Best Practices for Selecting the Right Team During Pre-Construction

Getting your project started on the right foot can make a world of difference when it comes to realizing your build goals. Too many stops and starts along the way can lead to errors, expensive change orders, and lost time and money once work is underway. So, what’s the key to the best start? Easy. Assemble the best team.

As you make plans for your next commercial construction project in SoFla, consider your needs and consider your team. Here are some tips for making sure you have the right people at your side as you begin your buildout.

What to Look for When Choosing Your Construction Team

Construction projects of any shape and size require a team effort. Often this includes a general contractor, owner’s representative, architect, engineer, interior designer and other key members specific to your build.

Where to Start as You Select Your Dream Team

When you approach your project from a design-build standpoint, your general contractor is on board from the start. By hiring an experienced construction lead, you’ll ensure that the build will be feasible in terms of constructability as well as be able to meet your timeline and budget expectations.

From there, the rest of your team can be assembled. In doing so, you’ll want to pay attention to these three important areas.

  1. Credibility – In the construction industry, there are a lot of people just saying whatever they think their potential customers want to hear without any real plan or resources to be able to follow through.

  1. Expertise – How much experience do they have in the local market? What projects have they completed that are similar to yours? 
  1. Availability – It’s not uncommon for some subcontractors in Florida to be booked out at least six months to a year. Factoring in skills and qualifications along with availability can be a real challenge, especially if you don’t already have a working relationship with them. That’s where hiring a local contractor comes in especially handy.

The success of any construction project heavily relies on assembling the right team, and it starts during pre-construction. At Seacoast Construction, what you see is what you get. We are open, honest, and transparent and have a proven track record of success. If you have questions about the local South Florida market or need help understanding a bid you received from another contractor, come talk to us. We’ll tell it to you straight. Get in touch to schedule a free consultation.


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