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We take on your perspective—we share your concerns and objectives.

Since 1951, we have been gaining our customers trust and loyalty by exemplifying ownership and accountability through our quality construction, design and consulting services.

SERVICES

Estimating

Cost Analysis

Phasing / Scheduling

Value Engineering

Preconstruction

Site Selection

Architect / Interior Design / Landscaping Coordination

Space Planning

Permit Procurement

Assistance Securing Financing

Assistance Selecting Fixtures & Finishes

Broker Referral

Construction

Ground-Up Constrction

Tenant Improvements

Complete Design-Build Construction

Construction Management

Equipment Procurement & Coordination

Custom Carpentry, Cabinetry & Millwork

Continued Property Management & Client Services upon Completion

MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING SERVICES

Construction Management refers either to the study and practice of the managerial and technological aspects of the construction industry (including construction, construction science, construction management, and construction technology), or to a business model where one party to a construction contract serves as a construction consultant, providing both design and construction advice.

The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) says the 120 most common responsibilities of a Construction Manager fall into the following 7 categories: Project Management Planning, Cost Management, Time Management, Quality Management, Contract Administration, Safety Management, and CM Professional Practice which includes specific activities like defining the responsibilities and management structure of the project management team, organizing and leading by implementing project controls, defining roles and responsibilities and developing communication protocols, and identifying elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.

Construction Cost Management is a fee-based service in which the Construction Manager (C.M) is responsible exclusively to the owner and acts in the owner’s interests at every stage of the project. The construction manager offers advice, uncolored by any conflicting interest, on matters such as:

  • Optimum use of available funds;
  • Control of the scope of the work;
  • Project scheduling;
  • Optimum use of design and construction firms’ skills and talents;
  • Avoidance of delays, changes and disputes;
  • Enhancing project design and construction quality;
  • Optimum flexibility in contracting and procurement.
  • Cash flow Management.

Comprehensive management of every stage of the project, beginning with the original concept and project definition, yields the greatest possible benefit to owners from Construction Management. As time progresses beyond the pre-design phase the CM’s ability to effect cost savings diminishes. The Agency CM can represent the owner by helping to select the design team as well as the construction team and manage the design preventing scope creep, helping the owner stay within a pre-determined budget by performing Value Engineering, Cost/Benefit Analysis and Best Value Comparisons. The Agency CM can even provide oversight services for a CM At-Risk contract.

Before design of a project is completed ( 6 months to 1-1/2 years of coordination between Designer and Owner), the CM is involved with estimating cost of constructing a project based on hearing from the designer and Owner (design concept) what is going / desired to be built.

Upon some aspect of desired design raising the cost estimate over the budget the Owner wants to maintain, a decision can be made to modify the design concept instead of having to spend a considerable amount of time, effort and money re-designing and/or modifying completed construction documents, OR, the Owner decides to spend more money or obtain higher financial support for the project.

It is an extremely more efficient use of everyone’s time and effort, as well as a better way to mitigate design and CM costs, to manage the budget before the design is done, construction crews are mobilized, major items are purchased, and the CM is managing the site. This way, the CM is able to deliver to the Owner a project within his budget that guarantees a maximum rate of return on investment.

CM at-Risk is a delivery method which entails a commitment by the construction manager to deliver the project within a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), in most cases. The construction manager acts as consultant to the owner in the development and design phases, (often referred to as “Preconstruction Services”), but as the equivalent of a general contractor during the construction phase. When a construction manager is bound to a GMP, the most fundamental character of the relationship is changed. In addition to acting in the owner’s interest, the construction manager must manage and control construction costs to not exceed the GMP, which would be a financial hit to the CM company.

CM “At Risk” is a global term referring to a business relationship of Construction contractor, Owner and Architect / Designer. Typically, a CM At Risk arrangement eliminates a “Low Bid” construction project. A GMP agreement is a typical part of the CM and Owner agreement somewhat comparable to a “Low Bid” contract, but with a number of adjustments in responsibilities required by the CM. Aspects of GMP agreements will be elaborated below.

