Renovating your business, regardless of industry, can be both an exciting and incredibly daunting time for your company. It can be expensive and time consuming, resulting in pulling your efforts and focus off daily business and operations. We’ve put together 4 ways you and your business can prepare for major renovations.
Create a Realistic Plan
It can be very easy to fall into the trap of planning your renovation more around wants than needs for your company. Focus on more practical ideas and plans over more expensive and extravagant ones that can be more costly and time consuming. It’s crucial that you and your team focus more on your company’s needs versus features that may simply be wants.
Explore Your Contractor Options
We’ve spoken at length in the past about the importance of vetting the contractors you’re considering a renovation. This is among the most important decisions you can make about your building. Don’t settle for the cheapest contractor, be sure to ask for references (and contact those references), and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Keep Your Employees in the Loop
Keeping your employees updated on what’s going on will help your renovation go much smoother and will help you avoid internal problems. You don’t want your team to show up one day to significant noise or distractions that you could have warned them about and prepared them for. Let them know ahead of time and help them plan ways to continue productive work.
Listen to Your Employees’ Ideas
When considering a renovation, don’t ignore the input of your team. Many of them may use more of the office than you do, or they may use different areas in ways you don’t. This means your employees can provide you with a unique perspective and an understanding of needs you may not even be aware of.
By following these steps, you can adequately prepare for your building’s renovation. When you and your team are prepared, you’ll be setup for a successful project!
If you’re looking for an experienced general contractor, call JLJ General Contractors at 770-961-7600!