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Why choose Ocean Gate Construction?

Ocean Gate Construction are certified general contractors with the technical proficiency and management expertise to deliver a high quality product, on time and within budget, guaranteeing you success. The Ocean Gate team offers a combined experience of more than 150 years in the construction industry. Our extensive portfolio ranges from commercial buildings to remodels to public work. Ocean Gate’s goal is to provide complete client satisfaction throughout the entirety of every project. Our staff is always available to discuss project issues via telephone and e-mail.


What should I look for in a General Contractor?

A general contractor should be licensed, bondable, possess necessary insurance forms and have proven experience. Ocean Gate is a licensed certified general contractor, bondable up to $30 million, with a sector-leading portfolio.


What services does Ocean Gate Construction offer?

Ocean Gate offers a myriad of services including pre-construction consulting, construction management, general construction and design/build. Our services pertain to the public and private sectors, medical, industrial/distribution, aviation, education, hospitality, corporate, clubhouses and golf facilities, and renovations/remodels.


Why do some contractors cost more than others?

Not all contractors produce the same high quality product, and not all builders are licensed or provide the necessary insurance. Ocean Gate uses top-grade materials that ensure long life and performance, maximizing your return on your investment. We are licensed and we provide worker’s compensation insurance, which protects our clients from risk in the event of an accident or injury on the job site.


How do I tell if my contractor is licensed or qualified to do the type of work that my project requires?

The Florida Department of Business Professionals has a web site to check the status of every contractor licensed to do business in the state. The site is www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp.


What contract options does Ocean Gate offer to its clients?

Ocean Gate offers several contract partnership options to meet your management goals including hard bid, construction management, cost plus and cost plus with a guaranteed maximum price. Please refer to the Partnership Options page to learn more about which option would be best for you and your project.


Why should I hire a bondable contractor?

Bonding ensures that your project will be built at the project contract cost should something go awry with your current contractor. Ocean Gate is bondable up to $30 million to protect our clients from unforeseen financial impacts to their projects.


Should I hire a general contractor for a project if the contractor does not have general liability insurance?

No, you should not hire an uninsured contractor to do anything at all unless you are willing to fully accept and cover the cost of a loss if anything goes wrong. Ocean Gate is insured up to $2 million to protect our clients from any additional costs to their project, while providing excellent care to the injured.


Who will be my main contact when we have questions about project construction?


Ocean Gate makes frequent communication with each of our clients a top priority. Your project will be assigned a Project Team consisting of a Project Manager, Superintendent and Project Coordinator. Following contract execution, we will schedule a pre-construction meeting to discuss scheduling, contact information, logistics, your concerns and preferences, etc. During this meeting, we will also determine the chain of contact for various aspects of the project. In addition, our President, Mark MacDonald, is always available to address your questions and concerns.


How does Ocean Gate handle change orders?

Ocean Gate has a change order approval process that is either discussed at the pre-construction meeting or is stipulated in the contract. Parties come to a mutual agreement to keep the lines of communication open during the construction process.


Can I track the progress of my project online?

We offer our clients the ability to review their projects at any time via our secure client login. Once a client has logged on to the site, he or she can view the latest project photographs and information.

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