Store construction and remodeling is full of challenges and obstacles that can be a challenge to any organization and their contractor. Like any service, once you find a good provider you tend to rely on them and use them for multiple projects.
There is tremendous value in knowing your chosen vendor is working with you for the long term success of your company, not just the success of one project. Once that has been established, there are many benefits to an owner, most importantly an abundance of knowledge and resources to provide excellent services.
A strong general contractor relationship benefits the owner because:
1) Knowledge of the client project management staff – and their expectations – creates a smooth process. This relationship help is crucial during a project by aiding communication due to the earned trust. When making recommendations, submitting RFI’s or discussing best practices during a project, the relationship as a partner, rather than a service provider, goes a long way.
2) Knowledge of how projects are supposed to proceed, especially when they are done repetitively and the store has similar design components, creates a better building and process. This knowledge is the holy grail of construction because it saves time and money for the client.
Over the past 18 years, Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. has been the trusted construction professional for a national retail chain. We have been their trusted resource for all the reasons listed above. Over the past 15 years, we have been involved in over 600 new store construction or major renovations in over 25 states.
This long-term client has specific goals for project time and costs and Fortney & Weygandt is experienced at consistently achieving those goals. Many of the subcontractors we work with are equally familiar with our client’s expectations because they travel with us to multiple projects for this client and thus understand well the client’s model.
After so many years of working with them and their staff, there is no learning curve for us.
Fortney & Weygandt, Inc. has an abundance of knowledge and resources to provide excellent service to anyone looking to complete a construction project successfully. If you are looking to be ahead of the curve on your next project, contact us today to learn more ways we can help you have a successful construction experience.