Changes and Schedules
Must be Tuesday afternoon because there was another lively meeting going on at McSpadden Custom Homes!
Travis Peeler had the floor and brother, he was on fire! Apparently the home owner of a water front home (on Lake Wylie) that Travis is the Project Manager for had been talking with one of the Trades at the home site and making rather large changes and additions with him.
I need to make this perfectly clear: this can’t happen.
It is central to the core of the McSpadden Process that everything is funneled through the project manager. Can you see the can of worms this would open up if this were not the case? For one – the contracts and calendar are all in place. Any changes have to be factored in by the Project Manager so that overall we have a consistency of information: for example, making a change that forces a delay in the next step in the process not only adds time to the building schedule but then, you know, maybe the Tile and Flooring installation folks have to be rescheduled for a later date, etc., but they are already booked. And if not informed the Trades would show up and not be able to do their job. How could we ever stay on schedule if this were allowed?
Another problem this would cause, that could be huge, is in the budget. And frankly this could very well be a McSpadden thing and another builder wouldn’t care. But at McSpadden there are no surprises waiting at the end. There is no “oh yeah, you remember that time you told the brick mason to spell your initials in a complimentary colored brick in the driveway? Well that added $17K – didn’t he tell you?” That is simply not how it is done. And believe me, home owners are strongly advised of this rule when they contract with McSpadden. But it does happen occasionally – and it sounds like Travis, in the best interests of the home owner of course, took care of it quite decisively.
Next week I’ll be touring a lake front home site with Travis – it has been over a month since I’ve been to this particular custom home site so I’m really looking forward to seeing the progress! I promise pictures!
More Blog . . .
- A day in the life of a custom home builder
- The McSpadden Approach
- A Home Builder and Trade Relationships
- There are no deals in new construction
- A cottage style custom waterfront home
- Breaking ground on a new project
- There was a constant hum of machinery
- The Client Meetings
- “the walls are in” and “the windows are in”
- Yes, Tile floors are being finished this week
- Something about Doug . . .
- Changes and Schedules
- A beautiful custom home.
- Expectations and scheduling.
- Rain and A custom home.
- Green home building
- Relationships are important, especially in home building
- a modern Arts and Crafts style
- “Gold Nuggets” of information
- Finishing on time?
- From the Jobsite: Oaks
- From The Jobsite: Waterfront 6020
- From the Jobsite: A Cramerton Escape
- From the Jobsite: A Perfect View
- From The Jobsite: Lakefront Living
Published Stories . . .
- Gaston Gazzette September 2012
- Charlotte Urban Home July 2010
- Lake Wylie Living Fall 2007
- Charlotte Place Summer 2007
- Today’s Charlotte Woman/July 2007
- House Trend Magazine – May 2007
- SouthPark Magazine – May 2007
- NC Boating Lifestyle September 2006
- Charlotte Business Journal September 2006
- Lake Wylie Living Spring 2006
- NC Boating Lifestyle April 2004
- Charlotte Place May - October 2003