The advantages of a Design/Build team for your next project: Western Construction Blog

When a client comes to Western Construction Services our goal is to make the project is as seamless as possible. All the aspects of construction – concept, design, permits, materials, construction come together with minimal friction and surprises. It’s not an easy goal to achieve and it takes extensive experience, a remarkable team, and the ability to anticipate issues before they arrive. And believe us, every project has challenges


Western Construction’s Design/Build team makes all the difference in our success, and ultimately yours as well. When our team oversees your project, along with your project manager, you just gave your vision and construction dream the team it deserves. In this blog we give you three videos we’d like you to watch. Each one serves up a different perspective on our design/build service. First let’s start with Kevin Kinkaid and learn more about the inner workings of the team, and the difference it will make for your next project.

As Kevin mentioned in the video, Western Construction is adept at working with architects and designers. If you already have plans, are working with an architect, we would invite you and your architect to the table, and keep the project moving along. Phil Sydnor with Integrate Architecture has had tremendous success over the years with Western Construction and he tells you why. The review of plans to find potential permitting issues, or compliance problems needs to happen early on in the process, it’s a time and cost saver for his clients.  Let’s learn more here.

Lastly, we also work directly with designers as well. Interior designers and planners are integral in the look, feel, and experience of an intended project, and we assist in making their vision for a project come to life. Clients and designers have been coming to Western Construction for 40 years and together, we’ve done outstanding work. Let’s hear from long-time Portland designer Nancy Richmond about why she trusts Western Construction.

Are you ready? Be sure to contact one of our project managers and let’s start building together!


Be sure to visit our Design Build page too – click HERE

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Tenant Improvement: Western Construction Services BLOG

Western Construction Services is highly skilled on both sides of the tenant improvement equation. If you are a retailer seeking to build-out a space you’ve leased, or a mall/retail leasing manager with a client at-the-ready to build, we are ready to assist you in your journey toward opening your doors to the public.

Many people share a common dream – to open their own store. Whether inside a mall, along a street, or a stand-alone building, the process of a buildout can be complicated. This is where a guide, a contractor, can make that dream a reality.

Over the past 40 years, Western Construction has worked with numerous retailers, local and regional malls, street side buildouts and even ground-up projects for major companies. Each involves different levels of design, permitting, planning, build-out and special access.

We’d like to share several such stories. First let us introduce Peter and Le Sterr. This husband and wife team decided to launch a brand-new concept called Ding Tea in North Portland. This is the very first journey into retail, and luckily, they had been referred to Western Construction Services and Project Manager David Szyplinski. Peter and Le describe their journey here:

Western Construction Services president, Ken Andrews has had an ongoing relationship with CenterCal – one of the largest mall leasing and management companies in the west. Western has been privileged to provide tenant improvements for leased spaces, maintenance, and holiday décor needs. Meet Karl Hunter, with CenterCal and learn about how Western Construction Services gets it done for Bridgeport Village:


Lastly, Western has been on the forefront of restaurant build-outs and ground up. Many tenant improvement projects are delis, coffee shops, or convenience based. One such example is we’ve had a 20-year relationship with Portland’s iconic Elephants Delicatessen. Anne Weaver, CEO of Elephant’s depends on Western Construction, and it’s always her first call.

Be sure to visit our tenant improvement page HERE, see our photos, watch our video and learn more about our services.

We know tenant improvement.