Commercial Construction is what we do. And we work on commercial construction projects in multiple different ways. Click below to learn more about the different ways we can help you get your commercial construction project completed.
This is the tried and true “old school” approach to project delivery. Under this arrangement, an owner typically hires an architectural or engineering firm to design the project and develop final drawings and specifications. The owner then takes those plans and specifications and obtains cost estimates or bids from one or more contractors. The owner then choses his contractor to build his project and will have a contractual arrangement with both his architect and his contractor. This delivery method is also referred to as “design/bid/build”. Kiefner Brothers, Inc. has five generations of experience acquiring and performing construction work under this method. We have a decades old track record demonstrating our ability to be competitive when it involves work within our wheelhouse. We will gladly compete head to head with any quality competitor.
Design-build is a relatively new project delivery method in which one entity, the design-build team, works under a single contract with the project owner to provide design and construction services. One entity, one contract, one unified flow of work from initial concept through completion; thereby re-integrating the roles of designer and contractor. With this arrangement the owner holds one single contract for both his design and construction services. This method is proven to save time in the overall project timeline due to the fact that there is significant overlap of design effort and the construction process. In other words, an owner doesn’t have to wait for his final plans and specifications to be completed and bid out before portions of work can commence. Kiefner Brothers, Inc. has successfully partnered with several excellent design firms to secure and perform work under this method. Kiefner Brothers, Inc. is a member of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and Thomas Kiefner is a certified associate of DBIA.
Construction Management is a construction delivery system where a construction manager is used to assist the owner and owner’s architect in planning, scheduling, developing and monitoring the budget, and ultimately building the project. While the project owner still holds separate contracts with his architect and his CM, the arrangement does offer early collaboration between the design side and the construction side of the process. Kiefner Brothers, Inc. has a wealth of experience performing under this arrangement at both SoutheastHealth and Saint Francis Medical Center. We work as a Construction Manager at Risk (CM-At-Risk), whereby the cost of the work is always guaranteed not to exceed a certain dollar without changes to the scope of work after the guaranteed maximum has been established. Our track record of delivering complicated, healthcare related construction on time and under budget over the last two decades as a CM-At-Risk is second to no one in our region.