What value does Marsi Design & Development bring to the table?
- In-House Crews - Management of our own in-house crews. This is one of the many ways that we are able to manage the project and to ensure we meet the agreed time frame. We are on-site daily working with our own men as well as managing any other trades involved in the project.
- Value Engineering – Experience has educated us to find the most cost effective solution to your business needs without compromising integrity and performance.
- Construction Knowledge\ Experience - An understanding on how to work along and manage other building trades that are working on site. Communication and skills to keep the project always moving forward and the ability to immediately address any concerns.
- Single Source Responsibility – Marsi Design & Development is involved with of all facets of the project and provides our customers with immediate response to all your business\ service needs. One phone call keeps you in touch with the company and individual responsible for the entire project.
- Business Relationships – Being in the construction business for twenty-five 25 years has given us an opportunity to establish long term relationships with engineers, architects and manufacturers. These relationships are another service that Marsi Design & Development offers our customers.
- Local Presence – Having local presence with our office in Cranford New Jersey and being an active member of the community has instilled in us a sense of responsibility to you and the community. Member of the Better Business Bureau.
- Service and Maintenance Programs – Our in-house crews enable us to provide complete building and maintenance services for commercial building Owners or for an Apartment Complex. Service and Maintenance Programs are time proven method of maintaining your buildings value. Programs are specifically designed according to our customers needs and can include anything from general maintenance items to installing new millwork, windows, doors, floors etc...
- Fully Licensed \ Insured – when hiring a company you must protect yourself from any potential problems or accidents by making certain that the contractor is fully insured and licensed to work on your project. Marsi Design & Development is a fully insured and licensed New Jersey Commercial General Contractor, Home Builder/ Residential Contractor and is approved to perform Public Work in the State of New Jersey. The building Owner is liable for anyone on their property and if you hire someone that is not licensed and properly insured, you are putting your business in jeopardy.
What should someone look for when choosing a contractor?
- Understanding - A sense that the individual and company you are speaking with truly understands your needs and is capable to value engineer a proposal to best meet your needs at a fair and reasonable cost. Good intentions are just that, "good intentions." When selecting a company you must make certain that the company you select has the ability to perform the agreed Scope of Work.
- History - It is important to understand how long a company has been in business and the type of work they have been responsible to complete over the years. Many companies claim that they are capable of doing a proposed Scope of Work however: they may plan on using your project as learning process. History of a company is always the best indicator of the future.
- Financial Stability – Typically in the industry, most companies come and go on a regular basis. During this trying time, maybe more then ever in our country's history, it is important that you are aware of whom you are dealing with and that they have the financial wherewithal to manage your project and be until the end. Most people have good intentions; however that maybe all they have is good intentions. As a business Owner, you need to make certain that the company you choose can deliver and finish the job.
- Insurance Capabilities - You as a business Owner are always legally responsible for anyone working on your premise. Ask yourself, "What would happen if a laborer was hurt while on your property and the contractor did not have the proper insurance?" or "What if the laborers are not a legal citizen?" Who would be legally responsible?
- Price - If a price appears to be too good to be true, then it probably is. Many contractors submit a low price so they are awarded the project. Once physically on site working and when you are most vulnerable, they start submitting addendums to make up for additional costs that should have been included in the original proposal. Typically, these addendums, when calculated, add up to cost you more then the other responsible bidder.
- Detailed Scope of Work - A detailed Scope of Work is a road map that you and the contractor can follow together. It helps all parties to understand what is or is not included in an agreed proposal and what each party is responsible to bring to the project. Both the Contractor's and Owner's responsibilities must be outlined in the agreement and that nothing is assumed to be included. All too often contractors will say what ever you want to hear in order to be awarded the project. A professional will appreciate that an agreement includes a start to completion date, a detailed specific Scope of Work, and an agreed payment structure.