"This Construction Company was not planned, but instead created out of necessity. Over time we came to realize (as WDS Architecture) that Businesses continued to need our help after we gained their Permit. So we established WDS Commercial, where we specialize in commercial Tenant Improvements & Buildouts! We are now being pursued by small businesses, to share with them the steps to getting the doors to their physical location open for business."
~Mike Marden, Founder
WDS Commercial LLC is an Arizona General Contractor specializing in Tenant Improvements throughout the Metro Phoenix area. WDS is trusted by Business Owners to assist with Interior Buildouts & Modifications.
It is said that spending 10,000 hours at something makes a person an expert. You are an Expert at your Business! As a Business Owner, your product or service is your main focus. You are likely not skilled at reading blueprints, experienced with building permits, or understand construction. You have limited time and resources. You need someone you can trust to manage the day to day tasks involved with building out your space.
After the lengthy process of choosing Lease Space and then hiring an Architect to obtain Building Permits, finding a General Contractor they can trust to complete the Buildout can easily be the final nail in the coffin. This new and unfamiliar territory can be overwhelming. Furthermore, being misinformed about cost and timeline can compound this problem, causing a Business to fail before its doors are even open.
Projects always seem to take twice as much time and three times the cost as most first time Tenants account for when signing a commercial lease. We were tired of seeing Entrepreneurs fail before their doors were even open for Business. That’s when we decided to put several decades of knowledge and experience into a system for success. The WDS Brand of services follows a PLAN + DESIGN + BUILD + CAPTURE solution.
If you are discussing the price to buildout your project with Licensed Commercial General Contractors, be aware there are two parts to their Estimate: "In-Place Work" & "GC Fees".
Of those, Supervision & Duration are the biggest drivers impacting one GC's cost compared to another: Do you want your project "Supervised" daily or is a drive-by acceptable?
Are you accounting for the correct amount of time in the "Schedule" to build the project, have it Inspected & then Serviced during turnover?
~ Mike Marden, Founder
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ (BS)
Iowa State University
Ames, IA (BA)
Ladoke Akintola UofT / Federal UofT / GCU
Ogbomoso, Nigeria / Phx, AZ (BT, MT, MBA)
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ (BA, M. Ed)
3,000sf Retail Shell
In 2022 the best way to get a project completed will be the Design-Build approach. One contact for both Drawings, Permits & Construction will allow flexibility and pivoting as we face unexpected challenges in price and availability of materials. With this method pricing can occur while designing and design can be changed during construction without going to separate parties.
6,000sf Retail Tenant Improvement
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