At the beginning of 2009, I don’t think anyone, including a national commercial general contractor like Englewood Construction, was prepared for the twists and turns that would face the commercial construction industry. As this year draws to a close, let’s look back on some of the highs and lows of what was a challenging year. […]
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 […]
With the shuttering of stores like Circuit City and Linens N’ Things, big box retailers looking to gain market share certainly have their choice of vacant store locations in prime markets and shopping centers. And depending on the condition of their new stores, the savings on retail construction costs to retrofit the space could be […]
As many of you may know, Englewood Construction recently completed Zara’s largest store in the United States at 700 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. For those familiar with Chicago, you may also know this store offers a prime corner location on the city’s famed Magnificent Mile. But what I want to do is tell you […]
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: