On Wednesday. February 24th, Michael Tester, president of Tester Construction Group, was quoted in an article in the Inquirer about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on construction.
From the article:
There’s no end in sight to the “continued fallout” from the pandemic that builders face, said Michael Tester, founder and president of Tester Construction Group, which works mainly in multifamily and commercial construction. For example, gas, electric, and water providers also are slogging through service backlogs, which delay construction.
“We’ve just had a challenge in being able to bring those utility services online in order to close out buildings,” Tester said.
At a project on North Broad that is primarily off-campus housing for Temple University students, the delay last spring of the installation of the elevator meant the building couldn’t get a final certificate of occupancy. Tester Construction Group helped residents move in under a temporary permit that lasted until the elevator was installed a couple months later.
Pandemic safety protocols that limit the number of workers on construction sites at one time slows the work, especially for multifamily buildings.
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Tester Construction Group is a highly professional, client-focused Construction Management and General Contracting firm specializing in commercial, multifamily, mixed-use and interior projects in Philadelphia and Florida.
The business was founded with the deep relationships we have forged with our subcontractors, our internal team, and our clients. We believe that our subcontractors are business partners and one of our greatest resources. Our staff is given the opportunity to grow their careers through training and responsibility. And most importantly, our clients and their projects are the focus from our team from initial preconstruction until closeout/turnover.
In the construction management and real estate development field, we are all faced with great challenges on almost a daily basis. TCG resolves these issues with transparency and communication for our clients and business partners.