BEST-IN-CLASS
DESIGN-BUILD SOLUTIONS

ARCO’s design-build approach combines quality of design and construction, management of expense, and adherence of schedule into a single point of responsibility. Our project team acts as a single point of contact coordinating all due diligence, entitlements, design, and construction, relieving the owner of tremendous time, expense, and stress. Project feasibility is reviewed with real cost input, and a hard cost is provided before any design dollars are incurred. From concept to completion, ARCO’s design-build process ensures the most functional and cost-effective facilities.

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BUDGET
6% less total cost
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SPEED
12% faster construction
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DELIVERY
33% faster overall delivery
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ZERO UPFRONT COST DURING CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT

ARCO’s expert proposal delivery method is based on zero investment preliminary design, resulting in the best solutions as the lowest overall total project cost.
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EARLY FINANCIAL RISK TRANSFER

ARCO takes on the financial risk in a project’s earliest stages – as soon as our firm price proposal is accepted. Pricing is locked in, and key materials are secured immediately.
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SUBSTANTIAL TIME & SCHEDULE SAVINGS

ARCO’s internal design services allow for design, buyout, and construction to occur simultaneously, saving valuable time on the overall project schedule.
The quality of ARCO's work from preconstruction to project completion was exceptional. Their design-build approach combined with their industry knowledge and expertise allowed ARCO to offer solutions that ensured our project was delivered on time and on budget.
JIM BROWNLOW, DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES AND MATERIAL HANDLING SYSTEMS

ONTRAC

SUPERIOR PROJECT DELIVERY

ARCO clients benefit from our design-build delivery from both a cost and schedule standpoint, as our integrated approach and work in the proposal phase consistently result in the most functional solution and tremendous time savings.

MAXIMIZED EFFICIENCY FOR SIGNIFICANT SCHEDULE SAVINGS

When it comes to design and construction, time is a valuable and limited resource. Under the design-build approach, the normally sequential phases of design and construction can easily overlap. Additionally, ARCO’s team of experts makes providing alternative solutions a top priority – presenting options that solve the big problems that could otherwise delay or even derail a project.

FEATURED SAMPLE PROJECT:

970,920 SF Over-the-Counter Pharmaceutical Distribution Facility for DHL Supply Chain Completed in 6 Months

Because of our design-build delivery system and extensive experience, ARCO quickly identified the critical path and strategic measures needed to avoid any unforeseen delays and maintain the aggressive project schedule.

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EXPERT VALUE ENGINEERING TO AVOID OVER-DESIGN

While other contractors bid jobs to the exact plans and specifications provided, ARCO’s in-house team of experts works to determine the best overall solutions. We analyze design documents utilizing our design-build mindset to ensure our customers receive the best value and avoid costly over-design. ARCO maintains a commitment to the client’s requirements while investigating over-design, redesigning scopes such as structural steel in-house, and providing value-engineered solutions through alternatives delivered in the proposal phase of a project.

FEATURED SAMPLE PROJECT:

59,832 SF Food Processing & Distribution Facility with Complex Automation & Processing Equipment Completed Ahead of Schedule for Domino's Pizza

ARCO collaborated with Domino’s and the processing equipment vendors in the project’s earliest stages to optimize the overall facility design for the processing equipment design and to develop a strategic sequencing plan to avoid delays and costly change orders.

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SECOND-TO-NONE DUE DILIGENCE TO ENSURE PROJECT FEASIBILITY

ARCO empowers clients to make the best possible decisions in a project’s earliest stages. Exceptionally long permitting processes, unusual code requirements, and sites with bad soils are just a few of the items that can quickly impact a project’s feasibility. ARCO’s comprehensive due diligence addresses potential issues in the upfront and allows decisions in the schematic phase to be made with full knowledge of their impact and definitive costs.

FEATURED SAMPLE PROJECT:

361,952 SF Manual Sorting Facility for Scannell Properties & FedEx Ground Completed on 120-Acre Rocky Site

ARCO’s collaborative design-build approach reduced cost implications associated with 550,000 CY of rock blasting and crushing which resulted in approximately $2M in net project savings.

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A SUCCESSFUL APPROACH
FOR ALL PROJECT TYPES

With more than 4,200 design-build projects spanning all industry types completed coast to coast, ARCO has proven that a design-build approach can work for any project anywhere. From new builds to expansions, conversions, and renovations, design-build delivery is suited for even the most complex projects, regardless of industry type.
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LIGHT INDUSTRIAL

Distribution | High Hazard | Manufacturing | Process
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FOOD & BEVERAGE

Cold Storage | Beverage Processing & Bottling | Food Processing
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MULTIFAMILY

Senior Living | Affordable & Market Rate Multifamily Housing | Student Housing
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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Life Science | Lab | Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Distribution
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COMMERCIAL

Office | Entertainment | Retail | Self Storage | Data Center | Hospitality
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CANNABIS & AGRICULTURE

Grow & Cultivation | Extraction | Dispensaries | Controlled Environment Agriculture | Indoor Farming
This was our first time working with ARCO, and engaging them at the beginning of the process proved to be critical to the success of our project. Their collaborative approach allowed us to work through multiple design iterations and make the transition into construction seamless.
CORY WILSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING AND CI

DOMINO'S PIZZA SUPPLY CHAIN

A TRUSTED ADVISOR FOR THE LONG HAUL

ARCO's design-build delivery allows us to be a partner and trusted advisor for our clients and consistently results in satisfied customers and repeat clientele.

At ARCO, we view the first project we complete for a client as a stepping stone to a successful long-term partnership. Our goal is to fully understand our clients’ businesses and provide them the best possible solutions. With more than 75% of annual revenue coming from repeat clients, service after the sale is something we take very seriously. From punch list to warranty walk to primary due diligence on the next project, we are a partner to our clients – now and for years to come.

SOME OF OUR RAVING FANS

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READY TO EXPERIENCE A BETTER WAY TO BUILD?

From projects with accelerated schedules to challenging sites and everything in-between, our clients trust ARCO to build their most complex projects coast to coast. Contact us today to start discussing design and construction solutions for your next project.