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Construction Costs Climbing Again

You can no longer expect bids to be significantly lower than the estimated cost of the project. While project estimates have been adjusted over the last few years for the lower costs, we have heard of projects where the actual bids were even lower. That time may be nearing the end. The Turner Construction Cost [...]

May 23rd, 2012|

New Project Underway at Shoreline Water District

Shoreline Water District, a special purpose district not affiliated with the City of Shoreline, has started work on their Administrative Offices in order to strategically capitalize on the current favorable construction market, and historic low bond financing interest rates. The project is currently in the bidding phase. Shoreline Water District’s existing 4,538 square feet headquarters [...]

April 26th, 2012|

Census Information is More Valuable Than You Think

Every ten years it happens; you receive notices in the mail regarding your civic duty to fill out census questionnaires. Something that may seem like a frustrating use of time, but it is actually an important resource when examining the future of your business. While the census information may have been collected almost two years [...]

July 8th, 2011|

Redmond Center Work Completed

A large scale remodel and expansion to Redmond Center, which is owned by Redmond-based Nelson Legacy Group, was recently completed. The project involved demolition of three buildings and expansion of the shopping center. On the north, Trader Joe’s and approximately 15,000 square feet of tenant space were added. On the south half of the property, [...]

May 5th, 2011|

Redmond Center Artwork Installed

The Driftmier Architects’ remodel of Redmond Center was officially completed in September 2009. Recently the designed in artwork was installed in the completed project providing an interesting and changing feature to the east side of the shopping center. And it is wonderful. The Driftmier Architects conducted a nation-wide search for an artist on behalf of [...]

February 7th, 2011|

Ok, So What Comes Next?

You can wait and let it happen to you. Or, you can set your own path! The last couple of years have been hard. The recession has worn us all down. But, the stock market has risen from the 6,000 level to flirting with the 12,000 level. You see some “Now Hiring” signs in windows [...]

January 31st, 2011|

Construction Prices No Longer Falling

Construction Prices No Longer Falling Costs will go up in 2011 November 15th headline in Construction News was “Drywall Price Increase to Hammer Builders.” A 25% increase hit construction firms around the first of December According to Turner Construction’s Construction Cost Index, construction costs have leveled out at about 13% below 2008 and are expected [...]

January 13th, 2011|

Houghton Shopping Center Construction Complete

The remodel to the Nelson Legacy Group’s Houghton Center has been completed. The Metropolitan Market had their grand opening on May 13, 2010 and the project was considered complete on June 3, 2010. The center received a complete face-lift with new facades, canopies, finishes and paint for the entire center, as well as a complete [...]

November 11th, 2010|