April 24, 2017
Building & Construction Permits
Once Hoboken approves your drawings, they take 4 sets of them for their office. Now, we wait for our Building Permits so we can get started. They’re those little yellow cards you often see in windows of buildings around town that are being worked on. We need this paper to get started.
Demolition is next! We’re getting closer!
April 21, 2017
Architectural Drawings Off For Approval
Once you have your drawings signed sealed and delivered by your architect, you have to go to both the Zoning and Health Departments for approval of your project and your new business. Certain areas of town are zone for say housing, business or industrial and ensure we are following the master plan for the town. These departments signed off on our idea and plan for our business.
Once you have approval and certificates from Zoning and Health Departments, we made an appointment with the Building Department. As one can image with all the construction going on in Hoboken, this department is crazy busy with people coming and going all day. Here, several people review each stage of our drawings. The Building, Fire, Plumbing and Electrical all approve our plans for our space and ensure that we are following all the codes the town has set in place. We received approvals after making a couple simple changes to our drawings.
March 30, 2017
A New Fascade
Our Architect drew out all sorts of different layouts for the front of the building. This is the one I liked best. We’re going to remove the florist sign so you can see that beautiful trim along the top of the building. Then, we’ll paint front of the building and the accent trim, add shutters to the windows and a green and blue striped awning similar to the colors on the website. I really wanted to add new giant windows to the space, but I am a small business and need to put the money towards other things in the inside of the building. Maybe that will be phase II. I am really excited about how this is going to look.
March 15, 2017
Plans for the Inside of the Building
Working with the Architect to build out our space on paper. Everything needs planned out, from the floor to the ceiling, and plumbing to electrical. This is just one page out of the plan. There is a page for each stage of the building process.
If you’re looking for a fantastic architect for your next project I can’t say enough great things about Stan Wolf Design with Avalanche Pictures. Check out their link here.
February 27, 2016
We’ve Got the Keys!
We’re so excited to share the news with you! We’ll be offering Dog Grooming services very soon. We’ve purchased a new property in our beloved town of Hoboken, NJ and will be moving in soon! Our new Trusty Tails Headquarters, located at 155 4th Street, will house a Main Office for the Management Team and Staff as well as a Dog Grooming Studio for our fur friends to have their hair done.
Adding Grooming Services
We are constantly walking dogs to their grooming appointments here in town and decided it might be more convenience for our clients and staff if we brought a high quality grooming service in house. We’ve partnered up with a well-known groomer in town and can’t wait to add this desirable service to our portfolio of service offerings for our clients.
We’ve Outgrown Our Current Space
From 2006-2016, Trusty Tails was operating out of the home of Trusty Tails owner, Heather Gaida. “We were using every last corner of space in my home for Trusty Tails staff, computers, gear, clothing, keys, bikes, and of course animals. Moving it into the small basement commercial condo at 712 Adams this past Summer proved to me that we really require a space of our own totally dedicated to Trusty Tails. I want to show the town that we are a legitimate, professional pet care business and we are dedicated to being a part of the community.”
Construction and Remodeling
We’ve hired a local architect and contractor to remodel the space for us. The architect is drawing up the plans for the new dog grooming space and we have to have it over to the town next week for approval. Then, we break ground!
Stay Tuned! More To Come!
Looking for Hoboken Dog Grooming Services? Inquire today and find out when!