What to Consider Before Merging With a Contractor

  • Jan 4, 2017

“The culture of the organization and the quality of the individuals will determine the ultimate success of the new firm,” says Rick del Monte, The Beck Group’s Chief Design Officer, in a recent blog post on www.aia.org about lessons learned from merging with a contractor.

Rick draws on his expertise as part of The Beck Group’s merger with Urban Architecture in 1999.

Rick suggests considering these elements and questions before jumping in:

  • Culture is critical.
  • Does the contractor care about design?
  • Do you care about the process?
  • The financial compensation structure can be very different.
  • The business model isn’t what you thought.
  • Technology matters.

Read Rick’s complete post here.