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Saturday, October 19th, 2013 by Sophie Haba
Who’s Managing Your Remodeling Project?
So you have decided that it’s time to take care of your home improvement wish list! Congratulations! But are you sure you can remember all the details?
You probably have a stack of things you have been thinking about doing and your “list of priorities” may have several re-drafts as your circumstances change. How do you manage these decisions? And, once you get started, who keeps the project moving forward?
If you live in Central Maryland, Columbia, Silver Spring, Ellicott City or Bethesda, your plans of a new In-Law Suite may have taken a back seat to a leaky roof. This winter and spring have seen record precipitation! Or maybe the kitchen remodel you wanted needs to wait because you have a bathroom that is in need of repair.
Designers can help squeeze the most from your budget, but a good Project Manager is essential to the implementation of the plan. They can’t change the weather, but they can help you make the best decision for your property.
Your project manager is responsible for keeping your job moving forward. When you employ a Starcom Design/ Build Project Manager you are putting your project in the hands of a professional who works with the designer and will manage all the headaches that can come with any remodel. That means communicating with the tradesman who do the work, managing unforeseen problems that arise (it’s not a question of “if” it’s a question of “when”), and making sure your remodel is finished on time and on budget. They are your point of contact all the way through.
A good project manager should be experienced, organized, and have access to the latest information and technology. They should be excellent communicators, and you should always be “in the loop.”
Think of your last project, did the contractor hold a formal pre-construction meeting? Was it more than just standing in the drive way waving their arms? Starcom Project Managers take the time to sit down with each customer and walk through their plan for success. Starcom customers also enjoy 24 hour access to plan scheduling via our website. You and you project manager will always be on the same page.