Weeding out all the contractors that you have been referred to and those that may even show up at your job site can be a difficult job and that is an understatement. Some can be pushy, some can be very smooth, and others may just hand you a business card and walk away. Nonetheless you are the one left with the tough decision to make. We all know the old saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, that saying is true in all facets of life and especially true when dealing with contractors and your money.
Do not be tempted to select a contractor based on your judgment of their attire, promises, or most importantly who promises the lowest bid up front. Do you homework, ask for references, be leery and skeptical of everything. River’s Edge Project Management is your best friend during this process. We have dealt with lots of contractors and have reviewed hundreds of bids for franchisees in the Quick Service Restaurant industry. What might take you, the franchisee, days to review or to discover gaping holes in your bid will take REPM minutes.
We often ask contractors that are in our bid pool to fill out our proprietary bid form; this way we can see line by line who is charging for what. We question everything and we expect answers, after all these are the contractor’s that will potentially be responsible for building your store; having high expectations can never undervalued. River’s Edge Project Management can then come to you and literally show you an apples to apples comparison in plain English of what each contractor is proposing. At this point the ball is in your court to select the best contractor for your project. You not only will walk away with a clear cut comparison of the received bids, you’ll also have our professional opinions and recommendations to aide in your decision making.
Our job is to make our clients feel comfortable throughout their entire project. Our client’s feel comfortable when they feel they are working with a team that is truly looking out for their best interest. REPM will do that for you; we are Construction Consultants and have been in the QSR industry for many years now. We have built a reputation displayed not only by our extreme level of services but also on our extensive return client base. This is what we do and it means a lot to us.
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