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Things First-Time Home Builders in Grand Junction Should Know

Building a home isn’t an easy thing to do, especially for first-time home builders. Sometimes people hesitate to build homes when they’ve never done so before. After all, they don’t know anything about the process and have never done anything like it before. Many people have questions about what they should be considering as they start the home-building process. That’s why today we’re going to help you answer some of those questions. At Western Constructors, we want to make sure you have access to all the important information you need to make well-informed decisions. It’s our goal for you to learn something new every time you visit our blog. In this blog post, we’re going to tell you some things first-time home builders in Grand Junction should know. Here are a few key things to consider if you’re building a home for the first time.

Things You Should Know About Your Builders

You should always make sure to check the reputation of the person who will be building your home. We’ve talked a little bit about this before in another one of our other articles (which you can read here). Recommendations and reputation are both extremely important in the construction industry. Even if you’ve designed most of your house on your own and you feel prepared, hiring the wrong home builders can be devastating for your project. Make sure to take the time to do some research about your potential builders. How long have they been working in Grand Junction? What are some other homes that they’ve built here? Questions like these can help you make sure that you’re hiring the right person for the job. The last thing you want is to hire someone with very little experience who turns your project from a dream home into a disaster.

One of the other things first-time home builders in Grand Junction should know is that unexpected problems are inevitable. You may not be able to predict what exactly will go wrong with your project, but rarely does any project go exactly as expected. What this means is that you should prepare for the unexpected; keep in mind that delays might occur and budget your time accordingly. The best construction companies will help you keep these delays and issues to a minimum, and they’ll let you know what problems they can predict. The person you choose to build your home should be ready and capable to help guide you through these problems, no matter what they end up being.

Things First-Time Home Builders Should Know About Location in Grand Junction

Another thing you should keep in mind is the location of your new home. Grand Junction is well-known for its access to the outdoors, and this can make a big difference on where you decide to build. Finding an area near a trail or a bike path can give you unmatched access to the things you love to do. There’s a reason Grand Junction is known for its outdoor access. But if hiking and canoeing aren’t really your style, you should check out other areas of the city that might suit you better. You want to avoid building your home somewhere where you’ll regret having it later. Even if you build your dream home, it can turn sour if you build it in the wrong place. You don’t want to be stuck in an area that you don’t like.

But location isn’t just about picking the best area of town for you to live. There are a few things you need to know as well. Have you considered all of the local restrictions and building codes? Doing so before you begin your project is absolutely necessary, though it’s something that many first-time home builders forget to do. You have to balance the location where you want to build with the restrictions that accompany it. For example, it might be your dream to build a home with a huge driveway, and you might think you’ve found the perfect place. Later, though, you might find out that the area you’re building in has restrictions about driveway length and placement. It’s important for you to know about these rules before you begin the building process so that you don’t have to start all over or put up with an imperfect project.

Considering Your Finances

This one might seem like common sense, but it’s a problem that arises often enough that it’s important to talk about. It’s incredibly important to know exactly what you can afford before you begin your project. And remember those unexpected issues that we mentioned before? It’s important to try your best to factor those into your costs as well. That way you’re not caught off-guard if something goes wrong or delays make your project more expensive than you expected. Most people call this a “contingency reserve,” and it’s important to have one so that you can be fully prepared. You don’t want to find out halfway through your project that you no longer can afford to finish it. If you’re interested in learning more about things first-time home builders should know, we recommend checking out this article here.

At Western Constructors, we have the experience and the ability to take on projects for new home builders. Whether you’re building one for the first or the hundredth time, we can help. If you’re interested in learning about some of the residential projects that we’ve completed in the past, be sure to check out this blog post here. We’ve been busy around Grand Junction making the city a better place. We’ve worked on commercial projects in the Dos Rios area and new homes in the Redlands Mesa area. In addition, we’ve helped shape the future of Grand Junction’s downtown. We have decades of insight into the construction market, which means we can help if you don’t know where to begin. So if you’re a wary first-time home builder in Grand Junction, there’s no need to be afraid. Just pick up the phone and give us a call.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

Great Construction Companies Grand Junction

At Western Constructors, it’s our goal to make sure your construction needs are met. Whether it’s through information on our blog or through the many services we provide, we always want to make construction a smooth and simple process for you. But just finding the right construction company to begin with can be tough. Oftentimes, people end up having to search “great construction companies Grand Junction” online because they’re not sure how to even start looking for a good construction company near them. That’s why today we’re going to make it a little easier for you. In this article, we’ll talk about the traits that make for great construction companies. We think it’s important that you have some basic information that will help make your search easier. There are many good construction companies out there—but those that have these qualities will be the truly great ones.

