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Craftsmanship. Character. Care.
Hardhat Construction, Inc., a Memphis-based full-service residential, commercial and industrial construction and remodeling firm. We offer an eight-step process. This gives us the opportunity to find out your needs and goals, develop a fixed budget, and determine a schedule for your project.
  • Do I have to own my land before I can begin planning or building my home?
    No, you do not need land. We can help you find the perfect property to build on.
  • What contributes to the final cost of the home?
    When building, you need to keep in mind additional costs other than just the home, such as utilities; water, electric and sewer. Will you need a water well, or is city or community water available to tap into? Will you need electricity run to your property or is it available? Will you need a septic system or can the city sewer be tapped into? These costs can be added and we can take care of them for you. Other additional costs to consider will be, driveways, landscaping, and fencing.
  • What is the time frame to build our home?
    The short answer is anywhere from 6 months to over 1 year. Every project includes two phases: the site development phase and the build phase. The development timeframe can vary, based on many factors regarding your specific property. Typically, this timeframe is anywhere from 1-6 months. A Hardhat Construction Home Consultant can help you establish a general timeframe as they learn more about your specific location and property considerations. Most considerations can be discovered and planned for during a feasibility study. A feasibility study is an assessment of the practicality of a proposed plan or method. The best way to begin your feasibility study is to visit with a Hardhat Construction Home Consultant.
  • What is a Site Visit?
    A Site Visit is a complimentary service that we offer to help you plan your budget and make the most of your location. Once you’ve selected a floor plan and found the land you want to build on, a Hardhat Construction team member will walk your lot with you to discuss any work that will need to be done to the land prior to building, how to place your home on the land to maximize sun exposure and views, and more.
  • Can I Provide My Own Finish Materials?
    At Hardhat Construction we offer one of the most competitive home warranties in the industry. We stand behind our work because we use only the highest quality materials and the most experienced trade partners. This gives our customers greater peace of mind. For this reason, we limit customer participation.
  • Can I Do Work on My Home to Save Money?
    At Hardhat Construction we have a trusted team of professionals to keep your home on time and on budget.
  • I want to hire a well qualified a contractor to build my business (restaurant, office space, retail store) should I get three bids?"
    Only if you believe that quality and value are determined by who is the cheapest or lowest bidder. If you had to have a life or death medical treatment would you get three bids and go with the lowest or middle bidder? Of course not, you would want the most qualified surgeon to perform the surgery. Well, this is your business and you are probably putting your heart and soul into it. Not to mention a considerable amount of money and the success or failure of your business court could have many effects on your wellbeing. You want to open your business as soon as possible and start making money. To do this you need a qualified contractor who will get the construction done on time without complications and at a fair price.
  • How do I figure out how much the construction will cost and what I can afford?
    Most commercial construction projects have certain things that will be required. You need to determine a range of construction costs when you are preparing your business plan and financial pro formas, so that the amount you need for construction is included and accurately reflected in your start up costs. If you have purchased a franchise, the franchisor is usually required to give you a list of start-up costs including construction costs. To verify the costs provided by the franchisor or if you are independent, you should contact some local contractors or architects who specialize in building your type of project. You should probably use at least two of these independent sources. Once, the architectural plans are complete a project cost estimate can be obtained from your general contractor. If the project cost estimate exceeds the funds you have available, you can work with the contractor and the architect to value engineer the project. The contractor can suggest alternative materials and construction methods that will save money, but will still keep the project visually pleasing and meet your functional requirements.
  • When should I hire my general contractor?
    Hiring the construction team, including the general contractor early in the process, can help you ensure that you have a quality project that is completed on time and on budget. If hired or consulted during the site selection process, the general contractor can help decide on the feasibility of competing sites. For example, working with a contractor might help you determine that a particular site, although more expensive, is better and will save money in the long run because it does not require as much construction work up front. Or could allow you to go back to a potential landlord/seller for a particular site and negotiate a lower lease rate or selling price because of construction feasibility issues.
  • What does a general contractor do?
    The general contractor is the manager/boss of construction project. Much like any manager/boss, the contractor is responsible for the final outcome. To insure a positive outcome the general contractor works with the architect to build a project as set forth in the plans and so that it meets the local building codes. The contractor selects the sub-contractors to provide each of the special services needed for the project, such as electricians, plumbers, painters, cabinetry, floor coverings, then coordinates the scheduling of these subcontractors and ensures that they are building to the standards set forth in the plans.

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