what we do

What West Coast Project Management Inc. does

 

As a construction project manager in Marin County, the San Francisco Bay Area and Napa and Sonoma counties I will become an integral part of your team. As your home Owner’s Representative, I will oversee the entire process. The amount of time I spend on each project is flexible and can be determined by you the owner. I charge an hourly fee.

Though it’s best to have a home construction project manager throughout the process, there are three distinct stages during which I can help you:

DURING DESIGN or
PRE-CONSTRUCTION PHASE

  • Ensure there is a realistic budget that encompasses all costs both soft (design, engineering, permits), and hard (construction).
  • Ascertain whether the developing design matches the budget and advise accordingly
  • Create a preliminary schedule for the entire process from design to move-in
  • Offer suggestions on products that may enhance the performance of the home
  • Manage communications, ensure everyone is working towards the same goals.
  • To ensure optimum payments from insurance settlements.
  • If best for the project hire and manage our own crews and subcontractors.

During construction

  • Manage communications, ensure RFIs (Requests For Information) are concluded
  • Review requests for payment and change orders
  • Monitor schedule and alert appropriate team members of upcoming tasks
  • Administrate weekly meetings
  • Resolve conflicts before they become problematic (I am a certified mediator)
  • Manage building or re-building of homes / Wineries / Large structures after disasters such as fire
  • Manage general contractors, subs and materials

Close out phase

  • Monitor and offer advice on final payments and release of retained payments
  • Ensure you receive all appropriate lien releases and warranties
  • Create an Owner’s Operating Manual to help in the future control and maintenance of systems

Client Feedback

{Richard was very helpful in terms of keeping us on schedule and saving us money during the builder selection and pre-construction process. Because of his breath of knowledge and his deep experience he always knew what questions to ask. In addition, he knew where to draw the line with contractors in terms of charges that were unwarranted or excessive. Finally, Richard allowed us to focus on our busy careers and still get a quality and cost effective design.
5
Doug, Sausalito
{By the way, Jennifer and I have been delighted with your management of the project to date.
5
Gordon, Tiburon
{In response to a complex remodel situation regarding my home in Belvedere, I hired Richard to act as an Owner’s Project Manager to oversee the contractor. Ultimately, I asked Richard to take over the general contractors’s job. Not only did he work through the complexities of the construction, he actually improved the entire project. Doing construction work in Southern Marin can have numerous challenges, Richard was very effective in dealing with all of them.
5
William, Belvedere
{Unless you have years of expertise in construction, if you are going to build or re-model, I would strongly recommend that your first call be to Richard Wodehouse. As an owners representative, you have a friend in the construction industry.
5
Lester Rosen
{We hired Richard as an Owner’s Construction Project Manager for a renovation/expansion project at our home in Tiburon in Marin County that was rapidly spinning out of control. You know that part in the movie, Pulp Fiction where John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson get in trouble, make a phone call and the ‘Wolf’ gets sent over to clean up the mess? For a home construction project, Richard is the Wolf.
5
James, Tiburon
{It was great having you…you saved us thousands of dollars!
5
Linda, Sonoma County

about richard wodehouse

My role as the Owner’s Project Manager’s is to provide guidance and information to eliminate uncertainties, and ensure the owner’s best interests are at the heart of every decision made.

 

CONTACT Us

 

address

PO BOX 211,
TIBURON, CA 94920

 

Phone

415-944-0278

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