AUGUST 10, 2020 – Stephen Hart is the founder & CEO of DedON (www.dedon.com), a company that helps leading brands evolve their bricks and mortar locations, and get it right the first time. In the current environment of evolving retail and commercial spaces, DedON is introducing a full suite of timely services aimed at improving the reliability of information and planning.
As a space planning consultant, DedON becomes part of their customer’s space planning, real estate or construction team and has, for over 22 years, provided superior Quality, Budget and Timeline outcomes for their customer’s renovation projects.
In retail space planning, there are three main areas of focus and concern. First is the reliability of base building information, or in other words, what does the bricks and mortar space look like now? The Second concern is identifying the gap between existing conditions and the future ‘post-renovation’ appearance and documenting that change. What stays, what needs repair, and what needs to be moved or replaced? The Third concern is the implementation and realization of that change. From full-on construction, to paint and patch, to white-glove installs, the first two steps are simply preparing for this final phase where the quality of steps 1 and 2 are tested.
DedON’s suite of customer-focused services invites; retailers, banks, restaurants, and commercial property managers to gain a measurable advantage in preparing for and implementing change. Each customer receives an efficient but in-depth review of their renovation objectives and a plan is developed that draws from DedON’s decades of experience across industries. The plan then activates DedON’s team to deliver certainty in documenting existing conditions, identifying and documenting the necessary change, and finally managing the implementation of that change.
Examples of previous DedON Projects can be found at www.dedon.com/projects
About Stephen Hart
Stephen Hart brought his architectural education to work in the store fixture world before starting DedON back in 1998. His experience has crossed into many areas of store planning to fixturing to layout design to installations and construction. Stephen now brings that experience to bear, assisting brands to evolve their bricks and mortar locations and get it right the first time.