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The Benefits of Going With One Contractor For Multiple Projects

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Indus­tri­al facil­i­ty main­te­nance encom­pass­es a vari­ety of skills and spe­cial­ties, such as paint­ing, con­tain­ment, con­crete pol­ish­ing, clean­ing, fire­proof­ing, con­crete floor­ing, and much more. Such a laun­dry list of trades might sug­gest the need to hire mul­ti­ple con­trac­tors to meet all of a facility’s needs. Hir­ing a sin­gle capa­ble con­trac­tor is ide­al. Here are the key ben­e­fits of going with one con­trac­tor for mul­ti­ple projects.

Why You Should Use One Con­trac­tor for All of Your Projects

Pro­grams Rather Than Projects

It’s impor­tant for facil­i­ty man­agers to shift their frame of mind from a project-cen­tric mod­el to a pro­gram-cen­tric mod­el. The project mind­set involves hir­ing mul­ti­ple ven­dors for indi­vid­ual tasks when the time aris­es. This approach comes with sev­er­al draw­backs and hur­dles — for one thing, the ven­dor in ques­tion like­ly won’t be famil­iar with your facil­i­ty, and won’t be invest­ed in estab­lish­ing a rela­tion­ship that would devel­op that famil­iar­i­ty. Addi­tion­al­ly, it takes a sig­nif­i­cant amount of time to onboard new con­trac­tors. And when you hire mul­ti­ple con­trac­tors for dif­fer­ent projects, there may be mis­align­ments in stan­dards and expec­ta­tions. In oth­er words, this approach cre­ates a too many cooks in the kitchen” sort of sit­u­a­tion that can lead to con­fu­sion, frus­tra­tion, cou­pled with wast­ed time and resources.

The pro­gram mind­set, on the oth­er hand, focus­es on cre­at­ing a sys­tem­at­ic approach to facil­i­ty main­te­nance and oper­a­tions, and is made pos­si­ble by hir­ing one con­trac­tor to over­see var­i­ous projects. Hav­ing a pro­gram allows facil­i­ty man­agers to struc­ture their pric­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and work­flow details, estab­lish sched­ules, pri­or­i­tize tasks, doc­u­ment stan­dards, expec­ta­tions, and safe­ty mea­sures, set review agen­das, and more.

One Point of Contact

Most of us can agree that the less paper­work there is, the bet­ter. Of course, when you work with sev­er­al con­trac­tors for mul­ti­ple projects, you might as well be swim­ming in a sea of doc­u­ments, fold­ers, bills, and con­tracts. By hir­ing a sin­gle con­trac­tor, you have one point of con­tact for sched­ul­ing, billing, reme­di­a­tion, etc., reduc­ing the amount of paper­work required and stream­lin­ing all process­es. Hav­ing this one point of con­tact also allows you to build a trust­ing rela­tion­ship that’s mutu­al­ly ben­e­fi­cial. For instance, rather than hav­ing to ques­tion if your var­i­ous con­trac­tors can each com­ply with OSHA reg­u­la­tions and GMP stan­dards, you can rest assured that your sin­gle con­trac­tor has these bases cov­ered from the out­set. Addi­tion­al­ly, the longer you work with a sin­gle con­trac­tor, the more they get to know your busi­ness, facil­i­ty, and pre­cise­ly how you oper­ate, which great­ly reduces interference.

Sav­ing Pre­cious Time and Energy

Going with one con­trac­tor as opposed to sev­er­al is a major time-saver. In fact, devel­op­ing a pro­gram with one reli­able con­trac­tor can save you up to 30% of your time, allow­ing you to focus on oth­er impor­tant aspects of your busi­ness. A major chunk of this time-sav­ing is achieved by sim­pli­fy­ing and ulti­mate­ly elim­i­nat­ing the con­trac­tor onboard­ing process — once you have your part­ner, you don’t have to spend hours and hours wor­ry­ing about bring­ing on new ven­dors, get­ting them up to speed, going over your ven­dor safe­ty check­list, and so on. Again, this is about build­ing a rela­tion­ship and estab­lish­ing a pro­gram rather than a project.

One of the chal­lenges busi­ness­es face when search­ing for that sin­gle con­trac­tor is that very few of them can offer the breadth of ser­vices required to tack­le these var­i­ous projects. It’s no won­der that Kaloutas stands apart from the com­pe­ti­tion. We have become the go-to con­trac­tor for many indus­tri­al facil­i­ties pre­cise­ly because we have the nec­es­sary staff, resources, skills, com­pli­ance mea­sures, and expe­ri­ence to per­form all the duties required to keep facil­i­ties func­tion­al and look­ing their best, as well as the out­reach to refer clients to oth­er trust­ed ven­dors who can also offer qual­i­ty services.

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