Many clients ask us, who will buy and transport the materials for my project? Did you know that managing the materials for your home improvement project is an incredibly important part of the construction process? Although the vast majority of homeowners think that it only involves purchasing the materials and having them delivered, the process actually involves a lot more than that. For example, it encompasses planning, procurement, and disposal including waste management.

The good news is that a well planned and executed strategy will save both time and money. On the other hand, a poorly planned and executed materials management plan will end up costing the property owner more money, lead to delays and even have a negative impact on the overall safety of the project. That’s why your home improvement contractor needs to be the one who buys and transports the materials for your project. Although you may be under the false impression that buying and being responsible for the transport of the materials will save you a few dollars, it usually has the exact opposite effect.

You trust the construction company that you’ve chosen to do a good job for you. You should also trust them to do the best job and obtain the best prices when it comes to buying and transporting the materials for your project. In essence, your home improvement contractor is an expert at construction material management. They are professionals at sourcing the appropriate materials at the best prices. It’s also necessary for those materials to be available when needed for your project. Otherwise, it can hold up or delay your home improvement project.

The bottom line is that materials management is a crucial function for home improvement projects of every scope and size. Most homeowners don’t realize it, but the construction material management process will either make or break your budget. If it’s not done the correct way, both material and labor costs can skyrocket. It can also lead to the waste of materials and project milestones will be delayed. That being said, a proper materials management strategy has huge benefits to the homeowner.

For example, it maximizes worker productivity. Construction crews need to have the proper supplies at the correct time. Otherwise, they won’t be able to complete the necessary steps to finish your project. The more time they spend waiting for the delivery of materials means they’re not able to work. That leads to unnecessary delays, and overtime, which increase the costs of your project. Why risk it? You’re not an expert at ordering construction materials and having them delivered in a timely manner. That’s a job best suited for your home improvement contractor.

For more information about who’s going to be buying and transporting the materials for your project, or questions about our design and build services, or to schedule an initial consultation in Connecticut or Massachusetts please contact us today at 860-341-6373. DBC Solutions takes great pride in providing the highest quality custom carpentry and contracting services in the home improvement industry. Our business model has been the same for 17 years. Doing things the right way the first time every time is the only way to do it.