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Sigma completes Phase I office space for United Drugs

Sigma Contracting has announced the recent completion of Phase 1 of an 11,000 SF of new office space for United Drugs, located at 7227 N. 16th Street in central Phoenix.

The tenant improvement of this former law office consisted of the addition of several new offices and conference rooms, new server room, reworking of existing millwork, electrical and data systems, along with luxury vinyl tile flooring and carpet. The interiors were designed by Katz Design Group and feature a contemporary feel with cool color accents throughout. This was a collaborative effort between the owner and Katz Design Group to complete a design build project within a very short time line with a limited budget.

The first phase of the project was completed in seven weeks with partial move-in beginning in just six weeks, to accommodate the need to vacate former office space. Phase II of the project is slated for May 2014, which will add new restroom facilities, more offices, HVAC upgrades, as well as ADA upgrades on the exterior of the building.


Help for Entrepreneurs Wanting to Franchise Business

Susan Wells, a partner with the law firm of Jaburg Wilk is hosting FranFocus–a no-cost presentation by experienced professionals for successful entrepreneurs considering expanding their businesses through franchising, followed by cocktails, on Wednesday, March 12th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Jaburg Wilk, 3200 N. Central Ave., Suite 2000 Phoenix, AZ 85012.

Attendees will learn what franchising is, what makes their business franchisable, how to add value through branding, how to prepare their operations for franchising, site build out and commercial leasing issues for franchise systems and how to position their business to attract great franchisees.

Presenters include:

Susan Wells, who has been advising franchisors and franchisees since 1993, when she began representing Cold Stone Creamery®. Susan will discuss what “franchising” is, as well as what makes a business “franchisable.”

Randi Miller, a principal with BrandSculpt, has helped her clients design, develop and monitor performance of new concepts and refine and reposition brands and products to enhance customer experience and increase profitability for over 30 years. Randi will discuss key principles in developing strong brands for fledgling and potential franchise systems.

Dana Robling has been responsible for franchise development for Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Kahala Franchising’s 15 brands. Dana will share her experience in refining and institutionalizing operational practices of a successful business to facilitate franchisees’ successful replication and operation of that business.

Melinda Hinkson has been a co-owner of Sigma Contracting, a general contractor with significant experience in retail build outs, since 1983. Melinda will provide practical advice about what franchisors should consider in developing prototypes for their franchise systems.

Renee Gerstman, a partner with Jaburg & Wilk, advises landlords and tenants in connection with their commercial leases, often in the franchise context. Renee will discuss lease provisions that are necessary for the protection of the franchise system.

Harriet Moser, a Franchise Consultant with FranNet of Arizona and New Mexico, assists her clients select business opportunities that match their skill sets, financial resources and goals. Harriet will share what prospective franchisees are looking for in a franchise system.

To attend the no-cost presentation, please email Lindsay Preach your name, company name and phone number at info@jaburgwilk.com or call 602.248.1044. Seating is limited.

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

Sigma Contracting Completes $520,000 Kids Inc. Project


Sigma Contracting (general contractor) and K&I Architecture recently completed the $520,000, 5,500 SF Kids Inc. at 4650 E. Cactus St. in Phoenix. The developer was Whitestone REIT.

Owner Jeanie Smith learned early in her educational career about the importance of early childhood development. When she created Kids, Inc., her focus was on educating young children versus just providing daycare service. This is their fifth location.

Subcontractors included Striker, BiltRite, Mesa Insulation Specialist, Norcon Industries  TCH Southwest, US Corps Contracting, Sun Country Floors, Charles Court Partitions & Accessories Co., Arizona Fire Protection Inc., Alliance Plumbing Arizona, J. Wolf Mechanical, Latham Electric, and Netsian Technologies Group Page Project.


Salvation Army Phoenix Kroc Center, AZRE March/April 2011

Public: The Salvation Army Phoenix Kroc Center


Developer: The Salvation Army
Contractor: Sigma Contracting, project manager; Haydon Building Corp., contractor
Architect: Barber Rinker Seacat (Denver) in conjunction with Dick Fritsche Design Group (Phoenix)
Size: 140,000 SF
Location: SWC 14th St. and Broadway Rd., Phoenix

The $44M community center includes a library, full-service fitness center, 350-seat chapel/performing arts center, wellness center and meeting rooms. Subcontractors include Gunsight Construction, McCain, M.A.G., Castle Steel, Tek Star and A.M.E. Electrical. Estimated completion is 1Q 2012.

AZRE March/April 2011