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Is It Time To Renovate Your Commercial Building? 5 Key Indicators

It may be tempting to put off a renovation or expansion project due to the cost, effort, and inconvenience it may cause. However, delaying a much-needed update to your commercial building can be holding your business back and limiting potential revenue, customers, or quality employees.

In this blog, we provide you with five key indicators that it’s time to make the jump on that long-awaited commercial renovation project. The age and condition of your commercial building, business needs, and overall employee safety and satisfaction are all things you should consider when making this decision.

5 Key Indicators That It’s Time to Renovate Your Commercial Building

1. You’re Losing Customers

If you’re scratching your head wondering why you can’t attract or retain new customers, it may be time to assess the inside and outside appearance of your commercial building.

Your facility is the face of your business, and nothing looks worse to potential clients than a dated, crumbling, or unsafe building. Whether it’s structural or cosmetic damage, it can give off the impression that you simply don’t care about your business or brand.

  • Are your doors and entryway both functional and appealing?
  • Is your commercial roof and siding maintained?
  • Is your facility a functional working environment?
  • Does your facility’s interior (walls, ceiling, carpeting, paint, etc.) have a clean appearance?
  • Is there enough natural light in your entryway, offices, and warehouse?

These are all questions you can ask yourself to determine if it’s time to invest in a commercial renovation project.

Discover more ways you can enhance your manufacturing facility here!

2. Your Building No Longer Meets The Needs Of Your Business

If you need more space because your business is growing but don’t have the means or wish to invest in an entirely new property, a commercial building renovation or expansion is a great option. Working with a reputable commercial construction company can help you find opportunities to create a space that opens up the existing layout and utilize unused areas of the building.

Not only is a renovation a great way to change your layout to better suit business needs, but it can also help your business grow financially. Redesigning and reconstructing your current space into something more functional and operational can allow room for more employees and an opportunity to incorporate new and more efficient workflow processes.

Take a look at how A.C.E. Building Service successfully renovated an existing office into a modern work environment that suited the company's current needs in this office renovation case study.

3. You’re Losing Money

Having a cramped office or warehouse can lead to endless labor inefficiencies. If your employees are wasting valuable time moving things around just so they can get their job done, you will experience slower production times that will eventually result in lost profits.

Along with inefficient labor processes, an outdated building can cost your business thousands of dollars in unnecessary energy costs. Suppose you notice a steady increase in utility bills without any change in production. Your current building may have serious energy inefficiencies, and a renovation is an ideal time to correct any problem areas.

Updating loading docks, garage doors, and front office doors with door sweeps, perimeter seals, and door closers, as well as installing LED lighting, are all excellent ways to help your business or facility reduce energy loss and save money every month.

4. You’re Noticing Increased Maintenance Issues

It's important to be aware of the condition of your property and have a preventative maintenance plan and budget. While it may seem like you’re spending less because maintenance expenses are sporadic, these expenses can add up to a significant amount of money.

If you find that you’re seeing money fly out the door on maintenance, it may be time to consider a comprehensive building analysis. Replacing outdated materials and systems might be an investment, but it can wind up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run.

At A.C.E. Building Service, no project is too big or too small. From fixing a door to new facilities and commercial renovations and expansions, we’re happy to help!

5. You’re Having Trouble Attracting And Retaining Employees

There’s no argument you can’t have a successful business without dependable, loyal employees. A commercial building with obvious safety hazards, tight quarters, dark and drab lighting, and outdated bathrooms and break areas shows current and potential employees that their overall satisfaction and well-being are unimportant to you.

Investing in your building is investing in your employees and the overall success of your business. Upgrading locker rooms and break rooms, adding more natural lighting, and opening up office spaces with a facility renovation or expansion can create a comfortable work environment where employees feel safe, appreciated, and valued.

Take a look at how A.C.E. Building Services updated this manufacturing building’s break room. With the addition of large windows, contemporary colors, and a modern design, we created an open, attractive space with natural light where employees want to go every day to relax and recharge.

Why Choose A.C.E. Building Service?

A.C.E. Building Service is proud to be an industry leader specializing in various construction services for industrial and commercial buildings, warehouses, and facilities. From project planning to execution, we are here to help you with your commercial building renovation or expansion.

We will take the time to assess your current commercial building and determine the ideal solution to meet your future space needs and business goals. Evaluating all your options is the only way to make the best decision and ensure an uninterrupted workflow and minimal disruptions to your business.

Contact us today to request a quote or learn more about our renovation and expansion services. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Topics: commercial construction

Written by Chris Herzog

President
Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Platteville where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. A LEED accredited professional (AP), he began his career as an estimator for a local construction company and worked in field operations for a road construction company prior to joining A.C.E. in 2005 as an estimator/project manager. Chris works with owners to develop construction projects from the idea to design phase to construction. Much of his work is in pre-construction services where he assists owners in land selection, performs feasibility studies and works with government officials to obtain permits and approvals. He helps align owner’s goals with finished building projects and serves as the owner’s representative to A.C.E. construction personnel.