Choosing the right construction company for your retail build-out is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make, especially if you’re new to South Florida commercial spaces. The right GC can ensure that your project is carried out efficiently and on time and on budget.
Here are some things to consider when choosing a partner to help with your build-out.
Make sure the company you choose has the skill and knowledge necessary to successfully complete your retail build-out. Retail build-outs require a certain level of planning and proficiency that a lot of companies may not be familiar with. Don’t feel bad about researching and checking the company’s portfolio and references. This is a huge decision, and you want to make sure you trust the company you choose.
Creativity and Listening Skills
You should have a say in the building process, not just in design. Look for a company that’s going to work with you by their side and communicate well and often. They should take your requirements and creative ideas into consideration during the process. Make sure the GC you decide to go with has a professional team that listens and understands your end goal—and does everything they can to help you achieve it.
All build-out projects have a specific deadline. Look for a company that has strong organizational skills and a solid track record for sticking to construction schedules; this means your GC should be able to give you a reason why a given deadline is realistic or not in pre-construction. In construction, unforeseen issues come up from time to time. But, a top-notch GC will have a plan for getting your build-out back on track without adversely affecting your bottom line.
No matter how well thought out your construction plans are, they won’t run smoothly unless there’s good communication between you and your GC during the build-out. Continue searching until you find a company that knows the importance of regularly updating their clients and has it included in their proposal.
There shouldn’t be any surprises during the process. A good company will keep you informed of any setbacks or issues, as well as offer ideas to help get the project back on track.
Look for a company that not only promises quality and commits to that promise. Always check the reviews the company has received or ask for references. Ask the company if they offer any quality guarantees or warranty programs. Don’t settle for a GC that isn’t dedicated to quality assurance. You need a GC that stands behind their work.
At Seacoast Construction, we know the value of proper planning. We can help you with your build out in a variety of ways: project management, owner’s representation, general contracting, and more. Give us a call at 786-433-8740 to schedule a consultation.
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