Carrying out works is usually a big headache, but more for some than for others. After graduating in business administration and management, Guillermo Barri started his own hotel project with the Sushi Shop franchise and opened five restaurants (in Valencia, Bilbao and Barcelona). The opening of the establishments led him to what is today his great passion: works and reforms. Barri not only enjoyed setting up his restaurants, but began helping family and friends with his construction projects. After nine years working as a construction manager in a more or less professional way, the entrepreneur decided to take a step forward a year ago, with the formalization of the activity. In this decade, he has brought 25 projects to completion and now has four projects underway, plus a forecast of three more projects.
It uses its own name as a brand and is dedicated to both renovating homes or establishments, as well as new works. “I offer an innovative service because I am neither an interior design studio nor an architecture studio. I come to be the project manager for large construction projects, but aimed at individuals and small businesses”, explains Barri. “People are terrified of works, either because they don't have time or because they don't know the world, which is also very complex. I accompany them, advise them, take care of the procedures, the hiring and the day-to-day management. The only thing the client has to do is make the decisions”, says the entrepreneur. Barri says that everyone wins, including suppliers and contractors because "I speak the same language as them."
The entrepreneur has established the company's headquarters in Barcelona and the projects he has directed up to now are in the same capital and in the Empordà. In exchange for not worrying his clients about the headaches of the works, Barri charges a percentage of the total amount of the project. Currently, he works alone to offer as many staff as possible, but he does not rule out hiring other barris if the volume of work requires it.