When building a new home or remodeling an existing one, a multitude of decisions need to be made on the front end, from discussing initial design concepts and selecting materials to establishing a final budget. The nitty, gritty details of implementing the home improvement plans often falls on the shoulders of a competent project manager, who works to ensure a smooth transition.
A residential general contractor designs your space for efficiency, functionality and beauty, and knows the best professionals to hire for specialty work, such as electricians, plumbers and masonry experts. An interior designer knows all of the latest trends and available materials, and walks you through the process of finalizing floor plans and selecting materials.
Once design plans and material selections are finalized, a project manager takes over to coordinate the entire home building or renovation project, from concept to construction to completion. At Central Construction Group (CCG), a dedicated project manager oversees each build or renovation as part of our general contracting services at no extra charge.
The project manager is the person on site turning your renovation dreams into reality. Here’s what to expect with a project manager handling all of the details:
On-site Project Coordination
With design plans and material selections complete and a construction start date selected, CCG’s project manager coordinates an on-site pre-construction meeting to review the entire scope of work with the homeowner, general contractor, interior designer, and any other stakeholders.
A good PM communicates effectively with all involved and establishes a clear timeline for each phase of the project. The PM oversees the work crews, ensuring everyone arrives on time and works until the job is done. The PM’s goal is to keep your project on schedule and within budget.
After weeks — or even months — of planning and choosing the right materials, most homeowners are ready to let someone else handle the day-to-day operations involved in getting the job done. They want to know there’s a point person on site they can come to with questions or to express any concerns that come up.
By overseeing the job on a daily basis, the project manager can troubleshoot with crews on site in real time. A PM also knows what needs to happen at each building phase.
In any home construction project, certain details need to be completed in a specific order. From ordering dumpsters for demolition materials to knocking out a final punch list at the end, your PM keeps the job progressing while also ensuring quality work.
Communication with Subcontractors, Vendors
A knowledgeable PM offers a certain expertise when it comes to communicating with subcontractors in various construction trades. As the shortage of skilled workers continues to impact the construction
industry, a PM knows how difficult it can be to find and schedule qualified subcontractors to do specific parts of the job, such as fixing a plumbing or electrical problem before installing drywall.
A project manager with industry experience understands the labor struggle and works to utilize resources as efficiently as possible. An experienced PM also maintains strong vendor relationships to ensure on-time delivery of quality materials.
The right leadership team makes all the difference between completing a home construction project with ease, or one filled with obstacles and roadblocks. At CCG, homeowners can trust our seasoned crew consisting of a general contractor, interior designer and project manager to handle every detail.