Effective project management requires far more than simply following a rigid set of rules and regulations. Although the project management wheel doesn’t need to be entirely reinvented, the reality is that the construction process is not linear.
Ultimately, what every architect, designer, or business owner we have met wants is to work with a construction team that gets it.
Architects and designers need to know that the design they have created will be supported and respected throughout the build. In the construction industry as a whole, there is, unfortunately, often an adversarial element to the contractor/designer relationship.
Our career and reputation are built on knowing how to support the vision of the owner and the architect/design team. In fact, although the project owner is normally our client, most of our business comes directly from architects and designers.
Why? Because we make them look better, not worse. We reduce their stress rather than adding to it. Phone calls are answered. Emails are returned. Plans are read and understood, not skimmed over. Schedules and other commitments are kept.
The secret to consistently successful projects is finding and creating strong partnerships. Beyond all else, when considering new projects we want to ensure that we are working with people that we are compatible with. We are methodical in our approach, and take great pride in fine craftsmanship and being financially efficient.
Here is our four-step process to help ensure both parties can go into a project with confidence.
The first step is to meet via video-conferencing or in-person to discuss the ins and outs of your project. If we get along well and we both think we might be a good fit personally and professionally, we can move to step 2.
This is where we dive into the details so we can customize a proposal for your project. We will explore all of your expectations, from timeline to finishing details, to budget and business goals, and much more.
Once you have reviewed our customized proposal, you'll understand what to expect if you hire us as your contracting and project management partner. If we are a "go", we will work together to create a clear contractual path forward. We can then upload your project details into our project management software program, where you can access real-time project updates, photos, daily scheduling reports, and more.
The devil is in the details, and without the right information your first step will be in the wrong direction. We know exactly what we need before the project starts. Accurate plans. Clear design specifications. Thoughtful trade coordination. Timely submissions and approvals from the municipality. And, perhaps most importantly, a deep understanding of what pitfalls need to be avoided that could otherwise turn on-time and on budget to over-time and over budget.