If you've decided to build a dock, erect a seawall, or design a boat lift for your waterfront property, you're probably in the process of shopping for the right vendor to do the work. Once you've chosen a company you think might be a good fit, the next step is to request a marine contractor proposal.
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Before you receive your marine contractor proposal, however, a good amount of work should go into the production of the estimates you receive. Here's a little more about the process involved in coming up with your numbers:
Many companies will use a customer relationship management (CRM) tool to track the progress of the project. A CRM allows the company to learn more about you and your needs as time progresses. This is where they'll record your initial inquiry and make notes about changes or the discovery of details as discussions ensue.
Through a computer generated proposal, you'll be presented with a scaled image of your project. This should allow you to see what your deck, boat lift, or seawall will look like after the contractors have finished their work. This is also a great time to ask questions or bring up any points that you're not sure you'll like in the end so any issues can be addressed and altered before construction begins.
The draft will be complemented with computer-generated graphics to help describe the project. This is where you'll learn what each phase will look like, and the graphics will help bring life to the paper.
Big and complex projects usually require more detail than paper can provide. If your project is large or complicated, you should expect the company to provide you with 3D modeling to better explain the details and intricacies of your project. 3D modeling provides clearer visuals and helps to take the guesswork out of the design and build process.
Once you've spoken to a potential vendor, it's reasonable to expect a prompt response to your requests. Quality companies will call you back quickly, and you should have a marine contractor proposal available within a week after your communication with the firm.
Ready to have some work done on your waterfront property? Let our experts at Duncan Seawall, Dock & Boat Lift draft a marine contractor proposal for you. Contact us today to get started!