Benchmark Enterprises Custom Stick built or Modular Homes Of Sussex County Delaware

Construction Management Services

Construction Management is a professional service that applies effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of a

 project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost and quality… 

Construction Management is a discipline and management system specifically created to promote the successful execution of capital projects for owners. Few

 owners have the experience or resources necessary to pay close, continuing attention to every detail--yet these details can "make or break" a project.

The CM can assist with pre-planning advice, design advice, construction experience and management expertise that can assure the best possible project


"Construction Managementis a fee-based service in which the construction manager is responsible exclusively to the owner and acts in the owner's

 interests at every stage of the project. The construction manager offers advice, uncolored by any conflicting interest, on such crucial matters as:

·         Control of the scope of the work

·         Project scheduling

·         Avoidance of delays, changes and disputes

·         Enhancing project design and construction quality

·         Optimum flexibility in contracting and procurement


Comprehensive management of every stage of the project, beginning with the original concept and project definition, yields the greatest possible benefit to the owners.


Our Current Fee base will save you 10% - USUALLY MORE of the Total Project Cost that a General Contractor will charge you to complete your home "Turn Key".


Note: It is at the sole discretion of Benchmark Enterprises L.L.C. to accept or deny any project.

The project radius is normally within 50 miles of Greenwood DE.  Requests for projects out of this radius will be accepted on a project by project basis only.

While the construction is underway, your Construction Manager will be your eyes and ears—and most of all, your advocate.  The CM will:

  • Assure that all contractors, subcontractors and other participants fully understand the project’s design and requirements at every stage.
  • Deliver timely and clear reports to you concerning construction progress, milestones, and other elements.
  • Manage the change order process for maximum effectiveness while minimizing delay and costs.
  • Monitor the construction process to anticipate difficulties, resolve issues early, and keeps the work flowing.
  • Administer requests for payments to you “the Owner” to assure that work milestones are being met and that all current expenses are paid in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate the final stages of construction, including contractors’ punch lists and similar tasks that must be completed, often in a very compressed time period, before your project is closed out.


Owners Responsibilities:

·         Contractors, Professional service providers and material suppliers will be billed to and paid for by you, the owner in a manner previously arranged by you “the


·         You must make payment arrangements with the various suppliers in advance of the project start (or pay them cash).

·         Advance deposit monies to various contractors that are not provided for by your mortgage provider, you “the owner” must arrange for adequate working capital,

 prior to project start. Typically $15,000 to $20,000 is a good number for Working Capital. Contractors will expect to be paid when they have completed their portion

 of the work.  Suppliers will generally wait 30 days if you make prior arrangements.

·         You must arrange for and provide all engineering documents including but not limited to, Building Permits, Variances, and all other legal documents and permits required to begin construction as determined by the local governing body, see list below.


  • Land/Lot Development
    • Purchase
    • Clear Title (if not already owned)
    • Accessible to Modular Transporter (conduct site accessibility study)
    • Perk Test (or public sewer if available)
    • Land Surveyed (if not already owned)
  • Forms/Procedures/Permits
    • Select Modular Model, Options
    • Develop and Finalize Prints, Plans, Options, Finishes and Specs
    • Contracts Signed
    • Sign-Off on Plans and Specs
    • Secure Financing
    • Set Target Occupancy Date
    • Issue Deposit
    • Obtain and Post Permits

§ Building

§ Electrical

§ Plumbing

§ Mechanical

§ Driveway opening permit

§ Zoning

§ Other permits required by local government

    • Application for Gas/Electrical Service
    • Site Survey (stake out)


Construction Management Services

Scope of work required to complete a typical modular home. We will arrange for the following...

