Business Description: Gilford Corporation is a minority-owned General Contracting company with clients in a wide variety of public and private sector industries.
Gilford was established in 1984 as Gilford & Chase, a civil engineering firm. In 1995, we changed our focus to General Contracting and our name to Gilford Corporation, and became Small Business Administration 8(a) certified. We experienced significant growth in the ensuring years and graduated from the SBA 8(a) program in November 2003.
Gilford uses a proven methodology, which results in a consistent, organized, predictable, and process-oriented plans to achieve each project’s objectives. The validity and success of this methodology and project management approach is demonstrated in the over 350 successfully completed projects with an aggregate value of over $400 million (not including joint ventures) that Gilford has completed since its construction inception in 1995.
Gilford Corporation’s methodology and project management approach:
Provides an effective organizational structure
Provides key personnel to complement each client’s organization
Sets achievement goals for professionalism, safety, and quality control
Provides the tools to effectively meet goals
Gilford’s approach is based on common goals, mutual understanding, and respect for each stakeholder’s obligation to the project team. We welcome the opportunity to partner with clients for the successful delivery of each project’s specific objectives.
Gilford Corporation offers a variety of general contracting and construction management services including design / build, traditional competitive bid, agency construction management, and construction management “at-risk” services. Gilford Corporation’s capabilities and experience ranges from completing $300K remodeling efforts to new buildings and facilities valued at $56M. Services encompass:
Contract Negotiation / Administration
Cost Management / Value Engineering
Full service Cost Estimating including Total Project, Construction Timeline, and Project Variance Costs.
Construction / Program Management
Quality Control and Assurance
Design Management / Review
Master Project Planning / Space Planning
Master Scheduling and Time Controls
Gilford Corporation’s resources afford great flexibility, which enable response to complex technical requirements, budget constraints, and constructed schedules. Regardless of the assignment, Gilford Corporation strives to deliver the highest quality of products and services on time and within budget.
Gilford Corporation’s international capabilities include traditional competitive bid, performance-based contracts, construction management services, and complete turn-key Design / Build services for clients all over the world, often in under-developed countries or high-risk areas. Projects include new construction, renovations, security initiatives, as well as mechanical and electrical efforts.
Design development services include conducting needs assessments, performing site surveys, developing preliminary designs, providing value engineering, as well as developing cost estimates and detailed project schedules. Gilford Corporation can also create presentations to assist clients in marketing the project to stakeholders.
Gilford Corporation prepares specifications and full construction documents using architects and engineers that are familiar with environmental and other conditions in each venue. Gilford’s services include procuring required construction materials as well as facilitating export, shipping, in-country customs clearances, taxes, and local freight logistics of same.
Job site mobilization includes establishing a construction office with state-of-the-art communications devices, employing translators to work with our site managers / superintendents, and facilitating hiring of local labor as appropriate to reduce project costs. Gilford Corporation superintendents provide full-time, on-site management throughout the course of each project to ensure adherence to design intent as well as customer satisfaction. As in all of our projects, Gilford is committed to maintaining safety and adheres to all OSHA and USACE standards and practices. Gilford Corporation facilitates permitting with local governments and provides complete closeout documentation including as-built record drawings, owners manuals, certifications, warranties, test results, etc.