Owner's Representation and
Construction Management Services





Who Needs an Owner’s Representative?

Owners who do not have the in-house expertise, resources and inclination to manage the design,
RFP management, contract management and construction management of projects.


Looking out for your best interests –
We are YOUR advocate.
Buying / Building a new home? Adding on? We can:

  • Assist in contractor oversight. Help keep them on schedule.
  • Provide periodic quality reviews.
  • Participate in the final walk through with you. (establish the punchlist or deficiency list).
Just want us to participate in the final walk through – sure, we will do that.

“I wish I had a construction professional with me when I bought my home, even though it was a reputable builder, it would have been beneficial to have that kind of expertise on my side”


Our ability to manage people, oversee the process, analyze construction billing and foresee complications can save you time and money.

As owner’s representative, we serve as an extension of the owner’s staff. Critical Path CM, provides guidance through the lifecycle of your project, protecting the owner’s interests at all times.

Critical Path CM, provides owners with the value-added resources they will need to make their project a success. For an owner whose team may not have the required depth of resources to look after each component of a project, Critical Path CM, literally serves as an extension of their staff.

As the project’s “eyes and ears,” we can provide representation to make sure that construction proceeds in accordance with contract documents, on time and within budget. Working as your advocate, Critical Path CM enables clients to focus on their core business without distraction.

Critical Path CM brings 28 years of construction experience with a “realistic get it done” approach for project owners.

Critical Path CM advises the owner on a variety of topics before, during, and after the construction process.

We can provide a wide range of services from design through contract closeout or only a few of the functions from our menu of services at any stage of a project ensuring your project’s success.

Critical Path CM will manage your construction project for you, operating as an extension of your staff. We will represent your interests, while leveraging the best possible performances out of all the entities selected by you for your project

  • Pre-construction Planning
  • Liaison between the project participants and the owner (sometimes the owner’s management staff or team); 
  • Advises and assists the owner in the need for a project team, who should be on the team, team selection, qualifying the team, and hiring the team;
  • Monitors the design and development process pursuant to the owner’s best interests, desires, and expectations; 
  • Oversees the overall design process to insure that the contract documents are prepared and completed on a timely basis and the final design complies with the owner’s expectations; and 
  • Project Cost Estimating
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Pre-bid Planning
  • Project Schedule Development
  • Recommendations for Selection of Contractor and Sub-contractors
  • Bid and Bidder’s Evaluation/li>
  • Value Engineering
  • Negotiation of Contracts
  • Accurate Payment Documentation
  • Project Progress Reporting
  • On-site Inspections
  • Quality Monitoring
  • Monitoring the project schedule and budget
  • Change Order Management
  • Payment Review and Approval
  • Punch List Development
  • Claim Avoidance
  • Contract Close-out
No project is too small.  Services are available for one day or one year.

11 Reasons Why You Should Hire
an Owner’s Representative

1 Communication:

You have a team of experts with your architect, contractor, legal, and accounting team but who sees the big picture? Having an Owner’s Representative facilitates communication across team members in a timely fashion. Note, the owner’s can often times be the culprit of why projects are delayed; an Owner’s Representative can assist on preventing these delays and miscommunications.

2Cost Savings:

You hire an accountant to do your taxes and often their efforts often return results that cover their fees. Owner’s Representatives should not make a claim that they will save their entire fee through their efforts but it is a rare case when their involvement does not result in savings to their clients. Like an accountant you also are receiving piece of mind that your project is following industry protocols reducing your risk.


You as the Owner have a job and most likely it is more than full time, adding a large capital project just increases to the burden of your daily responsibilities. An Owner’s Representative will not replace the owner but they will do the heavy lifting related to project management that will allow you to be engaged and informed without being overwhelmed.

4Software and Information:

A reputable Owner’s Representative will have implemented a project management software that allows the exchange of information and filing of records. As the owner you need access to information and it shouldn’t be housed in third party office. An Owner’s Representative will manage countless documents on the owner’s behalf.


The Architecture and Construction Industry is more than guilty of acronyms and terminology that is industry related. An Owner’s Representative can assist owner’s on continually reviewing the goals of the project and walking them through the drawings and specifications as needed.

6Scope Identification:

Architects and contractors have their roles on a project but there are many tasks that have to be completed by the Owner as well. This can include but is not limited to surveys, soil information, IGA agreements, Contracts, hazmat, move management, IT management, security systems and more. The Owner’s Representative will work with the team to outline the roles and responsibilities and work to the team members to make sure items are not overlooked.


Owner’s Representative should have solid relationships in the industry and can weed out good consultants from bad. They often will not only know the architect and construction firms but may even know the architect project manager and construction superintendent.


Your project may require miscellaneous consultants to meet its goals. Owner’s Representative will work to generate the RFP, interview (if necessary), and negotiate the required contracts.


The Owner’s Representative will be in charge of a comprehensive project budget that includes hard and soft costs. An established Owner’s Representative should have a solid master budget complete with lessons learned. The Owner’s Representative will generate the master budget and track expense related to progress on the project.


An Owner’s Representative will work with the team to build a master schedule and track it. The master schedule should include details related to critical path and deliverables from all parties.


Quality comes not only at the implementation of construction but is also related to the quality of drawings and even includes items such as meeting minutes. The Owner’s Representative should know what is industry standard as a minimum and work to review the documentation and construction for accuracy, timeliness, and quality.


Let our knowledge work to your benefit
We look out for our customer’s best interest when they build or renovate. We are committed to providing the highest level of:
  • Communication
  • Integrity
  • Commitment and Accountability
  • Teamwork and Leadership
  • Quality
  • Vision
We have managed projects and programs for prestigious national and international firms and now focus our experience within the Cincinnati / Tri-State Metropolitan area.
Residential Management Experience:
  • Residential New Build
  • Residential Expansion
  • Residential Punch List / Walk Through
Commercial Management Experience
  • Retail
  • Restaurant (ground up and renovation)
  • Big Box Retail Ground Up Construction
  • Financial Institution (ground up and renovation)
  • Office – (ground up, tenant fit out, renovation)
  • High Rise Construction