Building strategically with a trusted partner

When you break ground, you’re not just building a structure. You’re laying the foundation for your ongoing success.

Customize Strategies

We like to think of ourselves as small giants in the construction industry. By bringing a team of highly experienced construction professionals with an individual focus to your project, we deliver the capabilities of the large firms, with the personal feel of a small business. We are outside-the-box thinkers who excel by developing strategies that are unique and custom to your project.  We are first and foremost about you, our client, your goals and the success of the project.

Our Process

Value-Based Solutions

We believe project success begins with an environment where the team can come together to discuss, review and identify project goals. We understand each project is limited by cost. We focus on using experience and technology in creative ways to maximize your budget by offering unique and innovative solutions. Creating value is a cornerstone to how we approach each conversation and stage of the construction process. We are always looking for ways to exceed your expectations and deliver more value for your money.

Our Process

A Lifelong Partnership

We are a family business in the traditional sense, however, in our mind it goes well beyond the father/son construction company. We believe in fostering a culture that creates a sense of family in every relationship we develop from our clients, to our team, to the specialty trades that work onsite each day. 

Planning Build


Begin with the end in mind. Each successful project begins by understanding the project objectives and identifying a strategy for execution. Planning well in advance of “boots” hitting the ground is critical to ensure the project starts well and finishes strong. Our team always begins with the end in mind and creates a detailed plan for every project from the simple to the complex.

Preconstruction Services


Preconstruction is a disciplined and systematic method of optimizing every aspect of construction, from cost, schedule and quality, to safety and site logistics. Between our estimators, project managers, and superintendents we identify each project’s unique challenges and solve them in advance, using a combination of technology and old-fashioned construction knowhow. Sometimes, it’s figuring out the fastest way to get from point A to point B. Other times, it’s inventing a way to build something that has never been done. No matter the size or complexity of the job, our team rolls up their sleeves and embraces the challenge.

Construction


Design/Build

Design-build streamlines project delivery because a single entity – a team of designers and the builder — work together via a single contract with the owner from the onset. One entity drives a unified flow of design and construction from initial concept through completion. The allied, collaborative and communication-focused team together completes a project faster, more cost effectively, and with optimized project quality. Change orders and disputes are rare, since coordination of project elements is placed squarely in the hands of the design/build team.


  • Faster Delivery — collaborative project management = faster completion with fewer problems.

  • Cost Savings — an integrated team = efficiency and innovation.

  • Better Quality — design-builders meet performance needs, not minimum design requirements. The team collaborates to develop innovations that deliver a better project than initially imagined.

  • Single Responsibility —the team is accountable for cost, schedule and performance.

  • Pooled Risk — the team assumes additional risk.


Construction Manager/General Contractor at Risk

For CM/GC, the owner contracts separately with a designer and construction manager. But unlike traditional design-bid-build, the construction manager joins the design process early and works side by side with the designer, offering constructibility advice that saves time in analyzing design alternatives.

  • Shortened Project Duration – Construction begins before design drawings are 100% complete.

  • Better Budget Control – Accurate construction cost estimates are maintained during design and throughout construction.

  • Positive Team Relationship – Owner, designer and contractor are a team from day one. This collaborative environment enhances communication, reduces project costs and helps maintain project intent.

  • Constructability Reviews – Contractor reviews the design and identifies construction concerns or design questions.

  • Qualified Subcontractors – Contractor prequalifies subcontractors based on historical performance, craftsmanship, financial stability, price and overall accountability.

Post Construction


We recognize the investment you will have made in completing an environment that provides for an exceptional educational experience. Our commitment will not only be during construction, through our quality assurance and control, but after completion with our two-year warranty. We stand behind our brand and the partnership we have built along the way.
Project Closeout
We want you to be as familiar with your new building as we are. Through the development of a detailed closeout plan we will walk you through all aspects of your new building. By providing you with resources, we’ll help you keep your new building looking and running like new for years to come.
Two Year Warranty Program
Elder Construction and its team pride themselves on high quality workmanship and material provided in each of their projects. Therefore, warranty concerns are not a significant historical problem. When an item needs to be addressed under warranty we take care of it.

We recognize the investment you will have made in completing an environment that provides for exceptional educational experience. Our commitment will not only be during construction through our quality assurance and control, but after completion with our two year warranty. We stand behind our brand and the partnership we have built along the way.