Founder and President of VERTICAL Construction Todd Weltner did not expect to become an entrepreneur. However, after working in the industry for a few years, he realized that he would rather have his own company than be a “corporate” guy. Since 2002, Todd and his team have been doing commercial remodels, tenant improvements, office interiors, and more recently multi-family projects. Some of his most notable projects include Eberlestock, Fusions, Alavita, Bittercreek, Bardenay(s), Bogus Basin, and the Waterhouse Row townhomes.
“Its a relationship business, and we are building those relationships just like we do people’s dreams.”
Vertical Staying Lean And Mean
Unlike most companies, Todd is determined to stay lean and mean. “It sounds cliche, but we really just want to work with good people. It is a relationship business, and we are building those relationships just like we do people’s dreams. We work for people we trust and who respect what we do and appreciate the advice we bring to the table.” Todd likes to work directly with his clients. This helps them not only accomplish their needs, but also do it within budget.
Working With Repeat Clients
While VERTICAL is not “everybody’s” contractor, they are fortunate to work with many repeat clients. One such client is HUB International, a leading insurance broker in Boise. Fifteen years ago, VERTICAL remodeled the first floor of their building. Today they are reconfiguring the second floor. When finished, the space will have brand new offices, conference rooms, and a break room complete with Steelcase furniture from OEC.
“Who else gets to, literally, have a hand in making a dream a reality the way we do – a dream that will still be standing when we are all gone?”
By getting involved early in a project, VERTICAL can assist with the design of the project alongside the architects, designers, and business owners to help maximize the spaces. An example of this recently happened at HUB. After gutting the second floor, VERTICAL showed the design team that the ceiling could be raised to nine feet instead of eight, greatly enhancing the feel of the offices and open spaces.
Working Through The Unexpected
While there have been many curveballs for VERTICAL, Todd is looking forward to a future where the important things remain the same. “As long as we can bring passion and energy to every project, we are not going to change much. We will continue to work with people we like and offer creative solutions to some interesting dilemmas. Who else gets to, literally, have a hand in making a dream a reality the way we do – a dream that will still be standing when we are gone?”
Like any good friend, VERTICAL goes the extra mile. They not only minimize costs, but also deliver the kind of experience that brings clients back fifteen years later.