With Earth Day coming up this weekend, there’s a lot of discussion about being more environmentally friendly in how we live and work. Anyone in the commercial construction industry knows there are a variety of certifications and designations that individuals, companies and projects can achieve to show they follow a high level of green commercial […]
Green Commercial Construction
Recently, our director of operations Chuck Taylor was featured in a Chicago Tribune article based on the reporter’s curiosity about a hotel peephole he kept in his office. What made this peephole so interesting was that it was salvaged from the hotel construction renovation we did of a HoJo in Chicago. More specifically it was […]
I’ll say it again, 2010 was a rebuilding year for the commercial construction industry. It wasn’t as bad as 2009, but not as good as 2008. So I’ve created a commercial construction checklist for what we considered the highs and lows of 2010 commercial construction trends. High – Shopping Centers. We saw much-improved activity in […]
In my last blog post, I hinted we had big news to reveal. So it is with great pride that I announce the completion of our most successful Chicago design build office construction job to date – the new headquarters of Englewood Construction!
After renting the same space in Schiller Park for 12 years, we decided to buy a vacated grocery store in downtown Lemont, Ill. for what we considered the ultimate office tenant renovation project. Our new office is bigger, brighter, more energy efficient and centrally located to our staff and Chicago commercial construction projects. And because we were our own client, we were only limited in our design build capabilities by our imagination and a little thing called a commercial construction budget.
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.