The Advantages of Hiring a Full-Service Contractor

If you are thinking about a major renovation project on your home, hiring a full-service construction company run by an industry professional like Jon Bunge is something that should be seriously considered.  There are a number of advantages that working with a full-service company can offer which can help you to avoid the most common pitfalls that can make a home renovation “go bad.” Here are just a few things that a full-company can offer.

Comprehensive Planning

One the things that can doom a renovation project is a failure to adequately plan out the project from beginning to end.  The lack of a clear plan can mean that the project is carried out in an “ad hoc” way, without any real consideration of how work being done at one stage of the renovation can affect work that was sort of vaguely imagined but not carefully mapped out for a later stage.  This can result in work stoppages to obtain unexpected permits, supply shortages because materials were not ordered in advance, and so on. A lack of planning can lead to renovation disasters that end up costing homeowners far more to fix than they had planned to spend on the entire project.  Working with a full-service construction company provides a great opportunity to sit down at the very beginning with a coordinated team that may include an architect, engineer, budgeter and other key people to help develop a well-organized and appropriately budgeted plan.

Project Management

Anyone who has taken on even a small home renovation project knows that any renovation requiring multiple trades can be a nightmare to manage. Any delay in one part of the process can cause a ripple effect down the line and will affect a whole range of items including work crews, supplies, payments, and so on.  A key advantage of hiring a full-service construction company is that an experienced project manager will be a part of the team, and can make sure that everything is unfolding on schedule and on budget. Also because they carry out construction work day in and day out they already have all the necessary safety equipment such as protective eyewear, work boots, eye protection and gear for working at heights.

Start-to-finish responsibility

When a renovation is done piecemeal by multiple trades or contractors, you may find gaps in responsibility for the job.  For example, you may find that one crew doesn’t completely finish their job to code, and that a second crew works around it as best as possible but isn’t entirely able to do their job either.  Or you may find that various systems or structures don’t function together as they should.  With the comprehensive planning provided by a full-service construction company, these sorts of gaps are far less likely to happen, and if they do, there is a responsibility on the part of the company to correct any problems.

Examples of completed projects

A very important advantage of going with a full-service company is that you are able to review examples of their work that will typically cover the period of design through to final product.  This allows you to get a sense of the quality of all aspects of the finished product.

As you can see, there are some definite advantages that come with working with a construction team that has experience at all stages of home renovation projects.