Case Studies Studies in continually exceeding expectations

Tenant Improvements

MJK originally started our business twenty years ago as a tenant improvement contractor providing commercial clients with space conversions and reuse modifications. Throughout our history, we have remained active in this area, providing design layout, permitting, and complete build-out services for both high-end luxury spaces as well as general retail space development.

Our work often includes electrical, plumbing, ADA modifications, flooring, drywall, data center installations, and asbestos removal. Our experience provides our clients with a single source for all their space modification needs.

Case Study: Telecommunications Data Center Development

Project: This project required the conversion of an existing three story commercial office space into a national data center providing internet related support services to much of the western United States.

Challenge: The challenge faced by MJK in this project was to completely remodel and convert existing space while the building was fully staffed without interrupting ongoing operations.

MJK Solution: MJK met with all employees to briefly review the work and schedule as it was to occur. We worked with designated representatives to insure that our activities were communicated throughout the various departments. By discussing the needs of the various displaced groups during the project, we worked to establish temporary services in transition areas to insure continued productivity. Oftentimes, to eliminate the impact to operations, we performed major systems cutovers at night or on weekends.

Due to internal matters which arose within the client’s organization, MJK was asked to provide property management services for one year after project completion. During this period, MJK managed janitorial services, pest control, minor repairs and maintenance services and leaseholder matters for the property.

Case Study: Cal OSHA Remodel


Project: Remodel an existing office space to accommodate additional personnel. Scope included installation of new walls, electrical work, door installation and flooring replacement.

Challenge: The words CAL OSHA usually strikes fear in the hearts of contractors, especially if a CAL OSHA inspector is wandering the jobsite. Working in the very office where the inspectors are located can be downright intimidating.

MJK Solution: MJK presented our approach and safety plans to the staff, coordinated our work to reduce interruption of their operations in advance of the work starting. The inspectors found our safety plans and procedures met with their approvals, and the work was completed without problems or delays.

Case Study: Commercial Uniform Company


Project: This project required the conversion of an existing 100,000 square foot computer chip manufacturing plant to a uniform manufacturing plant capable of providing cutting, sewing, warehouse, distribution, and office space for approximately 150 workers.

Challenge: The existing structure had sat abandoned for several years, and much work was needed to bring the space up to current building codes. Due to the change in use, much of the area required demolition and major building systems modifications including electrical, telephone, plumbing and HVAC changes were required. Building ingress and egress areas were modified in the concrete tilt-up structure. Furthermore, as supplier to major airlines and restaurant chains throughout the world, it was critical that company operations continue uninterrupted.

MJK Solution: Working with the owner, specific departments were identified and scheduled move dates established which would provide for continuous operations of this highly active company. MJK focused on those tasks which would facilitate completion of major building systems modifications, allowing the company’s IT department to move in well in advance of other departments. As each department’s move date approached, MJK focused efforts to insure that incoming equipment was set up quickly, to minimize any delays in manufacturing and distribution.