ABOUT US

Our services

 RENOVATIONS

Kitchens, bathrooms, master suites, guest rooms, pools, decks and outdoor living spaces are all areas that add value to your property, ease to your life and enjoyment and pleasure each and every day.

 INDUSTRIAL

  • Tilt Up
  • Masonry and Steel Roof
  • Pre-Manufactured Metal Buildings
  • Metal and Wood Framing
  • AAC (Autoclave Aerated Concrete Blocks or Panels)

 COMMERCIAL

  • Retail
  • Restaurants & Bars
  • Drug Stores
  • Shopping Centers
  • Banks
  • Corporate Headquarters
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Professional Suites

 RESIDENTIAL

  • Custom Homes
  • Remodels
  • Additions
  • Kitchen Remodels
  • Bathroom Remodels
  • Condominiums
  • Historic Preservation
  • Green Building

How we work?

  • ENHANCED COMMUNICATION

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    Because the design parameters of a project are being developed alongside the budgetary goals, a project is more likely to be realized than with a pure design approach. The owner has greater access to the “team” working on project development as the project is being created. This efficiency is not a negative “short cut” as a rule, but rather the keystone to the success of the Design-Build model.

  • ACCOUNTABILITY

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    Rather than the parcelized level of responsibility of the classic design-bid-build method, Design-Build provides an integrated, all-in-one solution for the owner or client. This moves projects away from the “finger-pointing” that is often commonplace in contemporary construction projects, and allows the owner to look to one entity with any questions or concerns throughout the life of the project.

  • SINGLE SOURCE

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    Typically, in order for a contractor to bid on a project, very specific details relating to the methods and materials must be given to avoid any ambiguity and to make an “apples to apples” comparison of bids. In a design-build context, the owner, the owner’s other consultants, and the design-builder can work together to determine what methods and materials will maximize the owner’s value. In instances where marginally more expensive materials, designs, or construction methods might yield a higher return on investment for the owner than those of lower cost, the owner is free to adjust the project’s program without having to re-bid the entire project.

    Almost 70% of traditional contracts end up over budget, compared to D-B which is only around 25-30% over budget. The overage of a D-B project is generally owner driven whereas the overage in the more traditional method tends to be a result of the budget disconnect to which many architects and other design professionals are prone.

PROJECT GALLERY

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  • I not only recommend them highly as sound builders and developers, but as long term partners as they clearly have the know-how and talents to survive in ever-changing and difficult environments.

    Raymond J. Schneider – President Central Florida Blockbuster Video, Ltd.
    I find Barger Builders and their staff serious professional builders and developers. They exhibit good judgment, discipline and the kind of integrity that has allowed us on occasion to make substantial purchase and leasing arrangements via telephone… I not only recommend them highly as sound builders and developers, but as long term partners as they clearly have the know-how and talents to survive in ever-changing and difficult environments.
  • Our employees and customers have had nothing but praise for the design and functionality of the building.

    Bob Ferris – EIDSCHUN Engineering, Inc.
    The project was completed sooner than we expected and the work done was typical Barger quality. Our employees and customers have had nothing but praise for the design and functionality of the building.
  • The buildings were delivered in a timely manner so that we were able to complete our projects within the allotted timeframe.

    Richard W Barker – Secretary/Treasure El Ray Development
    The buildings were delivered in a timely manner so that we were able to complete our projects within the allotted timeframe. We could consider Mid County (Barger) for any metal buildings for future ventures.
  • Mid County (Barger) performed the job on schedule, phased the job to maximize continued use of the existing space during renovation, and performed quality work.

    Edwin R. Warner – Owners Representative All Florida Orthopedic Associates
    Mid County (Barger) performed the job on schedule, phased the job to maximize continued use of the existing space during renovation, and performed quality work.
  • We found them to be responsible financially and personally and to operate at the highest ethical standards.

    Lee R. Kemberling – CEO Kemco Systems, Inc.
    Mid County (Barger Builders) saved us a considerable amount of money with their tremendous know how and experience….The project was complete ahead of schedule. We found them to be responsible financially and personally and to operate at the highest ethical standards.
  • Sheryle Issacs – President Good Buy Sportswear
    Barger Builders has been one of the most honorable and professional companies I have dealt with in over twenty years doing business. They are pleasure to work with. They made the construction of our new warehouse almost hassle-free. When there was a problem it was quickly resolved.
  • They were always promptly tending to any questions, problems or difficulties we had in understanding the construction process.

