In 1988 three men came together with a singular mission to provide high quality construction services. Skilled in pre-construction cost-estimating, construction scheduling and project management, respectively, these men founded Project and Construction Services, (PCS)
to facilitate their mission; providing architects and owners with a precise understanding of their project’s costs, in addition to a likely schedule and managing the build itself, thus effectively integrating the entire construction process from the planning phase all the way to the finished product.
PCS proved to be effective in their approach and their commitment to providing world class construction management services fueled growth catalyzed by the two main tenets held by its original founders. What originally were services and then divisions, pre-construction cost- estimating, construction scheduling and project management, grew out to become two separate organizations under the umbrella of the PCS parent company; &estimate
, and &build
serves architects and owners and is the consultant based pre-construction arm of the PCS Companies offering full pre-construction services to include: Probable Cost Estimates, Owner’s Representation, Cost Segregation and FFE Procurement. The parent company PCS always excelled at pre-construction cost estimating and other pre-construction services and &estimate continues to be a leader amongst its class.
Historically, we expanded our pre-construction reach by assuming a Construction Management as Agent (CMA) function with an exclusive responsibility to the owner and acting in their best interests throughout each stage of the project. Utilizing our expertise, in a little over a decade we managed over $1.3 billion dollars of renovations and new school construction in Ohio. Our ultimate success attracted additional opportunities in our neighboring state of West Virginia. Whereby we provided CMA management of school and government facilities.
Additionally, Construction Management at Risk (CMR) was the natural expansion and culmination of all our collective experience — we simply added on the build. Like a CMA, we are involved early in the design process and we manage that process as an advisor to the owner. Unlike a CMA, we provide a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) and hire the subs and are responsible to them as well. &build
embodies the best of how the PCS family has learned and grown on the job.