20 Years Has Taught us These 3 Things (And So Much More)

One of the most interesting parts of working in commercial construction is the variety of projects we get to work on throughout South Florida. From medical facility builds to multi-unit housing, restaurants, and more, there’s never a dull moment in our world.

Each project we complete keeps us on our toes and teaches us a thing or two as well. In fact, in our 20 years of experience, we’ve picked up more than just a few tips and tricks to help us be even more efficient builders – and for us, efficiency is key since staying on time and on budget is one of our biggest priorities.

Here are just a few small examples of what our two decades of experience in the commercial construction world has taught us.

Paperwork is paramount – We can be a little (ok, a lot) obsessive about paperwork, but we know that the better documentation you have – and the more organized you are – the more seamless your project will be. Just take our AHCA builds for example. We’ve put together a several-inches thick binder of reference material, checklists, certifications, correspondence documentation, and more to ensure that we pass every inspection. Does it take us a long time to put the binder together? Absolutely. But to us, it’s nothing compared to the delays and expense our clients would experience if we failed the inspection.

A contractor-led approach streamlines the build – If you want the best build for your project, enlisting the help of your contractor early via a contractor-led process is the surest way to success. One of the most important reasons for this? The team that constructs the project actually has a voice in the design of the build, which can be critical to avoiding potential problems before they become expensive and cause significant delays.

Wait for the right equipment – We love restaurant buildouts, but no matter how much you plan for the restaurant project, 9 out of 10 times we experience a hiccup with the equipment. Commercial kitchen equipment installation not only needs to mesh with the life safety requirements (e.g., the fire alarm and sprinkler and other electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems), it also needs to fit the project’s operational needs, and sometimes (ok, rather often) something goes wrong in this process. That’s why we’ve learned to anticipate small challenges like this. Our solution? We wait to close the walls until the right equipment is in. This small step goes unnoticed by most but saves us a lot of time, rework effort, and money.

We love what we do and look forward to what the next 20 years will teach us. If you’re looking for an experienced South Florida contractor, call us today at 786-433-8740.

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