SMALL BOX RETAIL

Spatial Efficiency – provision the minimal amount of space for MEP systems and infrastructure since the space is very much considered a necessary evil that takes away from more retail space.

Seamless Integration – utilize the concepts of screening, spatial alignment and symmetry to ensure that the MEP components are seamlessly integrated.

First Cost Focus – small retail projects are typically low margin and have rapid refreshes. This needs to be reflected and incorporated into the MEP design to ensure that first costs are minimized and overdesign avoided.

Speed to Market – an expeditious design and construction process is essential in realizing revenues sooner. DLB's higher output per hour and hands on approach to the construction phase help make this a reality.

Reliable / Maintenance Light – small retail owners require low maintenance and highly reliable MEP systems that ensure that the operation of the business experiences little to no disruption.



LARGE BOX RETAIL

Repeatability – national and regional retailers use prototypical designs to reduce design and construction costs while ensuring the same shopping experience throughout the fleet of stores.

Speed to Market – an expeditious design and construction process is essential in realizing revenues sooner. DLB's higher output per hour and hands on approach to the construction phase help make this a reality.

Design Flexibility – a design that includes inherent flexibility at minimal cost is optimal for the frequent refreshes of retail buildings.

Energy Efficiency – efficient designs for lighting, HVAC, and water usage have a strong opportunity for short payback periods and substantial ongoing savings.

System Scalability – the MEP systems must be designed to support the stores during their peak operating hours and times of the year.



NATIONAL REGIONAL ROLLOUTS

National and regional retail chains benefit from a single engineering consultant who is able to provide support in any part of the country.

DLB is licensed and experienced in 49 states, allowing support for new and renovated retail stores any where we are needed. Some of our past clients include:

  • Bed, Bath & Beyond: 70 stores in 23 states
  • Stop & Shop: 140 stores in NJ,NY,CT & MA
  • Pep Boys: 450 stores in 24 states plus Puerto Rico
  • Dunkin Donuts: 75 stores in 4 states
  • Home Depot: 60 stores in 14 states
  • Petco: 200 stores in 37 states
  • Lids: 80 stores in 28 states


RETAIL PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT

Retail chains save money on design fees and ensure consistency between their stores by developing prototype design packages.

Prototypes typically include designs for common variations, including mirrored layouts, available utilities, etc.

DLB's nationwide experience with retail chains and our focus on understanding clients' values makes us ideal prototype engineers. We have developed and maintained prototypes for the following retailers:

  • Stop & Shop
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco