STORY’S LONGEVITY AND REPUTATION IN THE MARKETPLACE CAN BENEFIT YOUR NEXT PROJECT.
Since we opened our doors as general contractors in 1934, we’ve built a strong reputation in the commercial construction market. Through each phase of the general contracting method, Story maintains our commitment to our core values: Honest, Caring, Integrity, Hardworking, Helpful, and Planful.
Whether you work with us on a negotiated basis or you choose the standard, competitively bid approach, Story will be your eyes and ears on the job every day.
Under this contracting method, we provide you with our services based on actual costs plus an agreed-upon percentage or fixed fee. When we set our plans and define the project scope with you, we establish a guaranteed maximum for the job.
Advantages of hiring Story on a negotiated basis:
We have more ability to positively affect and control project costs, clarifying and satisfying your expectations by working with you and the designer in an efficient, collaborative approach.
Our involvement starts during the preconstruction phase, during which we provide valuable input on the time and cost of design and construction decisions, scheduling, purchasing critical materials, longer lead-time elements and coordinating construction activities.
Since actual construction can start before we complete the final plan, this “fast-track” approach means your new facility will be online in the least possible amount of time.
Think of competitively bid construction as the “traditional” method of project delivery in our industry. Typically, a general contractor’s bid is in the form of a lump-sum contract based on completed drawings.
With our extensive history and coverage of projects across the Midwest, Story Construction holds a strong position in the competitive bidding market, in no small part due to solid subcontractors and supplier relationships.
WITH STORY AS YOUR CM, YOU GET LEADERSHIP, PREDICTABLE OUTCOME AND POSITIVE RESULTS.
Story Construction is an established pioneer of developing and delivering construction management (CM) services. As a professional CM company, we augment your organization’s staff with pre-planning, design, construction and management expertise to assure the best possible project outcome.
Hiring Story as your CM means you’ll add the construction industry perspective to your team during the critical design process. As your construction manager, we help you evaluate design alternatives based on factual and current market cost information. We provide leadership and counsel on cost, schedule and constructability issues.
During the construction phase, our role is to manage the construction process proactively through effective scheduling and daily onsite supervision. Our role also includes project management responsibilities, monitoring safety and quality of work, and ongoing communication with you, the design team and other contractors.
Once your project is complete, we’ll continue to act as your advocate, leading and coordinating all the inspections and streamlining the occupancy process. We will also coordinate the assembly of detailed close-out information – including drawings, photos, reports and warranties – and train your staff on the operation and maintenance of any building features and equipment supplied for the project.
VISIONS QUICKLY TURN INTO REALITY THROUGH OUR COMPLETE DESIGN+BUILD SERVICES.
Organizations often come to us with their ideas scrawled out on a napkin. (Yes, this actually happens.) Story offers the conceptual thinking and project leadership skills to fast-track a simple sketch into a new building. Design-build expedites the construction process so you’re able to move in and start operations sooner.
We can perform design-build using a designer of your choice or our award-winning in-house team, Story Design, Ltd. Our licensed architects have years of experience in all types of building projects. And being a fully integrated firm means we can capitalize on the efficiencies and effectiveness that define design-build delivery. If you have project that needs to move quickly, Story can move quickly with you.