Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Construction Management Service

December 2021

When hiring and working with a Builder, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Builder commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Builder? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Construction Management Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Builder - FAQ

Q How do I get good Construction Management Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for Construction Management Service?

A Most Construction Management Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Builder ranges from $86 to $129 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Builder.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Builder for my job?

A A professional Builder must be licensed to provide most Construction Management Services. To check a Builder's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.

Q Should I use an insured Builder for my project?

A Your Builder should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Builder should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Builder need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Builder. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Builder's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.


Builder - Common Projects

An experienced Builder can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Construction Management Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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