|Build to Suit|
If you’re looking for a build to suit partner, Van Buskirk Companies offers our own proven Design-Build process to help you plan, design and build any office, retail or business space using the most cost-efficient methods available. Our senior construction management team oversees the entire project from start to finish, keeping quality up, costs down and expectations high. When you work with Van Buskirk Companies, you are working with 40 years of experience. Here are more reasons to choose our Design-Build process:
*Add value to your custom design. You will receive a quality design for a fraction of the usual fee. Streamlined value added systems reduces overhead.
*Trust and confidence. We work together to develop the perfect design for your new facility. Our expertise gives you the confidence to make the right choices and to trust in our leadership.
*Award winning performance. Van Buskirk Companies is an award-winning company with 40 years of experience. Best restaurant. Best strip mall. Best neighborhood. We’ve won all of these accolades and more over the decades.
*Whole team approach. We think the best way to eliminate design confusion, project delays and cost overruns is to keep the preconstruction team intact through the entire project. You have senior management on your side every step of the way.
The Build to Suit Process
You can expect an organized, detailed process from Van Buskirk Companies, with no surprises along the way. We follow a proven system for delivering your finished product, broken into three distinct phases. We go through each step one by one, moving on to the next step after the previous one has been approved. This keeps everyone involved on the same page at all times. Our phases include
I. Schematic Design
We direct our efforts to listen to the client and prepare schematic design sketches that are used by the owner to authorize the design development phase.
II. Design Development
Building on the schematics, we refine and detail various needs to create a project budget.
We execute the plans to complete the project on time and on budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Van Buskirk Construction?
Our references and our ability to complete the project on time and one budget are not in question. We are property owners and we understand the value of the dollar; you get charged for what it takes to construct your project, no inflated line items.
So why should I choose the Design-Build process?
We competitively bid each primary scope of work to at least three contractors, working to get the best value for the owner. We are competitive within the market, and we will give you your drawings to use as you choose.
So why don’t you have labor crews?
365 days of overhead has to be charged to jobs. We know that specialized subcontractors are more efficient than general contractors who self-perform work.
What are your advantages over Design-Bid-Build?
You will pay more for the total project when you total the design and construction services and you will not own your drawings. You will also have a set of drawings that does not utilize the primary benefit of design-build, which is subcontractor input during the design. Subcontractor assisted design allows you to shop for the latest methods and best values available.
So how does Design-Build eliminate change orders?
In design-bid-build, if the designer misses a detail on the project, the owner gets a change order. Design-build project delivery puts the responsibility on the general contractor to design a buildable product.
So why not competitively bid general contractors?
You can. Our proposal guarantees that you are free to price out your project with a fully developed design that allows for an accurate comparison.
So why shouldn’t I choose Construction Management?
We can do this, but we typically do not see this level of service and expense unless it is on highly complex projects such as the Washington Pavilion or a hospital