The Edward's Enterprises company handles a variety of retail & shopping center repairs such as:
Full service handyman repairs
Shopping center maintenance
Retail stores repaired
Retail plumbing services
Store electrical & lighting
Restaurant millwork repairs
Laminate cashwrap repairs
Retail drywall & painting work
Same day & after hours work
Weekend service call outs
IVR & Work Order experience
We offer affordable retail maintenance & repairs, including preventative maintenance, work orders, service calls, emergency work, & retail handyman services of all types.
Not sure if we can help with your retail facility project? Call our office to discuss your retail store repair needs!
If your restaurant or retail location is using some kind of outdoor LED or neon sign, displayed out front to let others know of the business, then you might want to consider testing such a light regularly. You will especially want to ensure that it is both lit & visible when you are not there, such as in 'later hours' of the day, even at 3am. You want a light fixture that is not torn, cracked, damaged or used up, one that lights up more brightly, even at night, especially.
Check the hardware on your sign often, internally, to ensure it's still up to code & not busted apart, in any sense. You will also want to check that the colors have not faded, even slightly, with time. Because if that's the case, the color brightness on the sign itself, once it's lit, can also dim & fade a bit, or even show those letters off in a different color than what was intended. Account for all this regularly. & sometimes, all you need is to disconnect the light-sign & fixture, disassemble properly (remembering how you did so, in full order, so that you can more easily reassemble later) & give things a full, thorough cleaning & dusting on the inside. Make sure nothing is plugged in, of course, or electrically connected, first. After giving a deep internal clean, reassemble & see if that makes a difference; it should.
While many articles talk about the death of the mall as we know it, what about the birth of the modern American mall?
Bloomingdale's was founded in 1872 & 'The Grand Depot' in 1877. Before malls consumers had to rely on department stores in several locations to get everything they required. Later the open Northgate mall in Seattle became the defining classic “mall”. The Southdale Center (designed by Austrian born victor Gruen) in Edina, Minnesota became the first enclosed mall to open in 1956.
While malls had decades in American culture as a destination for shopping, the shopping landscape has changed rapidly in the last 20 years. While closures mount, individual companies within the mall are struggling to keep up with rising rents & falling foot traffic, with more clientele buying & ordering items online delivery from the comfort of their couches & offices, straight to their front door. There was almost 1500 malls around America by the mid 90's, but less than a thousand today.
In order for the American mall to survive, with financial companies predicting 20-25% of US malls shutting their doors within the next five years, they will have to change. Some malls have been testing ways to draws customers back to malls. In an effort to stay relevant many malls are transitioning into a “destination” for experiences, like converting food courts or the atrium to high-end restaurants, department stores changing to Urgent Care centers, 24/7 workout gyms, movies with IMAX screens, arcades & go carting or even obstacles courses in the common spaces.
Butch Knerr, President of Irvine Co. Retail Properties, told the Los Angeles Times that the $200 million spent on a recent project including a virtual reality attraction was one of the biggest investments made since 1995. The Irvine Spectrum Center added the attraction & 30 additional merchants where an anchor Macy's once stood. Customers can work out, be entertained, use services like spas & nail services & hang out with their kids all in one location. Shopping may not the first thing people think about when it comes to malls anymore!
What are ways to maintain your facility?
The proper ways of maintaining your facility are by training everyone on sustainability principles & methods, monitoring your asset performance, embrace preventive maintenance, think smart, & select environmentally responsible materials.
What are hard services in facilities management?
Hard services in a building are the physical parts that aren't removable. These parts include heating, lighting & electrical, plumbing, fire safety systems, air conditioning, mechanical, & preventive building maintenance & improvements.