With A.R. Brouwer Company as your General Contractor, our Project Managers and Superintendents work with the Project Owner and the design team to deliver the project on time and according to project specifications. Typically, when A.R. Brouwer Company is retained as the General Contractor, the Owner and design team have already completed pre-construction activities, and the project is ready to begin construction. 

Important Things to Know About General Contracting Services

  • Typically requires significantly more time from the Owner when compared to Construction Management and Design/Build services 
  • The Owner has multiple points of contact and numerous contracts for the project and must manage them simultaneously 
  • The Owner is more heavily involved with the design team throughout the pre-construction activities 
  • Usually results in a longer process overall because the construction team is not brought in until the project is ready for bid. This may cause last-minute design changes immediately before construction begins and during construction 
  • Can be less cost-effective compared to Construction Management and Design/Build when assessing total project costs for the Owner and considering the additional time required 
  • Does not allow for a fast-track construction schedule.  
  • The best choice for Owners who are committed to a specific architect and have a more flexible schedule 
  • For Owners who have already hired an architect and looking for the lowest bid  

General Contracting services are a good fit for very experienced Owners who are comfortable executing all the pre-construction activities with their design team and understand the entire design and construction process. Total project costs may be higher when using General Contracting services, given the longer overall project duration. Quality may be affected if the Project Owner considers only price – not value. 

When hired for General Contracting services, A.R. Brouwer Company offers an experienced builder with competitive pricing while maintaining quality workmanship.   

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