Transforming Commercial Spaces Through Tenant Improvement

Tenant improvements, completed to your exact specifications.

Turnkey Build-outs to Get Your Property In “Ready to Occupy” Condition

As a tenant improvement contractor, we specialize in turnkey build-outs that cover every aspect from initial space planning and permitting to final inspections and punch lists for occupancy. With our in-house design-build services, we transform commercial properties into tenant-ready retail stores, restaurants, offices, and more to meet the needs of any lease agreement.

Commercial Tenant Improvement Services in the Bay Area and Beyond

Successful renovations to any property take a lot more than just labor. Effective design and project management play an integral role in timely project completion. With fully managed tenant improvement services, we are here to handle every aspect of your commercial improvements.

Choose Smith & Son for Your Tenant Improvement Needs

Experience the Difference with Smith & Son - Your Trusted Commercial Remodel Contractor

A Comprehensive Approach to Tenant Improvement

At Smith & Son, we go above and beyond to provide exceptional service that sets us apart from other general contractors. Unlike most contractors, we start by thoroughly assessing your building to identify any salvageable materials, potentially saving you thousands of dollars in unnecessary expenses.

Saving You Time and Money

We believe in transparency and ensuring there are no surprises along the way. Our team meticulously dissects your project from the inside out, carefully considering all aspects, including permitting requirements and local jurisdiction regulations. This attention to detail allows us to provide accurate cost estimates upfront, avoiding any unexpected expenses down the line.

Unlocking Additional Benefits for You

Choosing Smith & Son means gaining access to our extensive network and industry expertise. We have established strong relationships with commercial real estate companies, enabling us to assist you in negotiating lower rent and other perks that can enhance your overall project experience. We prioritize building long-term relationships with our clients, going beyond completing a project to ensure your satisfaction.

Trustworthy Partners for Your Tenant Improvement Needs

At Smith & Son, we understand that successful projects require more than just construction expertise – they require trust and collaboration. We are committed to building lasting relationships with our clients by providing exceptional service and delivering results that exceed expectations. Choose Smith & Son as your commercial remodel contractor and experience the difference firsthand.

Safety Above All Else

When it comes to safety, we prioritize it above all else. We go the extra mile to ensure that we are well-prepared and equip our team with all essential protective gear. As a preferred PP&E contractor, you can trust that we take every precaution to ensure a safe working environment. We also hold ISNET and CA SMB certifications.

Our Process

Design & Planning

This stage involves meeting with the tenant to assess their needs and create a scope for the planned improvements. We’ll design the layout and determine what specific changes and improvements are needed.


Depending on the extent of the construction, local permits may need to be obtained in order to adhere to building codes. We handle the permitting process.


It’s time to make the improvements and upgrades! Timelines will be dependent on project scope and complexity, but our efficient project management keeps everything on track.

Commonly Asked Questions

Yes! We will always work with you to review your current plans and discuss recommendations for moving forward.

The responsibility for paying for commercial tenant improvements typically depends on the terms negotiated between the landlord and the tenant. In some cases, the landlord may cover the costs of certain basic improvements, while the tenant is responsible for any additional modifications. Alternatively, the tenant may be responsible for all improvement costs. It’s important to thoroughly review the lease agreement to understand each party’s obligations. Smith & Son can help you negotiate these terms with your real estate company.

In general, tenant improvements that are considered ordinary and necessary for the operation of your business may be eligible for tax deductions. These can include expenses related to renovating or improving the leased space, such as installing new fixtures, upgrading electrical systems, or making structural changes.

Our Work


Our Clients Say it Best

We don’t have glowing reviews for nothing. See what our clients are saying.
Arthur S.
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I have several reasons for highly recommending Smith & Son Inc. Our project was the installation of a composite deck over a worn out cement patio. Out of the three quotes we received, Lance Smith not only provided us with a detailed quote quickly, he was the only who followed up to discuss his quote. This discussion clarified our project and saved on the overall cost, putting us within budget. Lance recommended a decking material which we are extremely pleased with. Knowing we were eager to start, Lance found a way to begin our project much sooner than expected. His three man crew was led by a seasoned and experienced foreman, Noe, who checked in with us frequently to make sure we were satisfied. Noe took great pride in his work and was very eager to please. We are very happy with the finished project which exceeded our expectations. We would not hesitate to use Smith & Son again!
Betha A.
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As a Real Estate Director with a portfolio that contains both commercial and residential properties, I am always managing construction in some capacity. After using Smith & Son for one project, they have become our go-to contractor for any and all construction needs. They have completed at least 6 major projects for us (not counting minor alterations and repairs) and the work has all been impeccable with all details paid close attention to. In addition to the quality of the work done, Lance is fantastic to work with. He is responsive, proactive, and up-front. Every project has been completed on-time, and, when any issues have arisen Lance has communicated them clearly with a plan already in place to address them. He will provide multiple options for projects and recommendations as to how things could be done better, more efficient, and less costly. Everyone I have interacted with at Smith & Son has been equally as fantastic, whether working in their office or onsite at jobs. I cannot recommend Smith & Son highly enough; you will not be disappointed.
Kevin T.
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I hired Smith & Son to remodel the home office in our backyard. After getting quotes from several contractors, meeting with Lance was like a breath of fresh air -- he was clear, detail oriented, on top of everything, and took ownership over the project. He cares about quality and is not in the business of squeezing money out of customers -- I feel like he was giving the advice he would give to a friend.

I knew the project was in good hands with him and his team in charge. We had great/easy communication throughout, Lance stopped by to check in on the details, and his team was great. We are really happy with the result and I would hire Lance again in a heartbeat.

If you are deciding between contractors for your project, hire Smith & Son!

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Interested in tenant improvements for your property? Reach out for an estimate from Smith & Son today.