Miraculous Transformations Made Possible with Pearson Interiors
We had the pleasure of redesigning and constructing our 4th showroom/warehouse project for the Behler-Young Company. Widely known as the Premier HVAC/R Distributor for Licensed Contractors, the family-owned Behler-Young was looking to expand into the Holland, Michigan market for the company’s 20th location, and they turned to our Pearson Interiors general contracting team at to get the job done.
It’s extremely rewarding when we can take an old building, with good bones, and reinvent it to match our client’s vision. This can be true whether our clients own the building, or rent it – the latter being the case for the project we completed for Riverwood Center in Niles, Michigan. Take a look at how we were able to address safety concerns, while taking two different suites and make them flow seamlessly into one, so Riverwood Center counselors can do what they do best, care for the mental health of the underserved population in that area.
Creating the best Vision for the Business Owner takes a Team Approach
Arunas Rumsa of Pearson Construction’s In-House Architectural Design Team, TERA Architects, shares insights into what elements are essential for Smart Design.
“What I enjoy about a design build scenario is doing what I do best, and being part of a team that does what they do best. It’s not so much that I am the overall designer or master planner, a lot of the decisions we made are done collectively,” says Rumsa. “We go through an iterative process of accessing information, and it may not have anything to do with architecture. It may have something to do with finances, building location, timing, sequence. All that goes into solving a problem for the owner.”
When choosing the design/build process – the contractor is always known. In this case, Pearson Construction. So Arunas and his team don’t have to detail every single thing. He is able to rely on the experience of the general contracting team, and their expectations, so they are able to cut out a lot of the drawing time in a more traditional, design-bid-build process.
“There is a big convenience of me being able to walk across the room and discuss technical questions. We could have a question about the cost of one foundation system versus another foundation system based on poor soil qualities, and make a decision fairly quickly on how we want to proceed with that part of the building,” says Rumsa. “Pearson Construction crews can come to me and ask questions about code reviews, code questions, and a lot of times those conversations lead to changing design plans that save the business owner money.”
When talking about Smart Design – the more each side is able to talk to each other, and discuss plans, the better the project becomes. At the beginning of a project, TERA Architects team members have a pretty good understanding of what a building might look like and what it’s going to cost. Our design team works to stay on top of the business owner’s needs and budget through the whole design build process. The majority of meetings are productive where we work directly with the owners, and contractors in order to get immediate feedback on the project.
What about setting a budget?
Rumsa says the best thing about a building is setting parameters, or definition, guidelines – the budget being one of them.
“When I look at a project, initially, and I look at the owner’s budget, we can all analyze with the help of the construction site whether it’s a realistic budget or not,” says Rumsa. “The real creativity comes in when you are actually designing within that budget, and can create something spectacular for the owner for the price they want to spend.”
The resulting product is something that we hope our client is excited about, because we know we have taken all of their wants and needs into consideration, and designed a vision everyone can be proud of.
“You go into the archives from 60 years ago and you look at the tremendous amount of work this company has done for the community, and you want to be part of a team that is passionate about what they do,” says Rumsa. “Others being passionate makes you want to be passionate.”
The creation of Pearson Engineering, Inc. in 1956, dba TERA Architects, Inc., has allowed Pearson to remain on the forefront of innovation and construction deliverables. Staffed with highly trained and experienced architects, engineers, and designers, TERA provides efficient, economical project design through both traditional and design build methods of project delivery.
We’ve had a hand in designing, building and renovating numerous places of worship across Southwest Michigan – from Buchanan to Benton Harbor, Stevensville to St. Joseph, and beyond. Here’s a look at some of our most recent Church construction projects.
Take the Guess Work out of your Construction Project
An important part of every project is design and planning. Pearson’s pre-construction services offer the necessary pre-project planning, cost and schedule development, constructability reviews, and value engineering prior to the start of a construction project. These services can be provided individually or bundled in a group. Proper pre-construction services can mean fewer changes during the construction phase – which keeps your project on schedule and budget.
Sit down with our industry experts and let us take the guess work out of the scope, pricing, and timeline for your construction project. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pearson Construction In Focus: RBA CAPITAL (HARTFORD, MICHIGAN) Pearson DESIGN/BUILD
We always appreciate when we can help make a business owner’s dream become reality. Pearson Construction crews recently wrapped work in Hartford, Michigan transforming an old garage into a business development center and podcast studio. Take a look at how our design build team helped this local entrepreneur do his part to revitalize the local community.
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Pearson Interiors is dedicated to helping business owners redesign and construct their existing building space quickly and effectively, so owners and tenants are able to put that space to work, sooner. We utilize a dedicated team of in-house project managers, architects, field superintendents, and trade craftsmen for our construction projects. By streamlining that process – we keep costs in check and projects on time. From raw space to renovations, we understand the unique challenges of every type of construction.
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As schools head back in-session, we are reminded of all the projects we have had the pleasure of working on involving everything from constructing centers for early childhood education, to well known institutions of higher learning. Our work spans the century and region, and we are proud to have had a hand in helping spark curiosity in the leaders of tomorrow. Take a look at some of our institutional construction projects.
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