Make Your Project All Treats, No Tricks

By Parrish Pittman, Content Marketing Writer

What keeps you up at night? We can think of a few nightmare situations that could pop up on a project. Budgets running out of control. Dead, vacant structures haunting valuable properties. Unseemly site conditions lurking below the surface. It’s enough to send a shiver down your spine. But there’s no need to fear!  When you have a great team in place, a new project can be a dream come true. Here’s a few project nightmares that the right contractor, working side-by-side with your design team, can help prevent from ever coming to life.

WHAT LIES BENEATH

Sometimes the scariest things are the unknown. That’s definitely true on construction sites. Unforeseen site conditions just below the surface can threaten the success of your project with unexpected costs and delays. Click here to learn more about 4 site factors that can derail your budget, and how your contractor can safeguard your project against them.

A SHOCK TO THE WALLET

Beware budgets that go bump in the night. Do inflated project costs make your skin crawl? It can be downright disturbing to have to pay more than expected when you have a set budget in mind. While there are a lot of unforeseeable conditions that can cause a project to cost more, a good contractor can help keep your budget reliable. Click here to read about 7 factors that make projects more expensive and how to manage them.  

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD MALLS

What does the Netflix show Stranger Things and Hoar Construction have in common? For starters, we built the mall the show used as a set for season 3. But more importantly, we both have experience breathing new life into dead, abandoned malls. Do you have an empty big-box store or unoccupied retail buildings? Here’s some inspiration from two of our recent adaptive reuse retail projects where we helped clients renovate empty anchor stores into revenue-generating assets.

GHOST TOWN

An understaffed project and a looming deadline — now that would be a scary sight. With current labor market conditions, it’s a nightmare that could easily become a reality if your contractor isn’t taking the right steps to safeguard your job. Click here to read more about how trade partner recruitment is more important than you might think. 

There’s a lot of risk involved when it comes to developing new projects, but you shouldn’t lose sleep over any of these potentially-scary construction problems. The right contractor can help manage the risk associated with all of these issues and keep your project all treat, no tricks.