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How to Spot and Handle a Sinkhole


If you live in Florida even a few weeks out of the year, you know what a paradise it is – endless sunny days, breathtaking sunsets, and soft sandy beaches. And while that beautiful sugar sand feels amazing between your toes, it can become a real liability when it starts to give way under the foundation of a home. Hence, a Floridian’s (and insurance adjuster’s) worst nightmare: Sinkholes.Before you start shuddering at the thought of your home being swallowed up by the earth, know this: there is an exact reason that a sinkhole occurs.  Additionally, if you know how to spot the signs, you will be able to catch it before it becomes a serious problem. We recently completed a major sinkhole repair project in Largo, and we learned a lot! Here are a few things you should know about sinkholes.

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Benefits of Commercial Tenant Remodeling and Renovation

Commercial remodelingRenting out a commercial space is a big job that requires continuous attention to detail. One way of avoiding problems with the premises, and thus with tenants, is to remodel at regular intervals using a trusted company.

Whether it be an office or a store or a warehouse, every space needs regular maintenance and remodeling to keep it attractive and desirable, as well as functional.

The Importance of Upgrading Your Rental PremisesRead More »

Office Remodeling Ideas to Help Boost Productivity

office remodelingA comfortable and functional office space is not always easy to create for employees. It would be easy if everyone could have a bigger desk, but that would reduce available space or could even create the expense and hassle of looking for a bigger space. You will need to plan how the layout will work to maximize the space and comfort for employees.

There are many ways a desk can be more comfortable for an employee. The first rule in office remodeling is to consider ergonomics. It is important to make sure that desks are the right height, size (reasonably so) and width. It is a good idea to provide chairs that are adjustable, given possible turnover in job positions. And you need to make sure that workstations allow employees to work at their best.

Create divisions for better collaboration

This may seem almost contradictory, given that an open plan office seems to make everyone on the entire floor at one with each other, butRead More »

The Beauty of a Functional Office Space

functional office spaceWork environment has a major effect on an employee’s performance. It follows that creating a functional office space is a powerful way to ensure workers do their best and are motivated.

When you have a functional office space, you can expect increased productivity. If you’re thinking of remodeling your work space anytime soon, here are the reasons why you need to aim for functionality.

Reduce sick leave

Keeping the office space at a comfortable temperature can help promote productivity and decrease sick leave.

Installing under-the-floor air may allow for better airflow and less stuffiness in the workplace. If it’s possible in your workplace, individual operable windows can give workers the freedom to adjust the amount of sunlight and air that gets into their personal space.

Boost enthusiasm and work accuracy

Colors play a big role in an office space. Since they can directly affect a person’s mood, it pays to know exactly which colors promote aRead More »

Selecting Remodeling Contractors for Commercial Bathroom Renovations

remodeling contractorsRestroom or bathroom renovations are often neglected by business owners, maybe because they think that’s not the “major attraction” of their store, office, or restaurant. If you are running a hotel, motel and B&B, however, snazzy new bathroom facilities make a world of difference.

In any commercial setting, clean, modern conveniences with up-to-date amenities say a great deal about how you view and value your customers and, most importantly, reflect your overall attitude in how your business is run and maintained. Cramped, ill-lit spaces that are in disrepair and look totally behind the times are a turn-off.

Hire Experienced Commercial Remodeling Contractors

Finding the right remodeling contractors to work on bathrooms is essential if you want the project to come out right. How much space is needed per bathroom stall? How many toilets, sinks and urinals are required for a 60-seat restaurant? Are there fixture that will help to regulate and save on wasteful water consumption? Do your contractors have sufficient design savvy design and canRead More »

Get the Best Restaurant Renovations with a Good Commercial Contractor

commercial contractorPreparing and presenting meals for public consumption is a very particular kind of business, with its own special requirements. Running a restaurant means more than coming up with an enticing menu; it also entails a lot of work and the proper amenities to ensure that sanitation standards are stringently met in a well maintained facility. When handling food, there’s no room for mistakes or the repercussions can be serious.

While overseeing the renovations yourself may seem feasible at first, unless you have some solid experience acting as a commercial contractor, you’ll more than likely end up facing frustrating delays, wasted materials and unnecessary expense. You run the serious risk of a less-than-professional job, something that stands out likes a sore thumb in the restaurant world.