Track Record and Reputation of Great Construction Companies

One of the most obvious ways to tell if a construction company is great is to learn about their track record. Great construction companies have proven their quality time and time again, and they’ve proven it across the industry. Check out some of the projects the company has taken on—and make sure that they’ve completed those projects, too. But make sure you research carefully. Even if a company has a good track record of projects in commercial construction, they may not have the same record in residential construction. And if you want to learn more about the differences between the two types of construction, we recommend checking out our article here. Construction companies with broad experience in all aspects of the construction industry are more likely to get the job done right. That’s why you should always look for a construction company with broad experience and proven success.

Of course, if a construction company is great, people won’t be afraid to talk about it. A company’s reputation is incredibly important, and it’s often a good starting point. If they have lots of negative reviews or lots of people are saying bad things about the company, it might be a good sign to stay away. Look for construction companies with positive reviews that people have enjoyed working with in the past. But sometimes a construction company has no reviews—what should you do then? Generally, be wary of companies with no reputation. Often, it means that they’ve just begun and don’t have the experience necessary to complete your project in a satisfactory way. But not having reviews isn’t always a bad sign. Just make sure that you’re careful and look further into the experience that the company has and the projects that they’ve completed.

Timely Project Delivery and a Great Team

Another thing to look for in a great construction company is timely project delivery. A company might have a good number of projects completed, but that’s not the only important thing to look for. It’s possible that they finished every single one of those projects late or left the owner unhappy. That’s why looking at the timelines as well as the completed projects is so important. And reputation comes in here, too. If a construction company is consistently unable to meet project deadlines, unhappy clients will probably be talking about it. We recommend looking for construction companies like us that use design-build project delivery. It’s a faster, more efficient way to finish projects on time. We’ve talked a little bit about our design-build model before and how it speeds up project delivery. If you’re interested in reading more about it, be sure to check out our article here.

Great construction companies, whether they’re in Grand Junction or anywhere else, will always have a great team. Construction companies that have a good staff with experienced professionals are always going to be better than companies with disorganized or inexperienced workers. And if a company doesn’t have a staff, it’s not always a bad sign. Often, general contractors will hire subcontractors to help them complete a project. In that case, it’s important to take a look at who the construction company has worked with in the past. If both the construction company and the subcontractors have good reviews and good track records, it’s probably a safe bet. At Western Constructors, we’re proud of every single one of the people we have working for us. We only recruit the most qualified subcontractors, and we partner with owners, trade contractors, and architects to identify project goals and designs.

Commitment to Safety

Lastly, it’s important that any construction company is committed to safety. Construction can be a dangerous industry—it’s in the nature of construction to work with heavy machinery with the potential for injury. That’s why great construction companies do everything in their power to ensure the safety of their workers and the safety of the project upon completion. If you learn that a company has had many injuries and their workers are unhappy with how they’ve been treated, that’s a big red flag. Safety is important above all else in this industry, and any company that doesn’t value safety is a company that you should stay away from. If you want more information about qualities that make a construction company great, be sure to check out this article here.

At Western Constructors, we’re proud of our reputation and experience. And we hope you’ll agree when we say that we exhibit every single one of these qualities. It’s what makes us the best of the great construction companies in Grand Junction. We’ve served our community and helped make our city a better place. Whether it’s in the Redlands Mesa are or the Dos Rios area, you’ll find Western Constructors’ work all over town. We’re proud to have worked in Grand Junction for so long. We have decades of insight into consumer/client trends, and we have decades of construction experience. And we’ve found that people love our work. It always makes us proud when someone asks to have their home built specifically by Western Constructors. If you have any doubts, look into our projects. We’re confident that you’ll see just how dedicated we are to our clients and our community.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

An Overview of Western Constructors

If you’ve read our blog the past couple weeks, you might have noticed that we’ve been sharing a lot about the industry lately. It’s true—it’s important to us that you’re kept up to date about things happening in construction. But we also think that it’s important to remind you of the services we provide at Western Constructors. We don’t want who we are to get lost in all the information we’ve given you! That’s why this week we want to tell you a little bit more about ourselves. It’s important to us that you get to know us so that we can build a working relationship. We’ve often said that at Western Constructors, we build relationships. In today’s article, we’re going to give you an overview of Western Constructors. We want you to know who we are, what we value, what we’ve done, and what we still plan to do.

