Our mission is to provide the highest level of service for our client-partners from concept through construction. As a full-service specialty contracting firm, clients benefit in terms of quality, cost, and expedited schedules. Through Construction Defect Expert Witness services, clients depend on the technical expertise of the Design and Estimating team to ensure effective analysis and resolution of defects. Design and Project Management teams ensure Construction and Capital Improvement projects realize all targets established by client partners. Exceptional Supply Chain Agreements enable USI to provide Procurement Services that ensure strategic sourcing and management of materials and equipment. Supply Chain Management including contract negotiations enables continuity through Construction or Capital Improvement projects. These services coupled with our company culture ensures the highest level of satisfaction of our client-partners. Please explore the description of each service provided in order to determine how USI can best serve you.
Our mission is to provide the highest level of service for our client-partners from concept through construction. As a full-service specialty contracting firm, clients benefit in terms of quality, cost, and expedited schedules. Through Construction Defect Expert Witness services, clients depend on the technical expertise of the Design and Estimating team to ensure effective analysis and resolution of defects. Design and Project Management teams ensure Construction and Capital Improvement projects realize all targets established by client partners. Exceptional Supply Chain Agreements enable USI to provide Procurement Services that ensure strategic sourcing and management of materials and equipment. Supply Chain Management including contract negotiations enables continuity through Construction or Capital Improvement projects. These services coupled with our company culture ensure the highest level of satisfaction of our client-partners. Please explore the description of each service provided in order to determine how USI can best serve you.
Construction Defect Expert Witness
As expert professional witnesses, USI by virtue of education, training, and experiences, provides opinions pertaining to the severity and the cause and repair of construction defects. Typical work product includes but is not limited to: courtroom expert witness testimony; Settlement Sufficiency Analysis; Cost of Repair Analysis; Failure Analysis; Destructive Testing and Analysis; Design and Engineering of Repairs. Qualified by our work experience, education, and training, USI offers comprehensive in-house, construction defect expert services. When bridled with the difficulty of construction defect concerns, our clients rely on USI as their advocate to identify, cost, and present potential repairs. USI is the preferred expert witness of the largest defect litigating teams in California. Contact us today and see how we might best serve you.
Project Design and Estimating Services
Through Stage-Gate Design and Engineering methodology, USI ensures client-partners realize clearly defined project objectives to achieve intended results. Through Lean Construction Practices We Identify, Design, Optimize and Validate, the voice of the client to ensure they are effectively captured and translated into quantifiable performance metrics. This allows the Design and Estimating team to originate drawings, specifications, costing models, details, and scopes of work that deliver exactly what the client had intended to achieve when USI was selected for the project. Often challenges arise between contractor and design team cause of discontinuity. This results in scope creep and slippage of the schedule that ultimately results in additional costs to the owner. When selecting USI as the design-build team, clients benefit in terms of efficiency and continuity that translate into cost savings and optimized schedules. Contact us today and see how USI can best serve you from concept-through-construct.
As a Large General & Specialty Contractor, USI’s Executive Leadership Team has completed construction projects on the scale of $50,000 to $88,000,000. USI partners with client-partners to clearly define objectives and deliverables as part of the proprietary Design Control methodology. Prior to construction, a Stage-Gate method is employed to clearly define the quality, cost, and time variables that dictate the success of a project. Identification and elimination of waste in processes, optimize processes for efficiency thereby reducing time, cost and properly defining quality control parameters are all key deliverables prior to work-start. Upon commencement of work, full-time supervision of work is essential to success. Weekly report-out and continuous management of working schedules coupled with quality control ‘gates’ ensure optimal performance. Due to the fact that USI is largely a self-performing contractor of the Plumbing, Carpentry, Waterproofing, Concrete, Masonry, and Finish trades, great control of the flow of work and quality are ensured. This allows USI to control quality and schedules like no one else in the industry.
Project Management Services
In the world of construction, certain qualifications must be met to supervise the physical execution of projects. Architects, Engineers and General Contractors are licensed individuals qualified to manage construction projects. USI qualifies as both a General Contractor and Specialty Contracting firm. Certain deliverables demonstrate a successful project; those are quality, cost, time, and effective client interface ensuring excellent communication. Employing LEAN Construction and Stage-Gate methodologies, clients are assured of quality at an optimal price with an expedited schedule. Because such emphasis is placed on communication, USI Project Managers are separate from the pack in the industry as relationship management is paramount and deeply embedded in the company culture. One deliverable for every project is a letter of recommendation from our client-partners upon completion of the project. The USI brand must be maintained at all costs such that quality, cost, and schedule are not enough. The project must ‘feel’ like a win to the client-partner, and this is only achieved through excellent communication and a positive continuous interface with the client. This is exactly what separates USI from our competitors. Our promise is not that issues will not arise, but when they do, they are resolved immediately and to the satisfaction of our client-partners to earn a letter of recommendation upon completion of the project. Please contact us today so that we may provide our Project Management Services to your utmost satisfaction.
