Building a new storefront is an exciting opportunity, as it allows you to customize the space to meet the needs and expectations of your target market. But the process of building your new storefront is bound to be intricate, which is why it is crucial to hire a commercial general contractor to do most of the legwork that will be required. They will make the building process less stressful and more efficient overall. To optimize convenience, make sure that your contractor employees the following people:
If an architect is on your contractor's staff roster, you'll be able to have changes small or large made to your overall store design as the project progresses without any delays to worry about. If a last minute design change is requested, your contractor can put their architect to work right away.
And since the architect has played a role in the store's design from the get-go, they should be able to quickly make changes and get permits if necessary so your project timeline isn't hindered. The architect your contractor works with should be licensed and insured in your state.
Another important person your contractor should employ is an estimator. An experienced estimator will do the job of making sure that your project stays within budget by calculating all of the materials, labor, and time of each stage of the project. Everything from blueprints to lumber orders are carefully inspected by an estimator to ensure that you don't end up spending more than you intended to when you first set out to complete your store building project.
A Project Manager
A project manager is the person who will oversee every aspect of your store building project to ensure that safety protocols are met, building laws are being followed, and timelines are being met. Your contractor's project manager will also make sure that laborers and independent contractors are doing their jobs properly so the whole project goes smoothly from beginning to end.
They'll ensure that the estimator, architect, and other team members are properly staffed, and make sure that you are kept up-to-date about each stage of the project as it unfolds. In short, the project manager working on your store building will bring all departments together so they can work as a seamless team.
With these employees by your contractor's side, you can feel good about how your store will turn out when all is said and done.Share
28 August 2017
After we realized that we wanted to build our dream home, we didn't waste any time looking for a team of general contractors. We wanted to find experts that really understood what they were doing and who could see our vision, so we talked with dozens of contractors. It was an exhausting search, but by the time we found the right team, we knew that we were in good hands. Within a few short months, our project was underway, and we felt great about the progress. This blog is all about finding great contractors who can help with everything from design decisions to ground preparation.