An Overview of Western Constructors’ Projects

We’ve written before about some of the projects we’ve taken on around Grand Junction. In one of our articles, which you can find here, we talked about the work we’ve done in the Dos Rios area. We’ve helped make the Dos Rios area more modern as we’ve shaped Grand Junction’s downtown. And part of that new development is changing the way people live. We’ve helped create live/work communities through our residential and commercial construction in the area. This encourages growth, encourages people to move to Grand Junction, and offers people a chance to live right where they make a living. We think it’s incredible that some people just have to cross the street to get to work. And we’ve been a big part of making that happen. The Dos Rios area has been a long-forgotten part of Grand Junction, but we’ve helped make it an amazing part of the city.

We’ve always envisioned a string of pearls along the Riverside area. It originally became an idea way back in 1987, and the original vision was to create a series of parks and other projects on the water’s edge. That’s one of the reasons that we’ve been doing so much work in the Riverside area, whether it’s through our residential construction in the Redlands Mesa area or our developments at the Las Colonias Business Park. It’s our goal to help make this vision a reality, to make Grand Junction an exciting place for people to work and live. At Western Constructors, it’s important that the work we do always goes toward making our city a better place. And we think that our work in the Riverside has done exactly that. The work we’ve done at Western Constructors has been its own little string of pearls.

Our Values and Services

But we don’t want to just talk about what we’ve done. We also want to talk a little bit about what matters to us. Integrity is one of the most important values to us. And that doesn’t just mean integrity in our business—it’s about our respect for your integrity, too. We always want to get our clients’ projects done as efficiently as possible, and we’re dedicated to always providing the very best quality. But we aren’t a company that will rush a job just for the sake of getting it done quickly. We always work hard to communicate with our clients so that we can thoroughly understand the expectations and requirements of your project. It’s important to us because you’re important to us.

But in an overview of Western Constructors, it would be impossible not to talk about the many services that we offer. We’ve talked a little bit about what we’ve done, but we haven’t talked enough about what we do. We essentially take part in every aspect of the construction process. We help with planning, where we provide services like budget development and critical path scheduling. It’s our goal to help make your project a reality in the best possible way. And after we’ve finished planning, we can work as both general contractors and construction managers. As general contractors, we can see your project through from start to finish. And if you’re looking for expert advice and consultation, we offer comprehensive construction management services. And these are just a couple of our services—take a look at our website for the full list of everything we do.

Western Constructors’ Design-Build Atmosphere

Part of what makes Western Constructors so great is the way we approach our construction projects. We’ve created an amazing design-build atmosphere. In short, design-build is a process that simplifies the entire project from planning to construction. In traditional project delivery, project owners have to work with both general contractors and designers. But what happens when there are conflicts between those two people? What happens when something goes wrong and one of them blames the other? Instead of working with two different groups (which encourages delays) we simplify the process. We work with designers from the beginning to make sure that everyone is on the same page before the project even starts. It contributes to an atmosphere of team-building and cooperation, and it helps ensure that no problems arise. If you’re interested in learning more about design-build project delivery, be sure to check out our article here.

