Interview with Gary Starr
Q: What about this business excites you the most? Why did you get into it?
A: I started out working in property management, and what really excited me about the business was just helping bring clients into their new office space. The more I worked at Peris, the more interested I became in creating good deals, meeting clients and fostering relationships with them that would last not just two or three months, but maybe five or ten years.
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Based on line drawing/space plan and site previews, a detailed line item budget estimate of proposed construction costs will be prepared for client review.
Based on preliminary budget, the scope of work is reviewed and modified to obtain a final budget estimate. Value solutions can also include: schedule compaction, line item deducts or adds and scope changes that reduce cost while maintaining design intent.
Based on client input and space plans, a preliminary project schedule is prepared and includes: milestone dates for critical construction items, tenant coordination items, substantial completion date, impact of long lead items, and status of building permit.
Based on Line / Space plan and miscellaneous specifications as well as detailed site walkthrough and subcontractor input, a comprehensive line item budget of proposed construction costs will be prepared for client review.
In-house labor force capable of completing a variety of miscellaneous repairs:
Drywall & ceiling repairs
Carpet & paint renovations
Office dividers & minor renovations
Door & hardware repairs
Millwork changes & repairs
Ceramic & marble work
Electrical, plumbing & HVAC
Telephone data work
Open book negotiated proposals
Fee & General Condition proposals
Time & Materials
Cost + Fee
Use of intranet and internet technology
Weekly progress meetings
Full project submittals
Strong subcontractor relationships
RFI's & RFI Logs
Full time supervision
Proactive approach to all projects
Project Closeout books