Weaver Commercial Contractor (WCC) works closely with you to establish what you need for today and for the future, looking toward growth with you. Successful retail design, construction and buildout require a deft balance between the practical (profitability and sales per square foot) with the experiential (so people stay longer when they visit and return regularly).
From “ground-up” retail construction to renovation to store expansion, whether standalone space or a multi-tenant development, we explore all aspects of the facility’s use, as well as your aspirations. We’ll find what’s most suitable for you, with particular attention to the value you’ll receive. And we’re good at listening.
For nearly 20 years, we’ve specialized in regional, small-to-medium outlot retail spaces, most often for independent companies. Our areas of expertise and capabilities in the retail market include: Shopping centers, Restaurants/hospitality, Mixed-use facilities, Interior fit-outs, Renovations and expansions, Tenant coordination, Furniture, accessories procurement, and installations.
While there is a movement away from traditional expansion in favor of revitalization, WCC collaborates with you to advance your enhancements. Upgrades can present challenges we can ease, from help with regulatory issues such as strict energy codes or tear-down restraint to identifying hardships that can result in tax abatements. For renovation projects, we take measures that will both benefit owners and their customers:
Sensible phasing plans that progress renovations logically, Pedestrian walkways that keep patrons on a safe pathway, Tunnels through construction zones Work hours that minimize disruption to store operations, Sustainable design solutions that save retailers long-term maintenance and energy costs, Space planning that maximizes displays, Lighting that enhances merchandise presentation
In addition, we offer a consultative service to walk through a site with you to identify any potential issues before you purchase the building.
Today’s retailers know that the competitive landscape has changed quickly and drastically. WCC can help you meet the latest trends with affordability and efficiency.
Building around historical structures or within a historic context appeals to customers who increasingly crave authenticity and respect for local heritage. We’ll navigate relevant requirements and codes dealing with such structures, as well as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, all while ensuring that your design honors tradition without being stuck in the past. Shopping and dining experiences must now be “special,” engaging customers today to bring them back tomorrow. Together, we’ll view your space beyond displaying the maximum amount of product or seating, instead creating a comfortable and involving experience. Ways we can do this include adding amenities to make your retail space a destination that’s relaxed and welcoming; sourcing materials and furnishings from the community; and educating shoppers about product origins and seasonal offerings.
It starts with you … and it ends with your vision come to life.
You and your business are the focus, because communication is the key to the most successful projects. When we understand what you’re thinking, we not only meet, but exceed your expectations.
As retailing becomes increasingly competitive, we must address a project’s duration up front, while proactively facilitating progress. The more we work together to systematically plan ahead and organize processes to build in flexibility, the more we can save on the project in the end.
To ensure you get what you need for project efficiency, all decisions are made together and communication is constant. We aim to learn as much as possible about what you’ll do and how you’ll do it, from the first moment throughout the process — from design and planning into construction.
That intense concentration uncovers the needs and what’s behind them, and this discovery happens together with the owner or retail management representatives.
The WCC design/build solution provides you with the best control over the direction of the project and does so within its budgetary scope. We employ constant feedback and purposeful communications to help keep everything in line with your expectations, all along the way.
Our ultimate aim is to give you the best value for your investment. We’ll do everything we can to make our project together the most positive experience possible.