How No-bidding New Construction Pays Off

Owners, architects, and consultants deserve a more-than-fair return on their large investment of time and money on new construction projects. That’s why no-bidding commercial construction projects for general contractors that have a reputation for assigning young Project Managers can be your best defense against the headaches that young PMs mostly create for the contractors who do win the bids for this work.


Why Selective Bidding Pays Off.

Establishing a set of criteria to evaluate construction bidding opportunities will lead to matching the best contractor with the best projects. And this process will lead to the long-term success of the contractor and positive project outcomes for the building owner.


Who’s Responsible for Roof Leaks?

Roofing material suppliers provide a warranty that will cover roof leaks for several years after a roof has been installed. Keep in mind that the length of roof warranties can usually be negotiated before you sign a contract, but what is most important is that you know how long your roof is covered under warranty and how to contact the roof manufacturer in the event of a leak. However, if the leak has been caused by negligent wear and tear of others accessing the roof, you (the owner) will get the bill for the repair.


Making Sure It’s Right–Customer Focused Success Part 5

When there is an issue with a Standard commercial roofing or building envelope project, we are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that our projects are complete and correct. This has been Standard’s commitment for over 78 years and it will not change.


Jobsite Safety–Customer Focused Success Part 4

Safety is the number one factor that will lead to the successful completion of commercial roofing and building envelope maintenance projects. Because our crews have to work in direct proximity to commercial building occupants, our occupied facility jobsite safety plans have to be holistic.


Jobsite Management–Customer Focused Success Part 3

A sloppy jobsite is not on the list of ways to describe what will likely be a successful project. Words like clean, neat, orderly, safe, and secure are words that would need to be used to describe the jobsites during and after the work day of what will be a successful job.


Job Preplanning–Customer Focused Success Part 2

When it comes to roof replacements and other building envelope maintenance projects on occupied facilities, proper job preplanning can help mitigate many potential issues before the job even starts.


Proper Estimating–Customer Focused Success Part 1

Proper estimating is key to a successful client experience. In Part One of this Customer Focused Success series, we look at how takeoffs, or the process of determining and then estimating the costs for the materials that are needed for a job, are a critical element of the estimating process. We also provide a few contingency examples to consider as part of the takeoff process as well as alternate material options to consider related to cost and availability.


Low bid contractors. Here today, gone tomorrow.

If it is important for you to work with commercial contractors that do what they say they will do and can prove they will stand behind their work, apply extra scrutiny to low bid contractors. Or, use these strategies up front to eliminate trying to evaluate if low bid contractors can deliver.


Never Ruin an Apology with an Excuse

When an apology includes the word “but” it is not an apology at all. It is an attempt to make an excuse or justify an organization's actions (or inactions). Customers hate excuses and ruining an apology with an excuse is, well, inexcusable.


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