Over the past couple of years, we have seen a significant increase in the number of clients who have accepted the fact that they need assistance in the early stages of their contemplated projects. Admitting this is often the most difficult step for an Owner.
A renovation or construction project can be a little like visiting a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, or don’t know the customs, and don’t understand the best, most economical way to get from here to there.
Proper guidance from a specialized professional can effectively move a project from the conceptual into clear, sharp, focused vision with “firmer edges”.
In real terms, this can prove to be a most beneficial process when it comes to making proper long term project decisions and in the establishment a workable, affordable project budget that includes not only the cost of construction, but a healthy contingency, all design and consulting fees, land taxes, application fees, all legal, moving costs etc.
At House Calls Project Management, our main focus in this phase is to help our clients by developing a detailed overall PLAN and corresponding project BUDGET that lays out various options, strategies and recommendations.
House Calls Project Management spend valuable time determining appropriate outcomes that suit your requirements.
We help our clients avoid taking on a project that clearly is financially out-sized or over-built for their purposes. We consider what can be accomplished within the bounds of your budget. What choices need to be made. What options need to be explored. It’s a lot less expensive to do all this on paper, than to have to deal with an under-qualified contractor or an over-budget project. That’s usually when the reno nightmares begin.
Establishing an acceptable, workable contract with a reliable constructor is obviously a key component of a successful project. We help our clients avoid the many pitfalls of the contractor selection process. We help our clients by reviewing, and where required, to negotiate contracts, both in terms of deliverables, quality control mechanisms, and schedule.
Having a professional on your side can really make a difference: please feel free to call us anytime.