Author: Rebecca Campbell

CK Commercial Wins ABC Excellence in Construction Award for Douglas Realty Project

CK Commercial was honored with Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Baltimore chapter’s highest award, Excellence for the Douglas Realty Headquarters project. This 5,600 SF project won in the interior fit-out category  and features a unique combination of finishes that seamlessly blend industrial and contemporary design aesthetics.

This project was completed on an accelerated schedule and overcame several challenges, including being completed during the pandemic. Completing the project on this fast-track schedule meant that the CK team had to manage several subs working in conjunction with one another while maintaining the COVID safety protocols that were in place. CK also had to manage long lead times, which included waiting 12-14 weeks for the county permits. 

The permit delays coupled with some material delays at the height of COVID created a challenge in which CK had to think outside of the box to sequence work to ensure that inspections were made on time to maintain the schedule.CK worked to ensure that although the project schedule encountered challenges, these challenges did not hinder the overall finished space.

A huge thank you to the CK team along with Douglas Realty, Arris Design and all of our subcontractor teaming partners.


September 30,2021
The Cybrary Headquarters project wins an ABC Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Award

CK Commercial received an ABC Metro Washington Excellence in Construction Award in the Interiors category for the Cybrary Headquarters Project.  The ABC Excellence in Construction Awards recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects for their quality and workmanship. The success of this project was attributable to the collaborative approach of the entire team, including  Cybrary, COPT and Arris Design. 

This 24,480 SF office space almost tripled the size of Cybrary’s previous office space. This tenant fit-out project features reclaimed wood walls with top-of-the-line finishes and inspiring color schemes throughout the space. The renovation included two podcast studios and a feature break area with unique lighting details and banquette seating.  Open seating areas, private offices, conference rooms and huddle/phone rooms make up the rest of the full floor fit-out space. 

The project overcame several challenges, including being completed during the pandemic. Another challenge was completing the tenant fit-out space while the base building was still under construction with another general contractor, which required careful coordination and communication. Additionally, the project team had to demobilize during the project due to the base building not receiving permanent power because of continuous delays from PEPCO. This delayed the installation of ceiling tiles, wood, millwork and other finishes, which required the appropriate temperature control to be properly installed and maintained. The project was completed on an accelerated timeline, and the project team worked to resequence those items to ensure the project maintained its schedule.

Congratulations to the CK team and our partners on this exciting award!


September 23,2021
CK Commercial achieves Diamond Level STEP Safety recognition from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

CK Commercial is proud to announce that we have been named a Diamond Level STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) recipient by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This is CK Commercial’s third year being recognized for its commitment to safety and our first year achieving the Diamond Level, the highest level attainable by STEP participants.

“To be named a STEP Diamond level recipient is something we are extremely proud of,” said CK Commercial Founder and Lead Strategist Michael Crim, “Our commitment to safety and our team go hand in hand and are of utmost importance in executing our vision as a company.

Founded in 1989 as a safety benchmarking and improvement tool, STEP has evolved into a world-class safety management system that dramatically improves safety performance among participants regardless of company size or type of work. Participating ABC member firms measure their safety processes and policies on 25 key components through a detailed questionnaire with the goal of implementing or enhancing safety programs that reduce jobsite incidents. Companies that participate in the STEP Safety Management system are said to be 655% safer than the industry average.


August 31,2021
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