It’s hard to believe that year-end is quickly approaching. For many professionals in the construction industry, now is the time to look ahead to projects in 2019 and beyond. With that in mind, it’s imperative to have a dependable construction management partner by your side.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming every project manager is the same. Believe it or not, hiring the wrong construction management firm could spell disaster for your project. Here are some tips to consider as you make this critical decision:
Avoid hiring just one individual
In this industry, few things are more important than experience. But is it really the best idea to hire an individual as opposed to a team? The fact is that choosing a person with limited or no support staff could prove costly.
Our advice? Eliminate the “what if” mindset and go with a qualified firm instead. No major construction project should ever be managed by one person.
See that the firm has worked on similar projects
Let’s say that you’re in the beginning stages of constructing a retail space. It goes without saying that the project manager you hire should have experience designing and building a similar type of project. Each project, regardless of type or scope, has its own unique requirement and issues.
Choose a firm that takes on a team approach
Some construction management companies won’t even give their vendors the time of day. Here’s the thing: The firm you hire should go above and beyond to assemble the best team possible for your project. If you see full cooperation from each team member, then there’s probably a greater chance of getting the most bang for your buck.
Do some independent research
It’s one thing to hear what a project manager has to say about their own firm. It’s another, though, to gauge the experiences of past and current clients. Before making a final decision, do yourself (and your company) a favor and do some independent research.
Start by exploring the firm’s website, double-checking that the information aligns with what they’ve already told you. From there, move on to client testimonials. If you notice a trend of negative reviews, eliminate that project manager from your list of candidates.
Avoid getting caught up in cost
This is a big one. As part of your search process, you’ll probably obtain bids from several local construction management firms. Sure, you could select the firm that offers the cheapest bid.
At Menotti Enterprise, we advise against choosing a firm based on cost alone. Think about it — a low cost likely translates to low-quality work and overall results. The last thing you want to do is pay twice to have a project completed.
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