Detailed analysis of candidate sites for development is a critical first-step for every project. Darden & Company serves a vital role by assisting ownership in this early stage of work and the multitude of design, construction, estimating, environmental, accounting, and legal consultants that are often involved. We serve as your professional advocate while working closely with civic and community leaders and organizations involved with site selection, always ensuring that ownership is properly represented in the associated forums.
The design process can represent the most impactful phase in a project’s development where the client has the unique opportunity to positively influence budget while safeguarding the aesthetic and operational standards of the facility. We work closely with design professionals to build a collaborative vigilance towards the client’s vision, budget, and schedule.
Concept Design • Schematic Design • Design Development
Construction Documents • FF&E Specification
Our team works tirelessly to ensure that the contractor has accurately and efficiently translated the efforts from the design phase into their budget proposal. We work closely with the comprehensive project team to progress through this phase of work, but never shy away from fiercely defending our client’s interests. We push and pull for our clients. We challenge for our clients. This is a clear moment in a project’s typical timeline where a strong and definitive advocate for the client is needed to set a successful framework for the balance of the development.
Value Engineering • Permitting • Contract Negotiations • FF&E Pricing
Budget Analysis • Scheduling
The Darden & Company Team prides itself on proactively establishing a framework for each project that allows us to accurately and effectively track and control the construction process on behalf of our clients. We diligently serve as our client’s representative during all construction activity, ensuring that the tenets of their organization and the goals of the development are consistently voiced and upheld.
Manage Contract Agreements • Project Controls • Manage Construction Schedule
Budget Management • Change Order Management • Quality Review
Our team maintains our diligence throughout the various closeout activities for each project. We closely work with the contractor, design professionals, and specialty consultants to ensure that the building has been fully-delivered in the expected form and all equipment and contents are to specification and performing optimally. We help ensure that our client receives exactly what has been promised to them by the variety of parties we are managing on their behalf.
Punchlist Management • Financial Closeout • Facility Operations Transition • Warranty Management
In addition to the core services listed, Darden & Company is pleased to offer many non-standard management services that can often have a high-impact on facility success and end-user experience. We consistently demonstrate our aptitude in applying our principles of effective project management to very uniquely complex projects. We strive to help set up our clients for success in every possible way.