    John A. Roper – Rollin’ Oats Market
    With their abilities and the presence on site, they were always promptly tending to any questions, problems or difficulties we had in understanding the construction process.
  • A top quality organization with great expertise.

    Robert J. Stambaugh – Executive Vice President Wallace, Welch, and Willingham
    Barger Builders is a top quality organization with great expertise that extends from the minor renovations and repair up to the biggest, most sophisticated commercial buildings.
  • The Bargers are better all the way around.

    Chris Botsolas – Research Director Proto Corporation
    I have been associated with construction for over 50 years and served with the Seabees in WWII. I have to admit that John Barger’s quality, service, efficiency and price makes me quit bragging about the SeaBees. The Bargers are better all the way around.
  • We could not be more pleased with this company.

    Carol Botsolas – President Proto Corporation
    We could not be more pleased with this company. Their work was finished ahead of schedule saving us considerable amount of time and money in our relocation on both the building and expansion.
  • Barger Builders provided outstanding management for the project

    Ray Bradshaw – Corporate Manager of Construction Eckerd Corporation
    Barger Builders provided outstanding management for the project and were very responsive to Eckerd requests when changes were necessary.
  • I not only recommend them highly as sound builders and developers, but as long term partners as they clearly have the know-how and talents to survive in ever-changing and difficult environments.

    Raymond J. Schneider – President Central Florida Blockbuster Video, Ltd.
    I find Barger Builders and their staff serious professional builders and developers. They exhibit good judgment, discipline and the kind of integrity that has allowed us on occasion to make substantial purchase and leasing arrangements via telephone… I not only recommend them highly as sound builders and developers, but as long term partners as they clearly have the know-how and talents to survive in ever-changing and difficult environments.
  • I am very confident in recommending Barger Builders as a General Contractor to others in my industry.

    Duncan St. Clair – Regional Director of Distribution Center Maison Blanche
    I am pleased to commend Barger for their quality work preformed on the recent addition to our distribution center…to compliment your staff and organization for the excellent service we received during the project. You were extremely responsive and efficient in resolving problems…I am very confident in recommending Barger Builders as a General Contractor to others in my industry.
  • Once we retained Barger everything went so smoothly for us, it was truly unbelievable.

    Johnna R. Patterson – Development Director St. Petersburg Police Athletic League
    Barger has been a wonderful company to work with throughout the renovation of the Woodlawn building. Once we retained Barger everything went so smoothly for us, it was truly unbelievable.
  • I would choose Barger Builders for construction requirements we may have.

    Richard Gregorski – VP Operations NTU Electronics
    They complete the task within a set budget and according to the time schedule. I would choose Barger Builders for construction requirements we may have.
  • The project was complete well within our completion schedule and budget, and the quality of work was excellent.

    Sol Chadowitz – President Monarch Towel Company
    The project was complete well within our completion schedule and budget, and the quality of work was excellent. I would call on Barger Builders again for any construction work I might need in the future.
  • Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction continues to be their trademark.

    Robb Baumann – President Gulfcoast Auto Air
    Barger builders have successfully completed seven projects in five counties in Florida. In each case the projects were completed within the projected timeframe and within the budgeted amounts. Their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction continues to be their trademark.
  • I would highly recommend them for any project, large or small.

    Robert Roe – Project Manager Tredegar Molded Products
    Barger Builders lived up to their reputation as once of the premier General Contractors in the area. I would highly recommend them for any project, large or small.
  • Professional, Skilled and Value-Oriented

    J. Michael Cheezem – The Charles K. Cheezem Trust
    We found Barger Builders to be professional, skilled and value-oriented and would recommend them for developments of this type.
  • I recommend them as a qualified, dedicated general contracting firm.

    Chris Beavers – Precision Ergonomics Overseeing GTE MobileNet construction in Florida
    The staff responded quickly with the most conservative solutions….I recommend them as a qualified, dedicated general contracting firm.