Transforming Vision into Reality
for a Squamish Florist
At Coast Essential, we take pride in transforming spaces, and our recent project for Billie’s House stands as a testament to our dedication and expertise in the field of building construction. Our team was entrusted with the task of converting a 3000 sq ft, 2-level dentist office in downtown Squamish into a vibrant florist and retail space. This challenging leasehold improvement project required a seamless blend of pre-construction planning, precise contract documentation, meticulous permit phase management, and hands-on construction expertise.
The Challenge: Our client, a Squamish Florist and retailer, envisioned a space that would capture the essence of their floral artistry while ensuring optimal functionality for their retail needs. The existing dentist office, spanning two levels, needed a complete overhaul. Our task was to gut the space entirely and transform it into a florist’s haven on the main level, complete with a florist station and two walk-in coolers. The upper floor was designed to accommodate a second cash wrap area, retail displays, and an efficient office space.
1. Comprehensive Planning: We meticulously planned every phase of the project, from the initial concept to the final execution. Our team collaborated closely with the client to understand their vision and requirements.
2. Expert Contract Documentation: Precise contract documents were prepared, ensuring clarity and transparency in all project-related activities. Clear communication channels were established to keep the client informed throughout the construction process.
3. Efficient Permit Management: Navigating the complexities of permits and regulations is essential for any construction project. We managed the entire permit phase diligently, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.
4. Construction Management and Carpentry Services: Our experienced team managed the construction process with utmost precision. Carpentry services were seamlessly integrated into the project, guaranteeing high-quality craftsmanship.
Key Features of the Completed Project
• Florist Station: A central focal point designed for creative floral arrangements, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
• Walk-In Coolers: Two walk-in coolers were installed, ensuring the freshness and longevity of the floral inventory. 1 for staff and storage needs and 1 costumer cooler that provides viewing and self selection.
• Cash Wrap Desks: Strategically placed cash wrap desks on both levels, enhancing customer experience and streamlining transactions.
• Retail Displays: Thoughtfully designed retail displays showcase the florist’s products, inviting customers into the world of blooms and greenery. This includes custom built black pipe shelves and well thought out built in millwork.
• Office Area: An efficiently designed office space on the upper floor, providing the client with a functional workspace.
• Accessible Bathroom: As building code requires inclusion for accessible needs for employees the bathroom was redesigned and rebuilt to achieve these needs.
• Tight Budget: Despite budget constraints, our team optimized resources and costs, delivering exceptional results within the specified financial limits.
• Strict Timeline: The project’s tight schedule demanded unwavering commitment and efficient project management. We successfully completed the construction within four months, meeting the client’s deadline.
We are proud to state that our dedication to excellence resulted in a project that not only met but exceeded our client’s expectations. Billie’s House now boasts a space that perfectly aligns with their vision. The seamless integration of functionality, aesthetics, and budgetary considerations has left our clients delighted and ready to serve their customers in their new, inviting space.
At Coast Essential, we thrive on challenges, turning them into opportunities to showcase our expertise and creativity. This project stands as a testament to our commitment to delivering high-quality construction, project management, cost tracking and carpentry services, regardless of the complexity of the task at hand.
If you are looking to transform your space, trust us to bring your vision to life. Contact Coast Essential Construction today, and let’s embark on a journey to create spaces that inspire and captivate.