The most important document in undertaking design-build or tenant-improvement projects is the contract. Why is it so important? The first reason is obviously a matter of legal safeguard for everyone involved, but furthermore, a written agreement is a means everyone concerned is on the same page. With this document both parties know exactly what is to be done, for what cost, and when. Discrepancies may arise over the matter of labor cost or completion deadlines. The client and contractorcan come to an agreement on what needs to be done, and they are able to make adjustments to the scope of work together depending on the needs and skills of each party.
It is important to remember that the contract must include a degree of flexibility, as changes may happen after the contract is legalized. Schedules might be affected by bad weather, there may be a delay in arrival of materials, permits may not be approved in a timely manner. Construction is not without its many trials, so a little flexibility will likely be required. A professional Contractor can schedule in a little leeway for incidents, and change orders will be considered with the client.
Make your life easier by hiring a professional. A professional Contractor always uses a contract and will sit down with you to make sure the scope of work is understood. Signing a contract with a Contractor is much easier when you feel that everything has been covered to the satisfaction of both parties.
Champion Coatings, a San Diego contractor, has completed many successful private as well as military jobs in the last 15 years. We pride ourselves on putting forth a fair contract and collaborating with the client to come up with the best possible project.