The Benefits of Hiring a Full-Service Construction Firm

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Selecting the right construction company for your project can be daunting. From researching their credentials to ensuring their previous work aligns with your vision, your choice of firm can make or break a project.

The good news? There are more than a few ways to ensure your construction project runs as smoothly as possible — one of the most popular options is hiring a full-service construction company.

If you don’t already know what a full-service construction firm is, you’ll be glad to hear that it’s exactly what it sounds like! A full-service construction company specializes in bringing your construction project to life from concept to completion. From day one, you can expect an ‘all-in-one’ delivery team to cover everything from design and development to construction and even site management. 

While we could discuss the benefits of a full-service construction firm all day, our team is here to highlight the main perks so you can find the right multidisciplinary team for your needs.

Let’s dive in.

1. Streamlined processes

As obvious as it sounds, hiring a firm that can see your project through to the end will help improve your build’s efficiency and keep everything running smoothly. For example, because one team is accountable for keeping your build within scope, challenges that arise can be dealt with in-house.

Especially for construction in the New York and New Jersey areas, several aspects of a build will need to align before it can be successful. This is why dealing with one core team of architects and construction experts can help streamline your build.

Additionally, if you’re unfamiliar with the building process, juggling multiple contractors with different ways of working can be extremely challenging. This is why hiring a full-service firm is a great way to eliminate this struggle and establish a more collaborative process from the start.

But what services are typically offered by a ‘one-stop’ multidisciplinary team? 

While we can’t speak for every firm, at Argo Construction and Development, our team of architects and construction experts specialize in the following areas:

  •     Property development (for both residential and commercial construction)
  •       Design
  •       Build and construction
  •       Construction site management
  •       Land purchasing
  •       Infrastructure builds, e.g. roads
  •       In-house marketing and sales

2. Better control over schedule and costs

Following on from the previous point, having one team in charge of your construction process is not only good for keeping your project moving, it can also help you maintain better control over your costs and timeline. 

With the ability to resolve challenges in-house, your project delivery team will be better positioned to resolve issues strategically and keep your project on track and within budget. This helps you avoid scope creep and consistently feel more in control of your build. 

While there will always be a risk of delays and over-expenditure when building property, these risks are significantly reduced with the support of a full-service construction firm. 

To further minimize the risk of scope creep, work with your team to:

  • Select a method of communication that works for you, e.g. in-person meetings or calls
  • Establish trust early but still exercise your position as a project owner by requesting consistent updates
  • Ensure your chosen team have a proven track record in terms of safety and compliance 
  • Be consistent in terms of your final design brief and overall objectives

3. Enhanced relationship with your full-service contractor

Good communication is an integral part of any construction or development project. However, establishing a good relationship with your contractor can be tricky at the best of times. Especially in areas such as New York and New Jersey, nailing down good construction companies and project managers with time to answer your queries isn’t easy.

But why?

In recent years, there’s be several reports of labor shortages in the construction industry, with over 40% of the current U.S. workforce expected to retire over the next decade. This has resulted in a skills shortage impacting the availability of reliable contractors.  

This is where full-service firms can be hugely beneficial. With full-service contractors already having the services you need in one cohesive team, you won’t need to worry about locating individual workers and aligning your project with their schedule.

Another perk of a full-service firm is that you’ll often be assigned an in-house project or site manager that will act as your main point of contact. This will help minimize the time you spend worrying about your building project and help focus your attention on enjoying the more exciting parts of what’s to come.

The best part? Because full-service firms are used to being ‘all in’ on your construction, even if your main point of contact is unavailable, there’ll always be someone that can offer the information you need. 

Because a full-service team is on the same page about your project from day one, all aspects of your construction can be handled more effectively.

4. Optimized final result for your construction project

One of the biggest benefits of full-service construction services is having greater opportunities to optimize your final design and get more value for your investment. Especially with the cost of land and building materials proving unpredictable, it’s good to have a team you can trust to elevate your build or remodel while remaining within your brief’s boundaries.

From helping you iron out design challenges to adding features you didn’t even know were viable — a multidisciplinary team will be able to creatively enhance your concept while still respecting your budget, timeline, and overall project goals.

Particularly across New York and New Jersey where emerging trends and client demands are changing the face of the construction industry, as a homeowner or commercial property developer, you really are in the driver’s seat of what you want your project to deliver. It’s just a case of having the right team to build the property you want, while also going above and beyond what you thought was possible. 

When choosing the right firm for your needs, remember that a good project delivery team will be able to elevate your original design concept and will have a portfolio of residential and commercial properties that are:

  • Forward-thinking
  • Functional
  • Aesthetic
  • Sustainable
  • Compliant
  • Bespoke
  • Long-lasting

If your team compromises on any of the above values, it might be time to look elsewhere.

How Argo Construction and Development can optimize your design vision

Serving New York, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas, Argos Construction & Development caters to residential and commercial property owners who want the best of what the five boroughs have to offer. From land purchasing to site management, as a full-service company, we can be with you every step of the way. 

With an entire team of architects, construction experts, and even financial controllers — your property will be in the best possible hands.

If you’d like to see if your project is a good fit for our team, feel free to reach out or view our portfolio for a better understanding of the type of properties we deliver.

As your dedicated service provider, we’ll ensure your entire project aligns with your brief and also exceeds your every expectation.

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