What is a Commercial General Contractor?
1. A commercial general contractor is a person or organization that is responsible for supervising the completion of a commercial construction project — such as a retail building, school, restaurant, and more — either doing the work by themselves or by hiring and supervising subcontractors to help with the work.
2. The party responsible for the day-to-day oversight of a commercial construction site, management of vendors and trades, and the communication of information to all involved parties throughout the course of a building project.
Eleven Western Builders is well equipped to handle all of your commercial general contracting needs.
We have general contracting licenses to work in the 11 most-western states and Hawaii! Eleven Western Builders, Inc has provided invaluable general contracting services in projects all over California. We have a diverse group of project teams to properly address the unique complexities of a wide range of construction projects. Eleven Western Builders understands that the potential pitfalls and obstacles of a ground-up project are very different from those to be aware of during a tenant improvement, building take-over, or remodel.
Commercial Construction Services at Eleven Western Builders
As a leading commercial general contractor in the Western United States, Eleven Western Builders is ready to take your project out of the ground and to the grand opening, working with your project team to hit every milestone along the way. We will work with your team to ensure that all city requirements are met, utility connections are coordinated, and your team is able to stock prior to the grand opening.
On and Off-Site Work:
Eleven Western Builders is experienced in all types of on and off-site working including signalization, underground utilities, grading, concrete, paving, and landscaping. We have a number of team members who are Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspectors (CESSWI) and Qualified SWPPP Practitioners (QSP). This allows our team to work directly with your civil engineer to handle all the project California Storm Water General Permit requirements.
Are you moving into a building that you need to make your own? Eleven Western Builders will work with your team, the landlord, and building officials to make sure that your new building is ready to open on time and budget.
Some of the most intricate projects are those where the client needs to make a previous owner’s building their own. Finding the most cost-effective way to create a space that reflects your personal brand and brings a modern touch to an existing building takes coordination between the project architects and the construction team. Eleven Western Builders will work with your team to provide value engineering to ensure that your project is achieved at the desired budget.
Are you closing your store to remodel or would you prefer to stay open for business while the construction takes place? Eleven Western Builders has successfully completed hundreds of remodels ranging from a scrape and rebuild to a department remodel. We will help layout your schedule to reduce downtime to a minimum if it is required at all. Our project teams are specially trained to ensure the safety of your customers and to minimize any inconvenience while construction is underway.
The initial understanding of scope, schedule, and project values are only part of the preconstruction services Eleven Western Builders offers. Many projects require construction to begin prior to completion of design documents or field condition pricing. Our preconstruction services, billed at cost plus fee, allow for integration of construction into the design phase, where actual conditions and project costs can be clearly and accurately identified before final contract documents are issued for bid.
Construction Management Services:
By acting as an advisor, and representative of the project owner, Eleven Western Builders is able to provide owner management capabilities from the project inception to completion. Eleven Western Builders will provide advice and direction beginning at planning and entitlement and through design. Utilizing our fast-track delivery experience, Eleven Western Builders is able to work with design professionals early on to reduce the risk of changes and increased project costs. Once the project is designed we manage the bid process and oversee construction as the functioning general contractor.
The Design-Build process is one of the most beneficial construction methods we have to offer our clients. The process replaces the traditional design-bid-build format, which historically lends itself to unquantified risk and repetitive, costly changes with real-world experience and educated risk assessment. The Design-Build joins the architect, engineer, and contractor together as a single team. As a unified group, they are able to deliver the most functional and cost-effective processes to achieve the fastest project delivery without sacrificing quality and design integrity.
Green Building Construction:
Eleven Western Builders understands the importance of creating construction projects while reducing our impact on the environment. Our project team is fully trained to meet the requirements of CAL Green construction codes and we have multiple members with LEED Credentials. If you are looking to secure a LEED Certification on your next construction project, you can count on Eleven Western Builders to manage all construction related credits and prerequisites.
Eleven Western Builders is one of the top select bid retail construction contractors in business today. This status is maintained by providing competitive bids using high quality subcontractors, continually meeting grand opening dates, and managing well-built projects while interfacing with owners, design professionals, and public building agencies throughout the process.
Negotiated Contract with Lump Sum or Guaranteed Maximum Price
Using state of the art estimating tools and current pricing data, Eleven Western Builders is able to generate competitive fees and value engineered designs and budgets. Combined with our streamlined schedules, we are able to provide our clients with front-end substantiated cost proposals.
Eleven Western Builders partners with proven design professionals, engineers, and subcontractors to ensure a synergized team. By implementing our experience and building acumen as team leader, we are able to deliver a designed, engineered, and constructed project below budget, yet still exceeding our client’s expectations.
Design-Assist and Lease Back with Guaranteed Maximum Price
Inflation, timing of state funding, eligibility changes, and other factors often adversely affect public project costs. The Design-Assist method enables Eleven Western Builders to offer schools and other public agencies an agreement to modernize the site by providing constructability reviews, on-going value engineering, budget solutions, and fully engaged Preconstruction Services. This is a no change order delivery method, which guarantees budget adherence.