First Finish, Inc. expanded services west with the opening of an office in California to better facilitate projects on the West Coast. Job focus will remain similar to the hospitality renovation and construction projects currently managed from its headquarters in Columbia, Maryland.
With projects in the construction industry continually on the rise in the west coast region of the country, the need for expansion to facilitate management of those projects arose. California is at the epicenter of that need and is the most natural choice for a base of operations. The state of California has the fifth largest economy in the world; sitting behind the United States, China, Japan, and Germany. The overall hospitality industry in the state is robust, as California is a desirable destination for both foreign and domestic visitors. As a result, California has four cities that are ranked in the top-25 for hotel markets in the United States, with two of those cities ranking in the top-five.
California also has the largest tourism industry in the country, and it is considered a pillar of California’s economy in every region of the state, both in urban and rural locations. Travel earnings are in the billions, with revenue percentages per room steadily increasing. As domestic and international travel to California is expected to also increase along with preparations for the 2028 Olympic Games already underway, First Finish recognizes the heightened construction opportunities within the state alone. With nearly 20 years in the industry, First Finish has completed projects with scopes that include: guestroom and corridor renovations, brand conversions, building envelope and exterior repair and replacement, mechanical upgrades, restaurant renovations, build outs of gyms, fitness centers and spas, and even new build work in the select service space to full-service, boutique, and assets in the luxury/upper-upscale segments of the market.
“We are excited by the operational efficiencies and growth opportunity that this expansion into California will provide our company,” says Scott Carr, COO for First Finish. “We have successfully completed a number of projects in the region and expect that we will leverage these experiences along with the strong national relationships we already have to unlock new opportunities to diversify our project pipeline.”
First Finish has developed a reputation as a hospitality hybrid general contractor, becoming a standout in the industry with a very successful track record.
ABOUT FIRST FINISH, INC.
Based in Columbia, Maryland, First Finish, Inc. is a full-service general contractor specializing in the successful delivery of fast-track hospitality renovations nationwide and in the Caribbean. First Finish manages every aspect of a hotel renovation project—from due diligence pricing, preconstruction, model room development, material selection input and sourcing to construction, interior finishes, and installing FF&E. For more information, please visit www.firstfinish.net and follow us on LinkedIn.
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