Tile Pompano Beach FL | Mercedes Benz of Pompano Beach
The building was an old BJ’s store. We brought the current Mercedes image to that store. Entire gut to the interior. The project on the interior was a 6.5-month process. Auto Nation owns the store.
All the Crossville tile was specified by Mercedes. We’re the general contractors, all subs are hired and managed by us. Very standard store for us. We’ve built 13 Mercedes stores to date.
Hodgens Construction has been around 12 years. We do primarily auto dealerships. We’ve built more than 104 dealerships to date. Our company is based out of Weston. Build mostly in the southeast states. We’re a small general contractor working with key clients. We install the specified by the customer. D&B is one of the primary companies we use. We’ve worked with them on many projects. Many times, we buy direct; other times we leave it up to the tile contractor.
We try to keep it simple. There’s no conflict of interest of us with our subs. We will value engineer our projects to get the best possible deal for our customers. WE are not design/build contractors. But we can often save hundreds of thousands of dollars through value engineering. No plan is without value engineering of some sort.
We know who’s who in our industry. We know the automotive dealership architects. We work with people who specialize in what we do. We work with people who have experience in building auto dealerships. The Mercedes-Benz dealership is part of a very large automotive complex just off I-95, with dealers handling Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover. The automotive market has been very strong throughout the downturn. Mercedes built quite a few stores during that time, taking advantage of the economic situation.
Any problems with a lack of skilled labor on any of your projects? South Florida struggles a little more than north Florida with its ability to maintain a ready supply of skilled craftspeople. We’re always impressed with the level of skill of the craftspeople who work on these projects. The tile setters are a perfect example of this. The contractor on the job was CJ Tile & Marble.