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Local Orthodontist Takes a Huge Step Into the Future With Major Remodel

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Weiler Orthodontics gets a major facelift

Weiler Orthodontics finishing up the facelift

Dr. Weiler gave us a call with a challenge. He wanted to update his clinic, Weiler Orthodontics in Harrisonburg, to reflect his personality and better represent his current patients. The existing aesthetics of the space were handed down by the previous business in the space and it was showing the impacts of time. The space was not functional to the modern and innovative practice Dr. Weiler had built and the space had some comfort challenges. Here are some photos showing the existing conditions when we started.

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The colors, materials, and textures were dated and needed to be changed. There was wear showing on the materials, but the styles were also from another era and did not reflect Dr. Weiler’s style or that of his current clients. We developed a plan to align with his current goals. The other opportunity that this renovation provided was to upgrade the comfort systems in the building. The insulation and heating and cooling systems were not adequate to keep the energy bills low and the people comfortable in the space.

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These are easy problems to solve during construction so the experts at Elite Insulation and Excel HVAC came in solved the problems.

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The most important challenge we needed to overcome was the need to keep Dr. Weiler in business during construction. He was able to use an adjacent space for limited service and was able to work the schedule of his clients to offer a few weeks for complete access to the space by Herr & Co. Yes, that is right, a highly successful business that serves clients 5 days a week wanted to keep serving their clients while the contractor did a major renovation that touched every part of the space.

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Herr & Co. expertly coordinated schedules with all the subcontractors, planned out the schedules, mapped out the process, and I am sure crossed their fingers that there would be no surprises. This kind of teamwork does not often happen on construction projects and requires flexibility and expert knowledge by everyone on the team.

We are thrilled with the finish product and I think it is exactly what the space needed for this successful and innovative orthodontist.

Now that the work is done and Caitlin Funkhouser Photography has documented the finished product, I can share it with you here.

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Weiler Orthodontics finishing up the facelift

Weiler Orthodontics finishing up the facelift

Activity has been constant in the Weiler Orthodontics space since the construction began – see here. Herr and Company has been orchestrating as many as 12 companies at a time working in the small space. Today they start seeing patients in the space again!

Taking off wallpaper and changing colors was the first step to bringing this space in line with the current business.

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Formalizing the play area and waiting area were also an important part of telling the business story. This entry area is very important to creating a calming effect for those visiting the space.

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The check in desk had a distinctive curve that we recreated in the new design. However, we wanted the space to feel lighter and brighter.

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The break room needed a little more space and the basement stair had more space than needed, so a clever hole in the wall allows for cabinets to recess into the stair space.

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The clinic is the core of the business. This space needs to be calm, bright, and fun.

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The exterior of the business is the calling card for those not yet clients and those arriving for a first visit. This addition will set the tone for what to expect when you enter the space. It is essentially a sign that says this business is young, fun, welcoming, and professional. I hear all the time, we want to do a face lift on our business to update the building that has become dated. This client understood that tying the inside to the exterior to reinforce their business was key to long-term success. What do you think so far?

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Weiler Orthodontics gets a major facelift

Weiler Orthodontics gets a major face lift

So here is the challenge, we have a highly successful business, our clients come in 5 days a week, we want to renovate our space….

That is where we started with Dr. Weiler. His business is doing well, his clients love him, but his space did not reflect his style or his clients style. So how do you do a major renovation on a space for a business that sees patients daily. Well, a lot of teamwork and coordination is the answer. Our firm developed a comprehensive plan for the design. We worked with Dr. Weiler and his team to get the parts right. We worked with Herr and Co. the contractor to get the budget right. We worked with the furniture companies and equipment suppliers to eliminate any issues during construction (we hope). Jim and Mike Herr planned, planned some more, then checked their plan to make sure everyone was on the same page.

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Dr. Weiler’s team have gone above and beyond to identify a short window of time for the contractor to be on site to do the work – and it has begun. Work started late in the day after everything was moved out of the space and has continued almost around the clock so far. Fortunately, the contractor, Herr and Co. has developed a plan with all his subs to make this project happen on a very tight timeline. Most important, his sub-contractors are delivering on what they promised.

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Phase 1 is a full gut of the space. The plumbers, A-Able Plumbing, got into the floor and got things going. Also this is the perfect time for our insulation friends at Elite Insulation to make this probably the most energy-efficient office building in that part of town. Everything is moving along as planned so far. Insulation is installed, entrance is demolished, and walls have holes in them all over the space. Stayed tuned for more updates on this very cool project.

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