Having a great contracting company can make all the difference when building your own home. A lot of details are involved when completing home improvement or building a home. A contracting company is like having a project manager oversee the entire undertaking. A lot of things could go wrong, and when something does, only one person is responsible: the project manager or contracting company.
The contracting company has several sub-contractors performing various jobs on home improvement or home building. Whether painting, plumbing or building a deck, a sub-contractor may be hired to do that specific job. The project manager does the hiring and supervising to make sure that aspect of the project goes well.
New home builder Jason Boutwell gave us the confidence we needed to have our first home built custom. He has been in business since 2006 in Ocala and has many happy customers. When building your own home, you may choose from a selection of templates or designs. You may also give Jason your own design, or do a combination of the two.
Another great thing about a custom built home, or a custom built home improvement project, is that you get exactly what you want. You may like one of the builder’s designs, but you don’t have to use one of them if you have other ideas. The project manager, like Jason Boutwell, will meet with you to understand exactly what you want. The project manager can then put together plans and give you a cost and materials estimate. You can then discuss the plans, making any adjustments you like.
With a contracting company you get the price up front, and unless you change something, you get no surprises. When you try to deal with several subcontractors and manage the project yourself, you may have cost overruns from one or several subcontractors. The contracting company takes care of all that, avoiding unpleasant and expensive surprises.
A project manager or contracting company can also anticipate problems or delays. The manager is responsible for anticipating those problems and dealing with them before they become obstacles. This is perhaps the biggest issue people face when trying to do it themselves. As many as 30 different specialists may be working on your home. If any one of them has a problem, it can hold up the entire project. This is why it is good to have a professional familiar with all building aspects in charge of the entire project.
The project manager can also keep the project on schedule. Keeping the project on time is important, both for you and the project manager. To avoid costly scheduling conflicts, the project needs to stay on time and be completed on time, without sacrificing quality.
You may be involved as much or as little as you like throughout the project. A project manager can give you regular reports, whether you want them daily, weekly or monthly. The greatest advantage of having a contracting company act as the project manager is having someone knowledgeable that you can turn to with problems or questions.