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Desin/ Build

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kris, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Don't know how to set up a poll so I will just ask ....

    How many of you are design/build contractors or are you mainly competeing on "open bid" jobs?

    I personally feel that design/build has many advantages over the open bid. .... while not the only reason, I do believe these jobs are more profitable.
    Any comments?
  2. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Design/ build, though we also do open bid. I'd rather do d/b cause open bid usually leads to all kinds of lowballers. Happens alot with commercials.
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    D/B only. Though we will be trying to horn our way into open bid/comm stuff this year.

    I enjoy the design process and the selling process.
  4. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    We do Public bid work only.
  5. diginahole

    diginahole LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    99% residential design build, trying out some municipal tenders this year. I landed some municipal snow work this winter and there were very few others after it here.
  6. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    I prefer design/build but I also like commercial work that is referred (not exactly an open bid situation). We will do open bid work also, but the chance of winning the bid is so much lower. Doing open bid work also means you had better really know your production times and costs or you won't be in the game for long.

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