Revitalize your retail space with Omnia Pacific’s Turnkey Solutions

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Rubio’s Coastal Grill, one of California’s most beloved fast-food chains, recently announced the closure of 48 “underperforming” locations, citing the “rising cost of doing business.” This decision has left many fish taco enthusiasts disappointed and has posed significant challenges for commercial retail property owners, especially in the Los Angeles area (losing 24 locations), San Diego (losing 13 locations), and Northern California (losing 11 locations).

This unfortunate scenario reflects a broader trend in the turbulent commercial real estate landscape. Rising costs, economic fluctuations, and legislative changes, such as the recently passed California Assembly Bill 1228, which raised the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $20 per hour, have created precarious situations for property owners. These factors make it increasingly difficult to maintain occupancy and attract new, high-quality tenants.

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So, what can you do if your current tenant announces plans to vacate? Omnia Pacific Construction has the answer. Our Turnkey Vacancy Prep and Cleanup Programs are designed to make your property stand out to prospective tenants, ensuring that it remains attractive, functional, and ready for new occupants. Here’s how we can help revitalize your property:

Vanilla Shell

Our Vanilla Shell service is designed to prepare your space for lease by removing all existing equipment, carpets, and furniture. We expertly patch walls and ensure that the space is in pristine, lease-ready condition. This service is essential for creating a blank canvas that allows potential tenants to envision their business in your space.

Vacancy Cleanup

A clean and well-maintained property is crucial for attracting new tenants. Our Vacancy Cleanup service includes thorough sweeping, mopping, sanitizing restrooms, and window washing. We recommend performing this service at least once per month to maintain a sparkling appearance and ensure that your property remains inviting to prospective tenants.

Exterior Storefront Activation

First impressions matter. Our Exterior Storefront Activation service is designed to attract attention and drive foot traffic to your vacant property. We enhance your storefront by smoking out windows and installing eye-catching adhesive window graphics. These visual enhancements quickly draw the interest of potential tenants and customers, making your space more appealing and increasing the likelihood of a quick lease.

Facia Sign Removal

A clean and modern exterior is essential for making your property attractive to new tenants. Our Facia Sign Removal service efficiently removes sign cans and seamlessly patches and paints the facia. This service gives your property a fresh, updated look, enhancing its curb appeal and making it more attractive to potential tenants.

Partner with Omnia Pacific Construction

In today’s competitive commercial real estate market, property owners must be proactive in maintaining and enhancing their properties to attract high-quality tenants. Omnia Pacific Construction offers comprehensive services that ensure your property stands out. By partnering with us, you can rest assured that your property will be in top shape, ready to impress prospective tenants and quickly re-lease.

For more information on how Omnia Pacific Construction can help you maintain and revitalize your commercial property, visit our services page.

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    A clean slate: How Omnia Pacific’s vanilla shell services are revolutionizing commercial construction.

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    In the world of commercial real estate, property owners are constantly seeking innovative solutions to attract tenants and maximize the value of their investments. Enter Omnia Pacific Construction, a trailblazer in the industry, leading the way with our specialized vanilla shell services that are revolutionizing commercial construction.

    Omnia Pacific understands that every square foot counts. That’s why we offer a comprehensive, turnkey approach to transforming commercial properties into pristine blank canvases for future tenants. Our vanilla shell services cover every aspect of construction, from flooring to utilities, ensuring meticulous attention to detail and a visually appealing environment that inspires.

    Two things set Omnia Pacific apart: First, our Construction Pros’ commitment to excellence and understanding of the financial aspect of turning a space around quickly so it can generate rent; and second, its collaboration with CAM Property Services, its parent company.  With one phone call, CAM handles everything from hauling to post-construction cleanups leaving spaces and properties sparkling ready for occupancy. This seamless integration accelerates the construction process and minimizes downtime, allowing property owners to lease up their space sooner.

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    In the world of commercial real estate, property owners are constantly seeking innovative solutions to attract tenants and maximize the value of their investments. Enter Omnia Pacific Construction, a trailblazer in the industry, leading the way with our specialized vanilla shell services that are revolutionizing commercial construction.

