At Work: Building for Inspiration
Many of us spend more than half of our waking hours at a workplace. That’s why it’s important to create a healthy, ergonomic environment that inspires productivity and offers a comfortable atmosphere for management and staff. Benchmark GC plays an active role in achieving the goal with our innovative retail and commercial construction services in Southwest Florida.
From the ground up, our experience has taught us how to create extraordinary retail and commercial buildings. We take the time to learn about your business needs, your unique vision and your expectations, transforming preliminary concepts into beautiful workplaces that exceed your expectations for both form and function.
We guide you through the permitting and building process with one thing in mind: our unwavering commitment to your successful project, exceeding your expectations and staying within your budget. Our goal is to build continued relationships and to be your resource for ongoing commercial construction projects.
In order to make your commercial space the best it can be, we rely on knowledge we’ve gained from past projects, plus we look to the future to ensure that your workplace accommodates the features and technology that makes your business the best that it can be.
Featured Commercial Projects
A New Orleans-style Revival
Mud Bugs Cajun Kitchen
One of Benchmark’s more dramatic, commercial renovations can be seen at Mud Bugs Cajun Kitchen on Sanibel. The building was originally constructed in the mid-20th century as Café Orleans—a quaint, two-story restaurant with French-style architecture that complemented its Provencal cuisine. The restaurant changed hands over the years, eventually falling into disrepair until most recently purchased by a local restaurateur with an ambitious vision for renovating and reviving the once-neglected structure. Thus, the concept for Mud Bugs Cajun Kitchen was born—a destination restaurant offering diners a colorful, contemporary New Orleans-style ambience with authentic Cajun cuisine unlike any that Sanibel had seen before.
Island Style Relaxation
Island Inn Resort
We were honored to create the first new hotel rooms on the island in more than four decades at a location that vacationers have sought out for more than a century as the premier Sanibel Island hotel and resort destination. Our vision for the resort was to create a seamless fit with the gorgeous beachfront setting. Conveying a feeling of relaxation and connecting with loved ones was paramount at this place known for family vacations, weddings, and romantic getaways.
With this project, we replaced a 12-unit concrete block building built in 1961 with the brand new Matthews Lodge, 12 luxurious suites highlighted by spectacular gulf views. Benchmark also had an opportunity to implement their specialized geothermal cooling system, an effective, green, environmentally-sensitive way to cool the environment.