2023 Year in Review Week 3

12/12/2023

Welcome back to Week 3 of our 2023 project reviews. This week, we are focusing on remodels and tenant improvements. Creating a welcoming and comfortable space requires careful planning, personalized touches, and constant communication with the client.

With limited time frames in schools, neighbors in offices, and workers in warehouses, it can be challenging to complete the required work without causing disruption. However, our teams leveraged their experience in these environments to meet strict deadlines, ensure the safety of high-end finishes, and bring the client’s vision to life.

Take a look at some of our favorite projects below.


Sig Sauer

A remodel of an existing building that included 30,000 SF of office space and 28,000 SF of warehouse/light manufacturing space. This project was highlighted by the installation of two pre-manufactured clean rooms. Perlo was involved in design input from the very beginning, producing multiple budgets through several design drawing updates while providing real-time constructability feedback. Our team also helped facilitate early mechanical and electrical design required to meet the project needs unique to clean room manufacturing.

During preconstruction, Sig Sauer, LRS, and Perlo worked together to create a space that met Sig Sauer’s operational needs, maintained their brand identity, and remained within their target budget. The success of this project highlights how involving the General Contractor and design-build trade partners early on helps establish a well-designed construction plan.

Additional features include:

  • Installation of 2 cleanrooms
  • Employee amenities including locker rooms, shower stalls, and a wellness room
  • Specialty compressor and hazardous material storage

“I believe that much of the success came from (Superintendent) Lance’s leadership onsite. Between the city and supply chain issues, the project came up against several delays. Every time, Lance managed to minimize the impact, and many times he brought us back to the original timeline. Lance worked hard, was kind but direct, and was always the first to arrive and last to leave. His experience and foresight saved us multiple times, and his years of leadership was obvious as I watched him work with subs, inspectors, and Sig.” – Patrick Pierce, Client/Facilities Manager, Sig Sauer

Perlo Team

Jordan Peterson | Senior Project Manager

Jakob Eisenbeiss | Project Manager

Lance Livingston | Superintendent

Kyle Kowalski | Foreman

McKayla Marshall | APM

Brandon Brooks | Field Safety Coordinator

Torry Worthey | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Lum’s Buick GMC

This project was a renovation of the existing customer service write-up area as well as a new, 9,000 SF service building for a premier Portland Metro auto dealer. To achieve an improved customer flow and visibility, the existing write-up area was opened up and included new finishes throughout. Utilizing a pre-engineered metal building, the new service center features nine new service bays, a fluid storage room and an employee restroom. The addition nearly doubled the current service department capacity and allows for Lum’s to receive electric vehicles.

“Lums Auto Group is one of the best owners I have worked with in my career. They are amazing community members and care about their staff and the people they serve. It was a pleasure helping them with this project, and effectively doubling their shop capacity.” – Stephen Alger, Senior Project Manager

Additional features include:

  • Remodeled customer lounge
  • Nine new EV accessible service stalls
  • New safety features including eye wash stations, sprinkler systems, and extra thick concrete slabs for service stall anchorage

Perlo Team

Stephen Alger | Senior Project Manager

Regan Cloudy | Project Engineer

Bill Phipps | Superintendent

Dave Moudy | Foreman

Eccles Elementary

Continuing our relationship with Canby School District, this project focused on the extensive design-build mechanical upgrades for this elementary school.

This project consisted of a complete mechanical system replacement, associated interior and exterior improvements, new flooring in select areas, and re-roofing. Additional work included hardware upgrades as well as preparing walls in each classroom to accommodate new marker boards, projectors, and upgraded technology.

“Working in a school requires tight planning. You have to implement MONTHS in advance. In a short schedule, we had the roof demoed, mechanical units installed, and the new roof set. Superintendent Kyncade and his foreman were huge in getting this wrapped up on time.” – Adam Smelley | Project Manager

Features include:

  • New roof
  • Fixture updates
  • Tight finish schedule to avoid disturbing active classes

Perlo Team

Adam Smelley | Project Manager

Kyncade Hardy | Superintendent

Nathan Wright | Foreman

Crystal Bentley | Senior APM

Brandon Brooks | Field Safety Coordinator

Alli Strand | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Boyland Kia of Portland

The Boyland Kia of Portland project included a full renovation of the original Portland Jaguar Land Rover store built in the 1970s. The interior was completely demolished, new windows were cut in to brighten the space, and new service drive canopies and customer entry points were added.

The project included a combination of new construction materials, and matching original ornamental features such as textured exterior walls, re-building the original ornamental fence pillars, and getting creative repairing out of plumb walls and floors that had settled over the decades.

Features include:

  • New fabricated ACM logo tower
  • Installation of several new ADA ramps and accessories
  • Addition of new steel service center canopy

Perlo Team

Jake Jensen | Senior Project Manager

Regan Cloudy | Project Engineer

Nick Butler | Superintendent

Travis Eaton | Superintendent

Jacob Chaney | Foreman

Alli Strand | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Baird Tenant Improvement

This was a complete 10,000 SF remodel of an office space located on the 3rd floor of a fully occupied 5-story building.

The work included demoing down to the studs, repairing imperfections in the existing slab on deck, reworking existing MEPF, and building out the new office to strict design standards from Baird and Shorenstein. For the first 1/3 of the project our crew worked nights to reduce noise impacting surrounding businesses and our team spent significant time coordinating logistics so that construction work would not impede all the other businesses operating in the building.

“This one was all about team coordination. We had to work nights for the first third of the project so we didn’t disturb other tenant in the building – even then we had to be extra vigilant to keep within Lake Oswego Quiet Hours. It was a lot of work, but it turned out great and both Baird and the property manager were pleased. We were even asked to return for another tenant job in the same building!” – Joshua Swake | Project Manager

Features include:

  • High-end fixtures and finishes
  • Multiple mural walls and art installations
  • Game room and custom kitchenette

Perlo Team

Jeff Hankins | Senior Manager, SPG

Joshua Swake | Project Manager

Kory Stark | Superintendent

Reygan Pattullo | APM

Alli Strand | Subcontractor AP Specialist

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re expanding your business or updating the look and feel of your current office, it can be difficult to coordinate work and construction. Our teams have extensive experience operating in occupied spaces, working within tight deadlines, and implementing low-impact plans to keep your neighbors happy.

Looking to spruce up your space, contact our teams today. We’re ready to build for you!