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, Fair, 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.