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Commercial Construction 101 from the Experienced Contractors at Varian

Commercial construction refers to the business of building small to large spaces in the private or public commercial sector. Commercial building projects can be broken down into several categories, each with its own unique requirements. Identifying where your project fits into these groups will help you locate a commercial construction company specializing in the type of work you need. Keep reading to learn more about the types and requirements of some of the most common commercial properties.

Types of Commercial Construction


Small commercial construction projects generally include properties that are smaller in size or under 500 square feet. This may include commercial retail, office space, small mixed-use buildings, residential additions, and renovations.


Medium-sized projects include commercial retail, commercial office space, and a mixed-use building with 500 to 50,000 square feet.


Finally, commercial retail structures over 50,000 square feet in size or commercial, industrial building projects consisting of multiple entrances all within the same building are considered large-scale. Large-scale projects range from skyscrapers and high-rise apartments to Walmart and other big-box retail shopping centers. The uses for these buildings and the time frame to build them can help better define how “large” of a scale the project will be.

Commercial vs. Residential

Commercial construction differs from residential construction because it’s usually much larger and more expensive. Additionally, commercial work may require teams of subcontractors to complete the project.

Along with the larger projects, some other rules and regulations must be followed for commercial projects. One such regulation that’s important, but not at all part of a residential construction project, is ensuring that commercial buildings are handicap accessible or ADA compliant.

Residential construction generally doesn’t need as extensive permits or zoning as does commercial. Some commercial projects can take upwards of 5 years to go through all the planning and permitting processes.

  • Step 1: Planning and Development
  • Step 2: Pre-Design Phase
  • Step 3: Design Phase
  • Step 4: Pre-Construction Phase
  • Step 5: Procurement Phase
  • Step 6: Construction Phase
  • Step 7: Post-Construction Phase

Hire a Contractor – Varian Construction

If you’re looking for a commercial contractor, trust Varian Construction.

Based in Southwest Florida, Varian Construction has renovated homes, condominiums, and commercial buildings for more than 30 years.

Furthermore, owner Bill Varian is accredited as a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), and a Certified Green Professional (CGP), ensuring that your home will be built with both quality and care.

Fully licensed to work in Florida, Varian Construction can complete your commercial projects within your desired budget and timeframe. Varian uses CoConstruct to help schedule timelines, track financials, and as a platform for communication for homeowners so you can be confident that your project is in good hands. If you want to hire Varian Construction for your commercial or residential projects, call today at 239.514.0103 or visit VarianConstruction.com.