Build Your Vision With a Senior Living General Contractor
April 12, 2023
Senior living is an ever-evolving industry and renovation projects are becoming increasingly necessary and popular. As the population of older adults continues to grow, the need for up-to-date communities is more important than ever. Renovation is one of the most efficient ways for senior living communities to keep up with the changing times and offer safe, comfortable, and modern living environments for their residents.
From planning and budgeting to executing the vision of the project, there are many elements to consider during a senior living renovation project. Fortunately, there are experts who specialize in senior living renovation and can help guide the process, build the team, and budget for the project, engage architects and interior designers to make the renovation process a success.
Beginning a Senior Living Community Renovation
Renovations in senior living communities are a chance to bring new life to existing communities and create unique, refreshed spaces that are updated and tailored to the specific needs of residents. The beginning phases of renovation projects are crucial, as this planning sets the tone for the entire project. In order to ensure that the project runs smoothly, it is important for community owners to take the time to engage a specialized team that will plan and prepare for the start of the renovations.
“We engage early in the project, helping put the team together and help with budgeting and pre-planning. We like to help start the conversation about what the new vision will be.” - Lucas McCurdy, The Bridge Group Construction Founder
The first step in starting a renovation project is to assess the current state of the building that will be renovated. This includes a thorough inspection of the structure and any existing fixtures or appliances. It is important to identify any existing problems that could potentially cause complications during the project. Another important factor to consider at this stage of the project is the occupancy of the building during renovations.
Will it be vacated or are the renovations taking place in an occupied senior living community? This detail is crucial to planning and beginning a renovation project in an occupied community.
Once the assessment and prep work is complete, it is time to develop a plan. A successful senior living renovation plan includes a timeline, budget, and the scope of work. It is important that a senior living construction group is realistic with the timeline and budget, factoring in any potential delays.
When the plan is in place, it is time to hire the right team of professionals to carry out the project. Carefully selecting a senior living focused team for the job is crucial, as they will be responsible for ensuring the success of the project.
A Renovation Dream Team
When it comes to independent living, assisted living or memory care community renovation projects, you need the best team possible. This means finding professionals with the right experience, skills, and capabilities for the job.
In addition to the GC, professionals involved in a senior living renovation project may include:
- Interior Designer
When using a senior living specialized GC like The Bridge Group Construction, the team can often help usher in other industry experts. Having relationships within the industry allows a senior living renovation specialist to become a matchmaker and help create a cohesive and collaborative team for your project.
Moving The Owner’s Vision Across the Finish Line
Completing a renovation project can often be daunting and challenging for a community owner. Therefore, after making your plan and building the perfect renovation team, the next step is to put the plan into action.
A thorough site tour helps commence a successful project. Working with your GC, all the questions and concerns one might have at this stage can be addressed. A site walk helps the team see your vision and get excited for what’s to come.
“Doing a site tour is really important to develop the dream. It's a great opportunity to start to envision what the new programming and new activities are gonna be like in this building. ” - Lucas McCurdy, The Bridge Group Construction Founder
After a site walk, it’s off to the races to begin your community renovation.
Why Working With a Senior Living Focused General Contractor Early On is Important
Bringing on a GC early on in the process is incredibly important for any renovation project, especially when it comes to renovating a senior living community. It’s crucial to get an experienced team on board early on. Working with a senior living GC is no exception.
“An industry specific contractor, The Bridge Group Construction can provide knowledge driven performance based on experience and expertise in sensitive environments such as senior living communities. Our team has years of experience and varied construction knowledge in this very specific construction related processes related only to senior living communities.“ - Steve Oliver, President of Construction
Having the right partner who is familiar with the industry can make all the difference in the success of the project. The Bridge Group Construction offers a wide range of services to help bring your senior living community’s vision to reality. The Bridge Group has been involved in some of the most complex and transformative projects in the industry. We understand the challenges of undertaking a renovation, and we can provide valuable insights into the process. From helping put the team together and budgeting for the project, to engaging architects and interior designers, The Bridge Group Construction can help make your senior living community renovation project a success.
Senior living is why we exist.
When considering a construction company for your next project, contact The Bridge Group Construction.