More than 35 years ago, Trehel Corporation was one of the first firms to adopt a design-build delivery method for commercial construction projects in South Carolina. Trehel’s single-source approach is clearly defined as fully integrated. With the architect and contractor focused on customer alignment and the elements of conceptual design, preconstruction, scheduling, and project management tied closely together, we deliver optimum value for our clients.
In the more traditional, two-firm approach, where there are two separate contracts for the engineer/architect and the other for the contractor – the owner is forced to serve as the mediator should a dispute arise. This arrangement can drive up costs and prolong the construction schedule.
As a single source contractual relationship, our approach provides competitive pricing, and it allows all the risk to be managed, which, in essence, removes the owner’s risk. In addition, our goal is to create a collaborative team environment that ensures confidence and trust by providing the best design solution and project approach while managing quality, budget, and schedule that leads to a successful building experience.