Government and Military Construction: Building the Public Sector

Military and government projects often require contractors to understand the unique nuances and parameters associated with each project.

From needing particular licenses, clearances and certifications to ensuring projects stay on budget and schedule, federal construction projects necessitate qualified contractors with experience suited for the job. At Rival Construction, we recognize the unique requirements of government jobs and we are well suited to staff and manage each project with excellence.

With over 14 years of commercial contracting and construction experience, Rival Construction is capable and qualified for federal work. We have prescreened staff experienced with executing projects on military installations and federal properties. Our management team has Department of Defense (DoD) clearances and certifications from the US Army Corps of Engineers and Contractor Quality Management.

Rival Construction is a registered small business with SBA, and we proudly hire veterans to join the Rival team.

The Rival way goes above and beyond, ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget and with excellence. With a $10 million bonding capacity, our work matches our word as we always complete what we’ve set out to build. Rival Construction is capable of the toughest projects, providing cost-effective solutions, outstanding safety records and our best work on every job.

For more information or to work with Rival Construction on your next government or military project, please contact us.

How to Hire a Commercial Contractor

Hiring a commercial contractor is a big decision that should be carefully researched.

When hiring a commercial general contractor for your new business, we often think we can simply enter “commercial contractor” into Google and select the first company we speak to. But, hiring a commercial contractor is a big decision that should be carefully researched. If made too hastily, there could be costly consequences such as project delays or inferior workmanship. But, with the helpful tips below, you can find the right contractor for your job, whether it’s building a new restaurant, adding an addition to a hospital or updating an office complex.

  1. Before you start searching for commercial contractors, create a project plan. Be a specific as possible with what you want designed and constructed. Completing this step first will save you time in the future and will ensure you are hiring the right contractor for the job you need completed.
  2. Ask for recommendations from other business owners you know and trust. While searching online for commercial contractors in your area is a good idea, asking people you trust for recommendations is even better. They will often give you honest feedback of their experience including both pros and cons.
  3. Look for a well-established company. How long have they been in business? Do they have a physical address or is it just a PO Box? Do they have a professional-looking website? Answering these questions will help determine the stability of the company.
  4. Review websites of commercial contractors. You can learn a lot about a company from its website. Look for websites with photos of completed projects, company contact information, and customer testimonials.
  5. Hire those who are licensed and insured. Interview prospective commercial contractors and ask if they are licensed in your state and insured. It’s an added bonus if they are affiliated with a national trade association.
  6. Seek experience for your particular project.  It’s helpful to work with and hire a commercial contractor who has expertise in the project you’re requesting. For example, don’t hire someone who only works on restaurants to develop the new city hospital.
  7. Ask for estimates from at least 3 companies. Provide each company with your plan from step 1. This will help to make your comparison more consistent, apples to apples. Consider the total price, cost and type of materials, time to complete the project, and number of people involved for each estimate. Remember: the cheapest option isn’t always the best. If a price seems too good to be true, it just might be.

At the end of the day, consider a commercial contractor who is fairly priced, has good recommendations from previous clients and a work ethic that stands above the rest, and you won’t be disappointed.

Let us help get the ball rolling on your project! Call us today to see how Rival goes “Above and Beyond” for our clients.

A Look at the Charity Clay Classic 2016

Thank you to all who sponsored and attended the Charity Clay Classic!

Thanks for taking time to give back to MANNA FoodBank and spending your day with us. We hope you had a blast, and we look forward to seeing you at the shoot next year!