In construction, it is understood that many buildings require renovation. Renovation is often needed due to storms and other weather which can reek havoc on buildings before their time. Earthquakes and tremors can impact buildings, and so can flooding. Fires can be cause of need for renovation. Age is also a factor contributing to needs for renovation. Whether the building is falling apart due to age or just looks very dated, these are contributing factors to require renovation. However a lot of companies seek construction updates for purposes of branding – they seek brand renovation construction.
A brand is the total image of a company in the view of the audience or customer – the perception passed onto the viewer. However there is a lot that companies do to try to control that image. Companies can either sit back and allow the brand perception to be whatever it is in the mind of the consumer; or strategize, create and update a presentation to exceed expectations.
Branding can comprise logos, business cards, signage, website, media kits, video, advertising, brochures, letterhead, premium items, products, packaging, vehicles and the company or storefront building itself. Making a commitment to branding means ongoing brand updates to multiple media and items affected. For many companies, particularly retail and franchises, brand renovations in construction for storefronts and buildings is critical – and it can affect many retail locations within a short amount of time.
Customers today expect the buildings where they take their business to look fresh, modern and consistent with a current brand image. They expect retail stores to keep up with current trends. Otherwise there are always other stores to attract the consumer eye and business. Consequently, we are surrounded today by retail buildings and their multiple storefront locations regularly going through brand renovation construction to keep up with the competition and foot traffic demand. The benefits include fresh and clean image projection and increased customer business.
Because many companies have multiple locations, it is critical to work with the right construction partner to implement the brand upgrades for multiple stores or offices in a timely manner. And having multiple locations requires construction companies to have licensing, insurance and meet inspections in as many locations as required. A business with one location today may have multiple locations in a year, and the brand renovation construction must be consistent across all. So working with contractors who build successfully in multiple locations is paramount.
Branding is a part of daily business in today’s world. And a customer’s perception of a company’s brand is not restricted to the logo, but to many media and forms of presentation, including the place of business itself. For these reasons companies continue to update their branding and buildings to maintain the best impression on the customer. Therefore the right partnership with a building contractor is paramount to successfully, consistently upgrade that image in offices and storefronts. After all, the customer brand perception can only be as polished as the effort the company itself puts into it. And companies should desire the best brand perception possible – from logo to signage to digital to building construction – it’s all part of the same total package.