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 […]
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.
When it comes to current retail and commercial construction trends, we all know there aren’t a lot of new shopping centers under construction right now, or new office buildings under construction for that matter. Instead, landlords are focused on renovating shopping malls and remodeling office buildings to attract new tenants and entice existing tenants to […]
Have you seen the 2009 Green Building Survey? If not, take a look at the recent issue of National Real Estate Investor or Retail Traffic as each includes a special supplement called “Why sustainability endures in the face of recession.” I found the section about embracing energy retrofits especially timely as Englewood Construction recently completed […]
What Every Developer Should Ask General Contractors During the Retail Construction Bid Process
For my first blog post, a lot of people at Englewood Construction suggested I write about how to choose a retail construction company. But one person said that would be “boiling the ocean.” After she explained to me what that meant, I agreed – it’s a topic too ambitious for me to conquer in one post. Instead, I decided to write a series on the topic, starting with where to find a reputable contractor and what questions to ask.