Capital Improvement Projects
In most urban areas, construction has already built existing structures, many having been standing for decades. Often client-partners are looking to modernize, renovate or retrofit existing structures. USI’s team of financial analysts and their team of commercial lenders will partner with clients to clearly define project scope, costs and assist in the lending process to secure funding for the project. Still, other clients have reserved capital improvement projects and will work directly with our Design and Estimating team to define exactly what they want to achieve, then partner with the USI Project Management team for the execution of the project. Reconstruction, renovation, and retrofitting existing structures is a hard-won skill set by which USI separates itself from the pack of competitors. USI is A Best In Class multi-family reconstruction contractor in California with sights on becoming the largest nationally. It is not enough to just know how to build, it is an entirely different skill set to build in occupied dwellings. USI's expertise in this field is rivaled by none. Please contact us today and let us serve you in your next Capital Improvement project.
Supply Chain Management is in itself a skill set by which many companies exist. USI, through their excellent vendor relationships, can secure goods and equipment at excellent price points that get passed onto our client-partners. The purpose of offering this service is efficiency. Rather than requiring third-party vendors to purchase and warehouse materials and equipment, through Just-In-Time (JIT) Supply Chain Agreements with manufacturers, USI offers discounted goods and equipment while controlling lead times, therefore, expediting schedules. Because of the extensive lending capacity of USI, client-partners benefit from Strategic Sourcing, Single-Sole Source, Special Order items, and Bulk Order pricing which translates into money saved and efficiencies earned. Excellent vendor relationships ensure business continuity and security of the supply chain whether purchased overseas or right next door. USI is the preferred partner for projects where goods, equipment, and construction coincide with premier service. Please contact us today to determine how we might best serve your Procurement needs.
Industry Segments Served
USI offers its services in a variety of industry segments. With Design, Estimating, and Project Management professionals specializing in each segment; USI aims to be number one among its competitors. Full-service provisions are offered in Multi-Family, Hospitality, Mixed-Use, Commercial, Residential industry segments. Explore how USI can best serve you in each of these industry segments.
USI specializes in renovation, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of occupied dwellings. Specifically honed skills in the reconstruction of multi-family structures have placed USI as a Best In Class contractor in California. Multifamily is defined by several classifications such as condominiums, homeowners associations, apartment communities, senior living facilities. Both interior and exterior reconstruction of multifamily complexes have been the focal point of USI since 2000. Whether it be ADA upgrades, remove and replace, like-for-like, restoration, or a complete renovation, the USI team has specialized skills to perform work within multifamily complexes while still occupied by owners or residents. The USI’s book of business boasts of the largest apartment ownership groups to the largest condominium Home Owner Associations in California. USI is the preferred contractor of most Property Management companies as well as large ownership groups. Whether assisting the feasibility phases of project definition or design through execution of the construction project, USI has established the standard in multifamily construction and reconstruction.
USI specializes in renovation, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of occupied dwellings. Specifically honed skills in the reconstruction of hotel structures have placed USI as a Best In Class contractor in California. Hospitality consists of hotels and luxury suites. Both interior and exterior reconstruction of Hospitality complexes has been the focal point of USI since 2000. Whether it be ADA upgrades, remove and replace, like-for-like, restoration, or a complete renovation, the USI team has specialized skills to perform work within hotels and luxury suites while still occupied. The USI book of business boasts of the largest hotels and luxury suites groups in the USA. USI is the preferred contractor of most Property Management companies as well as large ownership groups. Whether assisting the feasibility phases of project definition to design through execution of the construction project we have established the standard for hotels and luxury suites construction and reconstruction.
Mixed Use Services
Often urban development, commerce, institutional, industrial and residential spaces are cohesively intertwined to maximize functionality hence mixed use of space. USI boasts of a book of business that comprises applications ranging from high-end restaurant design-build to hospitality and residential construction in mixed-use projects. Whether there is a need for engineering and design services or construction and reconstruction services in mixed-use spaces, please contact USI to see how we might best serve you.
USI recognizes time as the highest value factor in commercial construction. Whether time-to-market or turnover, build time to renovation time, USI understands time’s value. Our team of design professionals as well as the Project Management team will partner with you to determine how best to use commercial space and how quickly to bring about its functionality. Our team of financial analysts will partner with our clients and their broker to determine key pro forma whether with a new build as a part of a design build or tenant improvement of an existing structure. Tilt-up, Tenant Improvements, Renovation, we partner with our clients and provide the highest level of service. Please contact USI today to determine how we might serve you best.
Case Studies Demonstrating Excellence
USI strives for excellence in each industry segment we service. From high-rise luxury condominiums to state-of-the-art medical facilities, to the North Slope in Alaska, the USI team pursues a singular goal, to be excellent in all that we do. We do this while realizing our mission, to provide the highest level of service for our client-partners. Click below to view past case studies of projects completed.