"There was great value in having Estes
involved in the early design stages to
assist with cost identification. We all
collaborated with the architect for
solutions that resulted in the best value,
as well as our satisfaction with the final
outcome. The projects all came in on
time and budget."
Dennis Hall, I.H. Mississippi Valley Credit Union
It's All In The Planning.
The planning we do before starting a project sets Estes apart. This key differentiator is often sited by our clients as the influencing factor in their decision to hire Estes. Nobody else does pre-construction like Estes. We are enthusiastic about our pre-construction process and dedicated to bringing all stakeholders together, right from the start, to cultivate the best ideas, for the best project outcome. The deliverables from these pre-construction planning efforts include a baseline estimate with options for initial or long-term savings, project timeline and subcontractor bid approvals. Clients can review a series of Smart Choices® presented by Estes that can lower initial costs or save the operator money over the life of the building. Not every construction manager will give you options to spend less. As an advocate for clients, Estes is transparent in presenting all available options and functions as a trusted advisor throughout the entire building process. After all, a client with a remarkable experience with Estes will become a repeat client with Estes.
We can't control the weather, but we can control the schedule, costs, quality
and safety. The plans from pre-con are worked during construction with a very
systematic approach we call Unified Delivery®
. Your superintendent is on site every day ensuring high
quality work is being done safely and on schedule. The Illowa Construction
Management Council consistently recognizes Estes as one of the “Safest
Quad City Area Contractors.” Costs are closely monitored during construction
and you receive a monthly report, including your contingency balance. No
surprises at the end of a job. During final billing, you will receive a detailed cost
summary of your project and any savings will be returned to you.
A Strong Finish.
Estes doesn't walk away from your job the day the punch list hits zero.
In fact, we view completion as a beginning. When your building is
ready for occupancy, you'll receive a full demonstration of mechanical,
electrical, fire, security and technology systems as part of our Sustained Performance® phase.
Your manual will
include warranties and all paperwork you'll need to occupy your new
building. Even after you move in, Estes is still with you. Your one-year
warranty covers all labor and materials. As you approach the one-year
anniversary of occupancy, Estes will do a final walk through with you to
correct any issues.
"One of the things I really liked was
when the project was done, I still had
Estes’ services for another year to make
sure all the warranties were intact."
Jim Bohnsack, Rock Island County
The Team Approach.
You are a key player in your building project, and integrated
project delivery (IPD) assures your seat at the table. IPD helps
you save money and have a more enjoyable construction
project. You are part of the team that also includes the
architect, Estes and key subcontractors. The talents of every
key player are utilized early in the project to collectively make
informed decisions that give you the most value. Utilizing IPD
means more efficiency, less waste, and more savings for you.
For Estes clients, it’s typically an 11.7% savings. Your new
construction, remodel, building addition or historic restoration
can use IPD.
Manage And Build.
Collaborate with Estes as your consultant in the development
and design phases, and general contractor during the
construction phase. Assuming the risk for construction
performance, Estes holds all trade subcontracts during
construction. The owner benefits from Estes’ pre-construction
advisory services and some components of construction can
be fast tracked, prior to full design completion.
As a construction manager, Estes is the owner’s representative and point of contact for the designer, contractor and other key players.
You should be brought into the project early to
give the owner the best guidance to control time, cost, scope
“I wouldn't do any job that we have in the future that would require construction
management, without the CM. I would immediately call Estes and have them involved in the
Ray Bergles, Silvis School District #34
“Estes worked very hard being an advocate for our museum and always kept our goals at the forefront of decisions, keeping my team informed of potential issues and milestones. Estes worked hard at managing and motivating the subcontractors with ZERO safety issues.”
Dawn Hendershot, John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum and Visitor Services
The design-build method makes Estes responsible for all
aspects of the project. Estes becomes your single point
of responsibility and accountability. Design-build has the
potential for rapid completion and allows the owner to work
with Estes as construction manager under a single contract.
The owner leads the team that is assembled to best meet the
Go Green. Save Some Green.
You can afford a green project. Every Estes project is done with the intent to achieve sustainable
design at no additional cost. LEED is not the only green building tool Estes uses. Green Globes is
a more affordable alternative to LEED that provides early feedback on opportunities to benefit from
energy savings, reduced environmental impacts and lower costs for maintenance. You can review
options and benefits before construction begins. Existing buildings can be evaluated through Green
Globes to identify areas where cost savings can be achieved.