Moving into a new commercial space means choosing the location and signing the lease. After that, it’s time to complete the build-out. A commercial build-out turns your empty tenant space into a finished business-ready location that is poised to wow your customers. Whether you are looking to complete a build-out from scratch or renovate an existing commercial space, our team of professionals at Sharrett Construction are ready to help you achieve your vision.
Commercial Tenant Construction
Completing a build-out is all about executing your vision within a given commercial space. Anything from a high-end office space, to a trendy retail shop or full-service restaurant are within reach! While who pays for the build-out is dependent on your lease negotiations. In many commercial lease agreements the tenant and landlord will agree upon a build-out allowance. If you would like to use your own general contractor to complete the build-out be sure include your sentiments in the lease contract. Remember, using your own general contractor will give you more control over crucial factors such as the budget and timeline. Some of the duties in a commercial construction project could involve any of the following:
- Building a completely new structure/building
- Demolition or removal of existing walls
- Building or constructing new walls
- Electrical work
- HVAC updating or installation
Tenant improvements, also known as leasehold improvements, refers to making additions or finishing an already existing commercial space. While a build-out is a type of tenant improvement, it usually refers to improvements made to an empty location. Tenant improvements, however, take less time and money to complete assuming that the space does not need a complete overhaul or functionality changes. Examples of tenant improvements can include but are not limited to the following:
- Adding wheelchair accessibility
- Adding bathrooms or break rooms
- Adding a commercial kitchen
- Changing an office layout
- Converting an office into a retail space
- Changing Flooring
As a professional Lakeland general contractor, Sharrett Construction suggests that you seek estimates before negotiating the final lease. Upon reviewing the estimates, you will be better prepared in determining a fair the cost for the space itself.
What To Look For When Choosing A General Contractor For Your Commercial Construction Project
When choosing a general contractor for your build-out or tenant improvements, we recommend that your contractor also serves as the construction manager. This streamlines the process, creates a single source of accountability, maximizes your return on investment, and often improves the quality of a project. Of course, selecting the right contractor is a big decision. Your general contractor will be the point of contact for all government inspection agencies, keep you up to speed on the progress of the build and more. Likewise, your contractor/construction manager will help maximize your business’ efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
Sharrett Construction specializes in new commercial construction, with expertise in offices, restaurants, and retail. Working together, we can help you build a business space that you will take pride in for years to come. To learn more about our services, call our office at (863) 840-9781 Or message us online to schedule an appointment for an estimate.
Fully licensed and insured, Sharrett Construction is proud to serve the construction needs of clients in the central Florida area including Lakeland, Tampa, and Orlando.