Case Study

Williams Sonoma

A Partnership in the Making

Retail Store Buildouts and Renovations

Throughout our career as a general contractor, we have developed several key components that aid in ensuring a construction project runs smoothly: a collaborative team approach, established processes that work in any location, and a network of national resources. The components are especially true for retail work where a coordination effort is ongoing between the client, landlord, architect, municipality, and vendors.

Sachse Construction’s work with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a perfect example of our general contracting approach. Over the past five years, we have completed work at nine Williams Sonoma locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, providing general contracting services for varying scopes, including new store buildouts and renovations. Though each location contains common brand elements, each store is placed in a particular mall or shopping center with a unique layout. When Sachse Construction teamed up with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for the buildout of the Bedford Square shopping center located in Westport, CT, new technology processes, a unique store layout, and changing interior components were crucial execution elements for the project’s success.

Knowing Sachse Construction had previously worked on many projects for Williams-Sonoma, Inc., the client decided to beta test upgrades to their construction project management system with the construction team on the Bedford Square project. The team focused on assisting with the integration of Revit and 3D scans for the creation of records and maintenance of building information for future needs.

Sachse Construction built the 8,000 square foot store in a ground-up outdoor mall. The base building contained many unique landlord regulations and engineering requirements that necessitated adjustments during construction. A modification to the store’s kitchen stove grease hood required coordination with area municipalities. The Sachse Construction team’s experience with these municipalities, having built previously in the greater Westport area, paid off, and the grease hood received a successful installation with smooth approval. The store opened on time and with approval to complete in-store cooking demonstrations during the grand opening celebration.