Winkelman Blog

Commercial Building Projects: Industries We Serve

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Jun 26, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Our design/build approach allows us to serve numerous industries within our community. Instead of working within a specific niche, we offer deliberate and carefully planned design/build services that make it possible to focus on the unique nature of each and every project.

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Topics: Project Management

Winkelman Building Corporation - Meet Our Project Management Team

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Apr 27, 2017 9:18:00 AM

Behind every project, there's a Project Manger making sure everything that needs to be done gets done, while taking any and all variables into consideration. In construction, project management includes coordinating personnel, managing risk, balancing budgets and scheduling, along with ensuring all the T's are crossed and all the I's are dotted. Here at Winkelman Building Corporation, we have a fantastic group of Project Managers who contribute to the overall success of each project.

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting, commercial construction

3 Financial Questions to Answer before Building

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Apr 5, 2017 2:28:00 PM

Your company is growing, and that’s a great thing. Revenues are up, your client base is expanding, and you are hiring new employees to meet rising demand. And as your business grows, you are experiening growing pains with your current facilities. The time has come to expand your office or building to accommodate the growth of your company and better situate the business to handle future growth.

It is important that you stop and take a moment to answer a few financial questions before making an addition to your current space. Before you begin this exciting project, take some time to consider a few finance tips before construction.

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Topics: Project Management, Estimates, Cost-Effective

5 Tips for Selecting the Best General Contractor

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 22, 2017 3:33:00 PM

Just about every quality construction project requires a reliable general contractor. You may have a vision for your remodeling or expansion project, but it takes a great general contractor to help bring that vision to life. Construction experts in this field help get projects off the ground. A general contractor helps you negotiate with the trade contractors, such as plumbers, electricians, and cement layers, to get you the best possible prices and the best possible products.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Planning, General Contracting

Commercial Building Construction: Better to Build, Remodel, or Expand?

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Mar 13, 2017 3:15:00 PM

In the world of business, time changes everything. Over time your business will experience staff turnover, product/service changes, and the adoption of new technologies that change the way you do business. What about the facilities you use every day? The buildings, office complexes, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities that house your business are going to change over time as well. What's different, though, is how you respond to those changes. 

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Topics: Project Management, Renovation, Construction Planning

3 Reasons Experience is Essential to Commercial Building Projects

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Jan 25, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In real life, there are no do-overs, and in commercial construction, needing to redo part of a project can quickly derail your timeline and your budget. Regardless of the area or industry, new team members bring a certain level of inexperience capable of impacting team performance...

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Topics: Project Management, Design/Build, Construction Management

How Green Construction & Sustainability Became Everyday Standards

Posted by Robbie Schultz, LEED AP, CHC on Jan 13, 2017 8:57:00 AM

We're not strangers to green building and sustainability here at Winkelman Building Corporation. From our earliest beginings to where we are now, appreciation and respect for the environment has always informed our actions. One of the avenues that's helped us get to where we are today is LEED.

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Topics: LEED, Green Building, Project Management, General Contracting

5 Tips for Creating a Realistic Construction Timeline

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 27, 2016 5:22:00 PM

A construction project for a business can be very exciting. Unfortunately, without proper and thorough planning, it can also be a nightmare. The key to avoiding that nightmare is to create a realistic construction timeline.

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Topics: Project Management, Construction Management, Estimates, Construction Planning, General Contracting

3 Tips for Retaining your Employees: Keep Skilled Construction Workers

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 19, 2016 8:25:00 AM

The construction industry often presents many challenges. One of those challenges is not only finding talented and trustworthy workers but also retaining them. This begs the question; how can you find and retain quality construction employees? Well, here are three effective tips for retaining your employees:

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting

2016 Project Highlights from Winkelman Building Corp.

Posted by Michael Schoenecker on Dec 13, 2016 12:17:00 PM

When January comes, it brings with it a new year, new opportunities and a fresh start. As 2016 winds down, I've been looking over the past year's events and taking stock of our many projects. Below, I'll share some of our notable construction projects of 2016. 

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Topics: Project Management, General Contracting