A Committment to Respect
We recognize the value of high quality subcontractors and maintain excellent working relationships with qualified subs. We have developed long-term associations by working hand-in-hand with these groups to deliver quality finished product to our clients.
Our quality assurance and safety programs protect their workers and build their reputation and their hard work benefits ours. It’s a win-win relationship that we take pride in.
We can command the attention of best subcontractors in the market to your project, facilitating accuracy and quality in construction. Our success in developing and maintaining subcontractor relationships is based on our following commitments:
- We promise to maintain professional relationships characterized by mutual respect.
- We acknowledge that our subcontractors are a pivotal members of the project team.
- We will administer subcontracts in a fair and reasonable manner, offering clear direction and expectations, and giving due consideration to the subcontractors’ expertise.
- We pay our subcontractors in a timely and predictable fashion, in accordance with contractual terms.
Coordination and Oversight of Subcontract Work
As the GC or CM we will manage subcontractor agreements and enforce adherence to the construction documents, contract, and quality and safety standards. The subcontractors report exclusively to the Superintendent and Project Manager assigned to the project. They do not receive or take direction from the Owner, Owner Representative, Architect, or Engineer. Field directed changes are avoided, but if required, must be reported to the Superintendent and Project Manager.
It is our responsibility to schedule all subcontract work and provide subcontractors with sufficient notice for mobilization and ordering of materials. We identify lead times and mobilization efforts upfront and incorporate this into the project schedule, which the subcontractor must review and agree to accommodate upon signing the subcontract. We do solicit and incorporate subcontractor feedback into the schedule.
Coordination of Subcontract Payment and Lien Waivers
Subcontractor payment applications are submitted on our standardized form, which is tied to the draw schedule. Payment applications are verified or rejected through our daily reporting activities. Rejected payment applications must be resubmitted after corrections are made and may delay payment to the sub if not corrected in a timely manner. Conditional Lien Waivers are collected from each subcontractor and provided with the General Contractor’s payment application to the Owner.
Upon payment to the GC, we will distribute funds to the subcontractors. As condition for payment, the subcontractors must submit an Unconditional Lien Waiver in the amount of the payment for themselves and any sub-subcontractors or suppliers. These Unconditional Lien Waivers are provided one month in arrears with the subsequent payment application.