You can be in control of your construction project.“You have a construction expert working on your behalf.”
I am the owner’s representative, I manage the project
I am Richard Wodehouse, owner of West Coast Project Management Inc. I am an expert Residential Construction Project Manager / Owner’s Representative based in Marin County, California. I help homeowners enjoy a successful, stress free experience in the building of their projects in the San Francisco Bay Area including Marin, Sonoma, and Napa to the north.
I do this by applying the experience and knowledge gained in 45 years of building fine structures. The savings I create with my budget and schedule oversight will eliminate delays, change orders, and cost overruns. These savings more than cover the cost of my involvement, plus give you the assurance of having a construction expert on your side. My current projects in the San Francisco Bay area are in Contra Costa, Napa/Sonoma, and Marin.
Expert Articles on Home Construction
Tasks of an Owner’s Representative
A construction project has a much better chance of being completed on budget and on time if an Owner’s Representative or Project Manager is brought in early, even when a general contractor has been...
What can go wrong – Episode Two – Over Budget During Construction
The second phase where budget is exceeded is, of course, during construction. Be sure that this is not always because of a greedy contractor. The cause of overruns can be varied and the source of...
What can go wrong – Episode One – Over Budget from the Get Go
I think we can all agree that the biggest problems that arise in custom home construction are budget overruns. This occurs during two distinct phases in the process: during the planning phase and...
Eichler Homes: The Legacy and Need for Energy Efficient Renovations
After WWII, there was a developer in California that created surprisingly innovative and affordable homes, his name was Joseph Eichler. Eichler's brilliant thinking and innovations paved way for...
Why You Should Always Get a Building Permit
My girlfriend is a realtor who works in high end residences and condominiums. She often calls me for a quick assessment of the good and bad aspects of a listing whether it be hers or it is a...
The Slow Global Uprising of Cross-Laminated Timber in Construction
The choice of construction materials, no matter the size of a project, can create a measurable environmental impact. In the previous blog we discussed the significant attributes of Cross Laminated...
When the General Contractor Isn’t Working
In the fall of 2018, we encountered serious issues with our GC who was overcharging and submitting illegal change orders on the big home remodel project in San Francisco. Luckily, we found Richard Wodehouse who brought his extensive expertise in the construction business and a spark of humor to this process. We ended up terminating our relationship with the GC in the middle of the framing stage when no other GCs wanted to take responsibility for other contractor’s mistakes.
However, with Richard’s help and under his supervision we were able to hire a crew to finish framing and streamline the process of subcontracting for the interior work. Additionally, he gave us guidance on structural issues, framing, and waterproofing. Without doubt, Richard’s role in getting our project back on track can not be overstated. He even helped us to restore our faith in the profession.
-WCPM Client, July 9, 2019
Residential construction management is a complex endeavor.
Some of the benefits of having West Coast Project Management Inc. as your construction Owner’s Project Manager:
Counseling on your contract negotiations with general contractors, subs, and architects from an expert that has been involved in literally hundreds of contracts
- Confidence that your budget and schedule are being monitored by a knowledgeable building professional
- A shorter construction time due to proper prior planning
- Cost savings due to mistakes being averted ahead of time
- Peace of mind so you can concentrate on your normal life
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