Houston General Contractor Case Study — One Westchase Center
As a Houston general contractor, we’ve seen Houston’s commercial and industrial market reinvent itself. Rather than constructing new office and retail space, landlords are renovating and rehabilitating existing buildings to better accommodate tenants, employees, and visitors within their lease-hold buildings.
The focus is on upscale build-outs, finish-outs, and build-to-suit services. Aesthetics and artistry are must-have elements as space is re-imagined. The demolition of “the old” results in the installation of “the new”—exquisite interior square footage that adds functionality and a “wow” factor, simultaneously.
Right Choice Development & Construction, a Houston general contractor, recently completed a project at One Westchase Center—a 464,155 square foot Class A office building located on Westheimer Road near the Sam Houston toll road (Beltway 8). Our work focused on the 3,000 square foot atrium area, which serves as a hub where a variety of people mix, mingle and gather.
Notably, the 12-floor building is occupied by a delicatessen, a travel agency, a currency exchange center, retail establishments, a fitness center and other amenities. With this volume of foot traffic in mind, Right Choice Development & Construction was hired to add beauty, aesthetics, and ambience to the space by installing a water feature focal point in the 3,000 square foot atrium.
Houston General Contractor Scope of Project
- Install a water feature in the 3,000 square foot atrium
- Demo out the entire structure of concrete
- Install two retaining walls measuring 30 feet by 2 feet
- Pour a 90-foot long, 3-inch wide, 3-inch thick concrete slab
- Reroute plumbing
- Install 1,500 square feet of granite tile
- Install twelve electrical posts and all-new LED light fixtures
- Six-week construction time frame
- No disruption to foot traffic, tenants and visitors
- No disruption to daytime parking
- No occupant exposure to construction activity or debris
- High-end aesthetics within a 3,000 square foot elongated space
A “Nighttime” Solution
Nights and weekends: One of our company hallmarks is our flexibility and ability to bring novel solutions to the table. In this case, our crew worked nights and weekends exclusively to ensure speed, quality, and dependability during the demolition and installation process. Our overnight operations allowed for “business as usual” and prevented parking lot congestion.
Hands-on communication: This ability to work at night sets us apart from our competitors. The One Westchase Center project included oversight of electrical contractors, plumbing contractors, and a crew of 10 – 15 on a nightly basis. Our hands-on management team was on site during the after-hour construction phase to oversee the workflow and ensure a seamless transition during the daytime operations of the complex.
Occupant-friendly demo and installation: The building remained tenant and commerce-friendly throughout the six-week completion date. Occupants were able to come and go daily without being exposed to noise, obstruction, or construction activity, which included night-time demolition and the use of a robotic jackhammer, a mini bobcat, wheelbarrows, and haul off of construction debris. The pouring of cement and installation of plumbing and electrical also occurred at night.
Overnight cleaning services: Our cleaning crew appeared in the middle of night to polish surfaces, mop floors, and remove dust and debris so that the atrium retained a tidy, spotless appearance during business hours.
Safety precautions: The construction zone was clearly marked as a work in progress. Our subcontractors and construction crew wore hardhats and work books, and followed our mandatory safety initiatives. Our management team maintained continuous 24/7 channels of communication with the property managers.
The six-week construction time frame was achieved on time and on budget. Tenants and visitors were able to work and dine with minimal downtime access to the atrium area, and zero disruption to their day-to-day activities and operations. Noise, debris, and equipment were not an issue, as Right Choice Development and Construction devised a demo and installation plan that accommodated a busy building and limited occupant exposure to construction activities. The project flowed smoothly from start to finish thanks to optimal planning and attention to detail.
The building, with hundreds of occupants and thousands of visitors, now has beautiful seating area where tenants and visitors congregate, and a view of a cutting edge fountain that adds serenity and ambiance to the atrium space.
About Our Houston General Contractor Services
Right Choice Development & Construction is a Houston-based, family-owned general contractor. Owner Danielle Steel-Wright is a second-generation construction professional and operates her company alongside her husband, James Wright, a 20-year veteran of the construction business. They provide general contracting services for landlords and property owners from west of Katy to east of the greater Houston metroplex.
The company is certified woman-owned business with memberships in the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and Networks in Action (NIA). Please visit our Gallery and About Us and Services pages to learn more of our background, qualifications and projects.
You can depend on Right Choice Development & Construction for your commercial, industrial, restaurant and retail needs.
“Our mission is to build a long-term relationship with our clients while providing the highest standard of quality on every project without breaking the budget.”
~ Danielle Steel-Wright
- Industrial Office/Warehouse Construction
- Retail Construction
- Commercial Retail Renovations
- Concrete Removal and Installation
- Restaurant Remodeling
- Build to Suit
- White Box Buildouts
- Office Remodeling
- Tenant Construction
- Tenant Improvements
- Commercial Repairs
- Flooring, Cabinets, Painting
- Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC
Call Right Choice Development & Construction to start your general contracting project today!