How to Approach Medical Office Contracting in Portland, Oregon

Looking to build or remodel a medical office? Norwest Contractors offers tips for approaching the medical office contracting process.

The right qualified contractor can guide clients through the often complicated design process, streamlining concepts and conveying details in a way that clients truly understand. It’s important that the contractors truly understand the client’s vision for their medical office space.

Hire Professionals with a Solid Gameplan

At Norwest Contractors in Portland, Oregon, we begin with a plan and a partnership, not a pitch. Norwest won’t just throw you an uninformed bid. We evaluate the whole of your project, first assessing the site for readiness and “surprises”. We call that Know Your Building. That gives you leverage in your lease negotiations and saves you construction dollars down the road. In construction, “surprises” are never good, just code for costly overruns. So why wait for them to find you? Knowing Your Building before you start gives you the options to manage your project and budget, not the other way around. Now that’s Smart.
When you start your project, you generally know how much you can spend and you have an idea of what you’d like your design to embody. Beyond that–there’s just a whole lot you don’t know.

This is why your actual budget and the bids you get can be two very different things. Unless you are experienced in construction and contracting and codes and zoning and builders’ lingo, you don’t actually know what your budget will buy. Or what your project site is hiding. You may have a design in hand—but more often than not, that design has a pretty loose connection to your actual budget.
But no worries–we’ve got your back.

Norwest Contractors brings your budget, site conditions and design into alignment. You’ll know how far your dollars go toward your goals for the project. Maybe you’ll be golden, maybe you’ll need to re-think. But you won’t be left in a hole.

Our Design-to- Budget™ makes uncommon good sense. Simply start with all the things your project absolutely needs to open for business, like walls, doors, electrical, plumbing, etc. Now comes the fun part to make your office, clinic or store more than just your workplace, but a manifestation of who you are and how you do what you do. Prioritize the things you want. The clarity of knowing what your budget buys put you on track for a more efficient and successful process. The Partnership means that we are always working together with you openly and responsively.

Make the Most of your Medical Office Design

We utilize Norwest’s one-of-a-kind DesignLab™, which offers you and your design professionals an unmatched opportunity to make the most of the design, while still controlling costs. That’s how Norwest Contractors builds you the absolute best project your budget can honestly, expertly, creatively and beautifully buy.

We created DesignLab™ to help you realize the most functional and appealing interiors, in less time and with greater budgetary control. Using DesignLab™, you can streamline your entire design-to-budget process and know exactly what your project will look like. That’s better from smart to—well, you get it.

Facilitate Creative Design

DesignLab’s™ purpose is to facilitate the creation of the most functional and appealing interiors, in less time and with greater budgetary control. Using DesignLab, clients are able to streamline the entire design-to-budget process and eliminate repetitive, time-wasting budget cycles that too often lead to disappointment and misunderstanding.

If you’re in the greater Portland, Oregon area and are ready to build out a new or better medical office space, contact Norwest Contractors for a consultation. We’d love to take your project to the next level.