A common downfall of many projects is the failure to dedicate appropriate resources to managing the project before, during and after construction. It is crucial to set controls on time, cost, quality and safety at the inception of all projects, and a close attention to detail is vital to maintaining these controls for the duration of the project. For these reasons, the skills and experience of a seasoned construction manager like Ellisdale are invaluable to the overall success of your project.
As a Construction Manager (CM), Ellisdale aims to maximize the value of every client dollar, establishing the above mentioned controls in the pre-construction phase and supplementing our clients’ capabilities and maximizing the value of their investment at every turn.
Ellisdale is an industry leader in Construction Management, with experience providing exceptional technical acumen and customer service. By deploying customized resources to meet the demands of each client, our professionals provide an end-to-end solution that reputable companies have come to depend on for projects large and small throughout the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast region.
Typically, Ellisdale services two types of CM contracts:
Construction Manager as Agent
This is a fee-based service where the CM reports exclusively to the project owner and acts in the owner’s interest at all project stages. Without conflict of interest, the CM offers unfettered advice to the owner, who holds all contracts with trade and subcontractors.
Construction Manager at Risk
This is a delivery method by which the CM is committed to delivering the project within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). During design and development (pre-construction), the CM is a consultant to the owner, but during procurement, construction and post-construction phases, the CM becomes the equivalent of a general contractor, as the CM must act in the owner’s best interest while additionally protecting itself from exceeding the GMP.
Once your project is under way, Ellisdale’s team can guide you through many management processes:
Mike Hickok, Principal
Hickok Cole Architects