Knowing who we are and learning about the services we provide is an essential part of building a relationship. And at Western Constructors, relationships and integrity mean everything to us. Good contractors find and keep the best people working for them—and we’re incredibly proud of our experienced and talented workers. Good contractors also have a positive work environment, something that we’re constantly working hard to maintain. For more information about traits of successful contractors, we recommend checking out this article here. It’s our hope that this article has helped teach you a little more about who we are and what we value at Western Constructors. It’s important that you know where we come from and where we’re going. We’re proud of our experience and the work we’ve done in Grand Junction, and we can’t wait to keep serving this incredible community for years to come.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan

It’s an exciting time to live in Grand Junction. Already, the landscape around the city has begun to change—and at Western Constructors, we’re proud to say that we’ve been a big part of that change. Our work at the Las Colonias Business Park, in the Dos Rios area, and our projects at Redlands Mesa have all helped make Grand Junction a better place to live (for news and information about our current projects, check out the rest of our articles on our blog here). But even more exciting things are coming to the city: if you haven’t already heard, the city has started developing a Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan that will act as a roadmap for the future. But the best part about this is that they’re looking for feedback from the community—that means that you could have a hand in the future of Grand Junction.

Changes in Grand Junction

One of the main goals of our blog is to bring you hope for a better Grand Junction—we want you to be just excited about the future of our beautiful city as we are. Grand Junction has had a history of ups and downs, but our work in the city has helped turn it into a place where people are excited to live and work. We’ve already seen people moving in from California, Texas, and all over the Front Range to participate in new opportunities and for Grand Junction’s incredible access to the outdoors. We’re dedicated to continuing that process—we want to make Grand Junction a city that all of us can be proud of. That’s why we wanted to inform you about the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan; your input is incredibly valuable, and we want to make sure that your voice is heard.

The plan will include new zoning in the city, new construction, and many new changes throughout Grand Junction. It aims to take a look at services that the community would like to see (such as parks, roads, and fire stations) as well as new plans for residential and commercial growth. The planning process started in February of this year and is still ongoing—the city estimated that it would take about 18 months to complete, which means that it should be done by August of 2020. You can find even more information about the plan on the city website here. It’s important to the city that the final vision for the plan is a community vision, one that everyone works together to create. That’s why they’re encouraging everyone to share news about the plan with friends and colleagues in Grand Junction—they want the news to spread far and wide.

How You Can Help

One of the ways in which Grand Junction has opened its ears to residents is through its interactive map. Anyone who lives in the area can give the city feedback on what they’d like to see change in the future of Grand Junction by going onto the interactive map and highlighting areas they’d like to see fixed. You can find a link to the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan interactive map here. The map has several tools for you to share your opinion about upcoming changes you’d like to see. For example, there are different markers you can place on the map for areas that you think are community assets that you want to see maintained or areas that you think are public safety concerns. Already, more than thirty maps have been created by residents, and the interactive map also allows other residents to review those maps and make comments.

Additionally, the city has provided two different online surveys that you can take to put your ideas out there. They have separate surveys for residents of Grand Junction and for business owners in the city—they’re looking to get as much information as they can from as many people as possible so that they can truly change the city for the better. When more people speak up and have their voices heard, the city continues to grow. The community survey asks questions about everything from how long you’ve lived in Grand Junction to what kind of residential developments you’d like to see in the future. And even though the questions have many options to choose from, you can provide more detailed feedback if you’d like; almost every question has an attached text box where you can answer the question without being restricted to a multiple-choice format.

One Grand Junction

Overall, the theme of the plan is “One Grand Junction,” and we couldn’t agree more with their goal. Our city has a beautiful community, and we want to do everything we can to continue to improve it. At Western Constructors, we’ve always made improving Grand Junction our top priority. We’ve been striving to achieve our vision for the city, and we think that the Comprehensive Plan will help us make it a reality. Every insight you can provide the city about the future of Grand Junction, no matter how small, works toward improving our community. If you’d like to learn even more about the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan, be sure to check out this article by The Daily Sentinel.

By participating in the Grand Junction 2020 Comprehensive Plan, we hope that you can help make the city a better place. With more input and feedback from residents and businesses about how they’d like to see the city change, we’re confident that the city will make great decisions for construction companies like ours that will allow us to continue serving the Grand Junction community. Just as we’ve helped improve specific areas around the city (take a look at our articles about developments in the Dos Rios and Redlands Mesa areas, for example), we hope that Grand Junction’s 2020 Comprehensive plan will continue to change Grand Junction into a place where people are excited to live. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the city, and we hope that you take the time to be a part of the coming change.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

General Contractors Redlands Mesa

Redlands Mesa is one of the nicest areas in Grand Junction, and we’ve helped make it what it is today. With beautiful homes, an amazing location, and wonderful amenities, we think that Redlands Mesa is a perfect area to live. That’s why we’re proud to be the general contractors that homeowners in Redlands Mesa trust most. Western Constructors built many of the homes in the Redlands Mesa area, and we think that our work there speaks for itself. But when you first drive past a home, the first thing you think probably isn’t going to be, “I wonder who the general contractors for that project were.” So while we’re confident that you’ll be impressed with what we’ve built if you take a look around the area, we also wanted to let people know that we’re behind a lot of the work there.

