Anyone who’s taken on their own home renovation (or even a small-scale DIY project) knows just how many moving parts there are in a project and how many decisions need to be made in order to improve an existing space. Take that and scale it up to the size and complexity of a commercial build, and it’s easy to see the value of hiring an owner’s representative for your project.
From budgeting and planning to design, scheduling, and managing the build, the task can be insurmountable without an experienced professional stepping in to manage the process for you.
How an Owner’s Rep Represents You
Representatives have extensive experience in the construction industry and can be an asset to any project by serving as a liaison between the owner and the contractors completing the work.
In short, owner’s representatives serve as an extension of the project owner – acting as the eyes, ears, and strategic executor of your goals – but with the technical background and expertise that goes beyond the owner’s abilities. While they provide regular updates on the job to keep project owners in the loop, owner’s representatives assume responsibility for managing all of the day-to-day aspects of the build. (For more on what an owner’s rep does, check out our blog post on the topic).
When You Need an Owner’s Rep
If commercial builds were merely about putting hammer to nail, you probably wouldn’t need an owner’s representative. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Here are some instances when you definitely want to hire an owner’s representative for your Florida commercial build:
- When you want your project to be completed on-time – Owner’s representatives dedicate their full time and efforts into ensuring that your project is completed on time. As we know in the construction industry, time is money, so being efficient with the build process and managing the project schedule so that everything stays on track is imperative if you want to have a timely completion.
- When you want your project to be completed on-budget – As construction experts, owner’s reps are closely attuned to the market. They understand changing labor and materials costs and how they play into the design and build feasibility. These skills and expertise mean they can help value engineer the project by making cost-wise selections that still achieving your goals.
- When you want to ensure a successful and professional-quality build – Coordinating the numerous groups involved in a commercial build is no small feat – from architects, engineers, builders, contractors, real estate agents, trades specialists, inspectors, and so many more, coordination and professionalism is the name of the game.
- When you want an experienced construction professional to advocate and manage the build on your behalf – As a project owner, as much as you may want to be involved in the build, it can be difficult to commit the amount of time and energy required to do it effectively. Having an owner’s rep assume those responsibilities frees you up to focus on what you do best, while enabling them to do what they do best. They essentially become you for the project and will keep your best interests front and center when making decisions related to the project.
At Seacoast Construction, owners come to us at various stages of a project’s development, and we partner with them wherever they are at – whether it’s getting a project back on track or assessing a project’s viability when it’s just an idea. If you have questions about what an owner’s representative does and what we, at Seacoast Construction, can do for you, give us a call at 786-433-8740.
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