Newsletter Volume 172




When to Renovate?

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Have You Heard?


The commercial property remodeling industry is expected to continue its expansionary trajectory over the next five years.

Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at a more-subdued annualized rate but rising corporate profit and increased consumer spending are likely to drive demand for remodeling.

Growing access to credit and rising overall construction activity are also anticipated to support further industry growth.

Based on the most recent data from IBIS World, the industry employs 71,850 people in the United States.






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When Should You Consider Renovating Your Commercial Building?

How do you know when it's time to remodel your business facility?  Business owners everywhere struggle with this question because of cost and temporary disruptions to business.

Old work spaces, often weren't designed for their current uses.  This can be unattractive, cramped, create a poor work flow and be discouraging to employees. These features can detract from worker morale and productivity and in some cases workers’ health.

Older buildings frequently have compromised plumbing, electrical systems and may not even meet the fire safety codes of today.  In these older systems, energy is wasted, not only putting a strain on the existing resources but also increasing utility costs.

When a work space is inefficient, unattractive, or poorly laid out, the benefits of commercial remodeling can be boundless.  Here are three reasons you may want to consider remodeling your business facility. 

Go Green

Our country’s recent surge in commercial renovations can likely be attributed to advances and innovations regarding energy efficiency. Light fixtures, insulation, plumbing, and temperature regulation methods have all changed dramatically in the last few decades.

Sustainable building materials are widely available on the market and at reasonable costs, making them more accessible to businesses than ever before. Going green isn't just a trend, it's integral to the future of our planet.

Customers feel better about themselves when they work with companies that engage in green business practices. In addition, companies that prioritize green business practices and green business spaces show that their business is modern, relevant, and responsible.

Productivity Improvements

Enclosed, dark, or cramped spaces can be psychologically detrimental to workers and worker productivity. Many new office remodeling projects are designed to open-up spaces in the workplace to let natural light penetrate farther into a building.  Open space allows better ventilation and fosters positive co-worker relationships.

Open work spaces promote employee collaboration and camaraderie. When employees interact, ideas are shared and plans are put into action. Open work spaces also have a flexibility of function that many business owners find beneficial. Big, uninhibited spaces can be reorganized as the needs of the business change over time.

Cost Effectiveness

Lowering business costs is perhaps one of the most attractive features of an office remodel. The increased efficiency of a newly remodeled space can reduce energy bills by as much as 65%.

In addition, newer spaces need less upkeep resulting in reduced maintenance costs. Over time, these lower costs can add up to significant savings that all go back into the business for product development and increased employee wages among other things. This means a properly done commercial renovation carries a high R.O.I. (Return on Investment).


A commercial construction project is a major event in the life of your business and must be handled with care. Before remodeling your business, seek advice from a professional company that knows commercial remodeling in your area, and that has a proven track record of integrity and safety working in or around occupied space in commercial buildings.

A well-planned and executed business facility remodel can be a sound investment in the day-to-day work life of your team and in the future life of your business.

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