Choosing A ContractorChoosing a contractor is a crucial step in every construction project. Although many contractors may look the same at first glance, it takes some examining to find the right company for your project. Here are some guidelines to help you make your decision.
Commitment to Safety
A conscientious contractor should be committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. The "proof" of this can be found in a number called the EMR, or Experience Modifier Rate, which indicates the effectiveness of an operation's safety and training programs. The independent National Council on Compensation Insurance issues the EMR number annually based on Workmans Compensation claims. In 2007, BRYCON's EMR was 0.58, well below the industry standard. In 2010, it continues to be lower than national standards at 0.64.
A solid contractor should have a strong history of general and specific construction experience, including general contracting, construction management and design/build, which allows for thoughtful perspective on your project as well as a wealth of experience from which to draw. BRYCON has extensive experience in virtually all construction fields, including cleanroom. Please visit our Projects section to see a detailed list of our capabilities.
Experience of Project Managers and Superintendents
An experienced contractor should have a team of capable project managers and superintendents who are well-versed in the complexities of construction design and preconstruction activities. They should be able to smoothly guide the project from initial plans to owner occupancy and operation. BRYCON's core team has decades of combined experience on high-tech facilities, public buildings, tenant improvements, schools, retail facilities, hospitals and many other private and public projects of all sizes. In additon, BRYCON has four LEED accredited professionals on staff to work on complex "green" buildings and sustainable design.
A capable contractor should be able to provide references that speak directly to the financial capability of performing several multi-million dollar projects concurrently, as well as having a long-standing relationship with its financial partners. BRYCON is happy to provide this information upon request.
One measure of a reputable contractor is the company’s ability to bond multiple projects concurrently. BRYCON’s surety company, which is rated an A-Plus rated company by the national ranking service AM Best, has provided BRYCON with an aggregate bonding capacity of $125 million. A bonding capacity of this size is a testament to BRYCON’s financial strength. This capacity should also reassure clients and potential clients that their project would not be affected by any unforeseen downturn in the financial condition of their contractor.
A reputable contractor should be able to provide a long list of references from previous projects all sizes. BRYCON can provide industry-specific references on request.
At BRYCON, we know we must earn your business every day. That's why everything we do is "structured around service" to make sure we have met your expectations. Call us today to learn more.