ANSWERING CLIENT'S TOP 10 QUESTIONS

Utillizing the unique 10-step design-build process developed by
MARSHALL Design-Build

1.  Can I determine if my building project is feasible without spending a lot of money?

 check green21YES! The first phase (Phase I) of our process provides a Schematic Design and Cost Analysis for a small fee which includes:

  • Preliminary Site Plan
  • Preliminary Floor Plan
  • Color Front Elevation
  • Detailed Cost Analysis
  • Preliminary Schedule

2.  Can I get all of this without a commitment to Marshall for further services?

check green21  YES! At the completion of the Phase I Analysis, our clients are free to take all documentation developed for their project and have no further commitment to MARSHALL Design-Build.  After utilizing this process for over 250 projects, we know that most clients move forward with us to Phase II Design.

3.  When I move to the next phase with MARSHALL, will I get professional design service?

check green21  YES! At the beginning of Phase II Design, we build a Team of Design Professionals with a common goal of serving the clients needs.  This team approach eliminates concerns of fighting and litigation associated with standard methods as well as their costs.  These cost savings are passed on to you through reduced design fees.

4.  Do I have input in the Design?

check green21  YES! Our team of Design Professionals understands that this is YOUR building and YOUR money.  We work hard to understand and meet your needs.  All design fees are paid as a lump sum and not as a percentage of the total project cost, thus eliminating any motivation for any team members to increase total project cost.

5.  Will I get an attractive design that represents my company or my church?

check green21  YES! We identify architectural features that are both economical as well as aesthetically pleasing.  You decide which ones you want to implement in your project based on various options.

6.  Can I get “Competitive Bid” pricing?

check green21  YES! We bid out all labor and material to qualified sub contractors for you and review the bids with you in order to select the Building Team.  Once these selections are made, a detail cost analysis is created for the project that shows all cost and the total project cost.

7.  Can I expect quality work from these subcontractors?

check green21  YES! During Phase III Construction, a Site Manager is designated, moves to an on-site office, and has the on-site responsibilities of scheduling subcontractors, maintaining progress, quality of the work and safety for the duration of your project.

8. Can unwanted “change orders” be eliminated?

check green21  YES! MARSHALL Design-Build is responsible for the Design Team as well as the Building Team so there are no change orders due to misunderstandings or clarifications as with standard methods.  If you want to make a minor change during construction, we will only charge the actual cost of the change with no additional profit.

9.  Will I be able to monitor the progress of my project?

check green21  YES!  We issue bi-weekly progress reports that include charts, photos, and narratives to communicate the latest developments for the project.  For our larger projects, we provide you access to our TEAMWORKS web based tool where we post all job photos and project documentation. Also, all Design Professionals will provide material submittal review and periodic inspections of the work. Design Professionals also provide final inspections and punch lists are provided Marshall, Owner, and all subcontractors for corrective action.

10. Most importantly, will my project be On-Schedule and In-Budget?

check green21  YES!  The implementation of MARSHALL Design-Build’s unique process ensures that your project will meet or exceed your expectations and will be On-Schedule and In-Budget.


Contact: Warren Marshall at 334-451-1293 for more information.