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Anticipate the Journey Ahead


Know the Risks Before the Build

The last thing any business owner wants is a construction project that gets delayed—whether that’s because the project goes over-budget, is missing key supplies, or poses a safety risk. Pre-construction planning helps you cover all your bases before you build. Our experts at Journey Construction Group can meticulously plan your construction project and keep you aware of any potential pitfalls along the way.

Journey Construction’s Pre-Construction Services

The best thing you can do to ensure a smooth building process is to have the right plan in place. Journey’s pre-construction planning services will get you started on the right path—one that’s budget-friendly, avoids pitfalls, and even optimizes the process along the way.

Site Evaluation

Our team will take a close look at your building site, whether you’re starting from scratch or working with an existing building. If you are working with an existing building, we’ll inspect the building for water damage, foundation integrity, and other risks.

Permits and Inspections

Before the build starts, we’ll pull all the appropriate permits so you don’t receive any surprise citations for your new build. If necessary, we’ll also organize building inspections and go over the results with you.

Design Phase Estimates

The design phase of your build can be surprisingly costly if you don’t know what to look for. Our team at Journey Construction has worked with expert designers and can help you choose the right one for your build—and provide estimates for their design services.

Scheduling and Logistics

As you get closer to the build, you’ll find you have more and more logistics to keep track of. Let Journey Construction take care of everything! We can coordinate contractor schedules, supply shipments, and other logistics to ensure your build gets off to a great start.

Bid Package and Work Scope

It’s difficult to know exactly how much work needs to be done on a build before construction starts. Journey Construction has worked with dozens of construction teams around West Michigan, and we can use our expertise to help you estimate scope of work before you start. This can help us put together bid packages for potential contractors so we can get your team hired faster.

Solutions and Opportunities

Throughout the build, we also want to find cost-saving solutions to keep you on-budget. This involves a thorough review of the worksite by our team to ensure that you are using the most efficient people and products possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pre-Construction Planning

An owner’s representative acts on behalf of the owner of the business that requested the building project. They are the voice of the owner on the job site and relay relevant information about the project back and forth from the owner to the site. They also manage the budget and timeline on the owner’s behalf. Our owner’s representatives from Journey are usually not involved in the actual building of the project.

Our owner’s representatives are typically paid a percentage of the overall job cost. This means that their fee is usually wrapped into the total cost of the project. This amount usually ranges between 1-5%, but can vary depending on the size of the project.

If you have never managed a construction project for your company, you may want to hire an owner’s representative. This is especially true if your project is large-scale and could potentially go off-schedule or over-budget. Journey Construction Group employs several experienced owner’s representatives who have worked on construction projects large and small.

Let’s begin the journey toward your next construction project—together.