A Complete Commercial Construction Checklist: 8 Steps to Remember

Completing a commercial construction project requires plenty of planning. With so much to be done and only so much time, a clear plan of action is a vital part of any project. Breathe life into your business with the help of Horner Building Company! Our experienced and dedicated team is here to help each step of the way, ensuring you never miss a task. Here are 8 steps to remember as part of your complete commercial construction checklist:

1. Find the Right Commercial Lot

horner gatlinburg constructionLocation, location, location! Where your business is located is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as part of the commercial construction process. Search for pieces of land in high-traffic areas that are more likely to draw additional visitors to your business. You’ll want to secure a space with plenty of room and that includes parking options to make your building more easily accessible for guests.

2. Work Out a Budget

Long before you ever break ground on your commercial construction project, you’ll need to set a feasible budget. To get started, determine how much you’re willing to spend as well as the total cost of your project. Setting a budget allows you to help keep costs down and determine the most important aspects of your project. This helps you better allocate your money and can help prevent you from incurring any unexpected costs.

3. Planning

contractingEvery project Horner Building Company completes starts with a clearly defined plan! This plan includes all aspects of your project, from the design to its budget and everything in between. We’ll start by sitting down with you to develop a building design that perfectly reflects your vision. We’ll work with you to set a timeline for construction and lay out all the details you need to ensure a smooth and successful build.

4. Secure Permits & Insurance

The last thing you want is a brand new building that isn’t up to code delaying the grand opening of your business! Obtain your commercial construction permits early in the process to prevent any issues down the road. Securing these permits before construction ever begins is a good idea to help things run as smoothly as possible. By doing this ahead of time, you’ll give yourself plenty of wiggle room should any speed bumps arise.

5. Find a Trustworthy Builder

constructionOnly hire a builder you can fully trust to complete your commercial construction project! Horner Building Company is the top choice for your next project in the Smokies! With Horner in your corner, you’ll enjoy the expertise of a team that genuinely cares, has years of experience in the industry and works alongside you to turn your dreams into reality. Search for a construction company with these important traits to ensure a smooth and stress-free building experience.

6. Construction

Now that the groundwork has been laid (figuratively and literally), it’s time to put our hard hats on and get to building! After an extensive planning stage, you’ll be ready to break ground and start making progress. Our team of professionals will use their experience and unique knowledge to construct your building exactly as you envisioned it.

7. Pass Inspections

downtown gatlinburg constructionOnce your business has been erected you’ll need to receive the go-ahead before opening your doors. Schedule your commercial inspections and make sure you’ve obtained all the necessary local permits and approvals. Your building will need to be up to code in order to finally open for the public to enjoy. Horner is more than happy to help you navigate this process.

8. Finishing Touches

Don’t forget one last layer of lipstick to make your business pop! Add the finishing touches that provide your building with its own unique charm and personality. From landscaping to color choices, these final details help to tie your business together and make it an attractive option for the general public. Decorate both the interior and exterior of your building to provide welcoming vibes for all.

About Horner Building Company

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Our roots have been firmly planted in the Smokies since the late 1700s when our ancestors arrived in these mountains. Our mission has long been to help shape our wonderful community through business, hospitality and public service.

We specialize in commercial construction, residential construction and insurance restoration services. Horner is who to call when you need a full-service commercial contractor in East Tennessee!

Don’t forget to check off all of these boxes when completing your commercial construction project. Are you interested in learning more about Horner Building Company? Check out some important things to know about Horner!