It’s What We Do
Our role is to solve your problem, not to be your problem. We take the headaches out of construction by always looking a step or two ahead to avoid issues. The result? This makes our project bidding very competitive and extremely accurate.
When you personally control the quality of the concrete, the steel and the finishes, you always have firsthand knowledge of how the project is progressing. Our mantra: Take the steps necessary to do it right the first time.
The general contractor is a manager, employed by the client on the advice of the architect, engineer or the client if they are acting as the manager. A general contractor is responsible for the overall coordination of a project. They are also responsible for providing all of the material, labor, equipment and services necessary for construction of the project.
In this method, an architect is hired and completes the design process without the involvement of the contractor. When the construction documents are completed, the project is advertised for contractors to bid on. Contractors provide bids based on the total cost to complete the project and the selection of the contractor is based on low responsible price alone.
Construction Management at Risk
Under this delivery method, the contractor is usually selected based on their qualifications alone (although the contractor’s fee may be part of the consideration). The contractor may be selected before, at the same time as, or after the architect is selected. The contractor is usually heavily involved in the design process, working with the owner and architect to create the best possible project for the owner within their budget. Proponents of this delivery method believe that this collaboration helps the owner to get the best possible value for their dollar and reduces the owner’s risk. Under the CM at Risk delivery method, the general contractor holds the subcontractor contracts and works under a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) that is established once construction documents are completed.
Under this delivery method, the owner selects the architect and contractor as a team rather than making two separate selections. Proponents of this delivery method believe it provides an assurance that the architect and contractor will work well together (since they chose to partner with each other). In many ways, this delivery method is similar to a CM at Risk contract after the selection is made.
Under this delivery method, we provide general contracting and construction management services, plus we finance, own and lease the building back to you. Build-to-suit construction often affords greater flexibility for the owner in terms of their limited involvement in the design and construction of the project and the absence of their obligation to provide the financing. They sign a long-term lease and may or may not own the building at end of the lease term, depending on the way the build-to-suit contract is structured. This approach also offers owners the opportunity to occupy a new building designed and constructed to their specifications with no initial capital outlay.