    Omnia Pacific understands that every square foot counts. That’s why we offer a comprehensive, turnkey approach to transforming commercial properties into pristine blank canvases for future tenants. Our vanilla shell services cover every aspect of construction, from flooring to utilities, ensuring meticulous attention to detail and a visually appealing environment that inspires.

    Two things set Omnia Pacific apart: First, our Construction Pros’ commitment to excellence and understanding of the financial aspect of turning a space around quickly so it can generate rent; and second, its collaboration with CAM Property Services, its parent company.  With one phone call, CAM handles everything from hauling to post-construction cleanups leaving spaces and properties sparkling ready for occupancy. This seamless integration accelerates the construction process and minimizes downtime, allowing property owners to lease up their space sooner.

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      Tenant Improvement – Combined Properties West Coast Office

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      Client Representative:

      Jason Struwe

      Project Address:

      9320 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

      Description of project:

      Full buildout of new office space.

      Total Value:

      $640,000

      Timeframe to complete:

      5 months

      This project was originally put on hold due to cost concerns at the end of 2022. Due to our relationship and work on the above Reseda project, Combined Properties asked us to work with them on this design build project in order to get this project done before their lease and approved permits expired.

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        Win a Chance to See Golf’s Top Pros, Music Icons Perform at The American Express Golf Tournament

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        Omnia Pacific Construction is giving away a pair of passes to The American Express golf tournament, featuring the game’s top pros competing at the PGA West Stadium Course and live performances by Gwen Stefani and Darius Rucker, January 19-22 in La Quinta, CA.

        You and a guest will be treated to a VIP experience that includes:

        • Complimentary parking pass
        • Hosted food and beverage
        • Access to the Omnia Pacific Construction Executive Suite at the island green on #17
        • Attending Gwen Stefani OR Darius Rucker concert with VIP access
        The American Express 2023

        This exciting giveaway runs January 5-13 with the winner randomly selected using a third-party application and notified via Instagram DM. The winner will have until January 16 to accept the prize and will be featured in a subsequent Instagram post.

        To enter you must:

        • Be 21 or older and a legal California resident
        • Follow @campropertyservices on Instagram
        • Like the Instagram post announcing the giveaway
        • Tag who you would bring with you to the event
        • Comment who you would like to see: Gwen or Darius

        Passes are electronic and will be transferred to the winner prior to the event. Passes cannot be re-sold or transferred without Omnia Pacific Construction’ consent or exchanged for cash value. As guests of Omnia Pacific Construction, you agree to abide by the rules of the PGA Tour and The American Express Tournament.

        This giveaway is not officially associated with, sponsored, or endorsed by, Instagram, the PGA Tour, or The American Express Golf Tournament.

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          Landlord Responsibility in ADA Lawsuits

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          A federal district court in Northern California has determined that landlords need to be more proactive when it comes to the accessibility of their tenant spaces. Historically, commercial landlords have not concerned themselves with areas outside of their own exterior common area because their leases state that the tenant is responsible for ADA compliance. In this case, the court agreed that although the ADA allows landlords and tenants to allocate the responsibility for compliance between themselves, both parties are liable for violations in leased spaces with respect to persons with disabilities who are denied access. Both the landlord and tenant were made to pay the entirety of the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and costs awarded by the court.

          Landlords should make themselves aware of whether or not their tenants are meeting the accessibility requirements, even if their leases put the burden of compliance on the tenant. Be proactive to avoid costly litigation and court fees. Here are a few things you can do to reduce your risk:

          • – Ensure that lease agreements include a stipulation requiring all tenants to obtain a CASp inspection and that the results must be submitted to the landlord
          • – Require all Tenant Improvements or exterior renovations to be reviewed by ADA consultants employed by the landlord
          • – Have vacant spaces inspected prior to signing new tenants
          • – Always be sure to have common areas inspected
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            The Dangers of a Dirty Trash Chute

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            Have you ever thought about what happens when the doors of a trash chute are opened?  It’s definitely something you should be thinking about and be aware of. Recent studies have discovered the inner surface of a chute can carry more than 30 different biological and bacterial growths. If a trash chute doesn’t receive proper and timely cleaning care, all of these germs and bacteria become airborne every time the chute doors are opened. These bacteria carry all kinds of illnesses and infections throughout the building, potentially affecting occupants.

