Could COVID-19 Be the End of the Collaborative Open Office?

The traditional office will probably look very different in a post COVID-19 world. With so many people working remote, many companies are reevaluating their office space needs. While some business owners may want immediate tenant improvements to better optimize square footage; for example, to accommodate social distancing requirements to give employees more personal space, others […]

Office Tenant Improvement Trends: Community in a Remote World

We’ve watched as the world has gone increasingly digital. Many offices have remote teams these days. Employees who seldom, if ever, work in a company’s physical office space. 70% of white-collar professionals work remotely at least once a week. Another 53% work remotely at least half the week. When they do go into the office, […]

Why Is Los Angeles Area Office Construction Booming?

Despite some mid-year projections that office construction would slow in 2019 due to increasing construction costs, current real estate cycle uncertainty and zoning issues, Los Angeles area office construction projects continue to rise as part of a commercial construction boom not seen in LA since the roaring twenties. In this blog post, we’ll take a […]

Law Firm Office Spaces Are Becoming Smaller & More Collaborative

The size of the average law firm office has shrunk in overall square footage over the course of the last five years. While many associate this with the emergence of younger smaller firms, there are other factors playing into this. In this blog post, Los Angeles office construction contractors H.W. Holmes, Inc. look at a […]

The Right Office Tenant Improvements Differentiate You from Competitors

The companies succeeding today aren’t the ones still saying “that’s how we’ve always done it.” They take chances. Branding to them isn’t just a cool logo or amazing website. They know that strategic branding extends to the workplace and office environment. Office design is the foundation your company’s culture is built on. It’s where workers […]

Tips for Managing an Office Buildout on a Budget

The Los Angeles area is currently a magnetic hub for thriving companies. Most companies, whether they’re a startup or a well-established entity, want much of the same thing from an office space. They want a space that reflects their brand and company culture. They want to impress clients. They want to keep their workers upbeat, […]

4 Office Remodel Scheduling Killers

If you’re thinking it’s time to remodel your office, you need those renovations to be as non-disruptive to your day-to-day business operations as possible. Delays hurt your bottom line and add costs to your budget. While some problems can never be anticipated or predicted, being prepared for a few common causes for project delays will […]

Several Factors that Influence the Cost of Office Renovations

Office renovations are a sound business move. Updating a workspace can have a profound influence on how both employees and clients perceive your business. But how much does such an undertaking cost? In this blog post, H.W. Holmes, Inc. – a Los Angeles area commercial construction contractor specializing in office remodels – looks at several […]

Consider Above the Ceiling Factors in an Office Build-Out

There’s a saying, “out of sight, out of mind” that can be applied to many different scenarios. However, when it comes to renovating an office space, let’s just say there’s much more than meets the eye. What’s above an office’s ceiling grid is often overlooked if not completely disregarded. But modifications made below the ceiling […]

Redesigning Your Office Space to Enhance Appearance & Productivity

When it comes to an office, every company has its own unique set of wants and needs. In this blog post, H.W. Holmes Inc. – Ventura area office tenant improvement contractors – look at a few design elements and philosophies some of the trendiest office spaces are adopting.

Designated Team Meeting Rooms

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