You may not be familiar with what design/build construction entails, so let’s give you an overview of the basics. The design/build construction process is when a single entity or general contractor is responsible for the remodeling project, from blueprints and permits to managing and overseeing the project to the finish line. Why would I select or choose a design/build general contractor over the more traditional design, bid, proposal, and build approach?
The problem with traditional project delivery is that the Owner must manage two separate contracts, which often creates an adversarial relationship between the designer and the contractor. If something goes wrong or an unforeseen circumstance requires changes, the designer and general contractor blame one another for the cost overruns or schedule changes, often leading to litigation and delays, which add to the project cost! So, what are some of the major benefits of design-build construction?
One Point of Contact / Sole Responsibility
Hiring a design/build general contractor helps you, the owner, create a single point of contact rather than having to deal with architects, designers, engineers, and a general contractor. We know you’re busy running your family and probably your own small business, so let us take over the strategy and coordination of all involved parties and save you some major headaches along the way. In the long run, it will save time, money, and effort and will enable your contractor to execute your project seamlessly.
Cost & Save Time
When you hire a design/build contractor, certain construction activities can begin before the plans and specs are 100% complete. Some longer lead time materials can be ordered beforehand, which helps shorten the overall construction timeline. Being involved from the beginning allows the general contractor to phase the work properly, resulting in time and dollar savings.
First Class Quality & Design
When the contractor is involved throughout every step of the process, they can work hand-in-hand with the architect/designer to achieve a high-quality and functional design, working seamlessly not only on paper but also during actual construction.
Having a design-build general contractor responsible for all parties puts them in constant contact with the architect, designers, and owner. This allows for a continuous stream of communication and cuts down on important pieces of information not being relayed to the correct people.
The design-build approach allows us, the general contractor, engineers, architects, and specialty trade contractors, to team up and collaborate from the beginning to decide on best-value solutions for numerous parts of construction before the design is complete. Making these decisions up front rather than once construction starts can eliminate design errors and benefit your timeline and piggy bank.
We look forward to collaborating with your family to make your remodeling or custom home ideas come to life!