Month: October 2018
Surfing the Wave of the Cannabis Boom
Four years ago, Mosaic Construction entered a new vertical in construction as we jumped feet first into the cannabis industry as a result of one of our loyal client asking for our help. Mosaic had previously built retail spaces and when we were approached to complete three design/build projects for their cannabis dispensaries in Illinois, we learned very quickly how fast the market was growing (pun intended!)
Cannabis Facility Construction was created to brand our efforts in the cannabis industry. We have grown to a nation-wide, industry leading design/build construction company. We have worked with design professionals to create unique spaces for our cannabis clients and have completed twelve Dispensary, Cultivation and/or Processing projects in six states totaling over 140,000 square feet. We have a loyal client base and have expanded our reach and talents within the cannabis industry to provide quality and highly functional facilities within this booming sector.
We are proud, sponsoring members of the National Cannabis Industry Association which represents nearly 2,000 member-businesses and tens-of-thousands of cannabis professionals. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry where they believe “Our industry is stronger, smarter, and more prosperous when we work together.” Recently, we attended the Midwest Quarterly Cannabis Caucus which is the premier B2B event series for making meaningful connections with the cannabis industry’s leading executives and policymakers while also getting the tools we need to advance the cannabis industry nationally. Recently, we spent a few days in Anaheim, CA at the California Cannabis Business Conference, the only industry association trade show preparing California cannabis businesses for success in the largest adult-use market in the world. The California Cannabis Business Conference unifies the Golden State and brought together seasoned industry leaders to convene on best business practices and operations.
Later next month, the Cannabis Facility Construction team will attend the MJBiz convention in Las Vegas. This event is the preeminent conference to drive business deals and forge valuable connections with cannabis professionals in business today. There will be over 20,000+ cannabis professionals and 1,000+ exhibitors attending. It is the networking event for anyone serious about networking in the cannabis industry.
To learn more about Cannabis Facility Construction, check out www.cannabisfacility.net.
Window To Your World
“My favorite journey is looking out the window.”
Window replacement is one of the smartest improvements one can make to their home, condo or apartment building. Today’s products are designed to be maintenance-free, highly efficient in terms of insulating your home from winter’s cold and summer’s heat, easy to operate and clean as well as a way to beautify your home’s exterior and interior. Whether you prefer vinyl, wood or fiberglass products, all will provide you with an exceptional value and easy operation.
Below are some of the top reasons that windows are replaced:
The existing windows are not operating properly. This may mean that the double hung sashes or storm window sashes don’t open (or stay open). Broken lift systems are dangerous and don’t allow windows to properly operate. Casement windows can also have operational issues if the lock mechanisms don’t properly grab the hasp or the if roto operator is stripped. These are reasons to consider replacement.
Older windows (anything older than 25 years old) are not energy efficient. At a minimum, new windows should be thermal-pane technology (two pieces of glass hermetically sealed with a non-conductive spacer system). Low emissivity glass (Low ‘E’) and argon gas should be added to boost the R-value (or lower the U-value) of the glass unit. Additionally, new windows have wool or vinyl weatherstripping where the sashes meet the main frames which cuts down on drafts.
New windows are virtually maintenance-free and easy to clean. Midwest weather and the extreme cold and heat seasons are particularly hard on the exterior of older windows. Windows that have wood exteriors are more prone to rot over the years. A new window replacement will provide no maintenance at the exterior as most replacement windows are either vinyl or aluminum clad exteriors. Also, double hung windows tilt in to clean and casement windows fully swing open to provide ease of cleaning even if the windows are on the 2nd or 3rd Floors.
If you are looking for a smart, relatively inexpensive way to enhance the beauty of your home, a window replacement project can really modernize and beautify your home’s exterior (and interior too). New windows have design elements like internal muntins (grids), designer glass, pre-finished paint or stain options (if wood interior) and many exterior colors that can transform the look of your home. Projection windows like bay windows, bow windows or garden windows create space on the interior and create a great focal point on the exterior.
Mosaic Construction believes first impressions really matter and the exterior finishes have the greatest impact on curb appeal. We understand that the definition of a successful renovation is unique to each property owner. At Mosaic Construction, we partner with commercial and residential property owners to enhance and upgrade their exteriors. We have the expertise to complete renovations of nearly every scope and size.
What to Expect
• Consult – we will provide counsel to clarify your needs to construct the ideal plan.
• Construct – we will assist in choosing building products and options that will maximize your
property’s functionality, structure and overall aesthetic value.
• Transform – our process will ensure that your project will be on-time, on-budget and exceed your
Our Expertise Includes
• Window Replacement
• Door Replacement
• Composite & Vinyl Siding
• Gutters/Downspouts & Soffit/Fascia
• Deck & Porch Construction
• Masonry & Stone Construction
• Architectural Enhancements
It All Comes Together
Our Brand: We believe that everyone should enjoy the spaces where they work and live. We understand that the definition of beauty is unique to each owner. We create living and working environments that align with our clients’ wants and needs. Through our consultative approach, we focus on learning about our clients and their plans for their new spaces. Our goal is to make their vision into a reality. We promise that it will all come together to exceed client’s expectations and fulfill their vision!
What does “It All Comes Together” mean to some of the Mosaic team members?
“Every Mosaic Action must be implemented, executed, and working in unison for us to be successful and to be the company we want to be. It’s what makes us stand out from the crowd and establish ourselves.”
“It All Comes Together’ means combining all facets of the project into one efficient working machine. From design to construction to finish day, we work through every detail to make sure the project is completed flawlessly.”
“When we are focused on the Mosaic Actions, the result is ‘It All Comes Together’. We have happy team members, clients and trade partners.”
“Mosaic. Where we have many talents and much experience over many facets of construction; all integrated under once process driven enterprise.”
“The customer is more pleased with the work we did for them than they could have imagined.”
“At the completion of project, everyone is happy and satisfied with the journey.”
“It means everything from start to finish was completed on the job. We communicated who we are and what our company is capable of. We listened to the customer’s needs, we built a relationship with our client and understand exactly what they are looking for. We followed through on our commitments and ensured the work met their expectations. We followed up after the job was completed and made sure they still love the dream we created.”
Contributing to a Positive Environment
When you walk into work for the day, the environment should be better by having you there. Treat your peers as your internal clients; this will result in a better work environment and an improved customer experience. Leave outside issues at the door and bring a positive attitude.
What does “Contribute to a Positive Environment” mean to some of the Mosaic team members?
” ‘Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.’ When you come to work and interact with a team member or a client, have a clear vision of the day ahead and avoid distractions, you will have a great day.”
“A positive environment is a place where people enjoy working and living. Contributing to a Positive Environment is doing your part to bring enthusiasm and charisma to all atmospheres of life.”
“Contribute to a Positive Environment means that we take interest in the lives of our team, clients and trade partners. We ask questions, we check in with them, we think of others and how we can be supportive and help them with their work.”
“Contributing to a Positive Environment means make the experience positive for the client. Construction is dirty, noisy and disruptive and we cannot change that. We can set realistic expectations for positive, achievable outcomes and do it with a smile!”
“Use language that is upbeat. Challenges, not problems, for example.”
“Respect everyone. Have fun.”
“Contribute to a Positive Environment means bringing a happy energy to the work place, leaving your problems at the door being a positive person and helping hand your team.”