What Is the Largest Project You Have Completed?
One of the largest projects we have completed to date is $5 million at the Stoneridge Creek Senior Living Center at Staples Ranch. We were able to complete the installation of all utilities in just over 3 months while we were scheduled for over 5 months.
This project was extremely fast paced with multiple spontaneous design changes during construction. Our team was able to incorporate all design changes and still beat the CPM schedule, allowing the project to be paved before winter and the builder to begin construction of the housing units in early spring rather than summer.
What Is The Average Size Of Your Projects?
We have completed projects ranging from a $3,000 emergency repair to a $5,000,000 residential infrastructure project and everything in between. Our average project size is $1.5 million.
What Geographical Areas Do You Work In?
Our home office is in Livermore, CA and we generally concentrate in an 80-mile radius. Starting from the coast in Pacifica/Half Moon bay, we work as far north as Petaluma, Napa, and Vacaville extending East to Elk Grove / Stockton, and as far South as Gilroy. We are always willing to travel further for the right project or at a customer’s request.
What Is Your Company’s Bonding Capacity?
Platinum Pipeline has an excellent bonding program supported by Liberty Mutual, one of the top surety providers in the nation. Our current bonding capacity is eight million dollars.
What Process / Software Do You Use To Compile Your Estimate?
As soon as we have received plans and specifications for your project, we turn it over to our in-house takeoff department to provide accurate accounting of quantities to bid. This helps to expedite the estimating process and ensure all bid quantities are accounted for prior to contract.
Once the takeoff is complete, the package is returned to the estimator. He will contact all vendors and subcontractors for the necessary quotes.
Now the estimator can begin building the bid. We use SharpeSoft estimating software for compiling our estimates. This software is extremely user friendly, having been developed by a former estimator in the industry. It is extremely efficient and effective in providing accurate estimates.
I’m In The Early Phases Of Planning/Development And Need To Know How Much My Project Would Cost. Does Your Company Provide Budgets/Forecasts?
We provide budgets to customers frequently. Whether you have a set of plans or not, we can work with you to provide a budget to have in mind during your design. We can also work with you and/or your engineers to provide valuable input on your design and help save you money.