Your Commercial Contractor Speeds up the Downtime

Undergoing renovations inevitably means some time out for a restaurant; the longer the process takes, the less revenue comes in, so keeping things onRead More »

Renovating Retail Space to Attract More Customers

commercial contractorClients and customers are obviously the primary focus of your business, and making them comfortable in an attractive and appealing setting makes a huge difference. If you think that renovating your commercial space is an unnecessary expense, think again. It can be absolutely crucial to the overall success of your business, especially if you are in the retail industry with a great deal of direct customer contact.

Importantly, you want to make a good first impression with any shopper who ventures in. The products and services offered in your store, boutique, specialty shop or other retail setting should be showcased within a well-designed, functional floor plan that also focuses on pleasing the eye. With the help of a reputable and experienced commercial contractor, you can achieve the exact look and feel that you imagine.

Use a Commercial Contractor to Freshen up Your Look

Anything new usually commands attention, and people automatically want to check it out for themselves. Create a revamped interior space that people want to spend time in. It follows that the more time a customerRead More »

Solution to Renovation and Improvement Problems is Commercial Contractor

commercial renovationsThe fact is, your company may end up losing customers if your commercial property isn’t esthetically appealing or properly maintained. If the facilities look dingy and definitely need an upgrade and perhaps even a more workable floor plan, you’re never far away from the perfect solution with a trusted commercial contractor. Sure, it will take more than a day’s work and some on-site disruption, but the inconveniences are minor and far outweighed by the end result.

Give customers and clients a reason to keep coming back. Also, if you are leasing out your commercial property to tenants, you also need to take care of the building inside and out, and make it a truly functional and attractive setting. The cost of professional commercial renovations is an important and often necessary part of any business budget.

What are Commercial Renovations?

This service includes the repair and the renovations of a commercial property or leased space. A reliable and knowledgeable commercial contractor willRead More »

Signs that Your Office Needs Renovation

office renovationAny form of improvement in an office strongly suggests to clients and customers that the business is thriving and growing stronger. Confidence levels, both external and within an organization, are always heightened when the hub of its activity is changed for the better.

The very fact that the office needs to be revitalized only proves that the business has been in operation long enough to become well established. An office renovation reflects a positive approach and your continued commitment to success. It says that you value your staff and want them to be comfortable. It also makes a larger statement about the success and reliability of your business by saying, we look good, and we’re here to stay!

The Best Office Renovation Requires a Team of Pros

Without the right practical knowledge and creativity, however, renovating an office can plunge into total chaos. At first it may seem so easy to re-do the space byRead More »

Plan Ahead for Successful Office Renovations

Good advance planning of all aspects of your office renovations will lessen the chances of unnecessary delays, work disruptions, and other potential pitfalls. If you want the process to go as smoothly as possible, here are a number of steps you can follow to ensure that your office renovations project will be problem-free.

Determine Your Goals for Office Renovations

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Having project goals in place is important before starting any office renovations. Here are some things you should ask yourself in order to determine your goals:

  • What is the reason for the renovations? Is it to install a new technology, update infrastructure systems, upgrade finishes, change how the space will be used, or a desire to improve office appearance?
  • What is your budget for the project? Are there sufficient funds?
  • Are there any issues that may affect the project schedule? For instance, will the building be occupied while the renovations are in progress?
  • Have you contacted a reliable remodeling contractor with experience in office renovations?

Office Renovations Work Best with an Effective Team

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      • Thank you for the job well done! I have renovated several houses and know the hassles that often come with these endeavors – dirt, delays, redo’s, cost, contract issues, etc. I was planning to renovate my kitchen for many months, but kept putting it off, simply trying to avoid the expected hassles. Once I finally... Read More »

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        Michael Haldane - Managing Partner/Executive Producer – The Radke Film Group

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      • The most notable part of Nelson Construction and Renovations’ service was their attention to detail. Great all around service and finished product!


      • Thank you for giving us a new home that we love. Every time we look around we are reminded that we made the right decision to go with Nelson. We shall recommend you to anyone who asks and would be happy to serve as references for potential clients.

        Margo & Ann

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        Stacey Tiveron - CEO - Trade Only Design Library (TODL)

      • I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the work done by Nelson Construction & Renovations. The external deck and 2 stairways your company recently built at my North Clearwater Beach apartments exceeded my expectations. I was very impressed with every aspect of the operation in the work and the interaction with me... Read More »