Expansion: Where to begin?

Expansion: Where to begin?

Expansion becomes a necessity when the daily business operations are too crowded and inhibited by the space in which the business occupies. Over time, your business may have increased needs, added multiples of equipment to handle product demand, overflowing storage space, and lack of parking for employees and customers. This poses a problem, with a…

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 5: How to Manage and Stay in Business During Expansion

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 5: How to Manage and Stay in Business During Expansion

Simply running a small business is a hefty task. Moreso, running it well and in a profitable manner is a huge feat. Adding in anything extra may seem like an overwhelming task, especially something like remodeling, adding on or building a new facility. Renovating or expanding your business is a sure sign of positive growth…

Winter Storms and Your Business

Winter Storms and Your Business

With winter upon us here in northwestern PA, we know that with the winter season comes heavy snowstorms, blowing and drifting snow, treacherous ice and frigid winds. These conditions create hazards when it comes to excessive weight to a building structure. These wintery conditions can also cause structural and/or cosmetic damage, as well as create…

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 4: Selecting Your Project Team

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 4: Selecting Your Project Team

When beginning a new construction project, you will find that many people are required to get the job done. Choosing your building team for an upcoming project is a big deal, and it’s one of the first things that should to be on your to-do list. This may seem like common sense, but often is…

Professional Building Maintenance

Professional Building Maintenance

Proper building maintenance is crucial to the success of your overall facility. Not only is the physical structure important for the overall operations of the company, but the structure is also a large financial investment that has the ability to provide comfort and functionality for years to come. Maintaining your building ensures that your facility…

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 2: Bidding Process vs. Design-Build

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 2: Bidding Process vs. Design-Build

At the beginning of any new construction project, there is much to consider with regard to who is going to take on the project. Traditional design-bid and Design-Build are the two leading methods in the construction industry today. Below, you will learn the differences in the traditional bidding process and the Design-Build route for your…

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 3: Considerations When Planning your Budget for your Project

Expansion Planning Checklist Part 3: Considerations When Planning your Budget for your Project

At the conception of any major construction project, before anything else can be determined, the budget must be thoroughly thought through. The budget helps to establish the allotted amount of money that will be spent on a specific project. The project budget can be established by comparison of similar projects, a preliminary analysis of what…