I often boast about my team’s ability to keep a construction project on schedule—but how exactly do we do that?
The first way we keep a project on schedule is by communicating with the homeowner—that’s you! The schedule we set up has to mesh with your time, budget, and flexibility. In Gloucester, Massachusetts, we worked on a home built in 1997 that had water views from nearly every room. This particular project involved a bathroom remodel as well as other renovations.
The second way is by establishing a detailed checklist and time sheet. In this project, it included information on how the owner’s possessions would be handled (they were removed to a third floor), reminders to protect the area being remodeled, and cautions about radiant heat in some floors. The checklist and time sheet gave detailed instructions about demolition, plumbing, framing, electrical, tile preparation and installation, wall prep and painting, and finish trim and accessories.
The third way we keep a project on schedule is through constant team communication, using Buildertrend, an online tool especially developed for contractors. The team is responsible for posting their progress every day, including photos and information about subcontractors and inspections, from the moment they start to the moment that the furniture is moved back in. Any problems or concerns are noted and dealt with immediately.
The fourth way is by continually looking for more and better ways to handle a project. I am honored to do something I love every day, serving as a general contractor. I can only succeed in this career with a team, who is willing to take that extra step to make sure a project goes smoothly—whether that means working extra hours or letting a homeowner know about hidden problems that should be addressed. I can only succeed if I am open to all the new techniques and materials now available, even while I honor old fashioned craftsmanship.
Together, my team and I work with you, the homeowner, to complete your project on budget, on schedule, and to the highest quality standards. Do you have a renovation, new build, or remodel project in mind? Let’s talk about it today.