  • Foundation and Site work
    • Order lally Columns
    • Deliver Dumpster and Port-a-Potty
    • Clear lot, Cut in Driveway to Foundation, install QP base.
    • Layout and Excavation
    • Form Footings
    • Footing Inspection
    • Pour Footings
    • Install Footing Drains and Basement Stone
    • Install Under-Ground Utilities
    • Block Delivery/Foundation Systems
    • Construct/Install Foundation Walls
    • Inspect Foundation Drains
    • Apply Foundation Damp-Proofing and Vapor Barrier
    • Install Anchor Clips/Bolts, Sill Plate and Sealer
    • Install Sump Pit
    • Install Basement Windows
    • Install Foundation Drain to Daylight
    • Backfill
  • Site Preparation
    • Foundations and Footings are Completed
    • Foundation is Square and Level
    • Foundation and Footings have passed Inspection
    • Obstacles for Crane and Transporters have been Removed
    • Access Route for Crane and Transporters is planned
    • Crane Pad is Ready and Firm
    • Set Crew and Crane Schedules are Confirmed
    • Bulldozer and Operator Scheduled and Confirmed
    • Utility Crews have been Scheduled for Turn-off / Turn-on (if applicable)
    • Weather Forecast for Set Day looks Adequate
    • Payment for Delivery Day Confirmed and Available by Bank or Owner.
  • Modular Home Set
    • Modules Delivered/Received
    • Unwrap Modules
    • Check Inventory of Ship-Loose Materials
    • Mark Mating Lines on the Foundation
    • Locate Pick-Points on the Modules, Prepare for Lifting
    • Module Set
    • Fasten and Check Module
    • Prepare Mating Surfaces
    • Prepare Wires, Pipes, Ducts and Stairs
    • Posts/Support Columns Set/Installed
    • Lift Jointed Roof Sections with Crane
    • Lift Dormers and Other Roof Elements
    • Make the Home Weather-Tight and Secure
    • Sign Set-Release
    • Pour Basement Floor
    • Stairs to Basement Set/Installed
  • Exterior Finishing
    • Siding Completed
    • Masonry Work Completed
    • Prime, Paint or Stain Exterior Surfaces
    • Install Shutters
    • Install Chimney Flues
    • Install Gutters and Downspouts
    • Optional Garages Completed
    • Optional Porches, Decks and Patios Completed
  • Interior Electrical
    • Install Circuit Breaker Box
    • Install Meter Box, Conduit Master, Service Entrance Cable & Basement Cable
    • Connect Wiring of Modular Units and Tie-In to Junction Box
    • Connect Service in Garage and Outbuildings if Applicable
    • Install Sump Pump (Optional)
    • Install 220v Service for Range/Dryer (Optional)
    • Electrical Inspection
  • Plumbing Connections
    • Drill/Install Well & Pump or Hook-Up to Public System
    • Install/Inspect Septic and Drainage Systems of Hook-Up to Public Systems
    • Install Shower Doors (if Shipped Loose)
    • Install Supply and Drain Lines/Connect to Stubbing (also Between Floors if Required)
    • Connect Roof Vent Stubbing through Roof.
    • Install Gas Pipes to Range/Dryer/Water Heater/Furnace if Applicable (Optional)
    • Install Exterior Gas Stub for Natural/Propane Gas (Optional)
    • Check and Tighten Shut-Off Valves
    • Plumbing Inspection
  • HVAC
    • Install/Connect AC System
    • Install Oil Tank and Line to Furnace (Optional)
    • Install Electric Water Heater and Connect to Breaker Box (Optional)
    • Connect Chimney Flue Into Furnace (Optional)
    • Vent Dryer
    • Mechanical Inspection
  • Interior Finishing
    • Finish/Patch Drywall
    • Paint Interior Walls
    • Finish Interior Trim and Doors/Adjust
    • Install or Seam Vinyl, Hardwood, Laminate or Carpeting at Mate Walls
    • Clean-Up
  • Exterior Final Finish
    • Complete Garage Floors, Steps, Service Walks, etc.
    • Install Exterior Lights and Bulbs
    • Finish Grading
    • Landscaping
    • Garage Doors
    • Exterior Clean-Up
  • Closing
    • Punch List
    • Final Clean-up - Remove Dumpsters & Port-a-Potty
    • Walk Through
    • Final Building Inspection
    • Occupancy Permit
    • Owner Occupancy

Note: Sequences may not occur as shown above, and not all projects will have the same scope as shown here.