If you’re like many North Carolina business owners, you know from experience that acquiring a permit for a commercial building is not only legal, it’s the right thing to do. Having a building permit secures your building in process, so that it is constructed with quality work, will withstand natural elements, and is safer for patrons. Permits also come into play for insurance claims should you need them.

When it comes to commercial building projects, it is recommended that you have your builder acquire the permits necessary. Should a contractor say you can “keep costs low” and get the permits yourself, they could have a shady reputation they’re trying to hide.  A contractor in good standing will remain transparent and have no problem acquiring it themselves. If the contractor is part of an experienced construction firm like CBI that’s even better.


Any person or party who applies for and obtains a building permit takes the responsibility of completing the project. When you have an experienced and professional construction building company that knows its way around building codes, you can rest knowing that the job will get done the right way at the right time.  Whether anything comes up along the way from plumbing, electrical, structural, wiring, sound barriers, or anything else — an experienced contractor will be able to handle the unexpected that may pop up.


When working with a commercial builder, they speak on your behalf and there is less time to process permits.  A knowledgeable contractor can streamline the process to get plans approved much faster while still maintaining quality designs. As professionals in the trade, they’ll save the hassle of trying to do it all on your own.


When you’re working with a commercial builder, the designer and contractor work with you to draw up the plans and conduct follow-up meetings from concept to completion.  Because of this setup, the designs are more cohesive and structural integrity is always in the forefront. The contractors are the ones who will know which plans are more likely to be approved for permits than others, saving valuable time on a project.

It’s a no-brainer to see why experienced Commercial Building Companies like CBI are key players in handling the proper permits for construction. We are not only a one-stop-shop for your structural and design needs but also your advocate who will go to bat for you with any other parties involved in the construction process.


Based in North Carolina, CBI has been helping business leaders transform their vision into reality. From blueprints to cutting a ribbon at a grand opening, our diligent construction contractor services double-check every logistical component. Our experienced team guarantees that your project does not run into delays or cost unnecessary cost overages.

At CBI, we can assist you with all aspects of construction. Our team can help you with every step of your building project. Contact us today to see how we can assist you with obtaining your building permits or anything else you may need.

We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at

Choose The Right Flooring


When you walk into a business, do you take the time to notice the flooring?  You probably only do if there is a problem or if it is a crazy color.

When planning a project, it is important to choose the right flooring that can last many years. You want to make sure the flooring can withstand the commercial day-to-day foot traffic and be easy to maintain; all while staying within the project budget. Additionally – it is important to remember that different areas may require a different type of flooring.

When working with an experienced construction firm like CBI, you can be certain that your project will follow a general timeline, stick to budget and you will be given the very best options for materials. Here is a list of things to consider when choosing the right flooring for your project.


When figuring out the best flooring, one of the most important factors to consider is how the space will be used. If the space will have a great deal of foot traffic, it is important that the flooring is durable and easy to maintain.  For apartments, hotels, and restaurants, the flooring that you choose should be able to withstand spills and stains in addition to the heavy foot traffic. However, medical facilities need durable flooring that can withstand foot traffic, rolling equipment, beds, and can be easily cleaned. The function of the space will greatly determine whether the flooring can withstand the intended use and help with choosing the materials.


Many commercial facilities require a hard floor surface for easy maintenance.  However, some buildings do need carpeting. Carpet can require more maintenance for cleaning — but there are some good options when it comes to. Some hard floor options require more maintenance beyond sweeping and mopping — some need to be buffed or waxed.

There are flooring options for any maintenance level you are looking for.  It is important to know your budget and then decide what is important for you as far as maintenance and upkeep for your floors. 


Flooring can easily become your highest expense in your commercial build if not planned out.  You want to make sure you set the budget at the beginning, choose the look, maintenance level, and durability. 

That said, durable, attractive flooring can often come at a premium price, and your ideal option may not work with the project’s budget. Consider how much money is available for your flooring and let it guide you when selecting your materials.