            Harmful Pathogens

            Trash chutes are breeding grounds for some harmful fungal pathogens; for example: E. Coli, Salmonella, Legionella, Stahylococci Aureus and Pseudomonas. According to Environmental Research & Restoration, the lack of trash chute cleaning is potentially responsible for the increase in frequency of doctor’s office visits. Many pathogenic molds have the ability to inhabit the respiratory tract and become life-threatening. Items found in trash chutes contain organic waste ingredients, a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and disease-causing organisms to thrive and spread throughout the building.

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            Fire Hazards

            Property owners and managers face building violations, odor, and fire hazard risks on a daily basis. The potential possibility for fire risks is the most dangerous. Dirty or substandard trash chutes can cause all of these conditions, although they are entirely avoidable and affordable within a community’s budget. Grease, sludge, and grime build-up, faulty trash chute doors, and clogged air vents are all genuine threats.  When gooey residue builds up, it prevents the chute doors from closing and can even ignite. If, during a fire, the trash chute doors do not close properly, a wind tunnel effect is created, funneling the fire up and down the building. The risk of fire is reduced when a chute is functioning properly and the chute doors are safety-approved. Your building is in violation of fire and safety codes if your chute doors don’t close or latch automatically. In order to keep a chute functioning properly, grease and sludge and grime build-up must be removed on a regular basis; otherwise you risk damaging the components of the chute which occur from build-up, therefore preventing the doors from closing. Furthermore, the collection of goo on the inside of the chute has been proven to be flammable even at temperatures as low as 180 degrees. It’s very important to eliminate risks of a flash explosion by keeping the chute clean and properly maintained. Chute doors that don’t close automatically can create a wind tunnel and increase the severity of a fire.

            Cleaning Schedule

            Trash chutes should be cleaned a minimum of twice a year, preferably in the summer and winter.  It is also recommended that you clean your trash chutes before and after major holidays; tenants welcome a cleaning in anticipation of holiday entertaining and an increase of visitors. A top notch cleaning process should also include maintenance and repair services.

            A properly cleaned trash chute should include the following steps listed below:

            Cleaning Process

            ■ Pre-treat interior chute walls and doors with biodegradable enzyme solution to de-grease, disinfect and deodorize

            ■ Pressure wash interior chute walls and doors at up to 3,000 psi to strip away grime

            ■ Steam clean trash room floor and walls

            ■ Service options: Trash room odor control blocks and water reclamation (important for water conservation during this severe drought or when you have a lack of drainage)

            A properly cleaned trash chute leads to more than just a safe and cleaner living environment, it also eliminates breeding a breeding ground for vermin, neutralizes odors, and reduces the possibility of resident complaints.

            Listed below are several basic maintenance and repair services associated with a properly maintained trash chute.

            Maintenance and Repair Services Offered by Omnia Services

            ■ Inspection of intake and discharge door each cleaning visit

            ■ Repair and replacement of worn hardware performed by trained technicians

            ■ Refurbish your existing trash chutes and doors to bring them up to code

            The seemingly small task of cleaning and maintain a trash chute is more important than some would think and can be good for your business.  Putting forth the effort to keep your tenants healthy and happy increases the likelihood that they will stay in your building longer and reduces your liability.

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              Multifamily Maintenance: Tips For Contracting Services

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              Although they are commercial properties, multifamily facilities fall into a unique category with regard to upkeep. Unlike most commercial properties for business use, these properties are occupied continuously. Multifamily maintenance requires a wider range of skills and resident diplomacy, whether a high-rise apartment building, sprawling garden style community, condominiums, or townhouse community.

