Aurora Bay Area Health Center – Menominee, MI is well underway and production on the project is gaining steam. Frontier Builders & Consultants completed demolition on the existing building at the site and broke ground on the new 4,544 sq. ft. health center in February. Construction on the project is scheduled to be completed by mid-summer.
Frontier Builders & Consultants has been selected as the general contractor on a new 7,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose building for Camp Daniel in Athelstane, WI. The building will include a dining hall, kitchen and food service area. Camp Daniel is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the disability community of northeast WI and the Upper Peninsula through camps, homes and daily programs.
Frontier Builders & Consultants received a 2017 ABC Projects of Distinction Honorable Mention for their work on the Aurora Bay Area Health Center in Crivitz, WI. The 7,206 square foot building includes five exam rooms, a lab/blood draw room, a procedure room, several physician offices, an X-ray suite and treatment and therapy spaces for outpatient rehabilitation services. The project was completed in May 2017.
– By Rich Lewandowski, Design Project Manager
What are the limitations of hiring a design/build contractor versus an architect/engineer and a separate general contractor for your next construction project?
If done properly, the hiring of a design/build contractor provides endless opportunities and the potential for great success of not only the contractor but most importantly the client whom the project is being constructed for. Why is that, you ask? By its own label, design/build places the ownership for both aspects of construction upon the shoulders of ONE responsible party under ONE contract. Hiring an architect/engineer and a separate general contractor in what is considered by many to be the more conventional method of construction initiates the project with an immediate divide … a divide of responsibility that could potentially result in the proverbial disagreements one hears about on many construction projects.
This does not mean that the design/build contractor necessarily carries the financial burden of all the staff required to complete this process. Especially when the construction market is so diverse in terms of the types of construction (steel and glass, masonry supporting structures, “stick-built” wood construction, etc.) and the many different end-uses for a facility (retail, restaurant, healthcare, storage, etc.), it is important for a design/build contractor to position themselves with a TEAM of individuals that have experience in varying disciplines. In that sense, the design/build contractor develops a business which is built on relationships … relationships with Architects/Engineers and various subcontractors which have a concentrated background in the required disciplines to develop the project. They tend to surround themselves with numerous professionals of varying disciplines in an effort to keep that “gap” of what they do not specialize in very small in comparison to that in which they do.
Taken one step further, these relationships with architects/engineers and subcontractors then extend to the level of the client whom the project is being built for … there needs to exist a “fit” between all parties. When this happens, the probability of not seeing eye to eye decreases exponentially. Now you have a TEAM of individuals who know how to and have built their businesses on working together instead of independently. That positive environment even has a tendency to trickle down into the client’s business environment and they begin to reap benefits other than the completion of a much desired construction project. That in essence is the limitless opportunity of choosing the route of design/build construction over the more conventional method for your next construction process.
Frontier Builders & Consultants recently announced that it is working on the following projects: a 4,300 sq. ft. building addition for Modern Dairy in Kaukauna; a 4,000 sq. ft. building addition for Specialty Cheese in Reeseville; and a 6,000 sq. ft. multi-tenant build out that will include a Starbucks in Green Bay. All three projects are currently in progress.
Frontier Builders & Consultants started construction on Quantum Electrical Solutions new warehouse and offices. The new building is located in Greenville and spans 4,000 sq. ft. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.
APPLETON, WI, April, 2017 – Lamers Dairy team members were joined by members from Frontier Builders & Consultants and the Heart of the Valley Chamber to celebrate the unveiling of their new building addition and tour the facility. Frontier Builders was the general contractor on the 7,377 sq. ft. addition. The ribbon cutting was held March 28th.
APPLETON, WI, October, 2016 – American Overhead Door team members were joined by Frontier Builders & Consultants, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Town of Grande Chute representatives on September 29th to celebrate the groundbreaking on their new building at 1911 W. Wisconsin Avenue. The 26,000 sq. ft. building will include a retail showroom, warehousing, service and office space. Frontier Builders & Consultants is the general contractor on the project which is scheduled to be completed in February of 2017.
Dave Schoelwalter, Town of Grand Chute Chairman; Scott Day, American Door & Supply Operations Manager; Jeff Day, American Overhead Door President; Stephanie Hamning, Controller; Nick Day, American Overhead Door General Manager; Joe Cartwright, Frontier Builders & Consultants Sr. Project Manager; and to the right of the sign Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce staff, ambassadors and members.
See pages 28-29 for an article about Frontier Builders & Consultants that appeared in the September issue of B2B New North Magazine.