When it comes to flooring options it can become overwhelming as there are many types available to choose from. These include solid wood, engineered hardwood, terrazzo, laminate wood, luxury vinyl tile, modular carpet tile, epoxy, and quarry tile — and more.

All options are relatively durable and low maintenance; however, they each have their own advantages and disadvantages that will impact your facility in their own way.


Flooring is something that takes careful consideration in any construction project.  It is a considerable investment and is meant to last for many years. Choosing the wrong kind of flooring may end up in expensive maintenance or replacement costs in a few short years.

CBI can help advise you of your choices and options that make the most sense for your specific project needs and budget.

At CBI, we can assist you with all aspects of construction. Our team can help you with every step of your building project. Contact us today to learn more about who we are, what services we offer and how we can help you. 

We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at



When planning a commercial building project, it is important that you are working with the best general contractor. An outstanding contractor ensures that a project is up to standard, on time, and within budget. Choosing a leading commercial contractor isn’t as easy as picking a name from search engine results.

When working with an experienced construction firm like CBI, you can be sure that your project will be up to standard at completion, on time and within budget. Here are the most common questions to ask when deciding who will be your commercial construction contractor.


No matter the size of the project — proper licensure and insurance is vital. Without these documents, your property and organization are at a significant financial risk. It is important to take time to ensure the name on the license is the same as on the contract and that the license number is also listed. Additionally important, is to make sure that the insurance is enough to cover the scope of the project.


Understanding how your commercial building contractor plans to handle communications is the key to a successful and efficient project. Throughout the process, there will be questions and changes made. The contractor needs to thoroughly communicate about issues and changes. Most importantly, they need to communicate with the builders and the team.


Experienced commercial building contractors have a list of problems that may arise before starting any project. They are able to use this knowledge to tell you what challenges they anticipate with your project in the planning stage. This allows you to know what to expect in the building process as well as build report with the contractor and trust their knowledge.


How the contractor estimates the cost of the project and how they prefer to be paid is what is meant by contract delivery method. This can happen in three ways:

Fixed Price or Lump Sum – The contractor provides a final/full payment amount without the breakdown for each individual cost. The caveat with this method is that if the project is completed under budget, the contractor keeps the remaining balance.

Cost Plus – This sum includes the total cost of the work plus overhead and profit. With cost plus, the contractor makes more if he goes over budget.

Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMAX) – With GMAX, the contractor shows the breakdown of costs. This method ensures the project will not go over budget, and if it does, the contractor pays for it out of pocket. In the event, the project comes under budget, the savings are split between the contractor and owner.


North Carolina construction services can vary in final completion dates due to many reasons. It is important to ask your construction contractor about key milestones as well as the expected completion date.  Additionally, another consideration to ask is how a plan will be updated when a task does not go according to plan or timeline.  What will move in the timeline or what deadlines may shift?

At CBI, we can assist you with all aspects of construction. Our team can help you with every step of your building project. Contact us today to learn more about who we are, what services we offer and how we can help you. 

We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at



Construction of any kind is a very detail-oriented process. If you are constructing a school, medical facility, or office building there are steps that must be taken to ensure the safety of construction workers, and users of the completed building. While permits, licenses and specifications vary with each project the general order of operations remains the same.

When working with an experienced construction firm like Commercial Build Inc. (CBI), you can be sure that your project will follow this general timeline, handle any scope of project and be completed in a timely manner. Here is a general overview of the stages of construction and what can be expected at each stage. 


The beginning of every construction project is concept and design.  Starting first with a concept, followed by a design and blueprints. This can be done with the help of an experienced architect to make sure everything is structurally sound and up-to-code. We take great care working with our clients to ensure that each building will suit their needs and continue to for years to come.