              Multifamily properties typically have more paying tenants to keep satisfied. The demands on common areas and amenities also tend to be higher. The lifestyles of the occupants tend to follow less rigid patterns of behavior, whereas business tenants more closely follow a uniform code of behavior.

              Working with a property services company that has a cooperative team across multiple disciplines will save busy property managers time, money, and frustration. Imagine the convenience of contacting just one point-person for nearly all property needs such as landscaping, janitorial, power washing, garbage area cleanup, trash chute repair, virus disinfecting, ADA compliance, and parking garage sweeping.

              General maintenance is the first concern for servicing multifamily properties. As property occupants are staying home more and paying attention to sanitizing and cleaning procedures these days, a more professional standard of cleaning is demanded. Janitorial services are less behind-the-scenes than they may have been in the past.

              Pristine common areas are the first key to making tenants happy. Indoor cleaning may require extra attention on frequent touch point and high traffic areas. Community rooms and fitness centers require additional sanitization. Expert carpet cleaning and floor care can extend the life of your asset. Day porter services also provide a higher level of concierge service.

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              Common areas are the most visible and important to keep clean. Lobbies, entryways, elevators, stairwells, parking garages, and walkways that are not maintained can become eyesores and liability hazards. A company that properly repairs and maintains trash chutes and garbage collection areas can reduce odors, disease, and safety hazards from properties.

              Professional landscaping provides a great first impression for prospective residents and visitors and can add value. Exterior maintenance also covers a lot of ground and includes services such as hard surface steam cleaning, parking lot sweeping, and underground parking maintenance, to name a few. Although these areas may be lower profile, they are equally important to maintain.

              Perimeter inspections, aerial drone video inspections, hauling large illegally dumped items, graffiti removal, alleyway cleanup, and handyman services should also be offered by a full-service company.

              Hiring a good team that recognizes preventative maintenance issues is also valuable. The more skills a facility services team brings, the more qualified they are to identify and report potential problems. They can prevent small abnormalities from escalating into large, full-blown problems that create headaches and unwanted expenses.

              This is the type of depth you should look for when hiring a company for multifamily maintenance. A strong team can save property managers considerable time and expense in the long run. Your property will provide an enhanced living experience and tenants will be routinely happier.

              If you are an owner or manager of multifamily real estate in California, you should call upon Omnia Pacific Construction. From now on all your multifamily property needs could be handled with a phone call to just one company. They are a premier provider, trusted by many of the top residential property companies in the state since 1987.

              Call 800-576-3050 to get started today.

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                The Latest Trends in Retail Space Conversions

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                While there are always shifts and trends in the commercial property market, they usually happen gradually. Many predict that the retail and commercial real estate markets are on the verge of their most disruptive transitions in recent memory. Questions still linger as to which direction these retail conversions, shopping center makeovers, and office conversions will take.

                The ascent of e-commerce shopping and shifts in consumer shopping habits were occurring for more than a decade. The pandemic forced rapid widespread acceptance of online shopping for millions who may have otherwise taken years to adapt, if at all. It is too early to tell if these unnatural shifts in habits will continue in the long run.

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                Subsequently, the boom in e-commerce led to a near immediate demand for last mile distribution centers. Big box retailers with large spaces, empty stores, and vacant parking lots were an easy match to fill the need. Some converted to mini-distribution centers almost overnight.

                The conversion of retail shopping centers had begun long before the pandemic. The descent of former powerhouse retailers such as Sears and JC Penney signaled a decline in brick-and-mortar retail and prompted industry speculation about other uses for these large spaces. Indoor shopping malls also waned and were joined into the conversation.

                The requirements for last-mile distribution centers are much in line with those of retail stores. The proximity to population centers, transportation corridors, and large open spaces make them compatible conversions.

                Some indoor shopping mall spaces are being converted into high-end, creative office spaces. The open floorplan of tech work environments and the rise of co-work offices have opened the door for many of these types of conversions.

