Helzberg Diamonds (Portage, MI)
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Helzberg Diamonds (Southland Shopping Center  – Portage, MI)

The project was significant to the Helzberg as it was among the first locations to implement the new prototype design and was one of the first off-mall locations with which we were involved.  This project required the complete remodel of an existing 3,250 SF Helzberg jewelry store.  Serving as the general contractor, Westwood Contractors was responsible for overseeing the interior demolition, construction, finish-out, and minor exterior work for the project.  Key elements of the project included but were not limited to installation of and graphic; selective demolition and construction; relocation and removal of existing light fixtures; installation of new fixtures, new storefront system, new signage, new metal landing at stairs and at new rear exit, repaint exterior of building, refinish existing bollards, removal of existing vault, new interior partitions and patch & paint existing, new wall finishes, new ceiling finishes, new floor finishes, new jewelry showcases and fixtures, new lights, new electrical panel, new Energy Management System, modifications to existing slab as needed to accept new floor finishes, trenching as needed, new toilet room fixtures and accessories, new mini-split system to service jeweler room, new furniture and equipment, and one new roof top unit.


Our scope of work included interior demolition, masonry, miscellaneous steel, finish carpentry, fixture installation, roofing, doors frames & hardware, windows/glass/glazing, drywall/framing/acoustical, ceramic/stone flooring, resilient flooring/base, carpeting, painting & wall covering, window film, fire sprinklers, HVAC, air balance, electrical, and fire alarm.


Originally planned as an 10-week project, the schedule was impacted by client initiated change orders resulting in additional scope for demo & disposal of the existing vault, plumbing, drywall, HVAC (added return grills and transfer grill).  Additional change orders included wall repairs due to casework fixtures, replacement of entry door closers, a new BACnet card for the existing RTU, and changes related to painting, flooring, and electrical.  The 14-week project was completed in early November 2016.