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  • Writer's pictureKeith Groninger

Project Planning

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Similar to how a coach motivates his players and develops a game plan, you may need someone to coordinate your team and help develop a game plan that starts well before, and extends beyond the construction phase. This is a common role of the Construction Manager in many commercial construction projects and is becoming more common with custom homes.

Your team may include an architect, an architectural detailer, a landscape architect, an interior designer, a builder, a realtor, a lender, a green certifying agent or consultant, an electronic systems designer and a lighting designer. Additional consultants for energy management and HVAC design may also be beneficial. We also have experience working with Environmental Health and Feng Shui advisers.

It may not be necessary to hire different individuals for every one of these tasks but make no mistake, someone needs to wear these hats. If your builder isn't willing or able to assume these roles, the burden falls on the homeowner.

We provide each of our customers their own secure website portal for managing project information and coordinating all of the team members. The collaborative site can be viewed from anywhere and can be custom-tailored to allow the right type of secure access as required by the relationships on or off the project team.

The planning and pre-construction process can sometimes take as long or longer than the actual construction of your new home. We might assume more than one role on the team or take responsibility for wearing all of the hats. You may choose to hire us for only our role as the Builder or perhaps you need us as the coach or Project Planner. The scope of your project will likely dictate which players you need. Please let us know if you need more information.

You may request a couple of helpful documents that may on the front end of the project.

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Little is more meaningful and personal than a home, and the experience of designing and building your own home should be rewarding and enjoyable. Choosing a builder is difficult. The process of designing and building a home involves numerous decisions about components, systems and services selected from criteria that includes price, quality, appearance and performance. How can you possibly understand everything unless the builder is willing to share all of the information?

Allow us to introduce you to The GCH Way of building your next home. Please let us know if you have any questions. Keith Groninger

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