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Institutional | CONSULTANTS & BUILDERS INC. Bank on Service I n the financial world, where every bank or credit union essentially sells the same commodity, institutions have to find ways to distinguish themselves. For successful institutions, that often means providing customers with value-added services in an efficient and comfortable environment. Consultants & Builders Inc. (CBI) helps its financial clients build the distinctive facilities they need to stand out from the competition. Improving the layout and physical features of the facility through innovative design is one way CBI is helping its clientele maintain relevancy to the consumer, President Tyler Williams says. CBI is a design/build firm focusing exclusively on the development of financial institutions. Established in 1986, the Duluth, Ga.based firm offers services including facility design, interior design and construction, as well as branding and retail delivery services. “What we see today is a branch evolution,” Williams explains. “Our clients are moving toward facilities that look good, function efficiently and are comfortable for the employees and customers. “Banking is a retail business with high security requirements, so the trick is to make facilities inviting, similar to the best retailers, while providing high levels of security for employees and customers alike. Modern technology has made this evolution possible.” CBI designs and builds today’s financial institutions with modern and efficient features. These may include teller pods for oneon-one interaction, greeter stations, Internet stations, digital signage, more secure teller lines and drive-thru lanes and remote teller stations that reduce the back-of-house staff. CBI has managing architects on staff but also utilizes third-party licensed architects for production of construction documents. The majority of CBI’s clients are interested in having local subcontractors and suppliers participate in their projects. “We attempt to sub everything to the local market on the construction end and we try to get three to five bids for each trade,” Williams notes. “As construction managers we’re trying CBI USES MANY METHODS TO MAKE ITS FINANCIAL CLIENTS’ FACILITIES DISTINCTIVE. BY BROOKE INFUSINO www.consultantsandbuilders.com • Projected 2009 revenues: $40 million • Headquarters: Duluth, Ga. • Employees: 40 • Services: Facility design, interior design and construction, as well as branding and retail delivery services Consultants & Builders Inc. “CBI is fortunate to have experienced some aggressive growth years.”–Tyler Williams, president it enjoys a repeat »CBI says rate of approximately clientele 80 percent. CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM OCTOBER 2009
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Construction Today - October 2009
Regional Spotlight: Southwest
Ledcor Construction Hawaii LLC
C.H. GUERNSEY & Co.
First Gulf Development Corp.: Meadowvale Corporate Centre
Jacobsen Construction: Workers Compensation Fund Headquarters
Novak Construction Co.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
HBD Construction Inc.: Edwardsville Crossing
Ledcor Construction: Napa, Calif.
Mared Mechanical Contractors Corp.
Myers & Chapman Inc.
Summit Contractors Group Inc.
Wilcox Construction Inc.
Special Focus: Mergers & Acquisitions
Hensel Phelps: Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport Sky Train
Circle Construction LLC
Electrical Contractors Inc.
Everett, Wash., Department of Public Works
Imco General Construction Inc.: Arlington WWTP
New Prince Concrete Construction
R.N. Rouse & Co. Inc.
Stanek Constructors Inc.
Fort Lewis: New Barracks, Army Growth Complex and Support Battalion
Torcon Inc.: Brookhaven National Laboratory’s National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bovis Lend Lease: FBI Denver HQ
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
Bird Construction Co.: Shearwater Helicopter Base
Carbon Constructors Inc.
Consultants & Builders Inc.
Emerick Construction Co.: Rock Creek Middle School
Broadmoor/Boh Brothers Construction Co.: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command
Cahill Contractors Inc.: The Oakland Museum of California Phase 1
Flintco Inc.: Germantown Women & Children’s Pavilion
Gamma Construction Co.
Kreizenbeck Constructors: BSU Student Union
Pizzagalli Construction Co.: FAHC Radiation Oncology
Robins & Morton: Lincoln Hospital
Steele & Freeman Inc.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. (TNDC)
W.G. Yates & Sons Construction: Armed Forces Retirement Village
BBL Construction Services LLC: The Glen at Sugar Hill Apartments
Chelsea Investment Corp.
Affirmed Housing Group
Westland Construction Inc.: Bridges at Citifront
Product Showcase: Plumbing Equipment
Hunzinger Construction Co.: Johnson Controls Headquarters
B.L. Harbert International LLC: S.O.F. 5th Special Forces Battalion Operations Complex
Duke Construction: Monarch Beverage Co. Headquarters
Irish Construction Co.
TMU LLC (Triune)
Last Look: Consultants & Builders Inc.
Construction Today - October 2009