Typical Post-disaster Recovery and Restoration

Life in Houston has sure been unpredictable. The Great Storm of 1900 rolled over Galveston with a 15 foot water surge and scoured the island: almost every home, business, road, water main, and especially the rail line. Galveston never recovered its commercial position.

Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricanes Ike, Alicia, Rita and Katrina have battered the gulf coast and caused billions of dollars in damage. In 2017, Hurricane Harvey maxed out everyone’s ability to continue business with obstacles: closed roads, power outages, supply shortages and emotional stress.

Disasters vary wildly in nature. When exploring commercial disaster recovery and reconstruction plans in Magnolia, we at Century Construction know very well that the only ‘typical’ feature is that it will never be typical. As the old saying goes “hope for the best, but plan for the worst.”commercial construction magnolia, commercial disaster reconstruction magnolia,

Disaster Recovery Defined

The goal of disaster recovery involves the restoration of business and community activities that were disrupted by disaster impacts; things exactly as they were before the disaster struck. The recovery process involves both activities that were planned before disaster impact and those that were improvised after disaster impact.

Workplace Recovery for Your Organization

Workplace recovery ensures that you’ll maintain your operations with as little downtime as possible. Though it may be common in blockbuster films and Houstonians memoires, natural disasters are rarely the cause of destruction. Businesses are far more likely to deal with electrical fires, burst water mains, power surges, and marble sized hail.

The best way to figure out what you need is to consult a team of experts that know all about workplace recovery and business continuity. Century Construction can help with commercial fire damage, regional catastrophic events, commercial water damage, industrial cleaning, sick buildings, mold and indoor air quality needs.

Mobilize, Prioritize, and Maximize 

As soon as Century Construction understands the nature and magnitude of the loss, they assemble the right team of people and the right equipment to get the job done. They draw upon pre-arranged agreements with suppliers in your immediate area to have equipment and supplies on site right away.

After your property damage has been scoped, they work with your insurance company to reach an agreement on costs to repair the damages. Once that is complete, repair trades and crews will begin restoring your property from start to finish.

Century Construction balances safety and speed to get your business working again: emergency services, debris removal, commercial construction, even retrofitting existing buildings into temporary workspaces. 

Disaster Reconstruction In Magnolia

Now that the immediate disaster has passed, how will you rebuild? When you contact  professionals to perform reconstruction services, be realistic about how much you want to delegate. Certified professionals are trained to prevent additional damage to your property while the reconstruction plans are put in place.  

Instead of hiring separate contractors to restore and rebuild a damaged building, consider retaining the company that handled the initial disaster response to provide continuity. By coordinating a full range of restoration services, you could have your business up and running quicker with less disruptions to your workflow.

Century Construction Services is based in Magnolia and serves the greater Houston area. Contact us for all your disaster reconstruction needs.

Designing Your Dream Kitchen

Residential Remodeling Magnolia, Remodeling MagnoliaIf you’re thinking about remodeling your home, you’re not alone! Residential remodeling jobs are hands-down some of the most popular projects homeowners choose to tackle, and professional remodeling & reconstruction companies like Century Construction in Magnolia certainly have the experience and expertise you need to get it done! Professional construction and reconstruction contractors can make your dream home a reality.

The first thing we suggest is to go with what you like. If you aren’t quite sure, here are some of today’s popular trends … maybe of which we suspect will stick around for a bit longer, making them a good investment today:

  1. Quartz countertops. These are still a small part of the countertop market share, but the demand is certainly growing! Don’t worry, though, the more traditional granite option is still going strong, too, and remains widely used thanks to its beautiful look and durability.
  2. Single basin/farmhouse-type sinks. Believe it or not, this year there has been an uptick in customers wanting a single-basic kitchen sink.
  3. Exotic, dark wood flooring. Essentially people are going for light countertops and cabinets; and a contrasting dark flood. This trend has been around for nearly a decade now, and is a beautiful and classic look, especially against well-accented countertops and cabinets throughout the space.
  4. Gray is the new white. Seriously. For cabinets, floors, walls, you name it. Gray is in.
  5. Outdoor kitchens. This is obviously a pretty pricey addition during a kitchen remodel. However, the weather in Magnolia is perfect for an outdoor kitchen and living space – especially if it’s designed and built correctly to ensure nice airflow and shade from the sun. If you enjoy spending time outside, it might be a good investment for you and your home and would offer a whole lot of resale value.
  6. Open shelving. It can be tempting to have open shelves due to the convenience of being able to see everything and have everything in arms-reach without opening or closing cabinet doors. It’s a move toward embracing functionality in our increasingly busy lives. However, keep in mind that open shelves require some dedicated organization skills and routing dusting.
  7. Open floor plans. While not a new trend, we certainly don’t see this trend disappearing or fading anytime soon. If you’re dreaming of opening up your space, you can probably rest easy that it will be on-trend for some years to come.
  8. Freezer-on-the-Bottom Refrigerators. Those old side-by-sides have faded quickly in popularity. More and more homeowners are opting to get away from the side-by-side fridge/freezer and go for the newer freezer-on-the-bottom style for functionality and space reasons.
  9. Wine coolers. Need we say more! Wine coolers are becoming a more popular accessory in upscale homes. Feel this is a little too pricey? A simple wine rack is a great addition instead!
  10. Technology. This is for some people and not for others, but with innovations in technology, adding something like auto-on/off sink faucets can be a great addition!

DIY projects are popular today, but doing a residential remodeling or reconstruction job without licensed professionals with training and experience is not the best course of action. There are many safety hazards that come with these jobs and a professional remodeling team like Century Construction Services can offer expert advice and opinion in situations you may not think about. The pros are going to understand the best way to work with your budget to get the job done as soon as they can without cutting corners.