In the commercial construction industry, building relationships are just as important as building structures. Simply selecting the lowest bidding contractor for each aspect of your commercial project ensures short-term cost savings, but establishing a relationship with a PA general contractor guarantees long-term quality and support. Below are some benefits to working closely with a reputable GC.
- Negotiated Contracts – Rather than using a competitive bidding process that prioritizes low prices, a negotiated construction process with a general contractor focuses on identifying the most important aspects of your project and putting them first. For example, restaurants must make patrons feel comfortable at all times, so investing in a strong HVAC system is vital. Be very clear when establishing your expectations upfront. In negotiated contracts, clients maintain final decision-making powers, and the GC presents you with the best options for flooring, lighting and other necessities. An experienced and knowledgeable GC can help you decide how to best allocate your resources to meet your desired outcomes.
- High-Quality Tradesmen – A general contractor depends on reliable commercial subcontractors to stay in business, so you know that every job will get done professionally and on time when you hire a reputable GC. Unfortunately, all electricians, plumbers and other tradesmen are not equally efficient. It’s important to work with an experienced General Contractor with a longstanding presence in their community. Over time, they get to know which tradesmen are the best at their given craft, and since GCs work with the same subcontractors for every project, clients are promised consistent results. An added benefit of building a strong relationship with your GC is to also get to know their subcontractors which allows you to maintain open communication between all parties.
- Save Money – Believe it or not, working on a negotiated contract with a GC can reduce commercial construction costs. Even more than taking the lowest bidder every step of the way. Part of the design/build service is finding ways to reduce costs without sacrificing quality. Your general contractor can recommend which materials and methods are the best for your budget, and they prioritize cost efficiency when planning the construction schedule as well. In a true partnership, both the contractor and the client benefit from savings, so it’s in the best interest of the general contractor to get you the best deal.
Are you looking to build a long-term relationship with a commercial general contractor? CBF Contracting has been building commercial and industrial projects in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Western New York State for more than 40 years. As a full-service general contractor, we can manage all aspects of ground-up construction projects and large-scale build-outs.
CBF Contracting has had the privilege of working with repeat clients for many years as a preferred Pennsylvania contractor on many commercial projects. If you’re looking to find a General Contractor in Pennsylvania that treats commercial construction as a partnership, contact CBF Contracting at 814-745-3000 to discuss your next commercial project.