Project Management is a large part of the service you receive when working with Better Builders. We establish a relationship founded on trust far before your project starts. We also back this up with transparency and constant communication throughout your build. When you’re choosing who to work with on your remodel, the final product is important, but so is the journey to the finish line.
Big or small, going through a home renovation is never easy. And it’s not made any easier by working with people you can’t get along with or a company that isn’t straightforward with you. It is important for us to get to know our clients personally. You are welcoming our crew into your home, your family, and allowing us to help shape your future by changing your home. Having a project manager specifically assigned to your project is a large influence on this relationship. So, what exactly does a Project Manager do?
Why Project Management Matters
From the moment you sign your construction agreement, there are endless moving parts to take your home from conceptual drawings to the finished product.
According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), project management is “the art of directing and coordinating human and material resources throughout the life of a project by using modern management techniques to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, cost, time, quality, and participating objectives.” Applying this to the context of construction, this is a high-level overview of what our PM’s do every day. Then we also add in the requirements of expertise in all things building and the overt willingness to be constantly learning and improving our skills.
What do Project Managers do?
Your Project Manager is responsible for keeping the project moving according to plan. Our goal is always to finish your project on time and within budget, while meeting all building codes and exceeding your expectations. They are dedicated to you and your project, overseeing every step along the way while also managing a full on-site crew.
Some of the basic Project Management tasks include:
Vendor and Trade Relationship Management
Project Managers are here to maximize resources, be them financial, material, or human. Better Builders uses a platform that helps our PM’s keep track of everything, while also giving our clients an inside look at their project.
BuilderTrend is a cloud-based construction project management tool for home builders and remodelers. It helps builders communicate with subcontractors and allows clients to see real-time project status updates.
Through the homeowner portal in BuilderTrend you can track progress at every step of the way. As soon as your personalized site goes live, you can view the schedule for your entire project. Being a living document, updates show up in real time. You are able to see daily logs, track communication between you and your PM, and view progress photos.
Advantages to using a real-time, cloud-based program like BuilderTrend include: