What are Change Orders?
New home builders have different approaches and viewpoints on change orders. Depending on the process used to estimate a job, change orders may be an integral part. For residential contractors and builders using "Cost Plus" estimates, many of the buyer's selections are made later, as the project unfolds. As a result, the final price of the home may be different from the initial estimate.
At CRM-CM, we provide Residential and Commercial Construction Management in South Carolina, North Carolina and parts of Florida. We prefer to use a detailed Pre-Construction Process to get as many decisions and selections made up front as possible. That being said, changes do come up. A buyer may be on the fence regarding a selection or an unforeseen circumstance may come up. It's not uncommon, for example, during an historic home remodel in Charleston or as part of a home remodeling in Titusville. The key to managing change orders is timing and communication. Listen to Tim McBee talk more about change orders.