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Everything You Need to Know About a Commercial Kitchen Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
March 15th, 2017

In order to meet the needs of a restaurant or a similar commercial operation, a commercial kitchen must be well designed. Without up to date appliances and efficient layout, your commercial kitchen could slow down your commercial operation, wasting company money and reducing efficiency. A good commercial kitchen remodel will solve problems and improve efficiency to ensure that your commercial operation is as profitable as possible. At Litchfield Builders, we help our customers realize their business’s potential. Starting with a consultation and remodel planning session, we help our clients make their commercial kitchen meet its maximum potential.

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6 Innovative Green Building Ideas for Your Next Commercial Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
February 22nd, 2017

Eco-friendly construction is more than just a trend. Your business can save money and help the environment by renovating your commercial building with environmental upgrades. Green construction is a relatively new concept in commercial structures, and many business owners find the planning and implementation of these upgrades to be overwhelming. Working with an experienced contractor can take some of the mystery out of planning an environmentally friendly remodel. In this post, we’ll discuss four innovative building ideas for your next commercial remodel.

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See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.

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Commercial | Residential

CT Home Builders Guide: Here's Our Competition

By: Kevin Ahern
December 19th, 2016

There’s no question about it: picking the right contractor for your home remodel is critical for the success of your project. Knowing how to pick the right contractor for the job can make or break your renovation. In the past, we’ve covered extensively the ins and outs of picking the right contractor. Interviewing the candidates, meeting with contractors at the job site, getting a written estimate from each company and ensuring that your contractor is properly licensed and insured are all ways that you can find the right contractor for your needs.

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Featured Commercial Construction Project: Local School in New Haven, CT

By: Litchfield Builders
November 1st, 2016

When it comes to a commercial remodel, there are a lot of factors that come into play. At Litchfield Builders, we like to help you get answers early on so you know what to expect going into any new construction or renovation project for your organization. To help, we put together this article breaking down a very successful new construction project for a local school through a Q&A with Litchfield’s President, Kevin Ahern.

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Tips to Getting More Customers with a Commercial Remodel

By: Kevin Ahern
August 31st, 2016

Commercial remodels refresh and restore businesses by attracting new customers and deepening existing customer loyalty. Some types of remodels attract more customers and generate more business than others. As a business owner, understanding how a commercial remodel can broaden your customer base can help you decide whether or not a remodel is right for your business at this time.

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Commercial | Residential

What You Need to Know About Hiring a Design Build Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
August 18th, 2016

Many property owners seeking a new structure or home to be built choose to work with design-build contractors. Knowing some of the basics about design-build contractors and how to go about hiring one can help you get started on your home building project.

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your New Haven Renovation Contractor

By: Kevin Ahern
June 28th, 2016

Hiring a general contractor for your remodel can be stressful. Knowing what questions to ask during the hiring process can help you weed out poor contractors and enable you to find the right person for the position. The following 5 questions are some of the most informative and useful inquiries you can make during the selection stage.

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How Tight is Your New Haven County Commercial Building Envelope?

By: Kevin Ahern
June 23rd, 2016

The tightness of your commercial building envelope in New Haven county can make a difference of hundreds on your utility bills. In the winter during harsh New England snow storms, your commercial building can lose a lot of heat through windows, doors and the very walls of your building. Through the hot and humid summers, your building will heat up with the intensity of light from the sun. Knowing how to prevent this transfer of heat at the hottest and coldest times of year can is important for saving money and reducing your business's carbon footprint.

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How to Find Out if Your New Haven County Business is ICC/ADA Compliant

By: Kevin Ahern
June 16th, 2016

Accessibility is an important feature in all commercial buildings. Providing appropriate parking spaces, accessible toilets, wide walkways and other accommodations for disabled people can help ensure equal opportunity for everyone. To make this task easier, accessibility is standardized through law. Knowing the details of the law can help ensure that your building remains open and accessible for everyone in need.

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5 Ways to Achieve an Energy Efficient Building Envelope

By: Kevin Ahern
June 7th, 2016

Your commercial building's envelope is critical for maintaining energy efficiency. The tighter the envelope, the less energy is lost during the heating and cooling season. Having a tight envelope can help keep your building comfortable for employees, clients and customers. While newer buildings are all constructed with an energy-efficient envelope, older buildings require upgrades to conform to modern energy efficiency standards. If you are an owner of a commercial building, the following tips will help you improve your commercial building's energy efficiency.

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