For more than 60 years, Rice Companies has provided construction services for all types of projects and at all levels of complexity. Our expertise in construction is a hard-earned result of working closely with our clients and continually earning their business…sometimes for 45 years or more. In fact, more than 80 percent of projects annually are with repeat clients.
Our construction delivery methods vary almost as much as our clients do. Our processes include:
- Design/ Build
Our most common construction solution, Design/Build offers a true single source delivery method. Under this approach, Rice utilizes our in-house architectural staff and experienced construction project managers, providing a single point of contact for our clients and reducing the risk on the project overall. Other benefits of Design/ Build include:
- Early budgeting and accelerated scheduling
- Single source responsibility
- Ability to bid portions of the project early
- Guaranteed maximum price
- Cost of the work plus a fee
- General Contracting
A traditional approach where our clients often come to us with a completed design or an architect already selected. By leveraging our 60+ years of experience, we have the capability and experience of general contracting on projects ranging from a small tenant build-out to a 1,000,000 SF distribution center. We add value to the project by utilizing our in-house field staff and self-performing many aspects of the construction project, including carpentry, steel erection and other finishes.
- Construction Management
Sometimes projects dictate a traditional or at-risk construction managmeent method. Under this delivery model, Rice acts as the owner’s agent, directing subcontractors, design professionals and others in performing the project.