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Attaway loves our subcontractors

Attaway Construction is in the business of building, and that includes building relationships with our clients and our subcontractors. We hire only the best subcontractors, the ones who are unsurpassed at what they do. That helps us work efficiently and keep costs down, which in turn delivers your project on time and on budget. We consider each subcontractor an important partner in our continued success.

What is a general contractor?

Attaway Construction is a general contractor, which means we oversee the project and manage the day to day operations. When you hire us, we are responsible for turning your plans into a completed project. Our duties vary from job to job, but in general, Attaway:

  • Provides all materials needed for the project
  • Supplies all labor needed for the project
  • Furnishes equipment, vehicles and tools
  • Hires subcontractors for specific parts of the project where more detail is needed
  • Oversees the quality and timeliness of the work
  • Monitors schedules, payments and cash flow
  • Keeps accurate records of all aspects of the project
  • Ensures a safe work environment for everyone involved

What is a subcontractor?

Subcontractors are people who specialize in specific tasks needed to complete a job. The general contractor usually hires many subcontractors to complete a project. The subcontractors are specialists in:

  • Electrical work
  • Appliance installation
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Painting
  • Tiling
  • HVAC (heating and air)
  • Landscaping
  • Roofing
  • And much more

Our subcontractors are experts in their fields who work hard to ensure quality on every project.

As the general contractor, it is our responsibility to ensure a quality project that is completed safely, on time and on budget. We often work with the same subcontractors because we know their work and trust their experience. We all work together smoothly to achieve the same goal.

Subcontractors love to work with us because there is consistency in trade scheduling, and they know they will be paid promptly. If you would like to partner with Attaway, go here to get started.


Value Engineering Reduces Cost, Not Quality

Attaway Construction’s value engineering service saves money on your project without compromising quality. During the planning process, we review your project and offer alternative, quality, cost-effective construction materials that can help keep your project cost down. We have found that we give our clients great value by maximizing their project’s function while keeping costs down.

Every client is different, and what might provide value for one client is not valuable to another. This is why we look at each project individually and decide what is best for your project. We incorporate your definition of value and your goals into our choices for value engineering. We do this during the planning stage at the very beginning of the project.

Value engineering also can give you ideas about your project you might not have considered. Perhaps you value being environmentally friendly. As we plan your project, we keep this in mind. If we find ways to make your project more functionally environmentally friendly without increasing costs, we will suggest this to you. You gain more value and increased functionality without increasing your project cost.

When we talk about value engineering, we always keep a few things in mind, including:

Cost Reduction

Less-expensive alternatives to construction materials and techniques.

Added Value

High-quality products that will increase value, function and, most important, your overall satisfaction with your project.

Life-Cycle Exploration

Suggestions that will lead to a lower initial cost and can reduce long-term operational costs.


Systems and products that will reduce maintenance costs over the of your building.

At Attaway Construction, we want you to get the most for your money. We want to ensure that your project exceeds your expectations and provides the most value for your needs and goals. Value engineering is a great way to make that happen. Contact us today to find out how value engineering can keep costs down without compromising quality. Call us at (706) 868-4000.


Good construction management is key to success

A construction project can sometimes be chaotic. Trucks come and go as supplies are delivered. Concrete is poured. Sparks fly as welders and ironworkers do what they do best. Cranes move pieces into place. Workers raise walls, run wires, connect pipes and so much more.

Good construction management is the key to ensuring that all these moving parts work together to complete your project. Without someone ensuring that the supplies are delivered on time, the projects are completed in the right order, deadlines are met and costs are kept under control, you could easily wind up with a very expensive mess.

Attaway provides full-service general contracting that includes oversight of the construction process, management of subcontractors and coordination of project communication. Our trained and experienced team uses detailed scheduling and cost-control strategies, and we deliver quality-built facilities through an open-book and collaborative process. No matter what size project we undertake, our responsibility as construction managers is to our clients to ensure a successful project.

Great construction managers are qualified through education and experience so they can work with the architect, owners, subcontractors and anyone else they have to in order to make a schedule and budget while ensuring safety and security for everyone involved. All of this requires using project management information systems and complex planning techniques.

A 2013 study by McGraw-Hill Construction and supported by the CMAA Foundation showed that using professional CM saved money, avoided or mitigated problems, and produced higher quality results for owners.

According to the Construction Management Association of America, a construction manager has up to 120 responsibilities during the execution of a building project, which are divided into the following categories:

  • Set budget and run cost assessments.
  • Plan work schedule.
  • Select construction methods and strategies.
  • Maintain good relationship with clients.
  • Negotiate contract agreements with workers and other project agents.
  • Take care of workers on site.
  • Work together with the numerous consultants of the project.

