The experience, reliability, and professionalism of a subcontractor can make or break any commercial construction project. While GCs face the challenge of completing client projects with a set budget, they can’t afford to sacrifice quality in the process. As a result, a bid isn’t always the only factor to consider when selecting a subcontractor for a project. To ensure client projects are completed on time and on budget, GCs must be confident that they are working with a subcontractor they know and can trust.
If you’re a GC looking for a quality subcontractor with experience in building envelope solutions, asking the right questions before selecting a subcontractor is key. Safety, references, staffing, and communication are all important pieces.
At Unique Building Group, we pride ourselves on our strong GC partnerships and are confident in our ability to deliver complex building envelope solutions for your team. Here are six great questions you should ask before you decide to work with us:
1. What Should I Expect When Working With UBG’s Project Team?
At Unique Building Group, we’re all about consistency, commitment, and communication. This means you’ll work with the same team throughout the duration of your project. Unlike other subcontractors, we don’t shuffle personnel across various clients. Rather, our project team remains with you every step of the way — we view ourselves as an extension of your own team. We’re accessible, we get ahead of problems and issues, and we’re quick to communicate any potential issues. Every interaction with our project team will be professional and focused on doing what’s best for the overall project and client.
Additionally, our project team has extensive experience and a lengthy track record of success in the industry. You’ll have confidence in knowing that our team has managed and overcome nearly every obstacle in commercial construction, and we’re more than capable of ensuring our portion of the project is done on-time and on-budget.
Our project team is backed and supported by our company leaders, Richard and Paul Thompson who collectively have over 60 years of experience in managing large-scale commercial construction projects. When partnering with UBG, you can expect to work with some of the best in the industry.
2. Is My Project Too Complicated For UBG?
Due to UBG’s decades of experience with some of the most complex building envelope solution projects, we’re certain that we can manage the complexities of your project. In fact, we will never decline a project due to complexity, because there is no project too complicated for our team to manage. When faced with challenges on the job, our team’s creative thinking and expertise enables us to recommend and implement solutions that work for the client. Don’t believe us? Check out some case studies on a few of our more complicated commercial projects.
3. Where Can UBG Work?
We’re happy to discuss your project regardless of its location. While Unique Building Group most often serves clients in Southern and Northern California, we travel too. Some of our largest projects have been completed in Arizona, Nevada, and even Florida. Get in touch with us on our website or call us at 858-586-1045, and we’d be more than happy to discuss logistics.
4. Does UBG Value Safety And How Is That Managed?
At UBG, safety is at the center of everything we do. Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our workers, partners, and clients. Safety is also critical in order for UBG to work efficiently and execute its deliverables in accordance with a project scope. As a result, we’ve integrated safety into every aspect of our company’s culture and operations. Below are just a few of our many internal safety requirements:
- UBG foremen are OSHA 30 trained (at minimum)
- Project leads must be OSHA 10 trained
- We’ve deployed an ongoing safety training program via M2 Safety.
Not only do we have strict safety requirements, but we have a robust system for identifying operational safety inefficiencies, reporting them to management, and resolving them immediately. Every safety-related incident, matter, or complaint is extensively reviewed by our senior management. Additionally, we’re always looking for and testing new technology solutions to improve safety on the job site. If you have questions, we’d be happy to review our safety record with you.
5. Does UBG Self-Perform?
Yes. The size and experience of Unique Building Group’s workforce is just one of our many differentiators in the market. Our substantial internal training program helps us ensure we’re staffing your project with the best industry talent. Our crews are the best at what they do. Since every aspect of your project is completed by UBG employees, we’re not reliant on third parties. This means we have full control over the schedule and final deliverable of your project.
6. Is UBG A Union Or Non-Union Contractor?
UBG has a strong non-signatory affiliation with the Carpenter’s Union, which provides our workers and organization with an abundance of resources and training. All of our workers receive the best industry training in their respective trades as well as robust safety education.
When working with Unique Building Group, your project will be performed by some of the very best in the industry. Our commitment to excellence and safety is reflected in our long track record of successful projects. We look forward to forming a successful partnership and delivering value to you and your clients. Contact us today to schedule a discussion on your next project!