Commercial Construction Project Folsom, CA

Scott's Seafood Foslom CA - Commercial construction project Folsom CA

Scott's Seafood Foslom CA - Commercial construction project Folsom CAIn a few weeks, the shell of the roundhouse in the Folsom Historic District will be completed. Scott’s Seafood and Williamette Wineworks will have their new home in Folsom! The new Scott’s Seafood building will be an exact replica of the roundhouse that stood on that land more than a century ago. We’re very honored to have played a part in the building of Scott’s Seafood. 

Our Headwaters team has worked round the clock with some fantastic craftsmen and other specialists to give this historic building rare features that make it truly authentic. There is no doubt that the new Scott’s Seafood in Folsom will be the hottest restaurant in the Folsom Historic District. In this article, we highlight some of those unique features. 

Real Brick

To keep the historic atmosphere, we needed to use real bricks that existed when the roundhouse first stood there. We wanted the exterior of the building to make a bold statement, and these bricks are a testament to that commitment.

The Custom Backside WindowsScott's Seafood Folsom CA - Headwaters Construction Inc

It was crucial for us to make the new Scott’s Seafood, an inviting restaurant. On the inside, there is a solid wall, but we decided to put three 6×8-foot windows on the outside of it. Sierra Pacific makes these windows.

These massive windows will have a photo-etched onto a sheet of glass that will have an LED light to illuminate the photo. Anyone walking by at night will, therefore, see Locomotive 3 inside the building (the etched photos depict a real locomotive and the people servicing it).

Picking the Paint Color 

The exterior paint color of the building was selected based on its historical significance to the time when the roundhouse was in use. This particular paint color is referred to as Carter Brother’s Tuscan Red. The color dates back to years prior to 1887 when it was used on more than 5,000 railroad cars around the west coast and South America.

Headwaters Construction Corp. is pleased to use this paint color that adds authenticity to the roundhouse alongside many other time-appropriate features.

Headwaters Construction - Scotts Seafood and Williamette WineworksThe Wooden Doors

How often do you come across a building with operable 12×17-foot wooden doors? This roundhouse has them, and for very good reason. At the time when the original roundhouse was built, these doors were a necessity because they used to be wide enough to allow a steam locomotive into the roundhouse.

Thanks to Cross Roads Lumber, this roundhouse will also have the same sized doors that are similar to what existed in the 19th century. The ones we are using are thick and made from reclaimed redwood to match the historic nature of the building.

Second Floor Windows

Another important architectural feature that we included was the clerestory windows. This feature was a norm back in the day when the roundhouse was in use. The importance of these windows was to flood the roundhouse with as much natural light as possible.

The windows weren’t easy to construct since they typically don’t have any right angles. However, our determination to bring each detail of the original roundhouse back to life ensured that we got the job done.

There are many more unique features that make this roundhouse a special gem in the Historic District of Folsom. Our Headwaters Construction Inc. team is proud to have played a part in bringing this piece of history back to life. The Williamette Wineworks will be up and running in just a few short months. The opening of Scott’s Sea Food is still being determined. At Headwaters Construction Inc., we are fully licensed as construction contractors in California, Oregon, and Washington. Get in touch today and let us talk about how to bring your commercial project dream to reality! Make sure to check out more of our projects!

Signs Your Property Needs a Commercial Remodel

Signs Your Property Needs A Commercial Remodel - Headwaters Construction Inc

Signs Your Property Needs A Commercial Remodel - Headwaters Construction IncIt can be difficult for many commercial building owners to know when those buildings are in need of a remodel. All buildings, including commercial buildings, need to be updated from time to time so that they remain relevant to their purpose as well as the times. Here are some signs that our team at Headwaters Construction Inc., have pointed out to inexperienced commercial building owners who would like to get the timing of commercial building remodels right.

Building Deterioration

If you observe that your commercial building is exhibiting one or more signs of deterioration, such as cracked walls, chipping paint and a leaking roof, now might be the time to contact Headwaters Construction Inc., a commercial renovation contractor in California, Oregon and Washington for a discussion of the scope of work for the needed remodel work. Otherwise, the longer you take to fix the property, the more extensive the deterioration will get, and you will spend more to fix the building.

An Outdated Appearance

Sometimes property owners will be in denial about the condition of their commercial building. If you realize that your commercial building looks outdated inside or out, you’ll want to hire an experienced commercial renovation contractor as soon as you can. A fresh look at your building will make the building more attractive to tenants. The best HVAC company in Sacramento, Gilmore Heating & Air, adds that if your commercial building is outdated, it’s likely that your plumbing and HVAC system is just as outdated. 

Space is Becoming Hard to Come By

If you notice that it is becoming harder to find space within the premises of your business, then it might be time to start your commercial renovation. Headwater Construction Inc. can add more space and improve the layout of the existing space so that you can get maximum value and efficiency from the current square footage.