Once the blueprints and construction plans are finalized, the next step is to obtain the correct building and construction permits. This process is not always complete immediately and will be ongoing throughout the construction project. Some permits are needed to obtain different permits at different times. Working with an experienced construction company such as CBI helps this process. Our experience in obtaining the proper permits at the right time helps our process in a timely manner.


After you have the initial building permits, your construction project will begin by clearing and excavating the land you want to build. Clearing includes removing any trees, rocks, and/or other obstacles that are in the way of the building. This also includes any leveling or grading the ground that is necessary.

Once the land has been cleared and excavated, the foundation can be poured. Depending on the size of your building and the stability of the land, preparing the subsurface may need to be done prior to the foundation being poured.


Once the foundation has been poured and cured, framing begins on your building. This may include installing wood frames or steel beams. This process does take a while and it is important that everything is done correctly so that it is structurally sound. This stage sets the groundwork upon which all the other aspects of your building will follow.


After a building has been framed out, a specialty contractor will come in to complete rough electrical and plumbing. This means that pipes and wires are installed where they need to go. This job is not completed at this point, however, it helps to get the rough work in place so that insulation, drywall, and ceilings can go in.


Concurrently with the rough electrical and plumbing work, roofers come in to complete the roof on the building. This is important so that any further work inside of the building can take place, due to rain and outdoor elements damaging the work in the remaining steps.


Once the exterior walls and roof are complete, the heating and cooling needs are addressed. Vents, ductwork and the heating and cooling unit are all installed. 

As soon as the heating and cooling is complete, the interior is completed. This includes finishing insulation, putting up drywall and adding ceilings. An electrician often comes out during this stage and finishes up adding outlets and lighting fixtures. 

Once the interior walls are up, the fixtures inside of a space can be finalized. This includes things like cabinets, windows, toilets, doors and elevators (if an office building).


The final stage of construction involves putting the finishing touches on the building. This involves painting walls, installing countertops and flooring, and adding faucets.  Once this stage is done, you will have a final inspection and you will have a beautiful building to last many years.

At CBI, we are proud to be experienced contractors that can assist you with all aspects of construction. Our team can help you with every step of your building project. Contact us today to learn more about who we are, what services we offer and how we can help you. 

We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at

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If you have an older building you may be learning that it is no longer energy efficient or you are running into other issues as it ages.  It may be starting to be worn down, be out of building or fire codes, or not meeting your business needs.  If the time has come to decide what to do to ensure it remains functional, useful and atheistically pleasing — how will you decide what to do — renovate, remodel or rebuild? 

Many people are not aware of the differences in these three options or which is right for them. CBI can help explain the differences and help you make the best decision.


A renovation is when the building is restored to a good state. Renovating is the least invasive choice out of the three options. When renovating, it typically involves small fixes to a building that help to repair and improve the overall aesthetic of the building.

Renovation may be the best choice for you if the building is in need of repairs, such as patching drywall and updating paint, replacing or updating floors,  or updating electrical work. When you renovate, the overall design and layout remains unchanged and only the building is repaired and updated with a new “face” to be in good working order. Renovations are generally undertaken to enhance the functionality of a space or to increase the resale value.


A remodel consists of changing the layout or structure of the building.  The structure of the space may change, walls may move or the layout/flow of the building is changed.

Some examples of remodel projects are:

  •   Fully transforming the structure or layout of a commercial space
  •   Creating space needed that is in compliance for COVID-19

If your building is older and is not ADA or COVID compliant, remodeling the structure may be needed to ensure it meets code and is safe for occupants.  Additionally if you have an office building and it is older and was designed to have smaller offices but now you need a larger layout, remodeling can help move walls and have a move open floor plan.


Rebuilding consists of tearing down the existing building and constructing a new one.  This is the most costly choice of the three options.

When remodeling or renovating become more costly that rebuilding, that makes rebuilding the best option.  Additionally if the building itself is no longer structurally sound, it may be best to tear it down.  If you want to change every aspect about the building, or change the size of the building, removing the current building and rebuilding becomes the obvious choice.


