Denver’s Trusted Source for Commercial Renovations
Platinum Renovations & Consulting Redefines Quality and Delivery
What does it mean to be a premier general contractor? For Platinum Renovations & Consulting, it means delivering consistently superior services at extremely competitive rates. The company specializes in turnkey renovations for multifamily, retail, hospitality and commercial customers throughout the Denver area, as well as multifamily renovations in Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida.
The company got its start in 2012, when founders Ralph Guglielmi and Laura Svejcar teamed up to answer a call from local property management companies who were frustrated with the state of general contracting in Colorado. Guglielmi knew many of these clients from his successful painting business, and Svejcar brought to the table knowledge and know-how of the construction business. Together, the two grew the company into a trusted source for commercial renovations.
Renovations Down to a Science
Platinum has redefined project standards in terms of quality and delivery. The company’s proprietary online scheduling software exemplifies a commitment to delivering projects on time or ahead of schedule. “At Platinum, we are very schedule-driven. Before a project even kicks off, we have all our subcontractors scheduled and on board,” says Division Manager Bruce Rewerts. Everyone involved with a project has access to the scheduling software. “A client’s regional manager in Phoenix can log into our client portal and quickly get up to speed on the progress of a renovation project in Denver. The software allows us to give access to an unlimited number of people associated with a project.”
That includes subcontractors and vendors. “Subcontractors gain a full understanding of their schedule and deliverables through the portal. Vendors can see 30 days out when a material is needed, so they can place an order and ensure the material is ready to go on install day,” says Director of Renovations Andy Eanes. “We have renovations down to a science.”
A Faster Return on Investment
The company got its start renovating multifamily residences, like apartments and condominiums, for large property groups. That business sector remains Platinum’s bread and butter. “Platinum’s Multifamily Renovation Division specializes in turnkey renovations—everything from top to bottom, including demolition, cabinets, countertops, flooring, drywall, paint, appliances, fixtures, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and HVAC services,” Eanes says.
When Platinum provides turnkey renovations, the company delivers 99.2 percent of projects on or ahead of schedule. “By letting Platinum do everything, from ordering appliances and fixtures to coordinating delivery and scheduling subcontractors, clients can be assured they’ll have units up and running more quickly and achieve a faster return on investment,” Eanes says.
“We’ve renovated thousands of units, and we perform work faster than in-house property staff. By giving us the reins on a project, clients can free up personnel to focus on property maintenance and leasing activities,” Eanes adds.
From Restaurants to Clubhouses
Platinum’s Commercial Division has renovated and upgraded some of the most recognized businesses in Colorado, including the luxurious Millennium Harvest House Boulder hotel, Texas Roadhouse, 100% Chiropractic and the Salvation Army.
Its Commercial Division takes on projects that range from design-build to lump-sum contracts. “We’ve done small tenant finishes and mid-rise building renovation projects, from clubhouses to courtyards, roofs to parking lots and offices to locker rooms. We can do both structural renovations and ground-up construction,” Rewerts says.
“Platinum has good relationships with area city building departments,” he adds. “We hold Class A and Class B building permits for Denver and its surrounding cities, giving us the ability to do everything from renovations to new builds.”
Safety at the Core
A commitment to safety is at the core of everything the company does. “The staff completed OSHA’s 10-Hour Training Course, which covers workplace safety and reducing job site hazards, and plans to complete OSHA’s HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training Course as well. “Continuing education helps keep safety front of mind,” Rewerts says.
In addition to a commitment to safety, Platinum is also devoted to being a good neighbor. “When we have extra materials like cabinets, we donate them to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. We don’t want materials winding up in the dumpster when there are people in our community who can make use of them,” Eanes says.
Employees Who Care
During renovation projects, clients can expect to find either a project manager or supervisor on site at all times. “I always tell my project managers to ‘save face and show face.’ If they’re on site, they make sure to stop in and say ‘hi’ to the property managers. There may be a small issue that needs to be resolved, or a client might have a question for us. We strive to always be available—whatever the need,” Eanes says.
Rewerts adds that Platinum takes the time to educate clients upfront about the construction process, answer questions that arise and keep clients informed on the progress of a project. “We are a small team and are committed to delivering excellent customer service,” he says. “If there’s no one in the office when you call, you can be sure you’ll get a call back as soon as possible. Most of our employees have been with Platinum for years and some have even grown up with the company. They care about our clients.”
That means pitching in and helping to complete a small task on site, even if it’s beyond the project scope. “This is a relationship-oriented business,” Eanes says. “We use the same subcontractors over and over again because they’re reliable and do excellent work, and clients call us again and again because they trust us and trust that we deliver projects on time and within budget.”