                Vacant office spaces are also being converted into co-workspaces to meet the demands of shifting work habits. With many office jobs shifting to remote or hybrid roles, the demand for individual office space is expected to decline dramatically. Shared workspaces and short-term office rentals may be viable solutions for underutilized office buildings.

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                The demand for medical offices is also on the rise. Depending on the practice and on-site services provided, these are conversions that can work well for strip malls, shopping centers, and office buildings.

                One of the reasons for the wide range of medical facility conversions is that the category covers a variety of business types. Medical specialists, dental offices, lab services, physical therapy, urgent care centers, and even veterinary care are the types of businesses that have taken up occupancy in converted spaces.

                While these are the typical conversions taking place in retail and office spaces, other transformations are also reshaping the commercial landscape. Concert venues, childcare centers, food halls, and experiential retail have all moved into converted spaces.

                Historic architecture has found new life as multifamily and mixed-use properties. Developers have also seen that blending residential with retail has proven to be very successful, finding cross-over compatibility, especially with high-end, open-air environments.

                Besides their proximity to large population centers, retail spaces have other characteristics that make them suitable for conversion. They generally have ample parking and the buildings are structurally capable of conversion, which makes them efficient to transform to other uses.

                Converting an unused space to a business that benefits the community will generally garner public support. Repurposing is also environmentally friendly. Construction costs and build time are significantly lower for conversions versus starting from the ground up.

                As the commercial landscape shifts, retail, office, and other commercial spaces will need to consider these types of solutions for maintaining occupancy into the future.

                Source: Omnia Pacific Construction, a division of Omnia Pacific Construction, is a construction company that specializes in revitalizing retail and commercial centers throughout Southern California.

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                  The Basics of Linen Chutes and Installation

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                  The construction of linen chutes for commercial use is a modern necessity for an operation such as a senior living facility, hotel, hospitality business, multifamily high-rise, or industrial facility. These convenient conduits can be installed inside internal building shafts or as external structures. While relatively simple in design they feature several elements that require construction expertise.

                  Placing linen chute access points on upper floors allow for the easy transport of dirty laundry down to a central location, often directly into the laundry facility. Dirty and odorous linen can avoid elevators and other common areas. This also prevents potential injury from moving heavy laundry down long hallways or stairs.

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                  Linen chutes are classified as gravity chutes because they are non-mechanical, relying on basic physics to move the load to a lower floor. The main vertical chute is either round or rectangular, traversing several floors.

                  Building codes and compliance are the top considerations for new laundry chute construction. Proper installation demands mechanisms are in place for the safety of the building and its occupants.

                  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has strict guidelines about linen chute equipment. The governing codes in NFPA 82 include section 11.2.2, which states “Waste and linen chutes and transport systems including chute intake and discharge doors, shall be inspected and maintained not less than annually in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.”

                  Fire suppression devices are important features as fire can travel and spread quickly through open conduits such as chutes. The first safety device is a sliding closure at the bottom level. Normally in the open position, it is held in place by a pin assembly that discharges under high heat. This automatically closes the shaft to prevent air, smoke, and fire from spreading rapidly if the laundry room is the point of origin.

                  Laundry chutes are accessed at each upper floor through hinged metal doors. These doors are typically fire-rated at 90-120 minutes, depending on local codes. They may have other fire suppression features, such as sprinklers at each floor level.

                  Chutes also have child-safe latches to prevent accidental opening. Doors are self-closing and openings are commonly limited to 18”. All door heights and hardware must be ADA compliant.

                  Clearly the maintenance and inspection of linen chute systems are important. If you have maintenance questions, repair needs, or concerns about compliance inspections, a good place to start is your facility services team. They may provide this service or can refer you to a reliable source.

                  Regular cleaning of linen chutes is also essential to maintain hygiene and a good working condition. Even if your system has an internal self-cleaning function, the exterior doors, hardware, and hopper require supplemental cleaning to stop contamination and prevent corrosion.

                  Linen chutes may appear similar to ventilation shafts but they are typically made of a thicker gauge sheet metal to withstand the weight of heavy linen, which may also be wet. There are other structural elements to account for the heavy load, such as deceleration tracks, braces, and reinforcement at impact points.

