PCE’s general contracting services provide you with day-to-day oversight of the construction site, provide constant, detailed communication about the progress of the project, and manage any necessary vendors.

A good general contractor will provide a combination of the following:

  1. Knowledge: It is obviously crucial that whatever company you hire is both experienced and skilled at their trade. So whether it’s proper planning, familiarity with codes, or adaptability in the event that a problem does arise, it is crucial that you hire someone with the expertise to guide you along the way.
  2. Relationships: A good general contractor is more than a set of skills, however. In many ways, it is about who you know as much as what you know. A contractor with a long track record will likely be able to provide your business with experienced laborers and valuable industry-specific connections to keep your project running smoothly.

 

General Contracting Options

NEGOTIATED

  • Less risk for owner and contractor
  • Collaborative relationships: owner, design team, and contractor
  • Mutually beneficial for owner & contractor; relationship built on TRUST
  • known experience, capability, quality, and timeliness of contractor
  • less input in early design phases; less ability to influence final costs/value

 
COMPETITIVE BID

  • More risk for owner and contractor
  • Adversarial roles for owner, design team, and contractor
  • Contractor more focused on self-interest
  • No input from contractor during planning stage; little opportunity to influence value without costs for change orders
  • Quality dependent on oversight and contractor cooperation
  • Price is the only determining factor