AS ONE OF THE FEW FULL-SERVICE DESIGN/BUILD FIRMS IN THE MIDWEST, RICE COMPANIES CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE SUCCESS EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
Whether you are remodeling your current space, undergoing a lease build-out, or building a new location, you should partner with a contractor focused on your goals. As one of the few FULL-SERVICE DESIGN/BUILD firms in the Midwest, Rice Companies can help you achieve success every step of the way. We promise to listen, communicate, advise, and most of all, be a true partner.
Rice Companies is much more than a contractor. We’re a full service, integrated design, construction and Real Estate firm that offers a seamless delivery of construction services to our clients.
Our extensive in-house capabilities allow us to offer our clients true single-source accountability for projects of all sizes and complexity, ranging from general maintenance and repairs to multi-million dollar facilities and beyond.
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN + ENGINEERING
Since our inception more than 65 years ago, Rice has developed a culture of creative designs and innovative construction methods through collaboration. Our award-winning, in-house architectural group includes licensed architects, CAD designers and engineers. By offering these services in-house, we are able to work closely with our clients and their team, from the initial design concepts through completion and beyond. This single source of responsibility ensures an entire team devoted to your project, focusing on all aspects of design and construction through daily collaboration with architects, designers and project managers.
Although our experience in design speaks for itself, we don’t rest on experience alone. We also use cutting-edge technology to visualize and construct your project using 3D design tools such as Revit, Sketchup and others. As an integral part of design, these tools allows us the capability to model the entire project, both interior and exterior, before any construction happens. Highly detailed 2D and 3D visual aides give a accurate representation to client teams, municipalities and other stakeholders.
At Rice Companies, our early involvement in your project can be crucial. We utilize our extensive knowledge in municipal approvals, construction methods, materials, design, budgeting and scheduling to give you a better understanding of your project or site early on, while our in-house team of architects, project managers, real estate professionals and field personnel can assist decision-making. Our extensive network of outside consultants also gives us the advantage of being able to coordinate surveys, testing and other due diligence needed for your transaction.
Our pre-construction team and consultants offer:
- Site evaluation
- Building evaluation and testing (asbestos, etc)
- Budgeting and comparisons
- Long-term operational and maintenance cost estimates
- Municipality code and ordinance impact
- Future growth and expansion possibilities
For more than 67 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:
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
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.
Sometimes projects dictate a traditional or at-risk construction management method. Under this delivery model, Rice acts as the owner’s agent, directing subcontractors, design professionals and others in performing the project.
RICE SERVICE + FACILITY MAINTENANCE
As one of the few firms in the Midwest that offers true single-source construction services, we utilize our skilled crews to offer ongoing building repairs, maintenance and renovation services to our clients.
From minor repairs to ongoing roof maintenance to major remodels, Rice has the equipment, staff and experience necessary to keep your facility maintained for the future. Our experience includes retail, healthcare, office, warehouse and food service facilities.
We understand that with maintenance and repairs, time is of the essence. We will work to meet your scheduling demands, whether that means working during plant shut-downs, at night, weekends or even holidays to meet your aggressive schedule.
- Concrete cutting and core drilling
- Equipment pads and foundations
- Carpentry repairs
- Ceiling and millwork repairs
- Lock and door repairs
- Stairway and railings
- Finish carpentry
- Tenant finishes
- Metal building repairs and maintenance
- Roof repairs
- Roof ice & snow removals
- Annual inspections
REAL ESTATE, BROKERAGE +
We are your full service, commercial real estate brokerage company specializing in commercial sales, leasing, and development. We’re backed by Rice Companies, one of the only firms in Minnesota to offer in-house integrated architectural, construction and maintenance services.
Rice Real Estate Services brings over 60+ years of industry knowledge to our real estate clients enabling us to offer an unparalleled level of service, attention to detail, and unique communication tools designed to keep our clients informed and engaged every step of the way.
Contact us today and let us show you how we are redefining commercial real estate.
Since 1953, Rice Companies has offered development and leasing services to our clients. Our development approach is typically “open book”, meaning our clients benefit with full control of the project, the best possible value and the lowest risk. Our unique skills in design and construction are leveraged during the site selection, acquisition and entitlement phases.
We are not merchant developers, meaning we do not simply build and lease in order to sell after the project is done. Rice Companies is a long term partner in each facility and with each client we work with, ensuring that our mutual investment is maintained long term.
Share Your Vision With Us
Meet with us and tell us your story. Describe your vision and ideas for the future of your business, so our team can create an innovative design for your space to become more efficient and prepared for the generations to come.