The Décor is Out of Tune with Your Brand

Branding is one of the most effective ways to distinguish your company from all others. So, you may need to conduct a commercial remodel project if your building does not compliment your branding. For example, a modern and sophisticated company should have a modern and sophisticated building. Location and aesthetics can say a lot about your business to customers and potential tenants. 

Complaints Abound About the Building

In today’s world, it’s much easier for people to leave reviews on the Internet. As a business owner, you want everyone who walks through your door to have a good experience. If they don’t, it is likely for them to leave a negative review online. This could be detrimental to your business. So, don’t wait to start your commercial building remodel. If you’re looking for a commercial building company in Sacramento, contact Headwaters Construction Inc.

You’d Prefer to Schedule Meetings Elsewhere

Another subtle sign that your commercial building needs a remodel is if you find yourself scheduling meetings elsewhere rather than within your office. Whether this is due to the lack of space, privacy, or the condition of your building, you shouldn’t have to avoid your building. Regardless of the reason, Headwaters Construction Inc. can remodel your building and make it suitable for all your needs.

Does your commercial building or office need a new look? Headwaters Construction Inc., a commercial construction company, is happy to help. Our team has extensive experience in performing commercial building remodels throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. So, contact us today, and let’s discuss how we can make your property more inviting to tenants, employees, and customers.

How to Remodel a Commercial Building

how to remodel a commercial building

how to remodel a commercial buildingCommercial building renovations vary, depending on how big of renovation it is. You could have a minor interior redesign or a major exterior and interior redesign of the structure. In this article, we give you an idea of what a commercial building renovation project will look like. If you need a professional construction company, contact Headwaters Construction, Inc. today.

Business Renovation Needs and Logistics

The very first step in a commercial property renovation is noting why the renovation needs to happen in the first place. Are you wanting to modernize the space? Do you want to improve the functionality of the property? Would you like to increase energy efficiency? Usually, the building owner and sometimes the tenant is involved in this step of the renovation.

Before going onto the next step, you’ll need to look at the certificate occupancy, any property violations, zoning laws, and much more. It’s important to look into these because they can completely prohibit certain renovations, which can increase costs in the long run.

Find Contractors and Designers

Once you’ve completed your commercial property renovation wish-list, you’ll have a better idea of what needs to be done and who you’ll need to help you. You may need an electrician, an architect, and a contractor. Make sure you do your research and look for a trusted construction company. It’s important to find someone who is easy to work with, charges an average amount, and can get the job done in a timely manner. 

If you have multiple commercial property renovations going on at once, we suggest that you hire a general contractor or a project manager to oversee everything. Both a project manager or general contractor will make sure the projects are done right and on schedule. Realistically, project managers and general contractors save you money in the long run because they make sure your renovation runs smoothly. 

Make a Budget

Since it’s hard to have an exact estimate of your commercial renovation, it’ll be good to figure out your budget at this stage. You’ll have a general idea of what you want to spend at first, but once you’ve talked to the professionals, you’ll have a better understanding of how much everything you need will cost. It’s best to allow up to 30% for a contingency budget as well as what you were quoted for. This will allow you to have some wiggle room in case you need it.

Design Your Renovation

You’ll likely need an architect, interior designer or another design professional to figure out what you want your commercial renovation to look like when it’s done. We recommend involving a general contractor in the design process for professional input. If you hire a general contractor, they will give you more realistic and affordable input. It’s important to finalize your budget only after getting a final, official estimate from the contractor. During this time, it’s necessary to develop a realistic renovation schedule with the team. 

Obtain Your Permits

Before you start construction, you’ll need to obtain permits. If you have a contractor or architect, they will likely take care of the permits. Every city is different when it comes to permits. You’ll likely need them from the Department of Building Inspection, the Planning Department, or Development Services. There are many factors that that influence which type of permits you need for your renovation. If you’re not sure, contact Headwaters Construction, Inc. today.

Doing the Remodeling

Once you’ve taken care of planning the design, solidifying budget, and obtaining permits, you’re ready to start your commercial property renovation! In general, you won’t be too involved in this stage of the renovation project. 

Performing Necessary Inspections

As the owner of the property, you’ll want to check on the property as it’s being remodeled to make sure your expectations are being met. A government building inspector may also stop by during or after the construction process. Being up to code during construction is usually the responsibility of the contractor, but you will be held responsible if you are not up to code after the completion of the renovation. Once the renovations and inspections are completed, you’re welcome to start using the space! 

Headwaters Construction Inc.

At Headwaters Construction Inc., we value your time and money. If you want to start your commercial property renovation, we can help you. We offer a number of construction services in California, Oregon, and Arizona. Everything from construction consulting and building, to general contracting, retail renovation, and tilt-up construction. Additionally, we’ve been in the business for a long time. Our experience can attest to the quality of work we complete. Know that you can trust Headwaters Construction Inc., with any of your construction needs. Contact Headwaters today to see what we can do for you.