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What Types of Projects Do Commercial Contractors Work On?
August 8, 2022 at 7:00 AM

Commercial construction projects involve building structures such as offices, retail spaces, warehouses, and industrial buildings. Business owners and developers hire general contractors like Christiansen’s Contracting to build or remodel their commercial structures.

General contractor companies oversee and build commercial construction projects. These companies tend to offer comprehensive services in sectors like commercial and residential. Contractors typically hire several subcontractors to work on a project if they don’t have the proper amount of workers or knowledge.

So, what types of projects do commercial contractors work on? We’ll explain common types of construction projects, the different levels of commercial construction, and what to know about commercial projects.

Common types of construction projects

Commercial construction is a broad sector and encompasses a multitude of projects. Some of the most common include:

  1. Shopping malls
  2. Retail and grocery stores
  3. Restaurants
  4. Medical facilities
  5. Accommodation (hotels, apartments, etc.)
  6. Industrial structures (factories, warehouses)
  7. Institutional buildings (high schools, universities)
  8. Sports facilities

Different levels of commercial construction

There are various levels of commercial construction projects. The quote you receive and how construction is handled depends on the scope of your project. Here are three different levels of commercial construction:

Small-scale projects

Small construction projects include structure updates, office space redesigns, and standard building repairs. These projects typically cost less and require minimum personnel. Rebranding your space, opening up your office, or adding an extension to your existing structure also fall under small-scale commercial construction.

Mid-size projects

As buildings age, they often lose the flair they once had. Not only do the original aesthetics of the building age, but so do the materials. Medium-scale commercial construction projects are best for business owners looking for a building restructure, expansion, or remodel.

Large-scale projects

Large-scale construction projects start from the ground up. Commercial contractors are responsible for working with an architect or developer to create a new structure based on the business owner’s vision. Since these projects are large-scale, they require a lot of time, preparation, and development to ensure a successful build. Once the land has been purchased and all zoning codes have been cleared, construction is ready to start.

What to Know About Commercial Projects

Business owners look for the right type of contractors for their projects—the land they purchase and zone dictates what kind of structure can be built. Once zoning codes have been acquired for the land, contractors may have a better perspective of what their client wants.

As discussed above, the scope of the project will determine how much help a commercial contractor will need to complete a job. If you’re starting from the ground up, you can expect to involve city engineers and even architects, who will work to design the structure’s layout and see if ideas are feasible with a contractor’s input.

Some projects may take a few months, while others may take up to a year. All of this is important to remember as you’re formulating a plan for your commercial project.

Get a quote for your project from Christiansen’s Contracting.

Our team brings over 30 years of expertise in residential, commercial, and industrial contracting to our customers. We do everything in-house, so you never have to worry about unvetted subcontractors on your property. Instead, you get high-quality work completed on time and within your budget.

Whether you’re embarking on a new endeavor or expanding your current one, start with a free quote from the team at Christiansen’s Contracting. We’ll give you all the options for your building’s design and construction. Contact us for a quote today.

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