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Ponte Vedra Beach’s First and Only Dog Daycare and Boarding Breaks Ground

We procured its final approvals to move forward and break ground. 

This 5000 SF facility for dog daycare & boarding will be located at 8050 Sawgrass Village Circle in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach. 

This long awaited amenity anticipates a Winter 2019 opening. FGC, Inc., our local commercial construction partner, has scheduled our GROUNDBREAKING for Monday, August 19th 2019.

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Reasons to Invest in Commercial Renovation

At FGC, Inc. we take projects on at ANY stage and arrive at a solid concept that makes financial and actual sense. Each job has its own path and after a short evaluation, our combined industry knowledge of over 150 years will provide a clear path for owners to be able to make educated decisions about their project. One such project is a commercial renovation.

Although commercial construction is thriving, there are plenty of commercial buildings out there that require renovations to adhere to building codes, regulations, or to better suit employees or clients.

We provide many types of construction work at FGC, Inc. and we specialize in commercial construction. Below, we’ve shared a few reasons why you should think about investing in a commercial renovation at this current time.
Increase energy efficiency. The average building wastes about a third of the energy it uses, according to Energy Star. With a commercial renovation, sustainable, “green,” and eco-friendly upgrades and additions can create energy efficient solutions into the building, so the building wastes less, and hurts the planet and your wallet less.

Broaden your customer base. Times change. People change. Whether the commercial building is a retail shop or a doctor’s office, you want the atmosphere to reflect the times. The space should be kept up and updated. You will lose current and potential customers if your commercial building/space looks run down and uninviting. A commercial renovation of the space to make it up to date while reflecting its employees and customers’ needs will only help bring you more business.

Maximize production. Like stated above, an outdated space is a turn off. An older building with broken and/or older designs can lead to an unwelcoming environment that people don’t want to spend their time in. Poor commercial spaces can increase turnover rates, especially if the building and space cannot meet the needs of the business. Figure out what style/layout/look is needed for your employees and clients to thrive and put time and money into your business. What can make a space better? New technology, more natural light, and open spaces – just to name a few.

Need a Commercial General Contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl?

At FGC, Inc., we will work with you to design and build a new commercial space that reflects the current needs of your business. With a commercial renovation investment, you will see big returns as a renovated space is far more appealing and useful than an outdated, rundown one.

We have the background, skills, and expertise to handle any commercial renovation project of any size. We are a Florida-licensed general contractor with extensive experience in commercial construction. We have great relationships with our clients, vendors, subcontractors, and more, throughout the entire construction process.
FGC, Inc. builds and renovates commercial spaces in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida area. We have experience in residential construction, multi-family construction, and commercial construction management. To work with us, click our commercial general contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach contact page or call us at 904-685-6332

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Commercial Construction and Building Aesthetics

Commercial Construction and Building Aesthetics  

Commercial contractors need to work with business owners not only to design and build a functional space that reflects the needs of a company but create a space that is appealing and comfortable. Building aesthetics greatly affect a customer’s perception of the services and products of that business.  

Whether building or remodeling, you need to keep building aesthetics in mind during the project. As a commercial contractor, our team at FGC, Inc. has built many different types of commercial projects in different industries, so we understand the importance of building aesthetics attracting clients.  

A commercial location’s physical appearance matters, according to several surveys. These surveys showed that consumers formed an opinion on a business based on its physical presence, which can sway the consumer’s decision on where to shop or go to for services. In fact, 95% of consumers reported that the exterior appearance is important in selecting a place to shop or give business to, and more than two-thirds of consumers don’t go into places if they do not like the outward appearance.  

Tips for Improving Your Building Aesthetics

As a business owner and commercial contractor must work together to create a space, inside and out, that will attract customers and keep them coming back – you want to leave them with a positive feeling and impression. Our team at FGC can help building owners through the building or renovation process from lighting and roofing to painting and flooring.  

We wanted to share some tips on improving building aesthetics:  

  • Choose large, expansive windows.  
  • For an elegant feel, choose soft, white lights.  
  • Choose a front door color/material that contrasts with the rest of the building.  
  • Plant vegetation around the front door.  
  • Install/incorporate characteristics of your brand to the exterior of your building, not just the interior.  
  • Install railings and easy-access and useable walkways, ramps, and staircases.  
  • Make sure your company name/logo is large and legible.  

