Retail & Restaurant Construction

Last year, the commercial construction sector was an $85 Billion industry in the United States. The commercial building construction industry has grown substantially over the last five years. At the beginning of last year, private offices were the most common types of commercial construction starts in the United States. The renovation of private offices is projected to remain high over the next few years, along with warehouses, restaurants and shopping/retail facilities. National retailers are performing interior renovations that require the rerouting of water, sewer and electric lines – requiring saw cutting. There has been an increase in focus on renewable energy in this space, resulting in the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at offices, restaurants and retail shopping malls. Leading restaurants are looking to upgrade their drive-thru experience by installing canopies, new signage and curbside pickup options – requiring accurate utility locating. Due to the consistent trend in upgrading and updating facilities in the commercial and retail space, the demand is increasing for accurate as-built utility drawings.

GPRS is equipped to assist in the commercial and retail space, nationally. We have extensive experience locating utilities for projects that require our services in dozens or even hundreds of sites, nationwide. These types of projects create a unique challenge – finding one concrete scanning and utility locating contractor to service all projects across a large region or even nationwide. Our ability to service these nationwide contracts is unique. We have GPRS Project Managers located in every major market. Our SOP, Subsurface Investigation Methodology (SIM), ensures that when your projects span across the US, you can expect the same repeatable quality when we perform concrete scanning, utility locating, and video pipe inspection. The GPRS Deliverables Department is able to take scanning results from the field and compile them into a permanent record such as a satellite image overlay, a CAD file or even a 3D model.

CURBSIDE PICKUP

As grocers and other retailers expand their capabilities as it relates to curbside pick up, more stations, signs, and pedestals must be placed along curbs and in parking lot. Without a private utility locate during the installation process, there’s a risk of underground utility strikes.

RETAIL ROLLOUTS

When relocating cash wraps, launching new products and remodeling a store, they need to cut or core concrete slabs presents a safety risk. Saw cutting and coring into an electrical conduit not only presents risk for the operator in nearby workers but also risk shutting down the site or nearby sites.

ADAPTIVE REUSE

With the rise of e-commerce in the general changing tides in the retail space, contractors and owners are tasked with the repurposing of vacant box stores, offices in strip malls. GPRS can provide critical information regarding the sub surface such as location of utilities, reinforcement and USTs.

EFFICIENCY UPGRADES

With customer service being a central focus for retailers and restaurants the same, upgrades are often made to increase efficiency and reduce weight time. When adding canopies, drive-through lanes, or self check out kiosks, excavation must occur.

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Jeff Dehart
Market Segment Leader – Retail & National Projects
Jeff.dehart@gprsinc.com404-302-0093

CUSTOM SERVICE PLANS

Rather than send a rigid rate sheet to prospective clients, GPRS can create a customized service plan. We take into account our industry experience, national footprint, and operational/scheduling capacity to craft a customized plan just for you.

Scheduling

With one single point of contact for you company, GPRS can schedule utility locating, video pipe inspection, and concrete scanning projects for your site with one simple phone call. Gone is the need to call multiple service providers across a region or nationally. GPRS has Project Managers in every major market in the US and our single point of contact will simplify your scheduling process.

Pricing

GPRS understands that clear, understandable, and consistent pricing is a big deal. Our nationwide footprint allows us to streamline our costs on a nationwide basis, we are sure to craft a cost structure that makes sense for the scope of work. Rather than send a blanket rate sheet, we consultaively compose pricing plans for each project.

Approach

Every campus, site and facility have different challenges. Since our inception, GPRS has completed hundreds of thousands of projects and relies on that experience when crafting a site-specific plan for safety, scanning and reporting. With the SIM Specification as our guide, we will craft an individualized approach to each and every project. From facility mapping, locating prior to excavation, to performing one-call locating - GPRS will perform the right service for your scope of work.

One Call Program

GPRS exceed industry performance when it comes to the accuracy of our utility locating. Our team of Project Managers can continue the support of your project by crafting a one-call program from when your project transitions to the O&M phase.

Public Property

Damage prevention is critical when excavating in a public right-of-way. Using the 811, call before you dig system, is an essential step to take when trying to avoid underground utility strikes. It's the law! GPRS is able to contract and perform one-call type utility locating for your underground assets.

Private Property

A utility locate on private property is not complete until a private utility locator like GPRS has been called to comprehensively locate the entire campus. GPRS can create a one-call type program for your facility or campus in the case that you have utilities that lie within public property.

Embedment

GPRS can place our highly trained PMs within your facility or campus to perform utility locating and concrete scanning services. When our PMs are placed within a facility, many benefits realized when compared with our standard services. Our schedule is at your disposal, there is familiarity with site intricacies, and we can manage as-built drawings for the entire site.

As-Built Drawings

As-built utility drawings don't always show the current underground conditions of a site. Drawings that are produced in the design-phase of a project don't always reflect the exact location of underground utilities. Over time, due to renovations, repairs, and additions, as-built drawings become out of date. GPRS PMs are able to update as-built drawings so that they reflect the actual vertical and horizontal position of underground facilities.