Commercial Buildings
Blue Frog Marketing Building

Constructing the Perfect Commercial Building


We know you have a business to run and no time to waste, and building your own business is a big deal—no matter the size. Whether you’re looking to construct an office space, flex space (offices and workspaces with a warehouse or storage facility), retail space, restaurant, or clinic, we know how to make your vision a reality. Before even breaking ground, the construction planning process includes deciding what you want to build, finding a piece of ground, talking to the city, and presenting your idea to the bank to secure funding. We will be there from the very beginning to orchestrate the process and bring it all together, ensuring everything runs smoothly.

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Raceway Tire & Exhaust

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Blue Frog Marketing

What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Commercial Building Project

When you partner with Pro-Line, we go the extra mile to make sure your project includes exactly what you want and need. One of our first steps is to visit your business and discuss your current building. We will determine what you like about it and how it could better serve you so we can design a plan that will benefit you well into the future. Below is a list of things to consider as you get started thinking about your construction project.

What to Consider

Location

  • Do I have a piece of land in mind?
  • How much space do I need? How many parking spaces?
  • How much do I plan on expanding?

Wish List

  • What are my must-haves?
  • What are the my nice-to-haves I could do without?

Time

  • How much time do I have to devote to the project?
  • How long do I plan to be in this space?
  • When does the project need to be done?

Budget

  • What land can I afford? 
  • What square footage and features are within my means?
  • How much can I allocate to unexpected costs? 
  • Do I have a relationship with my bank or a commercial broker?

How to Finance Your Commercial Building

On top of working with a civil engineer and the city, getting approval from the planning and zoning committee and the city council, as well obtaining a building permit, financing your commercial building is a huge step that cannot be overlooked. We understand how complicated and stressful this process can be, but we are here to be your guide through it. 

After determining your budget, follow the steps below. 

Financing Steps

1. Find A Lender

Having a partnership with your builder will help, as they will have to provide information throughout the process.

2. Prepare a detailed business plan

Reviewing your business plan is how your lender determines if they will offer you financing for your business. 

3. Qualify for your commercial loan 

Steel or Wood-Frame Building? How to Decide

One of the first decisions you will have to make about your new business is whether it will be a steel-frame or a wood-frame building. Both have their advantages. No matter which you choose, with Pro-Line, you’re guaranteed quality materials that will last and withstand extreme weather conditions. View our short guide below to help you make the decision.

Material Benefits

Wood-Frame Buildings

  • Versatile and durable 
  • Often more cost effective and quicker to build
  • Higher energy efficiency 
  • Compatibility with large access ways
  • Low maintenance requirements
  • Communicates craftmanship and a nostalgic or rustic look

Steel-Frame Buildings

  • Strong and sturdy, yet flexible
  • Often lasts longer
  • Offers diverse design options and arrives ready to assemble
  • Sustainable and accommodates energy efficient adaptations 
  • Offer options for waterproofing and fireproofing 
  • A popular choice for a modern, sleek look 

It was a fun and good experience to have our Pro-Line Building built from start to finish. Everyone on the Pro-Line staff was very nice and very professional, from sales to building crew. They promptly answered any and all questions we had. I think everyone should have a Pro-Line Building!

– Bob & Sally Nekola

Without continuous knowledge, advice, and friendly support from Bill and the entire team at Pro-Line, my building project would not have been possible. From meeting with the architect at the beginning of our engagement to reviewing plans before construction and making changes during the initial buildout, Pro-Line was flexible and responsive every step of the way.

– John Campbell

Visit Our Work Gallery to See the Pro-Line Difference for Yourself

Our Work gallery includes pictures, descriptions, and testimonials of some of our most memorable projects.