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without a solid plan in place, and Drahota says one of the biggest
factors in his company's success over the years has been its focus on
proper planning at the start of a project. "I think it's our preconstruction services - we do that really well," Drahota says.
This is especially important in the multifamily sector, as Drahota
explains that HUD work can spend up to a year in the preconstruction
phase. The company's strength in preconstruction services means it has
the ability to accurately predict the cost of a project well in advance.
Drahota credits the company's people as the primary reason why
it excels at preconstruction as well as every other phase of the construction process. "Our superintendents make a lot of difference for
us," he says.

Exemplary Projects
Examples of the company's skill can be found in two of its most
recent projects. In its work on the DELO Apartments in Louisville,
Colo.; and 35th and Larimer in Denver - as in all of its work - Drahota is demonstrating the same attention to detail and penchant for
tackling challenging work that have made the company successful.
The DELO Apartments project consists of a three-story building
containing 130 high-end apartment units. Designed by leading
multifamily architect Oz Architecture, DELO Apartments features a
modern look and a 2,400-square-foot clubhouse.
Drahota says the company's previous work with Oz Architecture
allowed it to hit the ground running on the project. The DELO Apart-

ments project consists of two contracts - one for three three-story
buildings consisting of 130 high-end apartments, and another for a
mixed-use structural steel building containing retail and office space.
Looking to the future, Drahota says the biggest challenge for the
company will continue to be finding qualified subcontractors as
partners. With the labor pool in the construction market currently
strained, Drahota says it can be difficult to find subcontractors the
company can have confidence in. That's why it spends much time
prequalifying subcontractors before starting a new project.
Despite the challenges, Drahota says the company is excited about
the possibilities for the future, especially in the multifamily sector.
"We keep thinking the apartment market is going to stop, but we go
to seminars and every time we go the economists' projections are
going to be good for another two to three years," he says.

Malm Electrical Contractors, LLC provides complete electrical services for Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Family and Design Build customers.
We have built strong relationships with the most respected General
Contractors, Engineers, Subcontractors and Vendors in the business; as a
result, we are known as one of the most dynamic leaders in the industry.
Malm Electrical Contractors, LLC has had the privilege of partnering
with Bryan/Drahota Construction on multiple projects up and down the
Colorado Front Range.
We look forward to collaborating with Bryan/Drahota Construction once
again with the DELO Apartments Project!

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