We will establish a working budget by pre-tendering the project. We will consult at least one subcontractor for each trade - masonry, carpentry, plumbing, etc., to arrive at a preliminary budget.
We will review the budget with you to see if there are areas where savings can be made without jeopardizing the quality of the project or areas where upgrading is required.
Once a budget has been established, we will be getting together with you on a regular basis to review our performance with reference to the original budget. In many instances, we find that final prices from sub-trades will be lower than their original estimates once they are on the job and familiar with the work they are supposed to do.
We will strictly monitor the budget and are always on the lookout for ways of saving money without sacrificing quality.
We will establish a construction schedule and report to you regularly on our progress.
You will be required to make decisions on certain finishes and details, particularly manufactured items such as kitchens. We will of course be glad to give you the benefit of our experience to help you decide. You will have sufficient time to make decisions. However, we will inform you of the dates by which your input is required so as not to slow down the project.
Cash Flow Schedule:
We will establish a cash flow schedule indicating the estimated funds required at various stages of the work. This will allow you to make your financial arrangements accordingly.
We will report to you on a regular basis on the funds spent.
Our experience has shown that savings can be negotiated in paying suppliers COD and also in paying sub-trades promptly. Of course we hold back 10% of subcontractor payments in accordance with the provisions of the Construction Lien Act.
All contracts are prepared by our firm.
We frequently obtain more than one price for different components of the work but we also often recommend one sub-trade that will deliver above average services at competitive prices.
Regular Weekly Meetings:
We recommend regular weekly meetings at the site to review progress and co-ordinate your input with respect to decisions.
As we've said before we want to create a relationship with our clients. We want to make sure that you are as happy about your project as we are doing them and we are sure you will love the results for years to come. Visit our Testimonials page to hear what clients have to say about the service and craftsmanship that they received when they choose J Slavin Contracting as their contractor.
If you have any questions we would be more than happy to help, call us today.