Many people think that buying property and erecting a brand-new commercial property would be as easy as building a house. Like building a house, there are special permits and levels of financing you’ll need to learn about. But unlike building a house, there are a lot of specific commercial property terms you need to familiarize yourself with. When you build a house, you get to enjoy all the final result as a new home. When you build a commercial property with a Scottsdale Commercial Construction Company, you’ll be doing a lot more managing and money handling and less relaxing. Before you even break ground, you need to do a lot of homework.
Superstition Contracting has been a leading force in commercial construction in the Phoenix area for almost 40 years of experience. Superstition has created a high-level staff of experienced project managers to create a win-win experience for all customers and clients with the focus on great customer service, communication, and cost containment. Your job will be completed with the least amount of stress possible.
For those that are new to building a commercial property, you’ve got your homework cut out for you. You need to meet with zoning boards, community leaders, banks, lenders, lawyers and search for the perfect Scottsdale Commercial Construction Company to get the job done. Here are our 5 steps that will help guide you to commercial success.
Everyone wants to put their personal touch by creating a new property. However, we always tell customers up front that for the most part, renovating is cheaper in the long run. Be sure to consider properties that could be renovated instead. Working with a financial planner from the start can help you decide which is the best option for you based on what you can afford.
Once you’ve found the ideal spot for your new commercial property, be sure that the area is zoned for commercial development. From there, learn about other nearby businesses in the area which might attract your customers or create competition. Be sure to do your research about any potential plans in the works that could also create competition.
Once you’ve decided to build, you’ll need to be sure of your building permit from your town. You will need to comply with zoning laws and permits. Certain places have restrictions on height, colors, and traffic flow. Working with an experienced Scottsdale Commercial Construction Company to help apply for your permit can be a big help. They can work with the local zoning office to ensure that your project complies with local requirements. Be sure to
Having a local permit keeps you in compliance from the start and will keep you informed of the necessary codes and restrictions you will need to follow. Check with your municipality to see what work can be completed with or without a permit.
From the beginning of your commercial construction journey, you should work with a financial planner and a bank advisor. It’s never too early to visit a bank. Shop around for financing rates from banks and credit unions.
Be prepared to show a healthy financial background so lenders will trust you. Having a complete estimate from any Scottsdale Commercial Construction Company that you are considering will give the lender a better idea of how much money you will need. Be sure to have a little bit of padding, about 10% in case of work overflows or issues that may arise.
Superstition Contracting would love to earn your business on your commercial construction project, but it would be a bad idea to hire the first Scottsdale Commercial Construction Company that you meet with. You will want to get quotes and compare them to make sure you’re getting the most for your money. Make sure any contractor you hire is insured and licensed. Any company you hire should have reputable reviews and examples of their work. It’s not out of line to ask for references from previous jobs.
Another part of this step is to solidify the details and amenities you want to include in your property. If you’re looking to incorporate special details, have designer fixtures, or need to accommodate certain needs of your tenants, be sure to tell your contracting team from the start. Your team will need to know all the details upfront so they can give you a proper budget and timetable.
Once you find an experienced and reliable Scottsdale Commercial Construction Company for your newest property, then you can finally start building. From the start, it’s important to have an architect and a contractor you can trust. While some people might like to tackle the construction themselves, hiring professionals to ensure the job is done right the first time, your timeline stays on track, and you’ll stay within the agreed budget. If something isn’t right or you’re unsatisfied with any aspect of the project, it’s important to be upfront and communicate with your team to ensure everyone is happy.
Whether it’s a big renovation or a whole new project, Superstition Contracting is here to make sure your project goes smoothly from start to finish. With an experienced commercial construction team, you can rely on this Scottsdale Commercial Construction Company to get the job done on time. Check out some of our other projects and schedule an estimate for your commercial property. We’re excited to work with you from start to finish.