If you have an older building that is in need of new life with improved functionality, or to be compliant with building regulations, CBI can help you. CBI can help you decide whether to renovate, remodel, or rebuild with design, administrative, project supervision, project management and expert technical services. With a team of general contractors, construction managers, and engineers, we can help you with your construction project no matter the scope.

We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at




Before you hire a construction contractor in North Carolina for commercial building, it is important to know exactly what type of construction services you need. Not all builders and construction contractors are alike; some specialize in design builds while others might specialize in medical centers or doctors offices. There are a great number of differences and a reason to understand them.

You need to know exactly what you want when hiring a construction company in North Carolina. The following is a look at the most common types of projects and the differences between them:


Commercial building is just how it sounds – building a new building from scratch. While it sounds simple, commercial construction is the most complex due to the steps in the process – planning, hiring, and completing.

With commercial building there five phases that you will undertake:

  1. Hire the primary architect/designer
  2. Choose the commercial builder
  3. Write and execute contracts
  4. Construction process
  5. Completion and handover

In order to hire one company for all phases, you will need commercial construction contractors who advertise as design build contractors. This designation explains that they have both the architects to design a new construction and the team to see that design through completion.


A commercial renovation project is one that aims to restore or repair an existing construction. This type of construction project makes old look new again. Renovations are generally undertaken to enhance the functionality of a space or to increase the resale value.

A church that is restored to what it originally looked like can offer immediate value for congregants. Renovating the space to include modern conveniences or space in a time of COVID-19, make it more appealing. 


A commercial remodel one that goes beyond changing the decor in an office building. Generally defined, a commercial remodel project is one that will permanently alter an existing structure’s interior, exterior, or both.

Some examples of remodel projects:

  •   Combining multiple rooms into one space by removing a wall or other type of barrier
  •   Adding to the interior or exterior of a building, such as adding an inside garden or creating multiple rooms from one large, existing space
  •   Fully transforming the structure or layout of a commercial space
  •   Creating space needed that is in compliance for COVID-19


While there is an inherent value in hiring a commercial contractor who has a speciality in one of the types of projects, it is best to look for one who has experience in all overall.  The more well-rounded a contractor is, the better they can assist you in determining what best suits your construction goals.

As you prepare to hire a commercial contractor, look no further than Commercial Building, Inc. CBI specializes in project management, pre-construction, and environmentally sustainable construction for medical facility renovations in North Carolina. Our team understands that it is important to be prepared, on schedule and within budget in order to have a successful renovation. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Lumberton, Sanford, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and many other cities in North Carolina. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at


