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We’re Open: Renovating During Business Hours

By December 15, 2017March 15th, 2022Renovation Tips

Renovating your business can be a challenge. Closing your doors to get it all done can have a big impact on your business and may keep you from updating. These tips will show you that doing both is possible. Renovating during business hours just takes a bit of strategy and some help along the way.

Change is a good thing, especially when it comes to your business. Renovating can be an exciting task but can take a toll on your business. As much as you may want to shut down for weeks and have an elaborate grand re-opening, you may find that the only way to keep your business booming is to stay open during renovations. The task may seem daunting, but these tips will help you upgrade without paying the price of closing.

1. Keep it Safe

Keeping your staff and customers safe should be the number one priority. Safety can be ensured by using thorough and correct signage in construction areas, having an open line of communication, and reviewing safety standards. Everyone should know what’s going on during each step of the renovation.

2. Start with the Small Stuff

Begin your renovation with non-essential areas first. This may be storage closets, certain bathrooms or less used areas of the business. Getting those out of the way first will ease everyone into the process without feeling overwhelmed

3. Be Prepared to Promote

Your renovation may interfere with the outward appearance of your business. Potential customers may assume you’re closed during renovation, simply because of its appearance. Use promotional banners, temporary signs and more to make it clear that you’re open.

4. Communication is Key

We already made it clear that communication with the team can keep everyone safe, but communication with your customers can help along the way too. Use social media outlets, your website, and signage to prepare them for any area closures, unexpected noise, or service delays. Make them feel like they are part of this exciting process and they’ll keep coming back.

5. Move It

You may have to move things around a bit during your renovation. Take the extra time to make everything look and feel settled, despite what might be happening in the room nearby. Moving things around a few nights a week could be the best solution and your customers will thank you.
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Whether the interior walls of your commercial facility have been damaged, the front door of your business needs an upgrade or your floors are in need of attention, re:fab has the right team and process to meet your specific needs.
With a team of skilled carpenters and specialty craftsmen, re:fab helps clients tackle quick improvements to full-scale renovation needs.

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re:fab is the trusted partner for commercial renovations and specialty applications for properties and facilities across all industries. Whether a commercial office building or a multi-family property, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to get your job done right.

  • Flooring & Epoxy Coatings
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Floor Coatings Keep Your Foundations Safe

re:fab’s floor coating services provide a dramatic enhancement to the look and feel of commercial and industrial properties. In addition, specialty floor coatings maintain the health and durability of your floors and overall properties, creating a more healthy and safer space for your employees, customers and the environment

Our Experts Provide A Variety Of Floor Coating Services, Including:

  • Epoxy Floor Coatings
  • Cementitious Urethane Resurfacers
  • Decorative Flake and Quartz Floor Coating Systems
  • Joint Fillers-Repair Mortars
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*Please note: re:fab provides flooring services as part of a larger renovation or painting program or project, not a standalone service.

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Commercial buildings and industrial facilities featuring exterior walls with an Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) have the attractiveness of a stucco finish but with greater insulation, toughness and longevity. In fact, unlike stucco, EIFS is actually a multi-layered system that includes insulation board, base coat and finish coat. It’s a combination that provides a classic look with modern advantages.

In addition to much-improved insulation, EIFS can improve indoor air quality and reduce the environmental impact of a structure throughout its lifetime, and it is available in a virtually unlimited range of colors and textures.

EIFS has transformed commercial buildings across all industries and our team of specialists can help you understand the benefits of this important application.

*We are Dryvit Systems EIFS Certified Installers.

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Regular power washing keeps commercial facilities running efficiently and safely, helps businesses stay compliant with environmental regulations, rids surfaces of mold and delivers an attractive first impression to clients and guests. Our team can quickly and easily return your properties to excellent condition.

Exterior Power Washing Services Include:

  • Exterior wall pressure washing
  • Construction clean-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Heavy equipment, truck and fleet cleaning
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  • Outdoor structures such as play equipment
  • Swimming pools
  • Outbuilding

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