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Residential | GALAXY BUILDERS
GALAXY OFFERS CLIENTS EXTENSIVE PRE-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES TO KEEP COSTS IN CHECK.
Builders says its dedication,
accountability and enthusiasm have
provided it with many repeat clients.
* Headquarters: San Antonio
* Specia y: Mu ifamily projects
"Experience is essential and
Galaxy Builders has deep,
respected experience in construction, general contracting and
- Galaxy Builders
or 26 years, Galaxy Builders has
been a reliable builder for an assortment of projects, from libraries
and chapels to office buildings
and government facilities. But the San
Antonio-based company is best known for
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delivering multifamily projects, having
built more than 30,000 multifamily units
primarily in Texas.
Many of those projects are the result of repeat clients and referrals. "Owners, developers, architects and project managers return
to Galaxy Builders time and time again," the
company says. "Our dedication, accountability and enthusiasm set us apart."
Clients appreciate the company's efforts
to keep budgets in check by obtaining several bids for each scope of work and staying
up-to-date on commodity pricing. Further,
Galaxy prefers to become involved early
in a project during the pre-construction
stage when it can still influence the final
design. Based on the schematics, Galaxy
prepares preliminary estimates and multiple solutions that can help the owner and
architects make informed design decisions
before construction begins. "Experience is
essential and Galaxy Builders has deep, respected experience in construction, general
contracting and pre-construction services,"
the company says.
Typically, Galaxy begins working with clients at least a year before the project breaks
ground, giving it ample time to perform
value-engineered cost analysis and effect
real change on the final product. The long
lead-time also gives Galaxy an opportunity
to bring in key subcontractors to provide
input and help with cost estimates.
"We have successfully used value-based
cost analysis to complete over 70 large
projects in Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, Indiana, Virginia, Illinois and
the Carolinas," the company states. "Our
definition of value-based cost analysis, a
detailed cost comparison of two or more