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Choose Green Construction to Save Energy

It wasn’t so long ago that green building was considered on the “lunatic fringe” pursued only by fanatics. With the rise in energy costs in recent years, more and more businesses are jumping on the green construction bandwagon in order to gain some control of rising energy costs. The business sector spends a fortune on power. In fact, the Department of Energy notes that 20 percent of all energy used in the United States last year was consumed by commercial […]

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KPMG Survey Details Owner Dissatisfaction with Contractors

KPMG, an international consulting firm, conducts the Global Construction Survey annually. The 2015 survey, as reported in an article on the Construction + Design website, was a real eye-opener. According to the article, “more than half, 53%, of owners say they suffered one or more underperforming projects in the previous year, a number that rises to 61% for larger organizations.” The survey attributed delays, overruns and underperformance to: Project management talent shortages Distrust between owners and contractors Lack of fully […]

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Reception Renovations: Because You Only Get One Chance to Make a First Impression.

As one of South Florida’s leading commercial contractors, we do a lot of office renovation work. From time to time, we find that business owners put so much effort into creating a more efficient, streamlined office that helps the business function better that by the time they get to the reception area, they are exhausted and plumb out of ideas! Of course, your reception area is the first place your visitors see when they enter your business, and it’s the […]

Think Big: Miami-Dade Mega Mall Announced

How big is really big when it comes to a retail shopping center? Well, how about a mall bigger than the biggest mall in the country, Mall of America in Minneapolis? That’s what Triple Five, developers of Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, have in mind for 225 acres in northwest Miami-Dade off I-75. American Dream Miami: Mega-mall, Theme Park, Ski Slope, and More Dubbed ‘American Dream Miami’ and estimated to cost a whopping $4 […]

Assisted Living Facilities in South Florida Aren’t Just for Seniors

With the aging of the Baby Boomer population, the growth of the assisted living industry isn’t surprising. More than one million people live in an estimated 20,000 assisted living residences across the country, and that number grows all the time. With the emphasis on seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living, and those with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, other populations who need assisted living are less well known. Assisted living facilities are also important to […]

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GSD Contracting Wraps Up Major Law Firm Renovation in Boca Raton

Some businesses at certain locations are just not meant to be. That was the case with two restaurants that called 200 E. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton home. This “flash in the pan” activity didn’t escape the partners of Steinberg Garellek Law, with offices nearby in downtown Boca Raton. They needed to plan for growth and thought it was time that this location settled down with a respectable, long-term business. Theirs, of course. From Tarts to Torts: Retrofitting a […]

GSD Contracting Completes Big Retail Expansion in Aventura

Aventura, Florida is known for the Aventura Mall. At over 2,700,000 sq ft, it’s the largest shopping center in Florida, and the second largest after Mall of America in the country. As a destination shopping center, it goes without saying that the adjacent area is magnet for retail development. And recently GSD Contracting has been right in the thick of it. Retail Experience and Safety Record Win Bid GSD Contracting won the retail construction contract for an expansion to a […]

Workers’ Compensation Insurance: What Is It and Who Needs It?

In the last of our blogs about all the different types of insurance that affect commercial contractors and their owner/developer clients, we’ll take a look at workers’ compensation insurance. From an historic point of few, workers’ comp was developed in the early 20th century to protect businesses from being sued by injured workers, and doing the right thing by injured workers and their families. Today, modern workers’ compensation laws provide fairly comprehensive and specific benefits to workers who suffer workplace […]

Goodwill Retail Store Gets a Makeover

Superstores are no longer solely the domain of Walmart and Target. Gulfstream Goodwill is now in the game with the opening of their new superstore at 4895 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. At 26,700 sq ft, GSD Contracting, renovation contractor, noted that this is the largest store in Gulfstream Goodwill’s history. Given the well-attended grand opening, it’s already a mecca for local shoppers. At 40,000 sq ft, the Babies”R”Us store at this location had served local parents for many […]

Did You Know Your Business Is In A Flood Zone?

Flood zones are especially prevalent in South Florida, however practically every structure in the country is in a flood zone because the government has created and periodically updates maps that dictate flood risk across the US. You may think your business is high and dry, but floods happen with regularity and often without warning and the destruction they cause can be devastating. Commercial Contractors are often called to fix damage after a storm or other flood causing events. In this […]

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