October 01 2020 0Comment

Commercial Tenant Improvements and Choosing a Reputable Construction Company

It’s in the best interest of commercial property owners and property managers to attract great tenants and keep them happy. The idea is to provide the ideal professional environment for each tenant business to thrive and succeed. As a property owner or investor, your goal is to ensure tenants fulfill the terms of their lease agreements and hopefully renew those agreements at the end of the lease term.

Ensuring Tenant Satisfaction

Commercial tenant improvement (TI) construction projects can play a key role in attracting and retaining top-quality, long-term tenants.  After all, most TI projects are custom alterations and renovations a building owner makes to rental space as part of a lease agreement. The purpose is to configure the space for the specific needs of the tenant.

For more than a decade, the Construction Services Division at KR Wolfe has been delivering a wide range of tenant improvement projects across various industries, such as healthcare, transportation, technology, as well as projects for municipalities, state, and federal government agencies. TI projects may include erecting or taking down walls, the installation of capital equipment, special lighting or re-routing HVAC systems or plumbing. In some cases, the TI may involve major structural endeavors, such as installing cleanrooms or data centers to house sensitive telecom and networking equipment.

Choose Your Commercial Contractor with Care

It’s no secret that building contractors, in general, are consistently ranked among America’s least trusted professions. This lack of trust often stems from unscrupulous bidding practices, poor workmanship, and a failure to complete contracted projects within the timelines and budgets agreed upon by stakeholders. That’s why it is so critical to vet your construction partner with the utmost diligence. Take a close look at their past and present clients. Review their technical capabilities and the types of projects they have successfully delivered.

When you begin the process of screening a commercial construction contractor to complete your tenant improvements there are some specific items you should be looking at or asking for:

  • Is the contractor licensed?
  • Are they insured?
  • Can they give you references?
  • Examples of tenant improvement projects they have completed in the past?
  • How long have they been in business?

According to KR Wolfe president, Rachel Wolfe, “our entire organization has worked tirelessly throughout our history to build a reputation for integrity, transparency and trust.  In fact, we have made trust an integral part of our corporate QUEST, which stands for Quality, Understanding, Exceptional Service, Trust and Integrity.”

Have Your Next Commercial TI Executed with Surgical Precision

KR Wolfe has deep experience executing complex commercial tenant improvements and healthcare facilities renovations. These include operating room renovations, systems installations/integrations in technology, regional transportation hubs and the federal government.

KR Wolfe is an SBA registered corporation — approved for Government Contracts through the SBA.  In the event that your TI project is seeking to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements, you’ll be pleased to learn that KR Wolfe is a Certified Green Professional Organization with a Masters Certification in Renewable Energy.

Consistently delivering quality workmanship backed by stellar customer service, continues to secure KR Wolfe a steady stream of construction contracts from high-profile organizations. Here are just a few:

  • Juniper Networks
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • San Diego International Airport
  • Small Business Administration
  • General Services Administration (GSA) – a federal government agency

Your commercial TI general contractor can help you estimate the cost of your project. However, when it comes to estimating TI construction cost, a completely accurate and final estimate may not be able to be completed until the final plans are submitted to the city/municipality for approval.

Commercial Construction Management            

In addition to having all the capabilities and proven expertise to serve as your General Contractor for your next turnkey TI project, the KR Wolfe team is also available to serve as your commercial construction manager for projects in which the architect and contractor have already been selected.

Every successful TI construction, equipment installation or systems integration project begins with a friendly conversation. If you have an upcoming project you would like to discuss with our team, please CONTACT US.   

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