Based in Vaughan, Ontario, The GeoFocus Group provides complete project management, construction management, contracts administration and site supervision services to the Greater Toronto Area’s hospitality industry.Founded with the advanced knowledge and experience that is typically associated with larger management firms, The GeoFocus Group continues to impact the industry with principal-driven, client-centric services that are infused with the team’s diverse expertise and passionate focus.
The GeoFocus Group provides value by understanding their clients’ requirements for a successful restaurant construction and or renovation project. Whether the project scope is basic or complex, goals are met expertly and efficiently and managed by a dedicated team of hands-on, seasoned professionals.
The GeoFocus Group assigns a principal to each and every project, so clients can rest assured that every stage of their project is handled with senior-level involvement.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT | GENERAL CONTRACTING
Having participated in numerous successful restaurant / hospitality construction projects such as Ristorante Sotto Sotto Oakville, Jazz Bistro Toronto, Novotel Hotel Toronto’s Trio Lounge, IKEA Vaughan’s Bistro and the distillery district’s Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant (to name a few) The GeoFocus Group has the knowledge and practical experience required to assist with restaurant projects of all sizes and budgets.
Top 5 reasons our clients choose us for restaurant construction management, hospitality project management and dining establishment general contracting services:
- Awarded / successfully completed projects such as Ristorante Sotto Sotto Oakville, Jazz Bistro Toronto and Novotel Hotel Toronto’s Trio Lounge.
- In-house team of expert Construction Managers, Site Supervisors, Contract Administrators and Field Technicians.
- Utilizes cloud based project management, financial management and construction management software.
- Utilizes infrared scanning equipment to create as-built drawings, virtual tours, collect progress logs and streamline the construction documentation process.
- Extensive network of Architects, Engineers, Third Party Consultants, Interior Designers, Vendors and Suppliers all with experience in the hospitality industry.
Do you already have a set of Architectural plans that have been submitted to the building department for permit review and approval? If permit plans are available The GeoFocus Group can assist. Our comprehensive system guides, electronic tendering and project management experts can quickly and efficiently assist you to navigate the pre-construction process.
TYPES OF PROJECTS WE SPECIALIZE IN:
- Developing prototype design
- Creating prototype builder’s handbook
- Performing site survey to determine site viability
- Providing a schematic plan to determine the spatial viability
- Providing preliminary zoning and permit report
- Developing construction documents
- Providing a network of contractors for leveraged pricing and accountability
- Restaurant Build-out / Interior Fit-Out
- Commercial Kitchen Design Coordination
- Commercial Kitchen Equipment Purchasing Assistance
- Custom Millwork Purchasing and Installation
- Tenant Fit-Outs
- Landlord Fit-Outs
- Maintenance programs
- Take-out Restaurants Construction
- Restaurant Renovation / Restaurant Alteration
- Fire Prevention (Fire Safety Plans / Emergency Preparedness Plans)
- Kitchen Exhaust System / Hood Suppression
- Owner’s Representation / Contracts Management
- Procuring permits
- Reviewing and negotiating restaurant construction bids
- Sourcing and coordinating restaurant furniture, fixture and equipment vendors
- Managing construction budget and schedule
- Supervising construction progress
- Following up on post-construction through the one-year warranty period
- Liquor Licence Application Assistance / Coordination
- Health Department Inspection Assistance / Coordination
- Turnkey Project Closeout
While the province of Ontario and large cities like Toronto, Ottawa and Mississauga only require minimal insurance coverage The GeoFocus Group protects the interests of its clients by maintaining an extensive insurance policy which maintains overages in the following areas:
- Commercial General Liability
- Errors and Omissions
WHY THE GEOFOCUS GROUP
The success of a restaurant starts as early as the construction and design of the establishment. Smart restaurateurs partner with a professional construction and design team with the right experience, know-how, and communicative philosophy. Choosing the right construction partner can make or break your restaurant’s chance at success. Contact The GeoFocus Group today to discuss how we can tailor a construction and design program that best fits your project requirements and budget.