Written by Lyle Charles
If you own a construction company, you might be in need of a few services outside of your expertise. Construction companies often face unique situations, from being sued by a customer to dealing with a crisis that requires immediate action. As a business owner, it’s important to be prepared with an arsenal of tools to help you get through any issue. The problem is that not all managers or business owners have the experience and education to handle issues outside of their business. How do you handle legal issues? How to deal with a PR crisis? What happens when you’re involved in a huge dispute with a customer?
Whether you’re going through issues at this moment or would like to be prepared for any problems down the road, there are ways you can avoid falling into a deeper trouble. Here are a few business services you should always have handy for your construction business.
There might come a time when you’re called into court. Whether you’re being sued by a customer or another company, you will need an expert witness on your side. When it comes to the construction business, you will need to find an experienced witness, such as a steel fabrication expert. The expert must have knowledge and experience with the topic at hand. The key to finding the right witness is to plan ahead. Do your research. Find an expert witness and keep their information for emergency situations. You don’t want to be scrambling to find someone when you’re called into court.
It happens to the best of us. Your company might fall into a serious crisis that requires immediate attention. Without proper action, however, the issue can ruin your reputation and your business. Fortunately there are many crisis management companies that deal with this type of issue. The problem is finding one with experience in the construction industry. The good news is it is possible. The best way to avoid a major problem is to plan ahead. Find a crisis management firm with experience in the construction industry and keep them at close range.
Construction Claim Analysis and Preparation
Another area of your business that might be overwhelming for the business owner is claim analysis and preparation. While basic analysis and preparation might be fairly easy, the hard part is dealing with scope changes, RFI issues, down time, and other challenges. To avoid errors associated with documentation, it’s best to have a professional construction claim preparation company handle the work for you. With the right company on your side, they will properly prepare, analyze, and settle all of your claims in a timely manner.
Lyle Charles Consulting, Inc. offers construction consulting services, including expert opinions, claims analysis, mediation, and business consulting.