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Choosing the Right Construction Partner in Dallas-Fort Worth

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Nick Mourton
Published on
February 16, 2024


‍In the dynamic world of commercial construction in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), selecting the right construction partner is pivotal to the success of any building project. This article guides developers through the critical factors to consider when choosing a construction firm in DFW, ensuring a partnership that aligns with your goals and standards.

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Understanding the Importance of Local Expertise

‍A construction partner with deep roots and extensive experience in the DFW area brings invaluable local knowledge. This expertise includes familiarity with regional regulations, climate considerations, and local subcontractor networks, all crucial for project success.

Ashton Commercial has been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth and surrounding areas since 2005 and we have over 50 years of combined construction experience. We navigate the nuances of the DFW metroplex with ease, and pride ourselves on the communities we’ve built and the relationships we’ve nurtured during our nearly 20 years in business.

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Evaluating Track Record and Portfolio

‍Assessing a potential partner's past projects and client testimonials provides insights into their capability and reliability. Look for a firm with a diverse portfolio that showcases a range of successfully completed projects similar to your own.

For example, Ashton Commercial has successfully completed nearly $100 million in projects throughout the DFW metroplex. We’ve finished every project we’ve ever started—and our clients are always enthusiastic about their results. Our portfolio includes a wide variety of commercial buildings, each with unique needs and requirements. We’ve built coffee shops, medical centers, townhomes, places of worship, office buildings—and every time, we’ve delivered quality and value for our developer/owner partners.

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Assessing Communication and Transparency

Transparency in commercial construction projects is crucial for building trust, ensuring accountability, and achieving successful outcomes. Choose a partner known for transparent practices and clear, consistent communication. Here's what it typically looks like:

  • Open Information Sharing: Transparency begins with open access to project information. This includes sharing details about costs, schedules, project progress, challenges, and decision-making processes. Both parties should have access to the same information to ensure there are no misunderstandings.
  • Regular and Structured Meetings: Regular meetings should be scheduled to discuss the project's progress, address any issues, and plan for upcoming stages. These meetings should have a structured agenda to ensure all critical points are covered.
  • Clear Documentation: All project details, including contracts, design changes, project timelines, and budgetary information, should be well-documented. This documentation should be easily accessible to both parties.
  • Honesty in Reporting: Any problems, delays, or additional costs should be reported honestly and promptly. Concealing issues can lead to larger problems down the line and erode trust.
  • Responsive Communication: Quick and clear responses to queries or concerns are essential. This shows respect for the other party's role in the project and helps to resolve issues swiftly.
  • Collaborative Problem Solving: When challenges arise, transparent communication involves discussing them openly and working collaboratively to find solutions, rather than placing blame or hiding information.
  • Ethical Practices: Transparency is also about ethical practices. This includes fair bidding processes, compliance with regulations, and adherence to agreed-upon contracts and standards.

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Technology and Innovation in Construction

‍A forward-thinking construction partner that leverages the latest technology, such as BIM or sustainable building practices, can bring efficiency and innovation to your project, setting it apart in the competitive DFW market.

What’s more, modern construction projects often leverage technology for better transparency. This can include project management software, which provides real-time updates on progress, budget, and scheduling, and ensures all stakeholders are on the same page.

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Cultural Fit and Shared Values

‍A construction partner whose values align with your own can make the collaboration more seamless and enjoyable. Look for a firm that prioritizes sustainability, employee well-being, and community engagement.

Ashton Commercial Construction is a values-driven company that prioritizes community—within our own organization, and in the DFW metroplex at large. We’re proud to have fostered a work environment in which everyone goes above and beyond to solve problems, meet deadlines, and deliver exceptional results. Most of the Ashton Commercial team of employees and subcontractors have been collaborating for over a decade. We work together as a family, and we believe in treating our clients the same way. 

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‍Choosing the right construction partner in DFW goes beyond just expertise and cost. It's about finding a firm that aligns with your project's vision, values, and goals. By considering these key factors, developers can forge a partnership that not only leads to the successful completion of their project but also contributes positively to the DFW construction landscape.

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Nick Mourton
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