We’ve all seen the headlines about retail sales on the rise and an improving economy, so it wouldn’t surprise me to see astute shopping center developers and mall landlords taking advantage of market conditions by turning a struggling enclosed shopping mall into a successful open-air shopping center for a fraction of what it would have […]
I’m sure you’re reading this headline and thinking one of the following: A. Chuck, the construction costs on my project would soar if I don’t hire a local general contracting construction firm. B. The travel expenses alone for a non-local general contractor would inflate a retail construction bid to the point where the job isn’t […]
Martin and Lewis. Simon and Garfunkel. Jordan and Pippen. While each half of these duos has been an independent success, there’s no denying two is often better than one. The same can be said of the relationship between commercial general contractor and subcontractor. We GCs may think we’re the star, but we all know the […]
When the news broke before the holidays about a fire at The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Ave., I had to hold my breath. As a national retail construction contractor, Englewood Construction has completed a number of retail construction projects in that mall. Was anyone hurt? Was it one of our stores? Thankfully, the […]
I’ve got to ask, are you still competitively bidding the bulk of your commercial construction projects? Really, you are? Interesting….
Sure, I know there will always be developers who competitively bid all their projects, but from a construction cost and timeline perspective, it pays to negotiate with a designated general contractor versus requesting multiple bids on a construction project. And here’s why: