How to Navigate Your Build
July 22, 2021
Communication and Relationships Key
Whether you’re building a smart-sized cottage, a luxurious home, or an urban legacy estate, there is always some trepidation in what to expect during the design and construction process. Over the past 18 months, that fear and anxiety has been compounded by a worldwide pandemic resulting in an increase in material costs and material shortages throughout the industry. This uncertainty is prompting clients to ask Nor-Son Custom Builders how we will navigate the build to deliver a quality project, on time and on budget. The solution is simple, teamwork!
One factor for a stress-free build is communication. This collaborative process has been in our DNA since our inception in 1978. Setting expectations early to understand how your team will effectively collaborate with open and honest feedback on design and construction decisions is critical to a successful project. Our open book philosophy keeps our clients informed so they can make confident decisions.
Another key to success is subcontractor and vendor relationships. Nor-Son Custom Builders has conquered the market by building strong relationships with our subcontractor and supplier base. Leveraging those relationships ensures that our clients get the best price and best service from craftsmen that work at a level of quality only Nor-Son expects.
And finally, buy smart. Our strategy throughout the pandemic has been to buy materials up front, so product is available and ready when we need it. Take lumber, for example. Normally purchased on an as-needed basis, our project managers are now buying the entire lumber package for a custom home up front. This allows us to lock in the price and secure product, all while doing so early in the schedule saving valuable dollars in the budget. This buying power has proven to be successful not only for material availability but also for productivity.
In these uncertain times, our philosophy has never wavered. Effective communication, strong relationships and working smarter has continued to be a cornerstone to our success and our client’s satisfaction. We strive to make the process fun and exciting all while delivering a quality product.
Have a project in mind but not sure when to start? Contact us and we’d be happy to walk you through the process.