it will be time to reach out to contractors for bids on the project. Looking into references and past project work is a great place to start. Beyond that, you should meet with several contractors to get a better idea of who you want to work with on the renovation. Once you know the cost and have selected a contractor, the next step in the pre-construction phase is considering your budget and whether you will need to seek financing to help pay for the renovation.
Starting the Renovation
Before your contractor arrives to begin construction, there will be some things you need to do to prepare your commercial building. Most preparations are noted in the contract, but be sure that you have considered anything that could make construction more difficult. If you’ve chosen for your business to remain open during the renovation, there will be some extra things to consider such as more parking for construction workers, noise issues, and utilities being disconnected temporarily. A professional contractor will help you prepare for these things to minimize disruption throughout the project.
At Ascension General Contractors, we are here to help you make your plans for your commercial renovation. We are full-service repair specialists, and proud to serve the Nashville business community as general contractors.