Selecting a Commercial General Contractor

Are you planning on moving your business, opening a new location or a new business? Construction costs can make or break a deal. Do not sign that lease or close on the property until you have done your due diligence on all the costs involved with the particular property. Commercial construction costs will be the biggest cost you will have next to purchasing the property, if you are not leasing a space Steel stud contractors Vancouver. Therefore, let’s look at what you need to know about commercial interior finish out construction.

Actually it is not what you need to know, but who do you know that knows commercial construction. If you need insurance, you find a knowledgeable insurance agent. If you are sick, you go to a good doctor. Commercial construction is no different. You do NOT need to know all the details about insurance, medical or construction. You DO need to find a reputable person that you can trust, that is knowledgeable to give you options, that you can communicate with, and that is an expert in their industry.

Before you sign that lease or close on the property, interview and select a general contractor and a back up general contractor. Competition is always good, so do not shut out the competitive bidding process. However, when selecting a location work with your first choice of commercial general contractor. Meet with them at prospective locations to determine your construction budget specific for the location. This way you can make a good business decision based on the construction needs at each location so that the lease or purchase can be negotiated with actual budget costs for that location. When deciding between two locations, this could make your decision.

Now that you have selected a location, pin down the details before you sign the lease or close on the property. Work closely with your contractor to pin down more precisely what you need for the location. This is when you can bring in the competitive bidding if you are not sure if you have the best deal. But remember, low bidder is not always the best deal. The questions to ask are: “What am I getting?”, “Are they low-balling the bid to get the project and then change order afterwards to provide what you thought you were getting to start with?”, “What is the difference in the dollars?”, and “Is it overhead, profit, have they missed something or are they providing sub-quality products?”

So, now you need to ask yourself: “Who do I trust? Who has provided me the details to make decisions? Who has answered all my questions? Who will do what they say they will do when they say they will do it? Who has given me the details I need to make a good business decision? Who listens to what I have said and understands what I need and want? Who will provide what I need and want at the price they have quoted?” Sometimes your gut feeling or your heart is the best direction to follow after you have answered some of these questions to yourself. This is a team effort. You need to select your team before you sign any contract.

Your construction team will include your Broker, the Leasing Agent and/or Property Owner, your General Contractor, the Architect and/or Interior Designer. Now that all the decisions are made, you are ready to sign the deal and get things rolling! You have selected a location that meets all your requirements, you have worked with your general contractor and architect to get the plans done and made all your decisions and selections to get your new location built to your needs. Now you can go back to your business and do what you know to continue to grow your business and your construction TEAM will get to work.

Framing Contractors has the ability to do your steel stud framing and drywall projects in a timely manor and with efficient knowledgeable crews. We have a number of contract crews as well as in house framers.
With this flexibility in staffing we have the ability to process almost any interior design project that comes our way.

We have in house estimators so that we can look at your project and come back with a competitive quote. Our teams have been hand picked form experienced steel stud framing contractors. We are ready and able to do projects from one day to multi family towers.

Our services include drywall boarding and taping, insulation, and fire separation. We are also experts in general Contracting in Vancouver.

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