4 S.T.E.P.s – ‘T’ is for Timetable

Rose Paving / April 14, 2010

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This week’s post will address the second step in the four-step program to successful parking lot management; please check back next week for the third step.

Schedule SignageAfter set-up, the second step is Timetable.  A seasoned project manager will be able to schedule pavement maintenance during whatever days of the week are preferred for the client. Retail clientele, for example, often prefer parking lot maintenance to be performed during off-peak and/or lower-volume days, such as Monday through Thursday. This helps ensure that business can continue as usual, with minimal interruptions. Convenience-minded contractors should also be willing to perform certain service lines at night if necessary.

Depending on the time of year, an experienced contractor will also factor unfavorable weather into a schedule and allot additional or alternative “rain” days so that repairs can still be completed in a timely fashion as soon as conditions are favorable.

Timing is one of the most important considerations when selecting a contractor.  After all, the price may be right, but if your contractor cannot perform around your schedule, the resulting inconvenience to your business may outweigh the initial savings.

This excerpt is from an article written by David Rivers, Director of National Operations for Rose Paving Company.  First published in Retail Facility Business in May 2009.