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Site Due-Diligence:

Site selection is critical to exposing a project’s potential risks and hidden costs.  We assist clients early in the process to identify major cost variables pertaining to utilities, environmental issues, zoning codes, parking challenges and construction feasibility, etc.

Whether a new development, land purchase, or building renovation, proper site due-diligence is absolutely a critical first step.  We have steered our clients away from more sites than we have ever developed.

Owner Programming:

Before engaging designers, we develop the owner’s programming that will ultimately dictate the uses and needs of the project.  A detailed programming requirement specifies all the project goals and allows us to clearly convey the requirements to the design team.

Without accurate programming, projects lose critical design time and distract the team from the user’s ultimate goal.

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Design Team Selection:

Though a relatively small cost to the overall project, the design team may drastically influence the success of any project.  With an accurate programming requirement, we can prequalify and solicit proposals for any facet of development or renovation work.

We set clear design expectations and establish fee structures so we know our cost exposure at every step in the process. A trusted and well qualified design team is vital to the success of the project.  The accuracy of the documents is the only common denominator between the owner’s goals, the designers and the contractors.

Budgeting & Scheduling:

Budgets and schedules are a dynamic component to the evaluation of any project.  We immediately prepare a project budget and list elements of risk to the project.  And communicate budget variables with the client as we expose opportunities and challenges throughout the process.

Once we finalize the budget, account codes are established and we manage the budget through Timberline Cost Control Accounting software.

Relationship schedules (Gantt Charts) are built with activities assigned to designated parties on the team.  Schedules are reviewed and updated weekly and included in all consultant agreements.

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Contractor Selection:

We pride ourselves on a very detailed and thorough contractor selection process typically through a competitive RFP.  We start with a company’s prequalification and ultimately focus on the team chemistry, project management, risk tolerance and fee structure.   We respect the contracting community and seek out ethical and committed contractors.

Project Accounting:

Once the budget is finalized, we establish account codes used to track monthly expenditures.  We review Variance Reports with our clients every month showing costs-to-date, account balances and transfers.

In addition, we manage lien releases, insurance certificates and project retainage.  Our full service accounting includes check writing, application for payments to a lender, and year-end 1099s as required.

Project Administration:

Project management ensures the work in the field is in compliance with the contract documents.  With the proper team selected, we establish the framework for clear communication and problem solving as challenges arise. Successful project management starts at the beginning.

What Clients Are Saying . . .

Completed on-time and on-budget.

Much to the delight of the Coors family, this massive undertaking was completed on-time and on-budget and with less than a half-dozen change orders. And, for that, we thank David Wells.

We estimate the Foundation saved at least $1 million in construction-related expenses over the last year, owing mostly to David’s knack for identifying cost-savings opportunities without sacrificing quality.

~ John Jackson, Executive Director
Adolph Coors Foundation

Welcome an opportunity to work with them on future projects.

We value the relationship we built with Wells Springs Inc. and would welcome an opportunity to work with them on future projects.

~ R. Joe Robertson, AIA, Vice President | Sr. Project Manager
HOK

Profitable and successful projects.

David realizes that serving his clients’ interests means not only overseeing the details of entitlements, schedules and budgets but also providing diligent oversight of the design and construction teams to produce profitable and successful projects.

~ Phil McCurdy, AIA, Vice President (retired)
Gensler

Conscientious and motivated project manager.

David Wells is a conscientious and motivated project manager. He spends the time necessary to get the project on the right path and quickly addresses problems when they arise. I would recommend him to anyone needing any level of construction project management from small tenant finish work to large, new building construction.

~ Tobin Follenweider, Chief Financial Officer
Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners

Enjoyed working with them each step of the way.

Their services and assistance were a significant asset to our project. I enjoyed working with them each step of the way.

~ Dan McCoy, Owner & Developer
Observatory Place Residences

A trusted part of our team.

From the beginning David understood our needs and became a trusted part of our team. His expertise made us feel that we knew the right questions to ask to navigate our way through the construction process.

~ Tamra Ryan, CEO
Women's Bean Project

Focused on those things that are most important

David is consistently focused on those things that are most important when overseeing a construction project: that is, the quality of the construction, together with delivery of the project on time and on (or under) budget. Most importantly, he is of the highest moral character and a man of his word.

- Steve Cohen, Real Estate Partner
Jacobs Chase Law Firm

Look forward to working with you again.

We (Boulder County Building Services) really appreciate all of your help with this. Especially figuring out all of the financial factors in the general contractor RFP. I felt that you were the perfect facilitator in our interviews and you really helped set the tone for the interviews with the questions you asked and how you asked them. I look forward to working with you again.

~ James Butler, Project Manager
Boulder County Building Services

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