We’ve talked a bit about our work at Redlands Mesa before because we’re proud of the work we’ve done—and the work we continue to do—in the area. The homes in Redlands Mesa are well designed in a modern way that stands out to people who go by. They’re built with a high-desert flair that blends seamlessly with a modern look, and the location is incredible. Redlands Mesa offers amenities like hiking trails, a community pool, and the #1 rated golf course in Colorado. And when you consider that the community is only five minutes from downtown Grand Junction, it’s hard not to think that it’s the best place in the city to live. We’re proud to say that many of the homes there are the work of Western Constructors, and the high quality of the Redlands Mesa area is a reflection of the high quality of our work.

Proximity to the Outdoors

Another great thing about building a home in the Redlands Mesa area is its proximity to the outdoors. For those who love to hike, bike, or swim, Redlands Mesa has many opportunities for you to keep active. Many of the homes that we’ve been the general contractors for have direct access to the outdoors and are built so close to the many trails and rivers that you’re never far from your next adventure. Being able to stay active is one of the best parts of living in Grand Junction—it’s one of the best things about living in Colorado in general. Why wouldn’t you want to enjoy the outdoors in the most beautiful state in the United States?

Even if you’re not interested in outdoor activities like kayaking, the view from the Redlands area is unbeatable. If someone living in the Redlands Mesa area wants to see the desert, the Valley, and the many mountains and mesas around Grand Junction, all they have to do is look out their window. Many of the homes we’ve built are also near the Redlands Mesa golf course and club house, which you can read more about on their website here. One of the amazing things about building a home there is that you have instant access to a community, and being a member of the club at Redlands Mesa has many beneficial perks for homeowners. With outdoor activities, a wonderful community, and the best view in Grand Junction just outside your door, we think that the Redlands Mesa area is one of the best places in the city to build a home.

Upcoming Residential Projects

Though we’ve been talking a lot about our business and commercial construction lately—take a look at this article about our work beginning in the Dos Rios area, for example—Western Constructors will also be the general contractors for several upcoming home projects. Some of these homes are in the Redlands Mesa area. Neighbors and community members have enjoyed the homes we’ve built for residents so much that they keep asking us to come back and build more. And we’re happy to do it, too. We love the area, and we’re happy that we have the opportunity to keep coming back and keep making Redlands Mesa a wonderful area to live. We think that building homes for people in parts of Grand Junction as beautiful as Redlands Mesa is a benefit to homeowners and the community at large.

One of the things we’re proudest of is the fact that many people have come to us recently asking us to be the general contractors for their homes. They know about our work at Redlands Mesa, our work at the Las Colonias business park, and our work at the Dos Rios area, so they know what to expect from us: quality. Often, a family looking to build a home has asked specifically for Western Constructors, and we think that says a lot about the level of quality we strive to maintain. Some families we’ve spoken with have said that they won’t buy a home built by anyone but Western Constructors. We’re so grateful to those people who have seen our work and chosen to make us the general contractors for their homes. We know that it’s a lot of responsibility—that’s why we always try our best to do things right.

Making Our Vision a Reality

We don’t just want to tell people that we’re the best general contractors in Grand Junction; we want to show them. And if you drive by the Redlands Mesa area, you can see the quality of our work for yourself. Every time you drive by and see a beautiful home there, there’s a good chance that we had a hand in the project. We like to refer to our work in the Redlands Mesa area as one of the projects in our “string of pearls,” which you can read more about in this article here. For a long time, we’ve had a vision of developing Grand Junction, and we’re proud to help bring it to life. We’ve helped revitalize some of the oldest areas in the city, and we’ve helped improve the Redlands area in our effort to make the city of Grand Junction the best it can possibly be.

*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.

 

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