Preconstruction Services: Keeping You on Time & on Budget

The right plan from the ground up is key to ensuring your entire build stays on track and stays within your budget. At Ames Construction, our preconstruction services create a customized build plan that serves as a guide throughout the entire process. Whether we are working with an architect, directly with company stakeholders, or someone else, these preconstruction services provide the blueprint for a successful project. The key elements of this service may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Project Estimation
  • Creative Brainstorming
  • Budget Development
  • Project Designs/Blueprints
  • Value Engineering Proposals
  • Project Management Proposals
  • Procurement
  • Permitting Work
  • Utility Analysis


Since the planning phase is so essential, working with the right partner is imperative. The first step is to reach out to our team for a conversation and a Complimentary Project Review.


Commercial Building Planning by the Experts

The reasons that our clients have trusted Ames Construction with their commercial building planning are the reasons that they trust us for everything else: our time-tested experience and our meticulous care. Properly completed preconstruction services create a foundation for a successful build.

The umbrella of our preconstruction services includes a wide range of different activities and deliverables, depending on the nature of the final build. This can include working together for creative brainstorming and selecting key design touches, as well as the more technical aspects include finalizing budgets and timelines, all the while ensuring the prerequisites are completed for work to begin.

During the commercial building planning stages, your Ames Construction team coordinates with architects, engineers, necessary municipal governments, and more to ensure that when work begins, it goes off without a hitch. During all of these conversations, we make sure your voice is heard and your interests are represented at all times.

In the majority of cases, our commercial building planning is an essential part of Ames managing your entire project from start to finish. However, we can perform these services on their own to provide supplemental guidance to companies that can benefit from them.

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I was pleased to work with Ames Construction for the design/build renovation project at Ephrata Church of the Brethren. I have worked with Ames for many years and we’ve had a great relationship. This project was no exception. Together we were able to come up with an outstanding design and plan to accomplish ECOB’s goals. I will also say that the team at ECOB was great to work with as well. This project was an exceptional collaboration between architect, owner, and general contractor. I would recommend Ames to anyone looking for a professional, conscientious commercial general contractor.

Mark J. Schillaci - Architect & Owner, Schillaci Architects Ltd.