Are you preparing to build a new space for your business? If so, it’s important that you work with a team that specializes in custom commercial construction in Littleton, CO. A general contractor in that field will be able to work with you on designing a blueprint for your property that will meet all your needs as efficiently as possible and avoid any potential mistakes or weaknesses.
With this in mind, here are a few things you should consider before you begin your commercial construction project:
- Priorities: What are your absolute must-have items in your new business facility? It’s important to be able to separate needs from wants—this will help you keep your priorities (and your costs) in check. Essentially, what can you afford to lose, and what is absolutely required?
- General contractor: Who will you hire to serve as your general contractor in Littleton, CO for your commercial construction project? It’s often a good idea to submit your plans to multiple contractors to allow them to bid on the project, but you can also benefit greatly from hiring a contractor early on who can help you through the design and conceptual phases of the project as well. In addition, you’ll want to make sure that any contractor you work with is someone with whom you feel comfortable and with whom you can easily communicate—this will ensure a good working relationship throughout the course of the project and a better final result.
- Expectations: Do you have specific expectations for your contractor to meet? Early on, you should sit down and have a meeting with your contractor about your preferences with regard to mode of communication, permitting, additional services, warranties and anything else you find important in your working relationship. Getting off on the right foot with everyone on the same page is a good way to ensure a solid process.
- Limitations: You should know where you need to draw the line with regard to your project. Sure, there are always going to be things in the world of construction that pop up unexpectedly and can affect your budget or the timeline for completion. But there are also times where you need to be able to push back. You should have a firm line for the absolute latest completion date for a project and an absolute maximum budget. But in general, you should also be understanding that there will be some change orders or some unexpected occurrences that can complicate the project.
- Planning: Make sure you’ve worked with your contractor to cover all your bases before you actually break ground on your commercial construction project. It can’t hurt to do some market research in the area to gauge people’s opinions about the project you’re working on. You should also make sure you’ve done everything you need to do with regard to planning, permitting and zoning.
For more information and tips, reach out to Harrison Custom Builders, LTD to speak with a general contractor in Littleton, CO today. We look forward to working with you!