Local Contractor Who Serves The Community: Safelight Renovation
Dunlap Construction has been serving the greater Western North Carolina region since 1979. As a result, we have become a trusted partner for many local businesses, hospital systems, municipal projects, and more. Our involvement in community organizations makes us one of the top local contractors for nonprofit agencies. We recently had the opportunity to work on some renovations to Safelight, an important agency in Hendersonville dedicated to supporting survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Read on to learn more about this project and the services Safelight provides.
Safelight Renovation: Scope Of Work
The project at Safelight was truly top to bottom – we made updates to each floor that enhanced the function of the space. In the lobby, we constructed a new office in an alcove with a window. In addition, we added easy access data ports. Not all renovation is glamorous, but it still has to be done! The storefront wall had a leak that needed repair. We removed the old caulking and re-caulked the wall to stop the leak.
Moving to the second floor, we did extensive work to the floor plan to create more office space and storage:
- Installed 2 new doors in hall for file storage (locked access)
- Constructed 2 new offices with new doors, power outlets, & data ports
- Added double doors to existing offices
- Installed sound insulation in all new walls
- Painted all new walls and existing hallway
- Closed existing door to lobby
Plus, we made improvements to the bathroom as well:
- Installed an exhaust fan to shelter bathroom
- Added FRP (Fiberglass-reinforced plastic) to walls and ceiling in shelter bathroom for easy cleaning and maintenance
In the basement, we focused primarily on repairing damage, installing new flooring, and upgrading the bathrooms:
- Removed and capped 3 drinking fountains
- Cleaned and polished the Terrazzo stairs
- Repaired walls and replaced damaged ceiling tiles
- Painted all walls
- Installed new floor covering throughout all finished areas
- Added new LED lighting
- Installed new plumbing fixtures
- Constructed 2 new shower stalls
- Installed owner furnished range hood
- Painted existing toilet room floors
- Installed FRP on all toilet ceilings
The result is a fresh, multi-functional space for clients that feels comfortable and home-like.
Choosing A Local Contractor Who Cares
When it comes to commercial renovations, we always have a soft spot for our community agencies and non profits. These organizations do so much important work to serve our friends and neighbors. We are honored to be their choice over other many other local contractors. Be sure to check out the finished walkthrough of Safelight here. If you’re considering a renovation of your commercial or multi-use space, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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