Helzberg Diamonds (Dayton, OH)
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Helzberg Diamonds (Dayton South – Dayton, OH)

The project involved a complete remodel of an existing 4,026 SF Helzberg jewelry store.  The project was significant to the Helzberg as it was among the first two locations to implement the new prototype design and was one of the first off-mall locations with which we were involved.  As the general contractor, Westwood Contractors was responsible for overseeing the demolition, construction, finish-out, and exterior work required.  Work to the storefront included a safety barricade and graphic, selective demolition and construction, relocation and/or removal of existing light fixtures, new light fixtures, rain screen system, new canopy, new exterior decorative panels, new signage, repaint building exterior, refinished existing bollards, two new roof top units.  Interior work include selective demo, removal of existing vault, construction of new interior partitions, new wall finishes, new jewelry showcases and fixtures, new light fixtures, new electrical panel, new Energy Management System, modification of existing slab to accept new floor finishes, trenching as needed, new toilet room fixtures and accessories, mini-split system in jeweler room, modification of fire sprinkler drops, and new furniture and equipment.


The scope of work included interior demolition, masonry, miscellaneous steel, finish carpentry, fixture installation, roofing, doors frames & hardware, windows/glass/glazing, drywall/framing/acoustical, EIFS/stucco/plaster, ceramic/stone flooring, resilient flooring/base, carpeting, painting & wallcovering, fire sprinklers, plumbing, HVAC, air balance, electrical, and fire alarm.


Originally planned to have a 10-week duration, modifications to the prototype during construction resulted in numerous changes orders and increased scope which impacted the schedule.  Additional scope included, but was not limited to, demolition & disposal of existing vault, floor prep, drywall (added furr-outs and reworked soffit), fire sprinklers changed to fully concealed, new steel canopy, added tile to restrooms, storefront breakmetal color change, increased electrical scope, fabrication of new columns, replace axiom trim, and other city required changes.  The 14-week project was completed in mid-November 2016.