Thursday, 8 November 2012

Home Owner: Save Money On Your Construction Process with Management Services

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We are now offering construction management services for home owners that save money during the construction process.

We are managing contractors, which means we mark up all of our consultants' and sub-contractors' work by 15%.

We can, however, offer the same management services for less (10% + agreed scale for change notices) if we act as construction managers only. On a $200,000 project the difference is approximately $10,000 (cost of a typical bathroom renovation).

The difference is that we do not hire the trades directly, you, our client, does. You act as the General Contractor yourself.

This does not mean more work for you or less protection, we still manage the process, get you all the necessary documentations from the trades, such as insurance, warranties, commitments and negotiate the contract terms for you, but we would not handle the money. You would pay the trades directly on our recommendation as per work done.

We still make sure you have a quality and safe build, no different than we do if we are the general contractor.

One of the other advantages for you, the client, is that you are more involved on who works on your project.

We get several quotes from the sub-trades, evaluate them, bring them all to the same level so that we compare apples to apples so to speak, and make recommendations to you. Then the choice of hire is yours. However, we retain the right to be able to fire them or adjust their pay if they don't perform.

During the warranty periods we will act as your representative (for a fee) to ensure that any repairs are properly executed by the party responsible.

In short, we are still your advocates and quality control, but more cost effective for you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 416-402-2679!

Martina Ernst
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build
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