Architects, you work hard to turn your client’s vision into a gorgeous, unique, and personalized home or commercial property. Then, the client gathers a few construction bids, picks the cheapest one, and you’re stuck with a company that:
1. Ignores your drawings.
When a contractor ignores an architect’s drawings, they’ll wind up doing stuff cheaper, and not what the specs called for.
2. Cuts you out of the loop.
Once the contractor gets the job, they don’t bother consulting the architect.
3. Seems unable to pick up the phone.
Contractors are always busy, and most are really known for not being responsive. It can make it difficult for an architect to get their point across if there’s a lack of communication.
4. Displays poor attention to detail.
When the architect has something drawn up, it matters. MMD appreciates the time an architect puts into a project – you have to respect that.
5. Hurts your reputation with a poor outcome.
This is huge – if the architect draws something beautiful, the contractor needs to build it exactly how it was designed. Otherwise, a contractor cuts corners and does whatever they want. You wind up with a project that does not reflect its original architectural design. No matter how brilliant your plans, if the construction company doesn’t follow them, you could have a disappointed client on your hands.
Architects, consider referring MMD on your next project. Your client trusts you, so when it comes time to recommend a building company, choose a partner that will:
• Invite you to be an integral part of the building process.
• Seek your guidance.
• Obsesses as much as you about maintaining the integrity of your plans.
We understand that when we make you look good, we also help burnish our own credentials. It’s a win-win. Consider recommending MMD Construction to your next client.