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Specialty Retail Jewelry Store Built

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1 Company GarCo Inc. Industry Interiors - Walls & Ceilings Company Size 30 Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA Website www.garco-inc.com Project for Jared® The Galleria of Jewelry Project Value $200,000 Project Length 8 months On Center Software Solutions On-Screen Takeoff® Quick Bid® G arCo Inc. (GCI) is a Baton Rouge, LA based commercial drywall and framing business with over 15 years of experience. President Alejandro Garcia and Vice President John Gomez believe that successful businesses are built on strong client relationships and excellent communication. This belief is core to their goal of exceeding the expectations of general contractors and building owners. With principals who have hands-on experience as site-workers, estimators, and project managers, GCI concentrates on the details which ensure quality of work and informed customers. The company specializes in metal stud framing, wood framing, drywall hanging, drywall finishing, acoustical ceilings, painting, insulation, installation of metal trusses, and EIFS. GCI is committed to completing work in a timely manner, at reasonable rates, with the highest of quality. Its portfolio, across the state of Louisiana, includes con- struction ranging from financial buildings, stand-alone store fronts, academic facilities, institutional centers, large malls, and retail shopping centers. The increasing number of projects and the competitive nature of the industry were making manual takeoff and bid processes very challenging to complete in a timely fashion. This issue and its focus on detail led GCI to automate essential elements of construction— quantitative measurement and estimating. The value obtained by leveraging On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid was immediate. Better control and more extensive knowledge over how many and what types of materials were needed saved money and gave a precise line of sight into the labor required. GCI also experienced a reduction of time by 50% for estimating; allowing them to bid more, while increasing their bid/win ratio. R E TA I L P R O J E C T When Jared opened its first store in 1993, it offered a revolutionary idea in retail jew- elry—a store front not located in a shopping mall. Rather than just strolling by a mall front jeweler, prospective buyers visit Jared® the Galleria of Jewelry (JGJ) location with one purpose in mind; they want to buy their jewelry through a personal and intimate experience. Such objectives establish a set of standards that begin with the construction of the facilities. GCI was selected to perform the exterior and interior work for the JGJ store in Baton Rouge, LA., because of their reputation for quality and style of work. The Specialty Retail Jewelry Store Built U S I N G A R I N G O F AU TO M AT I O N S O L U T I O N S TO E N S U R E AC C U R AC Y & E F F I C I E N C Y

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