The interior of a facility speaks silent volumes to its inhabitants. It conveys culture to employees. It speaks of luxury, quality, or comfort to hotel guests. It offers quiet efficiencies to support the operations of an industrial space.
IT IS THE SOUL OF YOUR BUSINESS IN TANGIBLE FORM. WHEN IT COMES TO SOMETHING AS MEANINGFUL AS SOUL, IT’S CRITICAL TO GET IT RIGHT.
Specializing in renovations, adaptive reuse, expansions, and additions, Choate has completed more than 1.6 billion square feet in this arena where the small stuff counts and aggressive schedules are a way of life.
Choate Interiors’ reputation for innovation, quality construction, and inventive solutions are inherent in every project. No project is too small for creative value engineering nor too large for an intricate schedule. From the elaborate inlay of a patterned terrazzo floor to carving in a multi-level monument stair, Choate Interiors has it covered.
Choate’s breadth of interior and specialty project work includes a variety of spaces:
Nick Purdy, President & Founder, Wild Heaven Craft Beers
Director of Operations
He’s considered the restaurant guru for Choate Interiors’ Atlanta team, but in reality, Brian is a jack of all trades. As a twenty-year veteran of the construction industry and 15 years of experience at Choate, he’s amassed a portfolio of interior construction experience spanning nearly every market sector. His work with the renovation of Atlanta Tech Village helped earn local, state, and national accolades, including ENR’s “Best of the Best” Interior/Tenant Improvement award.
The best part about my job is that every day is different. There are new and exciting opportunities to help people achieve their goals around every corner.
Being an employee-owner means being relentlessly accountable to each other and every client we serve.
When we treat our clients and design teams as true partners, understanding each other’s needs, goals and aspirations, we have our most successful projects.
If you’re considering an interior renovation or special project, ensure you have a clear understanding of these critical success factors:
Choate offers a fully autonomous, dedicated department of Interior operations, management, and support staff. We will also ensure out of this team, you’re clear on your direct point of contact for the duration of the project.
Primarily working in occupied spaces leaves no room for error.
Choate’s OneLife safety culture covers the technical components of an excellent safety program but takes it one step further, directly impacting the emotional and behavioral drivers that affect decision making.
It tends to be close quarters when working in occupied spaces.
Excellent relationships with key stakeholders are a given, but what about the surrounding building tenants? Landlords, designers, and engineers? Local municipal personnel? Choate understands our involvement affects a reputation beyond just our own.
In addition, dedication to the building’s working schedule is key; Choate will actively manage noise, cleanliness, construction traffic, temporary protection, and worker segregation to minimize impact on surrounding tenants.
Regardless of the vendor, excellent communication and coordination with our owners’ preferred vendors not only ensures a smooth project, but that again, we are a good steward of our clients’ needs and reputations.
The key is to avoid unexpected challenges from the very start. Early contractor involvement is key; prior to schematic design stage, Choate can work with the team to develop an executable budget, identify long-lead items, analyze the space, and manage the schedule from day one. Our VirtualWorks team is also a valuable asset, when appropriate, offering early three-dimensional viewing, clash detection and existing conditions analysis.
Should challenges still occur, let’s instead call them “opportunities.” Opportunities to provide creative, solutions-oriented action. Opportunities to rely on proactive communication and positive relationships. Opportunities to get the job done, no matter what, and opportunities to ensure that client comes calling again.
Reputation is Everything.