We call it the


Design/build is team-approach contracting with single-point responsibility. The same entity both designs and constructs the facility under a single contract, providing “one-stop shopping” from conception to occupancy. Today, design/build is the dominant method of non-residential construction in the United States.

What makes it

  1. Projects are value-engineered to maximize your budget. All costs are considered early in the process, including fees, construction, utilities, landscaping and more.
  2. Work is completed about 33% faster with fewer problems and risk. Revisit decisions during construction without change orders or extra fees.
  3. You deal with one contact throughout the process rather than mediating conflicts between architects, general contractors, engineers, plumbers, landscapers and more.
  4. You save 6% to 12% on professional fees.
  5. The end result is higher quality. Design/build meets performance needs rather than minimum design requirements. Innovations are often developed, delivering a better project than initially designed.

Why is
EM Construction your
design/build choice?

We rigorously protect your every dollar. For instance, many clients buy parcels of land without doing due diligence to be sure the land will meet their current and future needs. We actually go out and evaluate the land, provide pros and cons and look at potential cost issues such as the availability of utilities. It is work we do up front that saves our clients significantly on the back end.

We are efficient and value-focused. We understand what the client wants and what they can afford up front. We bid these projects every day and design to bid low. We hire suppliers and contractors who can deliver quality at a reasonable rate.

Design/build expertise. The Beacon Marshall Companies have earned numerous industry awards including:

  • Industrial Development of the Year (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties)
  • Developer of the Year (NAIOP)
  • Awards of Merit (Associated Builders and Contractors)

Peace of mind. With our FREE project specs and NO-RISK guarantee, no one protects your investment better.