Mitigating Labor Shortage Problems with Modular Construction
Choosing a Quality Modular Building Partner
Just because a labor shortage poses some challenges, it doesn’t mean you have to work with the first manufacturer you find. Take the time to evaluate modular manufacturers and find the one that’s the best match for your project.
When reaching out to potential partners, look for the following qualities:
The Right Size — The size of a modular manufacturer (their service area, number of locations, and the size of their fleet) can be a strength when it comes to getting the best prices. It also helps by having the necessary financial backing, staffing, insurance, bonding, capabilities, and relationships with qualified contractors in many areas. But, bigger is not always better. If a manufacturer is too big, problems can arise. Partnerships may suffer due to high turnover, customer service may be less personal, and their approach to your project may not be as customized.
Building Experience — An experienced project team can offer a great deal of guidance through the modular construction process. They can add their insight into everything from site location, permits, building design, and installation. Look through a manufacturer’s case studies or project gallery to see if they have experience working on projects that are the same size and type as yours.
Individualized Service — Does a potential building partner respond with timely, professional, and comprehensive communication? Do they personalize their communication and proposals? Will they do site visits? Or is their approach all impersonal?
If there isn’t open communication from the start, you’ll likely experience the same poor levels of service throughout your entire project. Don’t ignore your initial impression of a builder. Additionally, you can use customer testimonials to gauge the reputation of a manufacturer.
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