Construction can be overwhelming and very scary to your clients.It’s a good thing when they ask questions and it’s in the your best interest to devote the necessary time to listen. Yes, listen!!
We all have two ears and one mouth; there must be a reason for some higher authority using that design.
By just talking things through you’ll be surprised what avenues it may lead to.
Many times a better design or a new method will be the result. New materials are always hitting the industry so there may be an opportunity to explore them.
And guess what, you may even develop a friendship. What could be better?
Let’s face it, once a project begins, you are married to each other for a certain period. Keeping a harmonious relationship is imperative. The best way to succeed is always through communication and a good atmosphere.
Just imagine what a nightmare it could be if a month into the project things begin to go sideways with the relationship. Animosity takes over and will affect every portion the job. Working or dealing with an anger person or situation just exacerbates the problem.
Attendance becomes erratic. Subcontractors don’t want to work in a hostile environment. Who would? Workmanship begins to go south very quick and I bet we can guess what’s next. Yup, the money problems!!!
Unfortunately, if the project hits that stage you better brace yourself for some misery.
Ok enough with the bad vibe talk; I am beginning to itch.!!
How can you give yourself a good chance for a successful project?
Well first, during the estimating process, make sure you have taken a realistic approach to all the related costs for the project.
With today’s hustle and bustle, many contractors find it too mundane or can’t devote the required time to properly think out and develop a responsible estimate.
The good news, there is a viable solution to consider, Outsource Estimating!
Chianelli Estimating is a freelance estimating company who is ready to assist you.We are a state of the art estimating company who provides personalized service with old fashion values.
Getting off on the right foot, with a solid estimate, will help you communicate with your clients. It will give you the confidence in knowing you’ve taken a realistic approach to the actual project cost and you won’t have to rely on change orders; which many times is a catalyst for points of contention.
A happy client = a happy project
A happy project = is a successful project!
Keep to line of commination open and you’ll be a Happy Contractor.