As a project owner or developer, you know how important it is to start your project on the right foot. From the initial planning stages through completion, every aspect of a building’s lifecycle plays a role in its ultimate success. In this post, we’ll take an in-depth look at the importance of the design phase during pre-construction and how it impacts your overall building process.
Hiring a contractor for a job in Philadelphia can often feel like stepping gingerly through a minefield, especially for a commercial building project. But there are a number of steps you can take to ensure you’ll be working with a reputable, reliable builder who will see your project through to successful completion.
The first and most important consideration when choosing your contractor will be to gather their references. Ask your potential contractors to give you references directly, and go ahead and do a little online sleuthing as well. Try to secure references from earlier in the contractor’s career, as well as from a current job that you can see in progress if possible.
How else can you establish the reliability of your general contractor?
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Are you considering renovating your commercial office space or upgrading the exterior façade of your building in the Philadelphia area? If so, you may be wondering if it’s really worth the investment. As industry experts, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 benefits we have seen our clients experience from completing a commercial build out project.
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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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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