Frequently asked questions:
What are the goals of Manos Construction in a building project?
We believe the customer should receive the following:
- Excellent service, quality craftsmanship, and a well managed job.
- A project that is completed within budget and on time.
- The project will achieve the goals envisioned, which may include an addition of space, but certainly includes an increase in the convenience and beauty of the home, thereby improving the quality of life of our customers.
- Our customers will feel their vision was realized, they received good value, and we were good custodians of their money.
- The appreciation of a job well done that allows our customers to recommend Manos Construction with confidence.
When should Manos Construction become involved in our project?
In general we find it beneficial for the customer if we are involved as early as is practical in the project. Besides building rapport between members of the project team, our technical assistance and willingness to estimate various options for our clients helps insure you get a top quality job within your budget.
How does Manos Construction financially manage a project?
We use three main tools: estimates, job budgets, and change orders.
We start with a detailed estimate, which many architects have described as being among the most thorough they have seen.
Next a job budget is created, which breaks the costs of a project into many different categories.
As a job progresses, costs are compared to this budget on a weekly basis.
Whenever there is a change in the scope of the work, a change order is created for the customer’s review.
These measures as well as our expertise in building have resulted in our reputation, as stated by many customers, of being “good custodians of their money.” We are proud of the fact that, in more than 18 years of business, we have a fine record of accuracy in the estimating of project costs.
What should we know about the way Manos Construction runs its projects?
Scheduling: We take great pride in our reputation of keeping our projects moving and on track. Our foremen have a great deal of experience in construction project management and are constantly anticipating future needs on a timely basis.
Quality Control: We have experienced minimal turnover of personnel during the years we have been in business. In this regard, we are unusual in our industry. This continuity helps give our clients a finished product that maintains the highest standards. Due to our extensive experience, we have the ability to manage all elements of your project, including construction, site work, landscaping, etc. Our subcontractors are specialists in remodeling as well as new construction. We have had a fine working relationship with most of them for many years, and we are often complimented on their work as well as their demeanor on our jobs.
Flexibility: Building, with its inherent suprises and unknowns, demands flexibility. We have enjoyed excellent rapport with the clients, architects and designers with whom we have worked. This is due in large part to our ability to listen and make constructive recommendations, while understanding and respecting the points of view of others. Many people have said “Manos Construction is easy to work with.”