Alvarado Construction Incorporated
One of the most vital roles in any construction project is played by the general contractor. The general contractor is a manager employed by the client to manage the overall coordination of the construction project. Hiring a general contractor to handle your building project, whether it is a new construction or a remodel, is often a better choice than doing it yourself. Just a few of the numerous reasons are listed below:
1. Time Commitments A lot of time and work goes into a construction project behind-the-scenes. Scheduling, phone calls, paperwork and management must be done before and during the job. If you are new to the construction industry, managing the entire project will take all of your time, as there is quite a steep learning curve. Allowing a general contractor to handle the job simplifies your life and allows you to concentrate on other goals.
2. Language Complications Like most specialized fields, the building industry has its own unique vocabulary. Unless you are familiar with the terms and jargon used, and know how and when to communicate with the contractors, subcontractors, vendors, city officials and distributors, you will find yourself swamped.
3. Warranty With a general contractor, you will have someone to call if something goes wrong during or after the construction. A general contractor will always be there for you, no matter what the issue and no matter what it takes to resolve it.
4. Permits Although the architect typically handles the permit acquisition process, the general contractor can do this on your behalf. General contractors know all about the local ordinances, codes and regulations, and can guide you through the entire process. The contractor will also arrange for city building inspections.
Alvarado Construction Incorporated is a large commercial general contractor, development and construction management company. Our headquarters are in Denver, Colorado, and there are offices in New Mexico, Arizona and California. Incorporated in 1976, Because of our professionalism and dedication to service, Alvarado Construction has risen rapidly to become one of the most trusted construction companies in the United States. Clients often stay with us for the long term because of the quality of our work.
Alvarado Construction is dedicated to total project management from start to finish. This is based on efficient cost control, planning, scheduling and closely monitored design and construction.
Linda G. Alvarado is the owner and president of Alvarado Construction. She has more than 35 years of experience in government and institutional general contracting, multi-million dollar commercial development, construction management and program management contracts.
Linda Alvarado, the only daughter of a low-income Hispanic family of eight, was the first American woman to launch a construction business. She started Alvarado Construction with a $2,500 loan from her parents. The first jobs completed by her company in the late 70’s were pavements and bus stops. The company has since risen to become general contractor on such projects as the Burnley Hotel, the famous Destiny USA shopping center and the Escuala Tlatelolco building.
Linda Alvarado has received many awards, including the Horatio Alger Award. She has also been inducted into the National Women’s Hall Of Fame.