Associated Builders utilizes the design/build method of construction, a single-source project delivery method that streamlines a project's management and optimizes project control. The designer/builder provides the design and contracting services with its own employees. The client deals with one company, eliminating the delays and lapses of communication inherent in using separate design and contracting services.
Associated Builders' design/build process is based on a strong team approach that is used to meet the business needs of the client. The work begins with client meetings to determine the general concept and feasibility of a project. Designs are refined, and then plans are engineered, drawn, and approved. The building construction phase begins after all necessary permits are obtained.
The construction process begins with project planning. This typically includes site plans with full color renderings; code reviews; local, state, or federal permitting, including conservation, planning board, building permits and approvals.
Staff engineers and estimators use value engineering to refine both costs and details during the design phase of a project. The design team, project managers, and the client work together to achieve a common goal, which is a facility that meets the client's needs for today and tomorrow.
Associated Builders' ability to control costs can be attributed to the expertise which exists within the firm. The engineering department consists of full-time employees, not part-time subcontractors. Each project is supervised by the engineering team from beginning to end, which includes design feasibility, final engineering plans, and construction supervision.
State-of-the-art technology keeps us connected to clients, manufacturers, and suppliers, allowing swift and thorough integration of all building components. Project feasibility is verified, and the needs of the client are addressed. The engineering department is instrumental in putting it all together. Designing a cost-effective, energy-efficient building that works for the client is a top priority at Associated Builders.
Our construction philosophy is to go beyond "on time and on budget." Associated Builders recognizes the relationship between quality construction and quality craftsmanship. All field employees are trained in the latest construction technology. Scheduling software, updated by trained Licensed Construction Supervisors, not only helps keep the project on time but also provides the client with a smooth operational start-up. A staff safety officer works with local safety councils and ensures that OSHA safety standards are not only maintained but continually improved. As a result, our work exemplifies a quality and regard for the client's needs that makes it of lasting value.
Robert D. Murphy Senior Vice President Supply Chain OMG, Inc.
"For many years now, Associated Builders has been OMG’s partner of choice when it comes to any significant facility expansion. From concept to occupancy, the team at Associated has worked side by side with OMG to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget, all while delivering a product of unequaled quality. Years after project completion, evidence of their attention to detail and commitment to quality workmanship remains strong. The entire team at Associated; from executive level to project manager to tradesperson on-site are without question committed to one goal – satisfying the customer. It is this focus and culture which serve to provide OMG the confidence in continuing to select Associated Builders, Inc., year after year, as our construction partner."
Joe Miles R.K. Miles Inc.
"I enjoyed working with the team at Associated Builders. They were responsive, professional and they got the job done on time in within our budget. It was a very good experience."
Jeb Balise, CEO Balise Motor Sales
At Balise, when planning a new facility the cost per square foot is important to us and Associated Builders has always delivered exceptional value. Associated Builders Building and Site Designs have provided us with facilities that are extremely cost effective to operate and have stunning quality that exceeds our customers' expectations.
Karen A .Randall, President and Owner Randall’s Farm Inc.
“I love Associated Builders! In 1996, we embarked on a project to build a new Randall’s Farm and Greenhouse. They were on time ,on budget ,and a pleasure to work with. Eighteen years later, the building is as sound and the design as functional as the day we opened. The Ciolek Family and Staff at Associated still respond to all my calls for repairs and advice. It is a great relationship. I would not hesitate to recommend Associated Builders. They are an excellent family company that helped me build my family business.”
Bill Wright LYM Tech Scientific
My decision to use Associated Builders was a good one. After decades in an old mill complex my company Lym Tech Scientific needed to relocate to a modern facility. From the very start Associated was with us every step of the way. They even walked through the building at Westover before we bought it.
We had an extensive build out to suite our purposes. We were very much in need of a CLEANROOM which controls the air in our production area. Associated Builders chose very good subcontractors. Our interaction with the Associated team was great.
Mike Ciolek and Peter Wood were very comfortable to deal with over the entire project. We completed our project on time and on budget.
Associated Builders was a great company to work with.