While it may be discouraged in your personal relationships, building fences is a measure that ensures public safety when discussing it in the context of commercial construction. Last year, a construction company working in the Port of New Orleans was sued by a woman who injured herself after stepping into an unfilled fence post hole.
The construction company in question had been contractually obligated to ensure that the holes, which were created by removing an old fence, were properly filled. With holes still surrounding the temporary fence, the construction company was not only in breach of contract, but also subjected the public to injury.
While the construction company is the one named in the suit and the one that will ultimately be responsible for any court findings, the project itself tends to suffer in the court of public opinion. It isn’t the construction company, the contractor, or even the fence company that the public will remember from this suit. It is the building under construction and the company that owns it that will be remembered in association with this unfortunate event.
This is a great example of why it’s so important to work with a trusted general contractor (GC)—one with complete oversight, who has a reputation for thoroughness and quality work. It is the GC who is responsible for a project’s success, even down to the littlest fence post hole. Optimally, you need to work with a GC that is just as concerned with your project’s success and the reputation of your business as you are.
At Hill Contracting Group, we know that every aspect of the work we provide to our clients is just as much a reflection of their business as it is of ours. That is why even our management team is involved in the day-to-day activities of every project. As a full-service general contractor, we assist our clients in obtaining necessary fence permits, determining locations, installing temporary fences in accordance with the conditions of approval, and ensuring that all holes from previous fences have been filled.
Contact us today at 562-988-5777 or visit us at www.hillcontractinggroup.com and let’s start building fences (and more) together.