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The companies plan to take on large
public projects to reach the goal of
$200 million in annual revenue.
for these schools," Puglia continues. In many cases, Agostini and
Bacon are able to come in below budget because it sets realistic
expectations. "We have estimators that really know what everything
costs," she adds.
When a problem does arise, Agostini and Bacon work closely
with the subcontractors to find a solution. The companies use only
local subcontractors on their projects, leading to fewer scheduling
issues and faster response times because trade workers are not
traveling long distances to the job sites. "They know the market,"
Puglia says of that contractor base. "They're able to pull local people to work for them."
Successful subcontractors know that quality work and quick
responses will lead to more opportunities in the future, either with
Agostini and Bacon or other contractors in the region. "They want
to do well because this is their market and references are big in
construction," Puglia says.
Clear communication between the construction manager or
general contractor and its subs are key to facilitating a smooth
project and addressing problems. Agostini and Bacon continuously
invest in technologies that ease the communication process. Two
years ago, the companies upgraded to ProCore and moved all of their
management resources to the platform. The software enabled a more
collaborative and integrated atmosphere where every stakeholder,
including the owner and architect, can have real-time access to
construction documents and plans.
With a clear focus for each company and a team of talented
people, Agostini and Bacon will continue to grow. Having reached
the $150 million in annual revenue milestone this year, George and
Steven Agostini have raised their goal to $200 million. To get there,
the companies will have to take on even larger public projects. "It's
really growing our project limit of what we can do," Puglia says.
Bass Associates would like to congratulate Agostini and Bacon on
50 years of business. Working with you through the years has made us a
better company. We wish you sustained success in the future. Thank you
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