Element has developed a business model for providing turnkey design-implementation services nationwide. Our approach relies on our high-level project detail and execution throughout the pre-design, design, implementation and construction phase of a project. Our process is designed to:
Minimize our clients’ time commitment and financial risk associated with the management of a complicated and expensive design and implementation project.
Maintain strict budgetary and schedule controls, minimize change orders, and eliminate costly mistakes.
Maximize benefits to the financial institution’s customers and vendors; provide our clients the best retail branch possible with exceptional customer service.
Element takes complete project ownership from design concept through facility, allowing our team to control budgets and maintain schedules. This process ensures overall quality and the timely delivery of outsourced materials.
A TEAM APPROACH
Element will assemble the appropriate design and implementation team for your project. This team will take you through all phases of site selection, lease/land negotiations, zoning/ permitting, branding, design, merchandising, construction, close out, and staff training.
Element provides a detailed budget for your project. This budget is “open book” and continuously updated, reviewed, and approved by the client throughout the project.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL ARCHITECTS, CONTRACTORS, AND VENDORS
We understand financial institutions often have long standing relationships with local businesses in the community and need to keep those relationships strong. Our approach respects these existing relationships and will incorporate the services of these companies (many of which are customers or potential customers). This approach benefits all parties and eliminates the adversarial relationship created by the traditional architect/GC model.
QUALIFYING AND HIRING LOCAL GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND SUBCONTRACTORS
All general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers are qualified by Element before project bidding.