Author: Rebecca Campbell

CK Commercial wraps up interior fit-out for SECU Credit Union branch in Baltimore

CK Commercial recently completed an interior fit-out of SECU Credit Union’s branch at 250 W. Pratt Street in Baltimore. The new space includes a concierge and waiting area, offices, and an ATM area. 

Although the location is smaller than the typical SECU branch, the space features an open floor plan that is maximized by the use of high ceilings and lots of glass, including sliding doors and glass storefront systems. The interior of the space is lively and vibrant, utilizing a variety of finishes, including accent paint colors, different wallcoverings, and millwork. 

The deck height of the space was almost two stories high which was challenging for anything that needed to be supported from the ceiling. The project also contained existing HVAC ductwork that required a workaround and caused additional structural reviews to ensure the walls that were being built would be stable, resulting in reinforcing the walls with additional bracing. A significant amount of coordination with the security and low voltage subcontractors and infrastructure was required to accommodate the security system.

The opening of this new SECU branch on Pratt Street is central to their goal to not only make a positive impact on the financial well-being of Marylanders, especially in Baltimore City, where many of their members live and work, but also to build relationships with many of the local businesses in the Inner Harbor area. 

Congratulations to SECU Credit Union, Ammon Heisler Sachs Architects, and the rest of the project team on a great project!


July 25,2023
CK Commercial recognized with three Excellence in Construction awards

CK Commercial is the proud recipient of three Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Greater Baltimore Excellence in Construction Awards. The Excellence in Construction awards recognizes outstanding projects ABC members have built in the greater Baltimore area.

The winning projects are:

Ambu | Platinum Award Winner

This project involved the interior fit-out for Ambu, a company that developed, produces and markets single-use endoscopy solutions, diagnostic and life-supporting equipment to hospitals, private practices, and rescue services. The project included the interior fit-out of 22,550 SF for Ambu’s U.S. office space on a compressed schedule. Given the tight schedule, challenges arose in obtaining a building permit, but the team was able to resolve that issue and resequence the schedule in order to get the project completed. The renovated space makes use of the layout with offices, collaborative works areas, a conference room, a specialized innovation simulation lab, and a break area with a kitchen. The result is an office space renovated on a compressed schedule that is energetic, vibrant and features bright colors and patterns in the finishes, including the paint, millwork, tile and flooring.

Anne Arundel Dermatology | Gold Award Winner

This project included the full demolition and fit-out of over 16,000 SF of office space for Anne Arundel Dermatology. Anne Arundel Dermatology has over 60 locations with over 155 highly educated and specially trained clinicians aiming to be the best community dermatology source in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states. The renovation included the build-out of four separate offices, a reception area, and exam rooms. The space features solid surface ledges at reception desks, calming blue and green accent walls, pocket doors with wood framing, and millwork throughout the office.

TenThreeTwenty Amenity Space | Gold Award Winner

This project at 10320 Little Patuxent Parkway included the 7,680 SF interior renovation to a 12-story, Class A office building’s amenities space. This project was challenging in that the project was completed at night to minimize disruption to the existing building tenants. The space also required a lot of detailed coordination of the elevations and placement of ductwork, light fixtures and piping within the open ceiling and bulkhead ceilings while also factoring in the beams. The renovated space includes a large amenity space for the building tenants with ample seating, collaborative meeting areas, a large kitchen island, and a snack area.

The CK team will celebrate these wins with other Excellence in Construction award winner on October 12. A special thank you to our team members and partners that contributed to these projects!


July 07,2023
CK Commercial Attends Baltimore Community Lending Renovation Project Unveiling
The CK Commercial team (James Jones, Mike Turner, Miguel Gonzalez, Izzy Wagner and Zikiyaa Moody) joined U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) Executive Leadership Watchen Harris Bruce and Dale Glenwood Green and Brian Easter from Sultan Campbell Britt & Associates to celebrate the kick-off of BCL’s renovation project.

Last week CK Commercial attended the official kick-off of the Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) Headquarters renovation project in Baltimore, MD. BCL was joined by U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, who, in an effort to increase economic opportunities in disadvantaged communities, secured $1 million to support the renovation of BCL’s office headquarters and new Small Business Development and Resource center.

BCL’s mission is to “support the revitalization and strengthening of underserved communities throughout the Baltimore metro area through innovative and flexible financial assistance designed to promote community development.” The funding received will help further BCL’s mission to provide small business owners with the resources to gain access to numerous business development training and assistance opportunities.

“It takes a village to make the Business Development and Resource Center a reality. The village is the Federal, State, local government and all stakeholders who have come together so we can continue supporting small businesses for years to come,” Watchen Harris Bruce, President and CEO, Baltimore Community Lending.

The BCL project will include the renovation of over 17,000 SF of their new space on North Calvert Street in Baltimore, MD. The four-story building will be renovated to include a Training Center on the first level, Co-working and Business Development on the second level, and BCL offices and collaborative spaces will be included for the third and fourth levels.

The project is expected to start in July 2023, with an estimated completion of September 2023.


June 30,2023
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