Archive October 2012

Golden Gait Trailers Expansion

Golden Gait Trailers Expansion

golden-gate-trailers-frontWhen Golden Gait Trailers needed a new facility to keep up with increasing demand, the company turned to CM Black. What followed is a 51,000 square foot sales and service facility that combines office and warehouse space. The two-story structure consists of a pre-engineered metal building with a complete elevation curtain-wall system.

“We are happy to establish our relationship with Golden Gait Trailers, and appreciate their cooperation in the building of this project,” said CM Black President Emmitt Black. “We are proud of the building and how we were able to complete it on schedule.”

 

Trade Tip: Avoid Stress When Finding a General Contractor

Finding a general contractor can be a daunting task, especially for those embarking on their first commercial construction project. Attempting to blindly search for a contractor at your time of need can be confusing and stressful. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be.

To avoid unnecessary stress, CM Black offers this useful tip: Begin making introductions and networking before you need a contractor. In doing so, you may identify potential candidates, gain industry insight and get a better idea of what to look for in a contractor. Then, when you do need to hire someone, you can easily evaluate candidates based on information you’ve already obtained.

Here are a few tips CM Black gives for finding qualified general contractors:

  • Ask friends and family for referrals
  • Get referrals from business contacts
  • Contact companies who have worked with a contractor in the past, and ask them about their experience
  • Don’t make decisions based on price alone. Ask yourself – Is a candidate able to bid low because they are able to save you money without sacrificing quality, or are they simply less qualified?
  • Look into trade organizations like the Associated General Contractors of America. Trade organizations are a great place to start, as their websites give great insight into contractors in your region. Also check to see if there are any events coming up where you might be able to network with potential candidates.

CM Black Builds Residence for Brain Injury Survivors

CM Black Builds Residence for Brain Injury Survivors

In 2012, CM Black completed a full-time, group residence for the non-profit organization, Hinds’ Feet Farm, which is dedicated to providing therapeutic and rehabilitation services to individuals living with traumatic brain injuries.

The mountain-style retreat, located in Huntersville, is fully handicapped-accessible, and provides a home for up to six individuals, where they will be able to receive round-the-clock care.

The residence, dubbed “Puddin’s Place”, combines technical design and functionality with rustic, personal features, including the use of recycled wood, donated materials and antique beams.

“Hinds’ Feet Farm is proud to have partnered with CM Black for this important project,” says the non-profit’s Executive Director, Marty Foil. “We selected CM Black due to our long standing relationship, their passion for quality, attention to detail and professional ethics.