Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 95
Denham-Blythe credits its
success in design/build to
the quality of its employees.
Design/build is an alternative to the traditional design/bid/build
project delivery method. Under the latter approach, design and construction services are split into separate entities, separate contracts
and separate work.
Denham-Blythe credits its success in the design/build construction industry to its staff. Its in-house design team of registered
architects and engineers focuses on creating functional, flexible and
"Our people are our greatest asset," Quenemoen says. "We have
the best in-house personnel across the board. This includes carpenters and project managers as well as architects and engineers."
design team and construction crew throughout the process. "At the
end of the day, we live and die by our customer services," Quenemoen says. "More than 90 percent of our business is repeat clients. If
we did not treat every project as the most important one, we would
not have that kind of return customer statistic."
'We live and die by
More than 90 percent of our business is repeat.'
The company's in-house engineers prepare preliminary design
analysis, design calculations and project documents. The team can
make quick adjustments in design, scope and methods that affect
scheduling. "We can control the design and schedule and expedite
projects to keep them on schedule and within budget," Quenemoen says.
The Denham-Blythe construction management method focuses
on components that allow the customer to remain involved with the
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