If you’ve ever been involved in a residential or commercial construction project you know how essential it is to have a detailed construction schedule. We’ve put together a few tips to help you know what to look for and help you understand why having a schedule is important.
The Importance of a Construction Schedule
1. Ask for a construction schedule before you sign the contract. If this is not possible (and sometimes it won’t be), make sure to at least have approximate start and finish dates written into the contract.
2. Be sure you have the construction schedule and have reviewed it prior to starting construction. Once you have a signed agreement, any contractor should have no problem putting together a schedule for you. Creating the schedule will help the Project Manager learn all the details about the project and helps keep them on schedule. It’s also a great way for you to stay up to speed on how the project is progressing.
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Here at Souder Brothers part of our business philosophy is to build a solid, long lasting relationship with our clients.
In the commercial construction industry, as in many others, repeat work speaks volumes about the quality of work and services provided. Working with customers, you already have an established relationship which makes everyone’s job easier. All parties have learned how to communicate and work together and there is a level of trust in place. A satisfied customer can be a great sales tool.
Over the past 5 years, we’ve done a great deal of work at the various Fred Beans dealerships in Doylestown, PA (Bucks County), as well as in Flemington, NJ (Hunterdon County). Through our professional relationship with the team at Fred Beans, we’ve been able to help them create a more functional and upbeat work environment. When employees have a workspace they feel comfortable and confident in, productivity increases. Here’s what Fred Beans had to say about his experience working with Souder Brothers:
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In the age of technology, it’s easy to type in a search and find just about anything you’re looking for, including general contractors in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia, and other local areas. But even with all this access to information right at your fingertips, how do you know which one to choose? If you’re not a construction guru, chances are you’ll want a company who has the ability and resources to take you from start to finish. Souder Brothers is a one-stop shop general contractor, meaning we work with clients during the entire process, from design all the way through construction.
A One-Stop Shop From Design to Construction
Many clients prefer the ease of one-stop shopping. It’s convenient, and you can count on your contractor to bring in everyone you need to have a successful construction project. This also allows you to continue on with your daily routine without having to worry about taking the time out of your busy schedule to keep things moving. If your project requires the services of architects, engineers, or interior designers, we have a great network of professionals that we work with on a regular basis. In addition, Souder Brothers has the ability to produce drawings to scale in-house. We also offer 3D renderings so you can visualize what your project will look like when it’s finished. Previous clients have found this to be extremely beneficial. Seeing a concept on paper before it’s built allows for changes to be made before it’s going to cost the owner extra money.
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Finding the best contractor for your project is often the most challenging part of the construction process for a home or business owner. It’s important to not rush the process. Take the time to interview potential commercial contractors, talk to previous clients, and ask as many questions as possible to determine if they are the right fit for you. These eight tips will help get you on the right track to a successful construction project.
1. Ask friends and family members for recommendations.
You may be surprised at how many people you know have worked with good or bad contractors on projects of their own. This process will give you a good starting point and will also give you a list of contractors you would like to look into or avoid. Firsthand knowledge of a contractor from a trusted friend can be a great deal of help in picking out a contractor.
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