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We Will Find The Best Delivery Process Together

Numerous decisions are involved in any construction project, especially during the planning phase. Choosing the best delivery process for your project can mean the difference between a smooth process and a project delayed by conflicts. At the Law Office of Timothy H. Nichols, PLLC, we help our clients think through the pros and cons of each choice to find the best process for them.

Here is an overview of the common delivery processes we help our clients choose:


This process is a traditional method that has continued to work effectively for many years. In this process, the owner and architect collaborate on the design and then a contractor fulfills the construction work. It allows the owner to have a direct hand in the design but it can also cause conflicts of interest between the architect and contractor parties.

Construction Manager

In this process, the owner chooses a construction manager to help establish cost, schedules and other important details of the project. This allows the builders to have input on the design and it sets expectations early in the process. The manager will have full control once the project starts, though, so the owner will be unable to make changes to the plan.


In the design-build process, one entity acts as both the construction manager and designer. This makes one entity responsible for any issues during the process. However, this also means that there is no system of checks and balances to hold the manager and designer accountable for any mistakes that do arise.

Ask Us About Your Project

It is advisable to meet with a construction lawyer before proceeding with a project. Attorney Timothy H. Nichols has been working with construction clients for over a decade. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online or call 615-970-6636 or 877-774-9554. We return emails and calls promptly, often within the business day.

We are located in Nashville and serve clients throughout central Tennessee. We offer off-site appointments.