Developed exclusively by Raymond R. Houle Construction Inc. for the benefit of both the owner and the Contractor through mutual cooperation and common interest. ©2008 Raymond R. Houle Construction, Inc.
General Conditions are billable at cost plus an applicable fee suitable for the current time and situation. General Conditions include items such as: dumpsters, permit fees, temporary facilities, temporary heat, final cleaning, infection control materials, building materials, miscellaneous equipment rentals, and any direct costs incurred in the execution of a particular project.
Labor supplied to the Project by RRHC on Time and Material, as needed or required will be billed as follows: • Carpenter per hour fee suitable for the current time and situation. • Laborer per hour fee suitable for the current time and situation. • Delivery Driver per hour fee suitable for the current time and situation.
Billable hours constitute time spent in the home office and time spent on the job site. These hours are recorded on a daily time sheet and itemized print outs are provided for back up.
Billable Supervision hours constitute time spent on supervising the job only. These hours are recorded on a daily time sheet and itemized print outs are provided for back up. At RRHC our Site Supervisors are also talented tradesmen and work with their tools whenever possible. These hours are billed under a different Cost Code fee. The distinction between Supervision and other duties is obtained through the use of Cost Codes and daily time sheets. This allows us to control Supervision costs and pass the savings along to our Customers. Although Supervision is their primary function and number one top priority for a smooth running job, it is not always necessary to supervise for eight hours a day.
Sub Trades contracted directly with the Customer will receive a much lower percentage fee suitable for the current time and situation depending on project size. This significantly lowers the overall construction cost. This method consists of a contract directly between the Customer and the applicable Sub Contractor. Using this methodology all invoices are addressed to the Owner but mailed to RRHC for approval before they are sent on to the Owner for payment. This allows RRHC to have control necessary to meet scheduled completion dates. Sub Trades contracted directly with RRHC will receive a different percentage fee suitable for the current time and situation depending on project size and complexity. This methodology removes all need for interaction between the Owner and Sub Contractor on a financial level. RRHC assumes all responsibility for managing the Subcontractors invoices and payments. As these costs must now flow through our accounting management system, there are additional costs incurred and therefore higher percentage fees are required. Sub Trades performed by RRHC are customarily: interior removals, cabinetry installation, framing and drywall, door, frame and hardware installation, and any finish carpentry trades. As a general rule we perform these trades in house in order to control scheduling. If desired, we will submit a bid on these items and acquire bids from other vendors that also perform these trades. When RRHC is allowed to perform these trades in house, they are not subject to the mark up percentage and thereby generally afford the Owner a cost savings and better project quality and control.
Work by Owners own forces are not subject to any fees. As a courtesy to the Owner any trades that can be performed with their own forces will be managed by RRHC at no additional fee.
General Note: The rate schedule outlined above for the Integrated Construction Assistance Program is generic in nature and will be tailored to fit the specific needs of the Owner and or The Project Requirements. Details and final numbers are obtained through a thorough knowledge and understanding of all parties involved. It is through this mutual understanding that the Owners objectives can be met and project cost can be minimized.