A Handbook To What We Do At McKeen Construction

Author: McKeen Construction | | Categories: Commercial Contracting , General Contractor , Residential Renovations

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Construction projects are complex, regardless of their type. The race against deadlines and the availability of resources and trade-specific professionals often contributes to the complexity of construction projects. If you’re looking for the most hands-off construction or remodeling experience possible, you most likely need the services of a general contractor. General contractors are like personal assistants for construction projects. They assume responsibility for the entire project through handling the permitting process, ordering materials, and ensuring the completion of work. Their experience allows them to foresee scenarios and act accordingly to ensure that everything is under control.

At McKeen Construction, we turn your renovation from vision to reality by providing you with top-notch project management services. To see how we can assist you with your construction requirements, here’s a general outline of how McKeen Construction will transform your space based on your vision!

1. Initial Contact
You have a dream for that space in your home or business, now what? Our Client Services Specialist will walk you through the initial questions needed to create your client file. This information serves as the starting point to making your vision a reality. Following this initial contact, a member of our team will then book a Discovery/Vision Meeting at your home or commercial location.

2. Discovery/Vision Meeting
During the discovery meeting, we thoroughly discuss your overall vision of the project. By the end of this meeting, our team will understand your preliminary vision, desired budget, and project timing requests. Together with your Estimator, a basic estimation of the cost will be created at this phase. Clients that wish to continue planning their project beyond the Discovery phase move into the formal Design Phase of their vision.

3. Design Stage
During the Design Stages, we develop drawings, identify material selections, and create specifications to formalize your project scope. We dig deeper into the details to create a visual design of the project. The Design phase sets the stage and expectations for the entire project and ensures accuracy. Our design options consist of either permit drawings or design drawings. Partnering with our Interior Designers, Architects, and Engineers, drawings are ordered and approved at this stage.

4. Construction Phase
At the construction phase of your project, you can expect to have an experienced Construction Management Team working closely with you. After the formal hand-off meeting between your Estimator and your Construction Manager, all parties have a thorough understanding of your project. Our production teams get to work ordering materials and putting together a rough schedule for our approved sub-trades. This is where you enjoy the stress-free, hands-off nature of allowing us to manage your project!

Rest assured, the McKeen Team will maintain continuous communication with you throughout their project until the very last detail has been completed.

5. Dreams Come True!
By this stage of the project, you can show off the final product, kick back and embrace the new space! After our final walkthrough, our work is done, and you can admire your dream space within your home. After all, you deserve it!

“The Five McKeen Guarantees”
The McKeen Experience includes providing our clients with a fully transparent, comprehensive, and worry-free approach to General Contracting. Here’s how we do it!

1. A detailed and precise estimate with no hidden costs

2. Every Job has a dedicated Project Management Team Assigned specializing in Exceptional Communication and Customer Service

3. Top-Quality materials will be used

4. Our Specialized In-House trades will treat your home like their own

5. The McKeen Team will only use Professional Contracting Partners that share our dedication to excellence

If you are looking for a general contractor in the Niagara Region, reach out to us at McKeen Construction. We are a family business with deep roots in our community and faith. With over twenty years of construction and project management experience, we know we can transform your space to match and exceed your vision! We service Fenwick, Fonthill, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Jordan, Beamsville, Stoney Creek, Ridgeway, Grimsby, Burlington, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Welland, and the surrounding areas.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about general contracting, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.