Self-Performing General Contracting
At East End Group, we firmly believe in delivering a high-quality end product to our clients. But equally important is our ability to exceed expectations as we move through every phase of the project together. At East End Group we benefit our clients by controlling the project’s quality, budget, schedule and most importantly, safety.
For that reason, we became a self-performing company that provides superior support, management, guidance, and workmanship through every aspect of construction. Self-performance gives our clients the confidence they need to trust in our services, delivery, and constant communication.
As a primarily self-performing general contractor, we use our own labor forces, which allows us to bring qualified labor, specialized equipment, and building expertise to a project. This enables us to forecast, identify and solve construction challenges, offer scheduling flexibility and demand the high level of quality and safety that is important to a successful project.
Contractors who regularly self-perform have a strong infrastructure of craftsmen and project managers who are successful working as a team, with most of them having been tradesmen themselves. When you work with a contractor who offers this service, you know they have spent years developing the infrastructure and number of professionals needed to carry out self-performed projects.
Self-performing Contractors can benefit projects in 4 distinct ways:
#1: Saving time
Self-perform contractors know how to do the work. This comprehensive understanding of tasks often completed by subcontractors results in time savings through:
- Efficient scheduling—Trade-specific experience leads to creating accurate, efficient, dependable schedules.
- Faster team coalition—Self-performing reduces the time required to complete subcontractor selection and onboarding.
- Flexibility—If a subcontractor falls behind schedule and is unable to recover using alternative solutions, self-perform capabilities give the general contractor the last-resort option to supplement that subcontractor’s workforce with in-house skilled laborers to get the project back on track.
- Motivation—Inherently, the lead contractor has a greater incentive for completing self-perform work on time and within budget than do subcontractors.
- Control—Self-performing heightens the ability to manage the schedule by using internal forces to perform the work.
#2: Saving money
Self-performing generates a thorough knowledge of task-related labor necessities, material options and availability, and market fluctuations that affect both. During preconstruction, the lead contractor’s self-perform knowledge provides owners and architects with accurate budget information for their designs as well as viable material alternatives. Having worked with a variety of materials, the general contractor can recommend selections that will provide the best value for each project.
#3: Controlling quality
After years of building a talented team of craft workers, self-perform contractors have concrete finishers, carpenters, and millworkers at their fingertips. Self-perform crews that have worked together on project after project yield high quality products through efficient methods. When their own forces are responsible for work on site, the lead contractor can guarantee excellent quality as well as on-time, in-budget completion of those trades.
#4: Ensuring safety
When an experienced self-perform crew works on project sites, they follow and enforce the lead contractor’s safety standards, enhancing the safety focus already provided by an in-house safety department and individual project teams. Skilled laborers onsite offer extra sets of trained eyes to watch for and correct risky behaviors.
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