Partner Praise: Project Management

“…they go above and beyond…”

“Project management is a key area that sets this company apart. They are remarkable at executing effectively and securing multiple trades to ensure the project runs smoothly without interruption. They go above and beyond to find the experts to achieve the most unique architectural details for a project.”

Svend Christian Fruit, AIA
Principal & Co-Founder
Bodron / Fruit

When modern master Svend Fruit recognized Sebastian for its project management as part of the TSA Artisan Award nomination, we were honored. Executing effectively is a point of pride for Sebastian Construction Group and a differentiator our the world of custom estate homes.

What’s the key to our success? Here’s one element:

Practicing good meeting and project management, with the entire team (clients, too!)

Our project managers and superintendents keep thousands of details on track through meticulous planning and productive meetings. At Sebastian, we use a very structured meeting agenda and process, called Level 10 meetings. It’s part of a larger management system we use called Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).

Each meeting is designed with a clear agenda with high priority/scheduling-sensitive items to guide the interactions, whether it’s with contractors, subs or the client. During the meeting, we review the decisions made, and determine action items and responsible persons.

Using the structured process keeps the meetings short and productive and the project running smoothly.

And now, let’s turn our attention to one of our most high profile collaborations with Bodron + Fruit, the renovation of the “strangely fascinating” Strait Lane property, the 1960s-era home originally designed by famed modernist Philip Johnson, for the Henry C. Beck family.
Pictured throughout this post, Strait Lane was featured in a 2010 New York Times article, commending Bodron’s “neutral color scheme [which] also creates a quiet background for works by artists like James Lee Byars, Ross Bleckner, Thomas Demand and John Chamberlain.”