Renovate Your Facility for 2021

As we approach 2021, Commercial Building Inc. is here to make sure your facility is ready for the new year and beyond.
Our experienced team of contractors and commercial builders can help you make room for whatever you are planning in 2021. If your facility or office needs an additional room or a change, we meet with you and go over what changes can and should be made.
Planning the design and process of construction is pivotal to ensuring that your renovation fits within the look of your existing facility. We work with you on the plans of reconstruction so that you know exactly what your renovation will look like before the construction team begins and finishes.
If your facility or office has an outdated look, your customers or clients may be off-putted.  It is important that your facility, have a modern and visually appealing look.  
It can be overwhelming when doing a renovation or redesign as there is so much to choose and so much to choose from. It is important to have an expert to help you make the right choice.  Our designers will help you choose the right colors for your walls, as well as the right flooring and lighting.
Give your facility the renovation it needs and your employees and clients the environment they deserve.  Commercial Building Inc. will ensure your facility is ready for the long-term future.
You can expect Commercial Building Inc. to deliver a general contractor experience that suits your business. We are available for all your commercial upfit and renovation needs. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Lumberton, Sanford, and many other cities in North Carolina. Call us today for more information at 910-818-6811. We look forward to working with you!
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Whether you are tackling renovations or building a new facility, hiring a building contractor takes more steps than a simple google search. It’s important to find a trusted and qualified commercial general contractor to guarantee that your project is successfully completed. 
What Is A Commercial Contractor?
A commercial contractor is a general contractor specializing in commercial construction. Different from a residential builder, a commercial contractor works on jobs such as new builds and renovations of schools, restaurants, offices, retail buildings, etc. A contractor will oversee all stages of construction and ensure its success and meets all codes and zoning regulations.
Do I Require A Commercial Contractor?
While the skills needed to complete a project may not necessarily include design and supplies, it is important to remember that by law most construction projects, commercial and residential, require some form of contracting licensing. Most states require an obtained building permit in order to begin construction and a certificate of occupancy upon completion of the permit to open a business.
How to Choose the Correct Contractor
When searching for a commercial contractor it is important to research and ask questions to help you find the best contractor for your job.  
            Recommendations – Make sure to start by asking friends and associates for recommendations and then read reviews.  
            Research – Research your choices for reviews, projects, awards and projects they have done.
            View Projects – Many websites have photos of projects they have worked on, but it is better to go see them in person if you can.  Check to see the contractors work up close before deciding.
            Interview – It is important to speak to the considered contractors to make sure you get along and have the same vision.  Think about some questions that you want to ask before you chat with your potential contractors.
Using a local contractor means that you can be secure in knowing that your commercial construction project will be completed in a timely manner, to exceed your expectations, and be completed within your budget. You don’t have to pay high corporate fees and extra expenses when you choose a local contractor. You can get a fresh look for your business at affordable prices!
You can expect Commercial Building Inc. to deliver a local contractor experience that suits your business. We are available for all your commercial upfit and renovation needs. We offer services in Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Lumberton, Sanford, and many other cities in North Carolina. Call us today for more information at 910-818-6811. We look forward to working with you!

The Key to Success in Retail Construction

The “Shopping Center” concept is one of the most successful commercial property models, and a building type which has a large effect on everyday urban life. Mall designs must respond to user needs, climate, design and planning trends. Shopping mall developers face significant financial risks because malls are buildings without an alternative use and unsuccessful projects burden developers with large financial losses and cities with unusable interruptions in urban infrastructure.

The main concerns regarding the design and construction of shopping centers are financial viability based on the market, budget restrictions and the potential return on investment (ROI). Given the significant amounts of capital required to develop and construct shopping centers, the builder/ developer needs to be confident that the project will achieve an appropriate ROI. Even successful projects can incur significant losses.

In order to avoid significant financial losses to the client, Commercial Building Inc. (CBI) developers conduct feasibility analyses to identify potential changes of market conditions and competition in order to minimize risk. In depth market analysis is used to define the size and character of the building based on the population of its area of influence, as well as existing and expected competition. CBI design strategies is used to differentiate a mall from its competition, and ensure economical, problem free operation in the future. CBI commercial contractors conduct thorough cost analysis to establish and assess the project’s viability when compared to its expected net present value, the foreseen future cash flows, and residual value.

Due to the fact that shopping malls require large initial investments, most shopping center investors/ owners are committed to a financial return over a long period of time. With this in mind, here are a few points to consider before making your initial investment and commitment to your next retail construction project:

Know your limits
While you shouldn’t shy away from a major shopping center construction project, it’s also important to know your limits. The best national retail construction firms will have significant shopping mall experience and can gauge just how much retail construction work a shopping center construction project will need to make it viable.

Develop a support plan
A shopping center is only as good as its tenants, national retailers are typically the biggest traffic draw. Shopping mall investors should know the amount of interior construction upgrades and tenant improvements it will take to keep current tenants happy. Also, national tenants like to be located by other national tenants. Will the shopping mall require significant build-out work or floor plate reconfiguration to accommodate more national retailers? These are questions that have to be asked when developing your support plan. It would be a waste to purchase a shopping mall only to see top tenants leave.