These are all functions Attaway takes seriously. The goal of our construction management service is simple: We will turn your idea into reality with quality craftsmanship and material, on time and under budget. Contact us today to find out how our construction management services can benefit your project.


Everything you need to know about preconstruction

Before our state-of-the-art tools can touch the new construction site, we begin the process of preconstruction. This process ensures the safety and success of those involved in the project. This prerequisite also ensures the maximization of your budget and time.

Cost analysis should also be determined before the construction process can begin. While we can do the math for you, statistics are best determined internally. If you’re establishing a business, it’d be best to consider the cost and overall outcome prior to the preconstruction process.

During design development, we establish the general concept of the new facility. In addition, we discuss detailed plans and specifications. This makes the entire project more efficient; no facility is the same as the last. Certain factors such as weather, labor supply, and local building codes influence the timely progression of each project.

We ensure the longevity of facilities by predetermining potential future needs. The selection of the site largely influences this. Are there other buildings in close proximity to the new sight? If so this could impact the location of the site. Existing pipe systems could bring the entire project to a screeching halt. A site investigation report should be conducted, as well. The design of the building, land suitability and topography, etc. will largely influence the progression and finalization of the construction project.

The soon-to-be facility should be in close proximity to shipping routes, so manufacturers can deliver supplies with ease. In addition, it’s best to have your new business in eye sight of consumers. Room for the building, parking spaces and a loading bay should also be taken into consideration during this phase.

Communication is a key component for the success of each project. During the preconstruction meeting, each member of our team fully understands the goals and objectives of the project. Typically, our project manager facilitates the meeting and prepares a comprehensive agenda specific to the project.

The preconstruction phase is all about integration. We take your visions and handle each aspect with care; ensuring each of the components are up to code. Designs and layouts are then executed into realities, constructed by the professionals. Contact us today to allow us to help you with your next project.


Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence reached landfall in North Carolina, it had weakened to a Category 1 storm, but that hadn’t stopped it from causing major damage. The storm surge is predicted to reach at least 10 feet, and the damaging winds will continue to destroy anything in its path.

Attaway Construction & Associates has made great business relationships with many people in North Carolina and South Carolina, and we want to offer our help in any way to those affected. We know the importance of your businesses and other structures, and they are also important to us.

The Attaway team is keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to contact us to help during the aftermath of this storm.


A Look Back at 2016

The start of a new year always has a way of making us reflect on the previous year.  If we could describe our year in one word it would be “GROWTH.” Growth in a company can be a wonderful thing, but you have to be able to manage the growth. Attaway has done a good job at making sure we have the people and resources in place to best serve our clients, maintain our recent growth and expand with future projects in 2017. We are looking forward to this next year but first, let’s look back.

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House Renovation

What’s Old is New Again

There is a definite buzz in the air when it comes to the topic of downtown Augusta. With talks of new development projects and renovations of old buildings; it appears a lot is happening. Recently, Attaway attended the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Economic Luncheon. Calvin Rhodes, executive director of the Georgia Technology Authority spoke in depth about the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center. It was exciting to hear about all the programs, new technology and jobs the Center will provide. Rhodes stated that along with the actual facility, they will need 300-500 parking spaces. This can only mean continued revitalization for downtown Augusta. With revitalization comes more people living and doing life downtown.

This trend of revitalizing downtown is not specific to Augusta but is happening all over the country.  According to the US Census Bureau urban areas now account for 80.7 percent of the U.S. population. Many of these places had been abandoned. The number of millennials entering the work force is a contributing factor to this shift in the way people are living.

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Construction Consultant

Simplifying the Permitting Process

The process for obtaining a building permit can sometimes delay your construction schedule if you don’t understand all of the requirements in advance and have all of the necessary documentation in order. Each municipality has similar requirements but the process can be slightly different with each one. There are a few things you can do to help the permitting process run smoothly for you and ultimately cut down on unnecessary costs.

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Interior Design

Quality or the Lowest Bid?

We have all experienced the difference between a product that is cheap and one that is of good value. It is fairly easy to imagine a consumer deciding on the cheap and fast approach when purchasing something that they know will not last.  Things such as toys, cell phone cases, or a pair of pants may fall into this category.  However, a consumer would prioritize quality and time more highly than price for items such as a set of tires, a child’s car seat or an engagement ring.  These items are more personal and ones that we should expect to last.

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