Design / Build

Design / Build

SCHAEFER General Contracting Services prefers the design / build process whenever possible, because it allows for full execution of the 'team concept'. At SCHAEFER, we're all about building relationships and being team players, and the design / build approach to a project naturally facilitates the building of trust between all parties involved. 

Because the design / build approach allows all parties in the process to provide input from the very beginning, we're able to work closely with the owner to determine the scope of their project, their preferred construction methods and their target budget.  

And certainly, when time is of the essence, and controlling costs are paramount to the success of the project, it's vitally important that we become involved at this critical, early stage of the process. Not only does this ensure ALL parties are on the same page, but it also allows us to select the best construction methods and materials. It affords us the time needed to order any long lead-time materials and, where applicable, begin the site work while the construction drawings are being finalized. This saves US time, and the CLIENT money. Of course, when necessary, alternate design and material selections are made in advance, just in case we should need to go to 'Plan B'.

Because we're able to order materials much earlier in the process, we then have a much better chance of staying on top of any varying construction costs, meaning we're more successful at staying on budget. 

Through continuous review of real world costs and the sharing of our value-engineering ideas with the owner and design / build team, we can assure a project design remains on budget ... gets completed on time ... EVERY time!

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Design / Build