Commercial Projects

Craven Construction Inc. can efficiently and professionally achieve your commercial construction needs. Stand alone structures, additions to existing buildings, mall space build-outs, corporate kitchens, or updates to your building lobby, all of these projects rely on what all successful business owners know; time is money.

It's not just enough to rely on any firm and to merely push a project through to completion.

Craven Construction Inc. is a business and we understand business needs. At the very least your project will require accuracy in budget, but as important is the schedule, risk reduction, and the project's appearance every day.

Experienced business owners know that every aspect of your business makes it more marketable. We know that even your construction should project that image and needs to be managed and protected.

Agricultural Heirloom Seed Facility

argricultural heirloom seed facility

This building is constructed with a highly insulated concrete slab, using structural insulated panels (SIPs) for walls, and an engineered truss roof. This building has an agricultural end-use as storage for heirloom seeds so great care was taken to seal off even the smallest hole where air or pest infiltration might occur.

The main body of the building has a storage area above. This area is not insulated, but does have a thermostat that can exhaust air at a high rate, keeping it cooler in the summer than most attic areas, as reducing the load on the air conditioning inside the seed storage area.

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Global Interpretations HQ

Global Interpretations HQ

This building was a mixed use residential and office for an international company working out of Washington DC in the mountains of Virginia.

The home was perched on a hillside and all the materials needed to be unloaded from trucks and then carried by Skytrac up the mountain road.

The walkout basement was constructed of structural insulated panels (Sips) and had hydronic in-floor heat circulating beneath the concrete slab.

The first floor walls were also SIP and the main portion over the center of the home was also SIP.

The two wings on either side used engineered energy trusses with 2 feet of blown in insulation for a high R-value in the summer heat and humidity as well as the cold winters.

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Kilwin’s Grand Traverse Mall

Kilwin's GT Mall

Kilwin’s is an example of the numerous commercial projects in the Grand Traverse Mall and around Traverse City successfully completed over the past 20 years. In addition to numerous mall retail build-outs, there are many small to large scale additions and remodels to the City Bike Shop, Northern Title Agency, Pavlova Salon, the Con Foster Museum, the Dennos Museum Center, and the Paperworks non profit project.

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La Bella Vida Salon

La Bella Vida Salon back

La Bella Vida Salon front

In addition to renovating the Pavlova Salon twice over the last 20 years, the Bella Vida Salon was resurrected from the wreckage of a mixed use commercial building and restored to a useable and attractive addition to the 8th Street neighborhood where it sets on the corner in a highly visible high traffic area.

The building was completely gutted and brought into the 21st century with new footings beneath it, hydronic heated concrete floor, an abundance of insulation and venting, and a steel and copper spiral staircase leading to a second story loft space.

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