New business needing a retail space?

Need a retail build out for your hair salon, day spa, or other boutique space?

No problem.  Benchmark General Contracting can do your build-out for you in time to open the doors for business.

Our multi-services expertise in such areas as interior painting, interior remodeling, drywall repair, flooring, custom carpentry, electrical, and plumbing, all make building out your retail space a snap.

Our job of orchestrating various parts to complete a commercial space that looks exactly how you want it to, on time and on budget, is what we do best.  Use Benchmark to build out and you’ll get a detailed game plan of the build-out, and consistent updates on the progress we make.  We know our business and can proudly claim that we meet deadlines regularly. Using Benchmark as your general contractor, we will walk you through the permitting process, the equipment and supplies list, and the steps involved in the actual build-out.  You won’t get any surprises from us, other than satisfaction at a job well done.

Build-Out Checklist – a guide

Chances are you’re looking at the commercial building cost per square foot.

Benchmark General Contracting clients have found our Build-Out Checklist to be a great way to get started on determining costs.

Note: Costs will be dependent on where you are located and what your municipality zoning laws are.

  • Planning / Zoning costs – including possible site study, traffic study
  • Office spaces – the actual rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Waiting area – reception
  • Storage spaces
  • Walls
  • Fire-rated doors
  • Insulation
  • Electrical / light fixtures
  • HVAC, ductwork, ceilings, registers
  • Flooring
  • Alarm, sprinkler, fire
  • Commercial entry door(s)
  • ADA compliance costs
  • External handicapped access
  • Handicap parking
  • Permits
  • Cost for any delays (permitting, inspection)
  • Inspections
  • Added signage

If you can at least picture or map out an answer to every item in this checklist, you’ll be able to get a general idea on the commercial building cost per square foot for your area.

You can then discuss specifics with your building contractor to get a better idea of what that cost be to you (or your building’s landlord).

Check out our work here if you need a build-out in Chicago.

If you want to build or renovate a retail space, or commercial complex, we want to hear about it. Tell us your project needs.  Call us at 312-714-8271 or click here to send us a message.

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