Building Homes | Building Relationships
Subcontractor Schedule Meetings
Depending on the scope of the project, S. Conlen Custom Builders will meet on a weekly basis with all subcontractors to review progress and evaluate concerns and confirm completion dates. It is not uncommon to have daily meetings with subcontractors to go over the scope of work for that day and address any issues, questions or concerns.
S. Conlen Custom Builders will provide weekly on-site safety meetings and minutes of these meetings will be available and on hand at the company office. All subcontractors will receive S.Conlen Custom Builders, Guidelines prior to work commencing. These guidelines explain S. Conlen Custom Builders, expectations with regards to site safety, professionalism, security, parking etc.
Upon project commencement, the client will be provided with a Project Manual including sections for:
- Contracts, Specifications, Permits
- Change Orders
- Draw Invoices/Project Summaries – Hard Costs and Forecasted Costs
- Lien Waivers and Releases
- Allowances by Item/Amount/Significant Dates
- Monthly Notes
Sub Contractor Selection
Upon being awarded the clients’ contract, S.Conlen Custom Builders, will present the project for competitive bidding to qualified subcontractors. The subcontractors will return a written bid proposal for the scope of work presented. Once the written proposal is awarded, the subcontractors will notified and preliminary scheduling will be established. S.Conlen Custom Builders understands the importance of value to cost ratios. Awarding your project is based not only on initial cost but we also use the following criteria in choosing a subcontractor:
- Competitive Cost to Value Comparison
- Complete Scope of Work Summary
- Fully Insured, both General Liability and Workers
- Compensation Certifications in our office file
- Proven ability to complete the Scope of Work awarded
- Financial stability
- History of meeting scheduling requirements
- History of fulfilling any warranty issues
- History of professional interaction with clients and other tradesmen
Upon the receipt of the signed Fixed Price Agreement, S.Conlen Custom Builders will provide the Master Project Schedule listing all on-site and off-site work, significant dates, milestones, and estimated completion date.
Design Review and Recommendations
Design review allows the contractor to provide valuable information regarding the project. Cost analysis, construction feasibility, construction options and building alternatives, scheduling and permit acquisition are included. We work closely with all members of your design development team providing comment, feedback and support.
Value in Design
As your contractor, S.Conlen Custom Builders will provide value analysis of building materials, methods and systems to offer you options at various costs. There are specific areas of the construction project that will provide you with a range of value to cost decisions. Each client has their own personal criteria for choosing specific items. Early contractor participation in your project allows us to provide you with recommendations and alternatives within the restraints of your construction budget.
Estimating and Budgeting
Designing a project that stays within budget will require the contractor to provide you with cost analysis at various stages of the design development. Preliminary budget estimates will be provided as the design develops. This allows our clients to add or subtract amenities based on preliminary cost estimates. Once the design is completed and close to final version, a final budget will be provided.
During the design development phase we will visit your building site to better understand the proposed site plan layout. This visit also allows us the opportunity to make comments or suggestions that may be helpful in between design process. Again, we look for those areas of consideration where cost to value comparisons may allow you choices that you and your design team may be unaware of. Early site visits and the information collected can make a significant contribution to that may affect your overall project costs and design.
Trust | Honesty
Communication | Respect