Earlier this fall, the entire country watched as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused widespread destruction across Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. As I followed the media coverage leading up to and following these storms, my thoughts of course turned to the rebuilding process and post-hurricane construction work ahead for these communities. As […]
Commercial Property Maintenance
Here in Chicago, the arrival of October means the season’s first snowfall and blast of cold weather could come any day. While I’m far from eager to start thinking about when snow-mageddon will hit, the change of seasons is a great time to talk about how your national commercial contractor can help make sure your […]
Being a national commercial construction general contractor can be an immensely rewarding profession. There is always a sense of pride and accomplishment after completing a retail construction, restaurant construction and commercial construction project for a client. Yet sometimes completing a successful commercial construction project and then detaching yourself from the client can be hard. It’s […]
Like many of you, we spent the summer enjoying our country’s beautiful landscapes – from the badlands in the Dakotas to the mountains of Montana. The difference is we weren’t on vacation; we were bidding new restaurant and hotel construction jobs to keep up with the thousands of new residents moving to the area due […]
As I recently watched my kids head back in school, it got me thinking that if I could do it all over again, I would have applied myself a little bit more in school—as I think most of would. Luckily, there are all kinds of opportunities for us in the industry to go back to “school” and beef up our commercial construction education, enhance our construction services and learn about the latest commercial construction trends and design build best practices.
Commercial real estate developers, shopping center landlords and restaurant owners should also take advantage of this slow time in the market to attend the various commercial real estate networking events and shopping center conferences to gain insights on the industry or better yet, to sit on a panel to showcase their expertise and highlight their projects.