Why community engagement matters during the construction process
It may be easy to isolate yourself during the construction process to keep things easier to manage. However, you should never neglect your surrounding community. When you involve yourself with those around you via fundraisers, volunteering, sitting on boards and more, you become an active and trusted member of your community. As a result, that local camaraderie can help ease people’s concerns whenever you’re ready for a new build.
It’s also important to hire a community-engaged construction company to help promote the success of your project. McCownGordon Construction goes above and beyond to grow our communities and help in any way we can. Through our local interactions, we are better able to understand the people and their needs to create projects that benefit everyone.
Read on to learn exactly why community engagement matters throughout the construction project.
Community engagement fosters genuine relationships
It’s one thing to say, “you can trust us and our project” and a completely different thing to show why people can trust you. When you’re always part of the community, people get to know you and your values. They come to understand what you stand for and what drives you. As you become more and more involved, you build lasting relationships that can benefit you whenever your projects go into action. It’s even more beneficial when the general contractor you hire to build your project is just as involved as you are.
Community engagement benefits the community as a whole
Your new build or renovation will thrive if the community around it thrives as well. Believe it or not, it is the people who have a large impact on the success or failure of an area. Therefore, participating in local 5k runs, volunteering at soup kitchens, becoming community leaders and so much more can ensure surrounding neighborhoods are constantly growing.
Community engagement promotes better communication
Let’s face it. Communication between you, your general contraction and the community is vital for success. When the people who are going to be impacted by your project understand your goals and know what to expect, you can decrease your chances of local pushback. Community engagement also matters when it comes to K-12 builds and getting students, parents, faculty and district leaders on the same page.
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Learn more about why community engagement matters with McCownGordon Construction
At McCownGordon, our team of builders and engineers maintain a customer-focused mentality, allowing us to outperform even your highest expectations. Dedicated to promoting integrity, performance and relationships, it’s our people and values that truly make the difference.
Our customers aren’t simply another project; they’re an extension of our team and community. Together, we don’t just build—we bring creative visions to life. From first thought to final nail, we deliver quality work to ensure our builds stand above the rest.
We have three regional offices around the Midwest—Kansas City, Manhattan and Wichita. Call us at 888-304-4929 or use our free online quote tool to start building today.
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