You should always evaluate the external presentation of your business. Take a look at your space is try to think what message it gives off to potential or current customers. Ask yourself if you think if your appearance is turning people away.  

Need a Commercial General Contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl?

FGC Inc. is a Florida-licensed general contractor with extensive experience in commercial construction. We take pride in nurturing our relationships with our clients, we also have vast relationships with realtors, bankers, architects, engineers, vendors and other key people to ensure our clients’ projects thrive long after the construction process is complete.  Through these relationships, we can help create an aesthetically-appealing building, inside and out, for your potential clients.  

At FGC, Inc., we have extensive experience in commercial construction and have developed many relationships in our years of service.   

FGC, Inc. builds commercial spaces in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida area. We have extensive experience in residential construction, multi-family, and commercial construction management. To work with us, click our commercial general contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach contact page or call us at 904-685-6332.

 

 

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How to Grow and Build Good Relationships as a Contractor

A commercial contractor has a lot to think about to keep his/her business thriving. From deadlines to materials, there’s a lot to manage and keep track of; however, there is one thing that if a commercial contractor, or person in any industry ignores, his/her business will suffer: relationships. Relationships are key to the success of a business in all fields.

A contractor needs to build strong relationships with clients, vendors, subcontractors, and more to ensure projects go smoothly and that more projects can occur in the future. Relationships need to be built and worked on throughout every stage of the construction process from consultation to breaking ground to the finished product.

How to Grow and Build Good Relationships as a Contractor

As a commercial contractor, you want to build relationships to help grow your business and open new opportunities for you. With relationships, you can make connections that lead to business and projects you may have never landed otherwise. If you grow your network and maintain great relationships and connections with people, you can grow your business and take on jobs that wouldn’t have been possible before.

With good relationships, people will call on you again and again. If your track record and repertoire with them is a good one, they will go to you first to complete a successful project. How can you keep and maintain a good relationship? Thank clients, vendors, managers, subcontractors, and more for helping you or working with you – check in with these people even if you’re currently not working with them on a project. If you stay in touch and nurture the relationship, you will be on their mind when the time comes for the next project.

You can also potentially grow relationships from good to better to best. If you can serve a client in different ways, you can grow and deepen the relationship with them. At FGC Inc., we don’t only offer commercial construction management, we do residential construction management, development, assessments, residential remodeling, space planning, real estate investments, owners representative assignment, bank inspections, consulting, and more.

If you have a great, trusted relationship with someone, they will choose to work with you for other services or refer you clients for more business.

You aren’t just providing a service as a general commercial contractor, you are a partner that your clients, vendors, or subcontractors rely on throughout the process of a project. Sure, your team needs knowledge, skills, and experience but without communication and relationships, you will not have successful projects or even a successful business down the line.

As a full-service, Florida-licensed general contractor with extensive experience in commercial construction, we don’t just take pride in nurturing our relationships with our clients, we also have vast relationships with realtors, bankers, architects, engineers, vendors and other key people to ensure our clients’ projects thrives long after the construction process is complete.

Looking for a Commercial General Contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl?

We pride ourselves on assisting in any way possible to ensure success or a project, and a major way to do that is through developing great relationships with all parties we work with. We are a faith-based company looking to do the right thing at the right time for the right reason – we strive to meet this goal daily through relationships with clients, vendors or even the trades that partner with us.

At FGC, Inc., we have extensive experience in commercial construction and have developed many relationships in our yeas of service.

FGC, Inc. builds residential commercial spaces in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida area. We have extensive experience in residential construction, multi-family and commercial construction management. To work with us, click our commercial general contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach contact page or call us at 904-685-6332

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30 Questions to Ask a Commercial Construction Company

There’s currently a construction boom, so there’s a lot of contractors and construction companies out there vying for jobs. In any industry, there are good, quality people who produce great work and there are bad, untrustworthy people who don’t finish projects or product shoddy work.

