Hurd Construction Management

Overview

Hurd provided full project development, construction, and extended project management to renovate 14 open medical dispensaries to support a comprehensive re-branding and digital transformation initiative.

Luckily, when faced with the challenge of rebranding, we already had an established, trusted partner in place who could handle the concurrent renovations of all 14 of our Florida retail dispensaries. Adding how 2021 was a unique year with pandemic related challenges, Hurd’s depth throughout Florida helped alleviate many of those pressures. They were consistently strong throughout the entire process and very active in solving issues each step of the way.

— Greg M. – Director, National Construction

The Challenge

At the peak of the COVID19 pandemic, Cannabist needed to concurrently renovate all of its Florida locations while overcoming unprecedented labor shortages and supply chain disruption. In addition, all work had to be completed by an extremely aggressive year-end rebranding target to meet peak holiday demand.

This project is connected with Cannabist’s rapid geographic expansion into the state of Florida, making market-leading therapeutic care and education available to patients in the state. It is also creating over 250 new jobs in retail dispensaries and more than 100 jobs in operational and production roles including high quality positions in agriculture, manufacturing, medical technology & testing, regulatory oversight, compliance and retail business operations.

Cannabist Statewide Brand Refresh

The Solution

Hurd provided statewide resources to support project development, pre-construction and construction management including self-performed general contracting in five markets to meet local market capacity challenges. Hurd also provided extended project management to orchestrate custom millwork, signage, artwork, self-serve kiosks and displays.

Finding Success Despite Unprecedented Pandemic Related Challenges

Under normal circumstances, concurrently renovating 14 active and open locations on a tight timeline would be a challenge for any brand. Layering on the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID19 pandemic had the potential to completely derail the project.

Hurd’s established depth and expertise across Florida kept the project on track with:

The Results

Hurd successfully navigated the challenge to concurrently renovate all locations while maintaining open retail operations throughout Florida. All locations cleared corporate design inspections within two days of substantial completion and 100% of the planned Grand Re-Openings occurred on time.
Cannabist Construction Case Study

The results included:

Luckily, when faced with the challenge of rebranding, we already had an established, trusted partner in place who could handle the concurrent renovations of all 14 of our Florida retail dispensaries. Adding how 2021 was a unique year with pandemic related challenges, Hurd’s depth throughout Florida helped alleviate many of those pressures. They were consistently strong throughout the entire process and very active in solving issues each step of the way.
Greg M. – Director, National Construction