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Five-Step Process

Refining over 64 years of experience into a unique, proven five‑step process.

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Life of the Project

Our Vision is to be the finest DesignBuild contractor in Southeast Wisconsin. To achieve this, we use a very rigorous process we call the Life of the Project Manual (LOPM). This process comes from having over 60 years of experience that has been refined into a set program for how we run the entire customer experience and project management. Each step or phase has multiple checklists, schedules, and formats that help us exceed your expectations.

Step 1


Led by a Project Executive, the team meets with clients to discuss their vision and expectations. Conceptual plans are developed to establish initial budget and set major milestones.

Step 2

Design Development

Our clients are critically integrated into the process during the design stage to ensure that we are creating a building model that meets stakeholders’ expectations.

Step 3


We develop the architectural and engineering construction documents. We confirm the project schedule, establish subcontractors, obtain project approvals, and secure permits.

Step 4


Excitement grows as the build process begins. The team is communicating job status, executing the schedule, keeping an eye on the budget, and providing updates to the owner.

Step 5

Post Construction

We hand our clients the keys in this final stage, but stay close at hand. Attentive follow-up at various points guarantees our accountability for the work completed.