Construction companies are a dime a dozen in central Florida. Everyone wants to believe that their construction company is better than everyone else’s; and sometimes they’re right. Being the best at your craft doesn’t always mean that you’ve single-handedly taken on every project. We have developed productive relationships with other skilled tradesmen talented subcontracting firms, and have been able to leverage those relationships to improve our own efficiency and project quality.
It takes a lot of time, dedication, and hard work to build a good, solid reputation for a construction company in Florida because of the competition. Today we’re going to talk about beating the competition and how to avoid destroying your reputation.
Results that Negatively Impact Your Business
- Late Project Delivery
- Delivering Over Budget
- Project Does Not Meet Functionality Requirements
- Failure to Deliver what the Client Requested
- Failure to Properly Manage a Construction Project
Hiring a Construction Project Manager is Not “Overhead”
First, we want to point out that every well-managed project can reach completion, so you should never look at hiring a construction project manager as overhead expenses that you can do without. Large projects require additional layers of protection and management. We are very comfortable with large scale projects and smaller projects as well. A qualified construction manager will ultimately reduce the overall cost of the project.
Stay on Top of Risk Assessment and Risk Management
Keep your eyes peeled for potential problems if you’re managing your own projects. The project manager is responsible for the successful completion of each objective on the way to the final goal. We create a schedule that works for the client, property owner, and which appropriately phases the project so that all trades can complete their scope within the best possible working conditions. Each individual objective should be completed in order as a risk prevention measure. We can more easily see potential problems before they arise if we can watch things come together on schedule.
Keep Communication Open
Open lines of communication will ultimately lead to a successfully finished project. All communication from the person delivering materials to the foreman who reports to the project manager should consistent, open, honest, and clear. All team members should feel comfortable in reporting project progress as well as asking questions as needed.
Keep an Eye on the Scope of the Project
Scope creep is a term that is applied when a project starts out as expected but begins to slowly become overwhelming as little things happen. You may see new elements added to the project without advanced notice. Scope creep can become a serious issue if it is allowed to create chaos in an otherwise-well-managed project.