                  Constructed of stainless steel or aluminized steel, long shafts are welded together. The interiors are smooth and fitted to prevent damage to falling linen. Noise dampeners are also employed to reduce banging and ringing sounds. Rooftop exhaust ports are also essential.

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                  While basic in appearance, there are many components that require professional expertise in the construction, custom fabrication, and installation of linen chutes. Incorporating them into existing facilities demands knowledge of commercial construction methods and practices.

                  Linen chute manufacturers may offer installation but can be unfamiliar with building construction challenges. Chute projects often fall below the minimum threshold required to interest a large construction company. Therefore, the ideal sweet spot for linen chute installation is a small construction company with the industry expertise and flexibility to meet your needs.

                  A company such as Omnia Pacific Construction is ideally suited to install your linen chute system in California. With decades of experience in the commercial space, they have worked with assisted living facilities, multifamily apartments, hotels, and industrial warehouses to bring convenient and cost-effective upgrades to their facilities. Call 800-974-4515 today to find out what they can do for your property.

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                    Redesigning Your Office For ‘The New Normal’

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                    As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are finding it challenging to entice employees to return to the workplace. In what has been called “The Great Resignation,” waves of workers are leaving their jobs at record levels, and the requirement to return to the office full-time is playing a big part in that movement.

                    According to a recent poll by McKinsey, a global management consulting company, 30 percent of respondents said they would consider quitting if forced to return to full-time, on-site employment, and about half of those who left their jobs cited a lack of a positive work-life balance as a primary reason. Faced with the challenges of this “new normal,” many employers are seeking to reach a middle ground, utilizing a hybrid model in which workers are on site or in office only a few days a week.

                    Businesses who find themselves in a similar predicament — welcoming employees back in a hybrid capacity — should take this opportunity to reassess how the workspace fulfills their current needs. Fortunately, Omnia Pacific Construction can help you navigate this “new normal.”

                    Redesign Your Workplace

                    Under this new hybrid model, only a fraction of the workforce is in the office at any given time. Due to that, businesses are needing 40 to 50 percent less space than before the pandemic. As the workplace shrinks, the need to remodel and reimagine existing space comes into play. Omnia can connect you to specialties to navigate these obstacles — from planning and design to general construction and ADA remediation, we can help revitalize your space for “the new normal.”

                    Our experts can reconfigure your space to facilitate socialization on time and on budget.

                    Under this new hybrid model, only a fraction of the workforce is in the office at any given time. Due to that, businesses are needing 40 to 50 percent less space than before the pandemic. As the workplace shrinks, the need to remodel and reimagine existing space comes into play. Omnia can connect you to specialties to navigate these obstacles — from planning and design to general construction and ADA remediation, we can help revitalize your space for “the new normal.”

                    Companies that improved overall performance during the pandemic relied on small, cross-functional, and cross-silo teams that worked with an in-person dimension. These teams brought with them a strong sense of socialization, something that has been missing in the remote work world. Taking a strategic approach to redesigning your office space in order to facilitate better collaboration, teamwork and socialization can help better maximize your company’s performance.

                    Make A Clean And Safe Space

                    Our on-site professionals will put your workers at ease with regular cleaning and responsive service.

                    It’s imperative that employees feel secure knowing that they are returning to a clean and safe work environment. Firms are starting to expect concierge-level, face-to-face services for workers for them to feel at ease about the cleanliness and safety on their return to the workplace.

                    Omnia Pacific Construction can fulfill this need by providing on-site professionals that ensure the facility is operating cleanly, smoothly, and efficiently. From ensuring that the interior office is up to code, all the way to cleaning graffiti and addressing vandalism, you can rest easy knowing our professionals are on the job.

                    CAM provides the highest quality services for over 1,300 properties across California, and that number is constantly on the rise. Whether you need to remodel your office or hire day porter services, our reputation for knowledgeable and personable care is unmatched, and we’re always taking on new clients, big and small.

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