36 – Building a Big, Complicated Project? Be Sure and Do it Right!

Hello, and welcome to Episode 036 of the Corporate Real Estate Podcast, brought to you by LeaseSmart.com. Your host is Craig Melby, the founder of LeaseSmart, whose objective is to find companies the best facilities and get them the best terms, making their business more profitable and less vulnerable to future, unpredictable circumstances.

Today Craig welcomes special guest Brian Gallagher with
O’Neal Inc.
. O’Neal is an engineering and construction services company that designs and builds manufacturing facilities for their clients. They have offices out of Greenville, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia, and they can assist with deals all over the country and Mexico.

O’Neal is very helpful very early in the process. While they aren’t a site selection firm, they do advise on the initial investment and future expansions, the available infrastructure and soil conditions, etc. Their expertise and experience can prove to be very valuable to owners in that they assist them in looking at the configuration of the site and their planned facility on the site. Doing that analysis is crucial so they know what they’ll be getting into engineering-wise. They use a site project assessment tool called Scope.

They manage the cost, scope and schedule for a project, then they go out with the pre-construction group and take the project to market and get very accurate pricing from local subcontractors.

Companies have encountered unnecessary hardships because they didn’t have the right sized facility or the adjacent space to handle both the manufacturing and the distribution. If they had planned ahead they would have had more streamlined process and reduced costs.

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