An expediter is someone who can help you get your construction project approved, permitted, and ultimately signed off.
Think of an expediter as the leader of your construction project during the permitting process. An expediter can tell you how long it is going to take to get approval, the costs involved, what to expect from the process, and so much more.
Could you learn how to file a job yourself ? Of course you could. But trying to navigate your way through the New York City construction-approval process is a daunting task. Just trying to comprehend the basic approval process is difficult, let alone trying to stay on top of all the constant rule changes going on at the individual borough offices. Once you’ve got an understanding of the approval process, then you’ve got some difficult forms to figure out how to complete properly for our job submission. Trust us, many people before you have tried and quit in frustration.
That’s where we come in. Our staff deals with the City so you don’t have to. We’ve got 10+ years of experience in dealing with the many city agencies that are involved with getting a construction project approved and permitted.
More details about things that an expediter does:
- Inform you as to what vendors you will need to get your construction project approved, permitted, and signed off. Some vendors that fall under this category would be an architect, asbestos inspector, etc.
- Assist you with hiring these vendors. We’ve worked out volume deals with our partners to get you the best rate possible. If you were to contact these vendors yourself all you could offer is one job, leaving yourself little room for negotiation on price. However, we can send these vendors many jobs so we have a lot of power to negotiate a better rate for you. You’ll also only have to deal with one vendor, instead of getting to know a few different personalities and having to figure out everyone’s payment procedures. We’ll help you keep it all simple and in-house.
- Give you a realistic timeline for your construction project. Everyone wants to know when they can start working. Based on the type of work you are doing, where your project is located, the historic status of your building, and a bunch of other factors, we can give you a realistic timeline for your project. The city’s rules are constantly changing as well so we are right in the thick of things. For example, sometimes the plan examiners have to attend training sessions and that slows down the approval process. We’re there every day so we can help you anticipate delays like these.