Knowing the roles of each member of your construction team is important. When you are interviewing general contractors for your project, make sure you know who will be part of your team. Some companies hand off responsibilities between the estimating and actual construction stages of the project, so the person you meet up front may no longer be involved when the project gets underway. It would be in your best interest to meet the whole team before deciding to move forward to make sure that you have a good feeling about your future project manager and everyone else involved. You’ll be working closely with them through the rest of your project. At Souder Brothers you will have the same team dedicated to your project from start to finish. Our goal is to build strong, lasting relationships with our clients.
Your project manager needs to fully understand your ideas, your budget, and your needs. Their job is to act in your best interest to make sure the project goes according to plan. Your project manager needs to have excellent communication skills as they are responsible for coordinating between you, the owner, and every other member of the team such as your architect, interior designer, and specialty contractors. Any challenges that come up throughout construction will be dealt with by your PM. You want to be sure they have experience working on the types of renovation projects that you will be doing.
Sticking to the construction schedule ultimately comes down to how well your project manager can coordinate all parties involved. In construction, a properly planned schedule can make all the difference in the success or failure of your project. Once one item gets delayed, it has the potential to adversely affect the entire project schedule, so it’s your project manager’s job to make sure all trades stick to their schedule. If there is any sort of delay, your PM is responsible for getting things back on track promptly so your overall project timeline doesn’t suffer.
You should feel comfortable asking your project manager questions about anything regarding your construction project. A good project manager will keep you informed of progress throughout your project and let you know if any issues arise so you can work through them together.
To learn more about our approach to the construction process, feel free to call us. We’re happy to answer any questions you have and look forward to the opportunity to work with you.