Before you begin working with a commercial contractor, it’s totally normal and essential to the contractor questions before you start a project. Not every contractor will be the right match for your project. You may like a contractor’s work but if he/she has poor communication skills, the process could be a nightmare for you. For you to choose the right contractor for a job, it takes research and time. The more information you gather, the easier it will be for you to choose a contractor – knowledge is power.

As a full-service, Florida-licensed general contractor with extensive experience in commercial construction, we wanted to share some questions you should ask a commercial contractor before hiring them for a project. You want to make sure you’re hiring the right person for the job.

Things to Ask a Commercial Contractor

  1. How is your business organized?
  2. Who is the owner?
  3. What is the history of your company?
  4. Who will oversee my project?
  5. How big is your team?
  6. How long have you been in business? Doing commercial construction?
  7. Do you have experience with projects like mine? Same scope and size?
  8. Who designs the job? Is it outsourced?
  9. Can I have the contact information for past clients?
  10. What other projects have you worked on?
  11. How you do manage scheduling?
  12. What makes your company/construction process unique/special/better than others?
  13. What technology do you use?
  14. How many subcontractors do you work with?
  15. Who are your suppliers?
  16. How many people will be working on this project?
  17. Who will be in contact with me?
  18. How often will I be contacted/updated about the progress of the project?
  19. Will you give me a timeline?
  20. What happens if there are delays? How do you handle them? Do you build in time?
  21. Who will be supervising my project?
  22. Do you have workers compensation and liability insurance?
  23. How do you settle disputes?
  24. What is your payment schedule?
  25. How soon can this project start?
  26. Do you provide a guarantee?
  27. How’s your safety record?
  28. Do you have a claim record?
  29. Is your bid an estimate or fixed price?
  30. Does this project fit your schedule and the type of projects you do?

Use these 30 questions as a guide to help you decide when choosing a contractor. It’s always recommended that you talk to a few different commercial contractors to find one who bests suits you and your project’s needs.

At FGC, Inc., our word is our bond. We believe in doing the right thing, for the right reason, at the right time. We strive to meet this goal daily through relationships with clients and vendors.

Need a Commercial General Contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl?

You need to work with a skilled, talented, quality contractor you can trust – we can offer you that at FGC, Inc. we don’t just provide you a simple bid. We provide you with experience and knowledge every step of the way.

We have extensive experience in commercial construction. Our team provides innovative design and construction solutions to meet your needs and problems. We complete projects on time, and within budget and guidelines – always high-quality work delivered.

FGC, Inc. build commercial spaces in the Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida area. To get started building with us, click our commercial construction in Ponte Vedra Beach contact page or call us at 904-685-6332

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FGC, Inc Awarded $250K tenant build-out for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

(Jacksonville, FL) FGC, Inc. was awarded a 2,995 square feet, tenant build-out, for Fuzzy’s Taco Shop opening at 8221 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Total project value is $251,000. The permit was issued in November 2018 and construction is estimated to be completed January 2019.

For more information, please contact Jason Braughton, VP of Commercial Construction by email at jason@fgcincorporated.com.

Headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, FGC, Inc. is a full-service Florida Licensed General Contractor with extensive experience in Residential, Multi-family & Commercial Construction.
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FGC, Inc Awarded $1.7MM design-build contract for Overkill Motorsports new Headquarters

(Kingsland, GA) FGC, Inc. was awarded a design-build contract valued at over $1.7MM for the construction of Overkill Motorsports new headquarters. Located at 1800 Village Dr. Kingsland, GA, the project consists of design and construction to Overkill Motorsports 20,000+ SF headquarters including their showroom, retail, service department, offices, and more.

The land is estimated to be cleared mid-December with construction commencing the first quarter of 2019.

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Four Things to Think About When Choosing a Commercial Building Location

Looking for a new commercial building location? Maybe you’re just starting a new business? Outgrew your current space? Creating a sister store? Whatever the reason, you’re in the market for a new location.

Looking for a location is an important decision. The location is as important as the business you do inside your commercial space. Why? Well, the location can make or break your business. Your location can help you be more successful.

