LEAN BUILDERS AT WYATT PROUDLY PRESENT THE FAIR PRICE TO THEIR POTENTIAL PARTNERS.
In an era where competition is fiercer than ever, sub-contractors are hard to rely on, good construction superintendents are hard to find, and general contractors struggle to make ends meet, owners should look for GC’s with a strong track-record and solid work-ethic rather than the cheapest bid when awarding their work. R. Scott Sandquist of AIA explains this concept well in the article below.
We understand cost, quality, and the dynamics of the supply chain, without cutting corners. We’re looking to build sustainable products and partnerships. So before providing a bid, we work to truly understand the scope and complexities of a project. “Our goal is to do great work at a fair price providing the best value to owners,” Brady K, Estimator, Wyatt Management.
Confusing low-bid for a fair price is a challenge for most Americans, including buyers of construction services like developers, government agencies, and private business owners. “Cheap — The High Cost of Discount Culture” by Ellen Rupplel Shell thoroughly explains the negative impact this mentality has had on our nation.
Barbara Jackson’s article, “The High Cost of The Low Bid” explains how owners and builders need an approach where they work together from the outset of a project. “I am such an advocate for design-build or any approach that allows the designers and contractors to work directly with the owners at the earliest stage—to establish the “right price” for the level of performance and value the owner expects. This can’t happen in a siloed, segregated environment.” As Lean Builders, we aspire for the same within our own team — clear expectations and healthy communication lead to a low-waste, quality build.