"Price is what you pay, Value is what you get." ~ Warren Buffet
OUR PROMISE...SIGNED, SEALED, & DELIVERED
The region's building trade unions and their affiliated contractors have an outstanding relationship and way of doing business in western Pennsylvania. Together, they created the Builders Guild.
That means over 40,000 craftspersons - along with responsible union contractors, contractors associations and industry professionals - have put their good names on the line to make sure that developers, owners and taxpayers get true value for every construction dollar spent.
The Builders Guild has evolved from a union initiative into an industry-wide initiative, bringing management and labor unions together as partners with a single goal: to move every construction project smoothly form concept to completion. And that means working collaboratively with owners and developers as the premier value provider of construction services in the region.
It's a partnership. The region's trade unions and union contractors work together to deliver top quality at every phase of a project. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, operating engineers, steamfitters and other skilled craftspersons are at your site when you need them. You get a professional, committed workforce of educated, responsible men and women who take pride in their craft and in the success of any construction project. To that end, union building trades dedicate themselves to meeting all project demands, from design complexity, to effective team coordination, to expeditious problem resolution.
It's in writing. Union contractors and union representatives are committed to working with owners and developers in partnership. Even before the job begins, we work with partners who understand schedule and budget constraints. Owners and developers will have the manpower when it is needed using qualified and experienced contractors. We offer this commitment through a signed pledge from the building trade unions to deliver top value - the kind of value that only comes from quality work that's done on time and on budget.
The building trade unions and union contractors - representing all phases of union construction throughout the region - have put their seals to a Builders Guild Customer Bill of Rights.
Because if you aren't satisfied, we can't succeed. It's that simple.
Owners and developers demand top-quality projects on time and on budget. As a partner, our goal is to meet and, whenever possible, exceed your expectations and your bottom line.
We take our customers' success personally.
Union partners help finance selected construction projects with funds backed by union programs. That's how sure we are of our ability to help our customers' succeed financially and professionally.
Some highlights from our Customer Bill of Rights include:
A right to the best-trained, most safety-conscious, most capable work force. Every union worker who reports to a work site is a highly skilled craftsperson who's had state-of-the-art training. Union training and experience mean a safer work site - and that means lower costs, too.
A right to a professional, cost-conscious project management team. From pre-job management through completion, every union contractor brings solid business skills, experience and supervisory know-how to every building project.
A right to value for every construction dollar spent. Value is more than the initial bid price. It's what you get at the end of the job. And that means a coordinated project that reflects superior training, expertise, performance - and no compromises when it comes to the quality of the work.
We not only deliver projects.
We deliver value.
The building trade unions and contractors work cooperatively with partners from the private and public sectors to blend their expertise, knowledge and commitment, and to boost the bottom-line value of every construction project. From the day we develop a contact to the day we conduct the final inspection, union contractors and tradespersons work with our customers to make sure every penny spent earns a solid return in value.
Union contractors and union craftspersons:
• Raised a state-of-the-art biomedical research tower where a long-shuttered steel mill once stood. The project required skills that ranged from heavy construction to cleanroom installation.
• Impressed the nation by meeting extraordinarily demanding deadlines for the CONSOL Energy Center (home of the Pittsburgh Penguins), and long before that, Heinz Field (home of the Pittsburgh Steelers), where the project posted a safety record that set new industry standards.
• Enhanced the David L. Lawrence Convention Center with an expansion project designed to preserve what works and to add new features and floor space to attract more convention business to the area.
• Are meeting the construction challenges in various sectors, including the industrial, commercial, educational, health care, residential, sports and entertainment, and heavy highway markets.
Find out how this unique union partnership can help you get the best return on your construction investment.
Call the Builders Guild at (412) 921-9000. Our members will do what it takes to identify resources, coordinate manpower and deliver quality construction at the best possible value.