There’s a lot of factors to consider when selecting a site. You want to make an informed decision, so you’re setting your new business location up for success.
Our team at FGC, Inc. has served in multiple industries including retail, food service, industrial, and many more. For our commercial clients, we can connect you with realtors, bankers, vendors, architects, and engineers to ensure your project thrives even after the construction process is complete.

We take pride in assisting our commercial clients in any way possible to design and build properties that reflect their needs and their clients’ needs. Regardless of your industry, we can design and build a space for you on the location you desire.

For this article, we wanted to share with you some things to think about when choosing a commercial building location.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Building Site

  • Commercial site survey – You may ask the builder or contractor, like our team at FGC, to do a commercial site survey which tells the physical characteristics of the site – this includes the size and topographical features. You want to know what parts of the land can be built on and what parts cannot. You want to know what the soil composition is. You want to know what the local average temperature is at the site. You want to know if the location is in a high-wind or flood zone. You want to know the local building codes
  • Look at the Surrounding Area – Does moving to this location fit with your business? Does the neighborhood or area reflect the values of your company? What’s the traffic like? Is the location easy to get to? Local crime rates? Is the building near public transportation and highways? Are you building near businesses that are competing with you or supplementing your business? For example, a restaurant would love it if a move theater opened next door as opposed to another restaurant.
  • Look at the Local Labor Market – Are there workers around this location that can work in your business? Do qualified people have to travel far?
  • Price – You may pick the location based on the price. Not only does it cost money to build the building that will house your business and/or other commercial spaces, but it costs money to do a site inspection. The site inspection may reveal more “hidden” costs with the construction. Taxes (income, sales, and property) vary in states and cities. You may make your decision on a location based on a tax break or a site that comes with less cost to construct.

As you can see, there’s a lot of factors and things to think about when deciding on the location for your commercial business. For many of the above things, you’ll want to consult with your contractor to help you with your decision-making process. Your contractor can tell you a lot about a site and the costs.

Looking for a Commercial General Contractor in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl?

If you’re ready to build a commercial space on a certain location, our team at FGC, Inc. can help you make it happen. We are a full-service, licensed, general contractor with extensive experience in commercial construction. With every project we take on, we provide more than a simple bid to build. We continue to provide experience and knowledge to our clients from inception to completion.
Once you choose your location, we believe in developing innovative design and construction solutions to meet your needs and problems. At FGC, we complete our construction projects on time, within budget, and at the highest quality possible.

We build commercial spaces in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. To get started with building with us, click commercial construction in Ponte Vedra Beach contact page or call us at 904-685-6332

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FGC, Inc Awarded a $1.6M Quad Townhouse Development Project

FGC, Inc. was recently awarded a $1.6M contract to develop a quad townhouse located at 223 11th Ave. Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250. The total SF of the property is over 12,000 SF with each of the four units at 2,718 SF.

This three-story floor plan designed by Mark Macco Architects features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Construction is anticipated to begin mid-November with 6-8 months of total development time.

 

Headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, FGC, Inc. is a full-service Florida Licensed General Contractor with extensive experience in Residential, Multi-family & Commercial Construction.

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Hotel notes: Holiday Inn Express breaks ground near Town Center

Ground was broken for the Holiday Inn Express next to the iFly Indoor Skydiving center under construction along Brightman Boulevard near St. Johns Town Center.

The 93-room, four-story hotel is expected to open in July.

FGC Inc. is the lead general contractor. Ameris Bank is the lender. Paramount Construction Group is a subcontractor and working with the interior.

Jyostna Jerripothula is the owner.

Notes

• Hotel Development Partners LLC bought property near Mayo Clinic to build a 155-room, seven-story Residence Inn by Marriott. Through San Pablo RI LLC, the developer paid almost $2.8 million for 2.64 acres at 4915 San Pablo Road S. It bought the land from Steinemann San Pablo LLC. Hotel Development Partners CEO Allen O’Brien said previously the group expects to break ground early in the first quarter of 2019 and open in fall 2020. The site is part of a development at San Pablo Road and Dixie Landing Drive owned by Steinemann San Pablo LLC. Steinemannco.com shows San Pablo Place as a 16-acre site for “upscale mixed-use” to include hotel and retail space.

See full article online at Jacksonville Daily Record

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