Common Obstacles in Commercial Construction (and how we overcome them) - Lakewood Construction

Common Obstacles in Commercial Construction

And how we overcome them


If you are in the process of starting your commercial construction project, you likely don’t want to be thinking about the obstacles your project may face. But what are the consequences to not thinking about the potential obstacles?

You don’t want to find out, and neither do we.

That is why we work closely with you from day one to work through all of the details and ensure that there is no room for any surprises. No stone left unturned.

So what are some of those common obstacles that we help you avoid?


Whether it is working through design decisions or lead times on materials, things always take longer than you think. That is why we are transparent from the very start to ensure that you know exactly what needs to happen when. We begin with the end in mind so that we can work to ensure your desired timeline is met. In addition, our team will guide you through every step and every decision to make sure that we are hitting those deadlines while also creating a space that you can be proud of for many years to come.


With many moving parts of any given commercial construction project, lack of communication can lead to misunderstandings and disagreements. We eliminate that problem by having bi-weekly project team meetings, at minimum. We also ensure that our clients are informed early and often of any potential changes. This results in a project team that is on the same page every day and a more enjoyable project experience overall.


Delays aren’t fun for anyone. Which is why utilize our strong relationships in the commercial construction industry to stay on top of news, what is coming, and what effects that may have on our project materials. While we do our best to know about longer lead times ahead of project starts, sometimes there are unforeseen situations (like a global pandemic) that don’t allow us to do so. In the case that unknown delays happen, we work closely with our own team and our subcontractors to see where we have opportunities to accelerate or re-sequence the schedule in order to make up for lost time and still meet the desired end date.


We know how important your project is to you, which is why we do all we can to anticipate any unknown challenges. Things happen. And when they do, we have the right processes and people in place from the start of your project to minimize any impact to the project.


With the right partners in our community and the right expertise in our building, we are ready to turn potential challenges into lasting results. When great minds work together to solve complex construction challenges, the sky’s the limit.