Have you seen the 2009 Green Building Survey? If not, take a look at the recent issue of National Real Estate Investor or Retail Traffic as each includes a special supplement called “Why sustainability endures in the face of recession.” I found the section about embracing energy retrofits especially timely as Englewood Construction recently completed […]
Commercial Construction Development: Red flags retail developers should look for in vetting a general contractor
There’s an old adage, “Better to be silent and thought a fool than open your mouth and prove it.” That may be true in some life situations, but not when it comes to hiring a firm to complete your next retail construction project.
Red Flag #1: Be wary of the general contractor that has no questions, exclusions or qualifications and agrees with all requests. A general contractor who just submits a bid without certain questions or qualifications may not understand the complete scope of work and schedule.
What Every Developer Should Ask General Contractors During the Retail Construction Bid Process
For my first blog post, a lot of people at Englewood Construction suggested I write about how to choose a retail construction company. But one person said that would be “boiling the ocean.” After she explained to me what that meant, I agreed – it’s a topic too ambitious for me to conquer in one post. Instead, I decided to write a series on the topic, starting with where to find a reputable contractor and what questions to ask.