Maintenance, improvement or remodeling projects can be fulfilling, challenging or stressful.
All of these projects involve time, research and most importantly, spending money for quality on time work performance.
Making sure that you are prepared for any of these involves considering and anticipating who, what, when and how.
Here are six important things you can do to prepare before starting that project:
Are you an amateur? Where you have little or no experience. You should probably rely on qualified professionals such as a Professional Owners Representative or Consultant to provide professional help and advice for the overall project and management.
Are you desperate? When you have a Leaky roof, plumbing leaks or clogs, etc. Be careful and don’t be pressured by unscrupulous resources. If you know a resource who successfully completed a project for you in the past call him/her and if they are too busy ask them to give you a referral. If not, try to get at least two (preferably three) solutions to your problem from qualified resources. In the case of a property damage issue such as a plumbing or roof leak contact a respective local supply store and ask them for the name of a couple good contractors.
Unscrupulous vs Scrupulous: When I had a plumbing leak under my kitchen sink one of the contractors I called said that my entire P Trap (an expensive repair cost) had to be replaced but a second contractor simply used his wrench to tighten the pipe coupling to stop the leak without charging me because the P Trap replacement was not necessary.
Are you a novice? You have some experience but it is limited. Consider using self-help services such as Constructionplace.com or a qualified Construction or Project Manager for assistance, advice or overall project management.
It is relatively easy to find resources but it can be difficult and time consuming deciding on the right resource to hire because cost should not be the only driving factor. Knowing resource credentials is important such
This information is instantly available for registered Constructionplace.com Service Providers.
Other Resource finding tips:
If your project is located in a Home Owners Association or Commercial Building ask the Property Manager for a referral to qualified resources they have had a successful experience with.
Most States have a Contractors Licensing Board with a list of qualified and licensed contractors. You can usually search their data bases by license number or name Planning Projects – ConstructionPlace.com
Internet Lead generating companies and Searches – But be careful here because too often people employ resources from these companies without knowing what service they need, some idea of costs, if a license is needed for their specific project, securing certificates of insurance with valid expiration dates, any applicable lien laws, how to pay for performance, expected and acceptable quality understanding, completion timeliness, and more depending on the scope of your project.
The better your RFP requirements the better will be your bids. Constructionplace.com’s digital RFP templates include RFP essentials and plenty of options for your specific communication and project needs. And the RFP can be linked directly with a Bid Template for fast and easy bid response.
Constructionplace.com’s digital Bid templates can be created with an optional Agreement, and sent to the potential clients for negotiation and/or approval in minutes.
Constructionplace.com allows Construction professionals, to add and share their free Service Provider profiles with commonly needed essential pre-hiring credentials. This makes it easy for potential clients to make/expedite hiring decisions to hire the right builder, remodeler or resource. These Service Provider profiles can be shared with your respective insurance agent, home owner association, construction lender, etc. to further expedite project approvals.
Whether you are an Armature builder, in a desperate situation needing emergency help, novice builder, owner’s representative, professional, or student constructionplace.com offers an array of easy to use templates and services. And the company never refuses service for lack of funds.
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