The Challenge and Headache.
Homeowners who start an owner-builder project themselves have the right idea – saving money on building or renovating their home, custom home, vacation home or large family estate. However, as they quickly learn, it takes experience, lots of time and a good deal of skill to successfully hire and manage a construction project.
Deadlines. Decisions. Risks.
Constructing a new custom home or upgrading an existing home is a complicated, risk-heavy process. Owner-builders are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to dealing with architects, engineers and contractors, because construction is not a part of their daily lives. It takes skilled construction management professionals who know the industry inside and out, and have the knowledge and experience to protect the interest of the owner.
What We Do. And How.
We guide owners through the design and development process, making sure their best interests, needs and wants are at the heart of every decision made. Our expertise in management, design and the construction process pull from a vast array of experiences to solve even the most complex problems offering real-world, innovative solutions.
So we can…
- Coordinate the overall effort ensuring that the most important issues receive the proper attention and resolution they deserve.
- Review the design to make sure it meets the owner’s needs for both function and aesthetic appeal.
- Solicit bids and review bids with you to point out the best bid, and why it’s the best
- Analyze and approve change orders
- Manage the budget
- General management of contractors, engineers and vendors
We can also…
- Develop an understanding of your goals and objectives
Assist with site selection and research conditions that could affect the cost of the project.
- Recommend design professionals, negotiate fees and assist in the conceptual design development.
- Communicate with architects and engineers on your behalf to ensure a cost-effective, quality design.
- Constructability reviews and plan assessments.
- Prequalification of contractors.
- Perform procurement, bid solicitation and purchasing.
- Establish budgets and control measures.
- Ensure appropriate levels of insurance & bonding.
- Make recommendations to navigate through specific issues or problems.
- Monitor construction, quality control, scheduling and cost reductions.
- Value engineering and risk management.
- Interact with state, federal and local authorities, inspectors and utilities.
- On-site management and coordination of your project from design through completion.
- Final closeout