As the catastrophic effects of the throwaway culture the world has lived for decades becomes impossible to ignore, the populace has finally seemed to embrace the fact that our history, our very cultural heritage, is tied up in our old buildings. Commercial renovations are an increasingly viable way to obtain a location for a business without building an entirely new building or – far worse – tearing down an old building to construct anew.
Saving and renovating existing buildings revitalizes neighborhoods. It also influences other business owners to consider renovating old buildings for their own use. For example, businesses in renovated buildings have a customer base the moment they open their doors for the first time. As all those who have watched the progress unfold for months finally have the opportunity to see the inside. Additionally, an old building renovated correctly and with quality and experience becomes a one-of-a-kind work of art.
But renovating commercial buildings is not without its issues. Regardless of the age of the building, and whether it’s a total renovation or simply modifications to an existing space, as soon as any work begins, a chain of events is set into place that must be completed before an occupancy permit will be issued at the conclusion of work. Tests and remediation for substances like lead, asbestos and radon must be completed. Buildings must all comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Designs also must include breastfeeding spaces for employees. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Local Renovation Projects
One example of a recent commercial renovation is Weir Chevrolet in Red Bud. The building was originally a Ford dealer, then a Firestone. Finally Fruth Construction turned it into the vision Weir had for their newest location in Red Bud. The entire project, which included gutting the structure down to the exterior walls, took eight months. Fruth Construction also renovated a historic building in downtown Red Bud, giving it an open concept and turning it into the stunning Mia Casa Sub Shop.
Trust someone with experience navigating the local, state and federal systems that dictate what must builders must do as part of your commercial building renovation. Trust Alex Fruth.
Of course, commercial renovations aren’t appropriate for every kind of business. That’s why Fruth Construction also works with new commercial builds. Alex Fruth understands there is a lot at stake on commercial construction projects. With millions of dollars on the line, it is crucial to ensure flawless execution of his clients’ visions. Fruth Construction provides commercial construction projects with full-service general contractor services that ensure workmanship that is second to none, attention to detail that leaves nothing untouched, and, most importantly, a project that will stand the test of time.
Contact Fruth Construction for more information on how Alex Fruth can help you with your commercial renovation or new construction..