Choosing the right commercial general contractor for a project in Philadelphia can make an impact on your company for years to come. From breaking ground on a new location to renovating a complete office building, you want to work with a team of professionals that are considered one of the best contractors in the region.
A commercial general contractor oversees an entire construction project, including the design of a structure and the acquisition of all the correct permits. Commercial contractors specialize in working on commercial facilities, not the residential structures designed and built by residential general contractors.
Here are some examples of the structures that commercial general contractors work on for their clients:
Commercial spaces require different permits and the following of different zoning regulations, which is one of many reasons why you should hire a commercial general to organize and manage your project.
One responsibility shared by both commercial and residential general contractors involves putting together a highly successful team of subcontractors. Since commercial construction projects require a wider variety of trade professionals, the contractor you hire should have a lengthy list of trade professionals to contact for your unique construction project.
A general contractor manages the daily schedule of a commercial construction project and coordinates the job duties completed by trade professionals such as roofers, plumbers, and electricians. This means the contractor you choose should have at least one representative of the company on-site every day.
One of the most important roles of a commercial general contractor is to resolve issues that often arise during construction projects. Solutions to problems must be resolved with the best interest of the client in mind. Commercial general contractors must organize and manage a tight schedule to ensure a construction project finishes on time and under budget.
Although there are a limited number of different types of residential general contractors, you have many more types of commercial general contractors to choose from for your project. The type of commercial general contractor you select should specialize in the type of project that you want to be completed. For example, if you plan to expand the seating area of your restaurant, you want to work with a contractor that specializes in restaurant construction projects.
Experience is one thing; the successful completion of several projects that are similar to your project should be a priority when choosing the best commercial general contractor.
Commercial construction projects typically take more time and cost more money than the amount of time and money it takes to complete a successful residential project. This means you need to vet potential general contractors carefully. The first step involves scheduling a free estimate to determine the extent of your project.
Schedule a free estimate with D&B Construction by calling our office or by submitting the short online form. We look forward to working as general contractors on your commercial project in Philadelphia, PA.