There are a lot of steps involved with getting a construction project going. From design to opening day, a retail location is no exception. It is important to work with an experienced general contractor who can handle the various projects involved in retail construction while maintaining a cost-effective and time-efficient work plan.
There are many types of retail construction, from big box stores to small building remodels. It is important to know the parameters of the construction project before the retail space can come to life. However, there are several steps each retail construction project involves despite the varying parameters of each project, and a general contractor is an integral part of making them all come together.
First, there must be a design and planning stage. General contractors will work closely with a client to ensure their needs are clearly articulated. Before a foundation can be laid, plans, permits, and all the necessary “ground work” must be complete. The initial planning and building design will set the stage for the rest of the project.
Next, a general contractor will assemble the right team for the job. This includes hiring and coordinating with subcontractors as needed. General contractors must set up efficient lines of communication to coordinate with the many parties involved in a construction project. These parties include the client, subcontractors, contracting employees, and other stakeholders.
Finally, a general contractor will start work on the project after all the preliminary work is done. This is an exciting time during a project when you see the different pieces come together from laying a foundation to putting in electrical wiring. There are many intricate and overlapping steps that take place to get a project from the drafting board to an operating retail space.