Anyone who reads this blog regularly probably already knows I’m a huge proponent of client partnerships that bring the general contractor into the commercial construction planning process as early as possible. Rather than a competitive bid scenario, where clients choose a commercial construction firm based solely on their estimated costs, we prefer to be brought […]
As we move further into 2015, Englewood Construction has been fortunate to entertain a lot of new business opportunities. All signs have been pointing to a robust commercial construction pipeline, with activity consistently on the rise. In fact, last year, the value of all commercial construction contracts signed in the Chicago area was close to […]
I heard a Home Depot ad on the radio recently targeted to commercial general contractors that made me pause. The spot is about the costs of commercial construction and how buying building materials in bulk can help GCs save money and bring down a construction project bid so they win the contract. On the surface, the […]
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.
I don’t have a crystal ball, nor am I a betting man, but based on the commercial construction projects Englewood Construction has heard are in the pipeline for 2010 across the country, as well as my 30+ years of combined experience in the design build and commercial construction industry, here’s what I think will be […]