Success of a given project is determined by the Team assembled and the amount of influence the Team has throughout the entire project cycle. Carlson Kennedy takes great pride in working with our Clients from project inception as an integral team member to ensure their project is a success, so we approach every project with two very basic principles:
Early Project Influence
Projects can be broken into four stages: Planning, Design, Construction, and Operation. The theory of Cost Influence proposes that as the project progresses through the four stages, the team loses its ability to impact the overall budget of the project. As costs are incurred, it becomes more challenging to find ways to reduce or maximize the budget.
The earlier the team is assembled, the greater the ability to challenge and affect the overall project budget. It is the combination of all disciplines early on that creates the balance needed to create a successful project. Even though Carlson Kennedy regularly participates in traditional competitive bidding, due to the Cost Influence concept and our desire to work on collaborative teams, our ultimate goal is to align with Clients and projects that utilize collaborative delivery methods, such as Construction Management.
“… [Carlson Kennedy’s] focus on our client’s needs, timeframe, costs, but most of all their work as in integral and indispensable member of the project development team is what makes them stand out. It is a pleasure to work with a company who values integrity, honesty and quality of construction as a part of who they are personally and as a company.”
“We undertook an extensive kitchen/family room/office remodel and couldn’t have been more pleased with CK Construction. From our initial discussions through demolition, construction and finish work, Tracy and Noah were fantastic to work with and they made sure that everything went smoothly and according to schedule. We were always informed about daily schedules, and our home was picked up and cleaned of debris each day. Everyone was professional and there were no surprises. The project even came in under budget. We are very happy with our remodel project and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend CK Construction.”
“Everything they said about how things would proceed turned out to be true, from working with the architect to lower costs, to being on the scene during construction, right up to when the final item was completed. Now we are in the building and they are still on the scene to address any request or to follow up on any item; they take pride in their project.
We have dealt with many contractors through the years and this company is second to none. we will have them do work for us in the future; they have our full support. i will be happy to discuss further at any time as to their performance and capabilities.”
“The open communication and integrity is something I have found to be unrivaled in many constructions jobs I have done over my career…Honesty is a huge thing for me in my relationships. I will repeat, I never once felt I was being told anything or being recommended anything that was not in my best interest.”