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Construction blog discussing trends, tips, and insider information from a commercial contractor specialized in general construction, design/build, construction management, and insurance restoration.

Posts about the Wolgast Way (6)

Why Convert a House into a Dental Office?


Especially When Commercial Space Is So Efficient

How Wolgast Selects the Best Subcontractors

The science of selecting the best subcontractor (sub) for a construction project is based on finding the right balance of price and value among the entire pool of contractors available.  Looking at price alone is a gamble the purchaser takes with the potential of surprises and unmet expectations.  If you mix the price with good value, you’re likely to get exactly what you expect at the price you were quoted and with the customer service to back it up.


The Value of LEED© Certification for Medical Offices

Determining If the Cost Will Be Offset by the Benefits

The breakdown of advantages vs. disadvantages for LEED© certifying your medical office is easy – it’s energy cost savings, environmental responsibility, plus marketing position (to name a few) vs. cost. 

Could a Facility Study Save Your School/Community?

Taking on Today's Challenges to Improve Outdated School Buildings

Facility Study Example

Many Michigan school boards and schools districts are facing the same problem, outdated buildings with fewer students and a community that already feels burdened by taxes.  Asking tax payers to take on a bond to make school improvements seems like it would be a big challenge.  Without the right information and resources, it is a much bigger challenge.

Take Caution When Hiring the Low Bidder


What Can Happen When You Pick the Low Bid?

Part Two about the Professional Contractor

What Makes a "Professional" General Contractor?

Customer Service is the Key

Construction Safety on School Grounds

We’ve all heard that with great power comes great responsibility, but it’s especially true with the power equipment and tools used on school construction sites.  Student safety becomes a big deal as School Districts continue to make updates and renovate their existing/occupied buildings.  It’s a big deal also due to the increase of “strangers” who enter the school grounds to work on a construction project.  This is demonstrated by the increasing efforts of schools to qualify visitors before they’re allowed to enter school buildings.

3 Reasons Why It’s Important for a General Contractor to Be Bondable

Protecting Yourself during Construction

Tips for Making an Insurance Claim for Your Commercial Business

I chose to discuss Insurance Claims in this blog because when the time comes, some business owners have never been through the process and may not know what to expect.

Is a Systemized Approach Better for Your Construction Project?

There may be a few wacky business owners out there that like surprises and unpredictability. When planning their construction project they don’t care how their new building turns out, how much it costs, or whenever it gets completed. If those business owners exist, we wouldn’t know.

Predictable & Organized

A systemized approach to a construction project is the be

st way to eliminate surprises and unknowns. The obvious benefit to this systemized construction process is that the look of an un-built building, cost to construct, and project schedule are accurately forecasted and guaranteed before a shovel ever meets the ground.

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