Avoiding Sticker Shock
Sticker shock is real. I’ve seen it over and over again and tends to play out like this: “Hi Aaron, I’m looking for quotes for this project ASAP. I have to get this thing started right away–management is banging on my door about it! I’m sending the drawings over to you now.” I get the proposal over to the client and get some feedback: “Aaron, thanks so much for your help on this. All the numbers from the GC’s were way over budget, so we need to work with the architect to change some things and go back out for pricing.”
I tend to internalize my clients’ sense of urgency and make their goals my own, so when something like this happens, I can’t help but feel like I could have prevented this. My goal is to be the most valuable resource for my clients–the more I can help them be more effective and successful in their job, the stronger the relationship. My team here at Barron Builders shares the same sentiment. We do a lot–and I mean a lot–of leg work on the pre-construction side of a project. This helps our clients in so many ways, one of them is staying on budget. Don’t wait for bid time to get an idea of what your construction costs are. Get a contractor involved early in the process to spot check where costs are coming in. Barron Builders helps not only with quick budgets, but we can also help reduce costs during design by offering more efficient building methods or more cost effective material alternatives.
You can avoid the costly delays in having to go through the redesign, re-price vortex by getting a contractor involved early on, even if it has to go out for competitive bid. Barron Builders is here to be your most valuable resource, so give us a call today to help you game plan for your next project.