Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: Architect Selection - H.E. Shepard; General Contractor Proposal and Contract - Len Weeks
Title: Proposal for the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, Renovations To Government house,
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Title: Proposal for the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, Renovations To Government house, Project # D508449A
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: Architect Selection - H.E. Shepard; General Contractor Proposal and Contract - Len Weeks
Physical Description: Correspondence
Language: English
Creator: Weeks, Lens
Publication Date: 1988
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Box: 8
Divider: DOS 8449-A
Folder: Architect Selection - H.E. Shepard; General Contractor Proposal and Contract - Len Weeks
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
48 King Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Government House (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 48 King Street
Coordinates: 29.892465 x -81.313142
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Bibliographic ID: UF00095502
Volume ID: VID00012
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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PO BOX 3225





PROJECT # D508449A

JULY 20, 1988

PO BOX 3225


July 20, 1988

Mr. David Scott
Research and Construction Director
Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board
P.O. Box 1987
St. Augustine, Florida 32085

Dear Mr. Scott:

I enjoyed our meeting of June 29, 1988 and looking over the
proposed renovation plans and the accompanying tour of Government
House. As per our conversation, I am pleased to submit a basic
proposal for the renovations to the Government House renovation
project D50 8449A in St. Augustine, Florida.

As per our conversation, you and your staff are planning to
coordinate and be responsible for some of the major subcontractors
on this project, i.e. mechanical and electrical. Your request
from me was to provide hourly rates for my crew and the coordi-
nation of smaller miscellaneous subcontractors to do demolition,
carpentry, masonry, clean-up, etc. which will be necessary to
complete the above referenced job.

Due to the hidden defects, structural changes, and unknowns
associated with a repair/remodeling project of this nature it
is impossible for me to give an exact cost estimate for the work
to be done. It has been our experience in the past that the
best way to approach a job such as this is on a step-by-step
basis in which we evaluate each option as it becomes available
to us. Therefore, we feel that a cost-plus arrangement will
be most beneficial to you in that it is impossible to evaluate
all of the options at this time.

As you know, our company is a state certified General Contracting
firm. We often handle the entire project from start to finish,
however in this case we will be glad to provide you with as
little or as much of our general contracting expertise as you

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desire in the coordination and handling of your project. The
following outlines the policy we generally work under with our

It is the responsibility of the General Contractor to act in
thebest interest of the owner, in this case the Historic St.
Augustine Preservation Board. That responsibility includes
the following:
- The obtaining of all necessary permits to start and complete
the job. (if required of us)
- The coordination of the various subcontractors and tradesmen
to insure timely completion of the project.
- The collection of all payments from the owner and timely
dispersal to the various subcontractors upon the completion
of certain portions of their work, if required of us, and the
weekly payroll to our employees.
- To maintain proper workmen's compensation and liability in-
surance on all employees working on your project.
- To inspect the quality of workmanship and materials of our
employees and all subcontractors on the project.
- To be responsible for the entire project from beginning to
completion and warranty all work on the project for one year
from date of completion (unless otherwise stated for longer
periods of time).
- The above guidelines apply only to those areas of the project
which will involve us and not the subcontractors hired direct-
ly by the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board.

Our firm, as well as all other general contracting firms, charge
a fee for administering a project such as this. This fee is
based on many variables including the complexity, size or dollar
amount, and location of the project. Based on these considera-
tions, we will administer our portion of your project for a fee
of twenty percent. This fee will help to cover our office and
job overhead as well as give us a normal profit. The twenty
percent fee will be applied to all permits, labor, materials and
subcontractors. This will be paid along with the regular draws
for the project which will be based on the amount of work com-
pleted every two to three weeks. Payments should be made to us
within five days from receipt of a bill.

We will give periodic statements of our cost for each sub-
contractor, materials and labor and will add our fee onto this
total. All labor costs will include the hourly wage paid to
each employee plus all labor overhead charges such as liability
insurance, workmen's compensation insurance, Social Security
taxes, health insurance, administration of labor costs and
payroll, etc. Labor rates vary for each trade and the skill of

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the craftsman but generally fall in the $12 $20 per hour
range including labor surcharges. Len's time will be billed
at $30 per hour.

At the start of the project we will give you a list of names for
the employees on your project and their hourly rates and we will
use the most cost efficient combinations of employees for the
particular jobs required on your project.

Len Weeks Construction.Design.Development has been involved in
construction, remodeling and restoration in the St. Augustine
area for eleven years. We are very actively involved in the
downtown restoration area and do about fifty percent of our
construction in this area.

We feel that our experience in past restoration projects and
our office's close proximity to your project, makes us uniquely
qualified to offer you the best possible construction services
for your project.

We appreciate your considering us for this project and assure
you that if chosen to be your contractor, we will do everything
in our power to give you the first class job that this project
deserves and to complete the project as quickly as possible.

If you have any questions with our proposal please feel free
to give us a call. We look forward to working with you in
any capacity we can in the near future.


Len Weeks


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