Shopping Center success depends not only on accurate analysis of market demand and strategic selection of a site, but on a design that has a well planned circulation and tenant allocation, animated public spaces and functional operation, in order to attract strong tenants whose success in turn depends on the successful attraction of the final consumer.

Site Selection
Selecting the best location or site for an shopping center is a fundamental decision for any retail business. Location affects customer patronage, market share, sales revenue, and profit-and consequently the long term performance and viability of the business itself. In turn, the performance of businesses at a given location affects the occupancy and rental rates that the property can achieve. A well located shopping center can be successful even in a weak economic environment or an overbuilt market, while a poorly located center may eventually fail. Therefore, understanding how location affects a retail business is paramount to the success of owning or investing in shopping centers.

Key to Success: Trust
To Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI), trust is the most important issue in any retail commercial construction project. As the world becomes more complex, faster and global, the need to make the organizations smarter results in added complexity. In today’s age, technology may support communication and information sharing but will not drive commitment and trust.Trust is achieved through constant open lines of communication, having a strong and knowledgeable overall understanding of the project from the design director, and working together with a common goal.

Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) is a trusted retail commercial construction company with knowledge in Shopping Centers, Medical Offices, Churches, schools, Industrial and Commercial Upfits, Restaurants, Retail Stores, Vanilla boxes, and Projects from the ground up. CBI’s honesty and credibility are an essential part of our success.

We currently serve Fayetteville, Fuquay-Varina, Sanford, Lumberton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Dunn, Southern Pines, Garner, Smithfield, Charlotte, Apex and many other area in North Carolina. We pride ourselves in handling multifaceted projects, attention to detail, and know-how of the projects that CBI constructs. Call 910-818-6811 Commercial Building, Inc. for an estimate on your retail construction project needs today.


CBI Insight: School Construction Projects

We treat every job like it’s our most important, but something extra comes out on school construction projects. Something about working on educational institutions as small as preschools or as large as military academies makes us reflect on why doing our best work matters. While we’ve done this hundreds of times across North Carolina, we never lose sight of the great opportunity that comes with every project of this sort. You can learn a lot with open eyes, open ears and open minds. And when we apply what we learn, each new school construction project becomes our best yet.

No Cookie Cutter Way
There’s no cookie cutter way to build or expand a school or at least there shouldn’t be. While processes and procedures that relate to these projects, they’re only effective when coupled with the insight that can only come through listening to those who will use an educational space generations after our crews pack it in.
Based on our experience listening matters, especially when we took on major renovation and expansion school construction projects. If we didn’t listen to the concerns of school officials and community members, we couldn’t have pulled off these projects.

Schools of all kinds are meant to give students a place to learn, think and create. We’ve learned that innovation breeds innovation, so we focus on innovative design and construction solutions for these important spaces.
Creativity in the design process doesn’t automatically fit into the parameters many architects and contractors use for constructing schools. The traditional process focuses on management, schedule, budget, efficiency and leaves little room for creativity. This process doesn’t just undermine innovation, it can kill it.

Cost Effective
Stakes are high on school construction projects due to the staggering amount of time and effort it takes to secure funding for them, especially for taxpayer supported public schools. Keeping costs in check is vital when you’re working with such hard won resources. With equal parts communication, coordination and old-fashioned grit, we finish school construction project weeks ahead of schedule while finding cost effective ways to save taxpayers and further redirected funding to improving student education instead.

Let’s Talk
Commercial Building, Inc. (CBI) understands the construction of buildings whose administrators educational plans are built around a calendar. From University buildings to K through 12 schools for small communities, they know the ropes for educational facilities. CBI believes in communication through progress meetings with administrators, scheduling updates and daily coordination. From elementary schools to post-secondary schools and field houses, CBI has completed significant work within the education sector. For more information, give us a call at 910-818-6811 or you can email us at