General Contracting (GC) is the traditional design-bid-build approach to construction delivery. As true builders, we are passionate about GC. We provide competitive hard bids on select and invitation-only (prequalification based) construction opportunities throughout Western Michigan.
We are regularly awarded GC assignments through our low prices and our innovative, best-value engineering suggestions for an overall value proposition. Established relationships with trade contractors founded on trust and experience enable us to be extremely competitive while providing unsurpassed quality.
General Contracting is best suited for straightforward projects that are subject to minimal changes or projects subject to strict procurement policies requiring lump sum bids. GC offers the simplest form of contract and a high-degree of traditional ‘checks and balances’ between the architect and builder.
When using this approach, our qualified staff will oversee the project organization, flow of materials & personnel, proper cost control, and timeline. We can also work with the owner’s selected architect to develop comprehensive bid packages and oversee the competitive bid process. Through our years of experience, we have developed a comprehensive list of qualified contractors in the area and maintain strong relationships with many of them.
General Contracting also maximizes the benefits of our self-performance capabilities. Our field personnel are highly trained with tremendous depth and knowledge. When appropriate and beneficial, they have the ability to self perform demolition services, concrete, carpentry and general trades.
Our GC services include:
Note: The GC delivery method does not always benefit from the value engineering and schedule acceleration opportunities from the more collaborative delivery methods like Construction Management or Design/Build. ‘Low bid’ is not always ‘best value’.