We live in a DIY culture–and that’s fine for things like making a holiday wreath or changing the oil in your car.
But one thing you shouldn’t do on your own is navigate city requirements as part of a business start-up or expansion. Why not? One reason is that the City will only accept plans that have been stamped by a state-licensed design professional, such as an architect or engineer.
Also—in most situations, it makes more sense financially. As a business person, you have a lot to worry about—marketing, sales, product development, etc. It’s neither practical nor efficient to spend your time trying to understand how complex municipal and state safety codes apply to your project. Going it alone undoubtedly will cost you more time and money than if you hired the right professionals to help.
Here’s a list of the types of building professionals you’ll want on your team.