5 Critical Preconstruction Services

Benefits of Preconstruction Services

Laying the Right Foundation for your Construction Project

Preconstruction services play a crucial role in the success of any construction project, whether it’s a commercial or industrial venture. In this post, we will explore what is offered in preconstruction services, how they can save your business money, and why it is essential to choose a general contracting firm like Pearson Construction for your preconstruction needs. 

Outlining the Preconstruction Phase

Preconstruction services encompass a range of activities that take place before the actual construction begins. These services are typically provided by general contracting firms and are aimed at setting the project up for success. 

Site evaluation and analysis: A thorough evaluation of the construction site is conducted to assess its suitability for the project. This includes analyzing factors such as soil conditions, topography, access to utilities, and any potential environmental or regulatory constraints.

Cost estimation: Accurate cost estimation is crucial for budgeting and financial planning. Preconstruction services involve creating detailed estimates by considering factors such as labor, materials, equipment, permits, and potential contingencies.

Value engineering and Material Procurement: Value engineering is a process that aims to optimize the project’s value by identifying cost-saving opportunities without compromising quality or functionality. Preconstruction services include value engineering studies to help identify potential areas for cost reduction. Our construction team can explore alternative materials that may be more cost-effective or have better performance characteristics. We research and evaluate different suppliers to find the best options for the project, considering factors such as cost, quality, and availability. Efficient material procurement through preconstruction services helps streamline the construction process, minimize project risks, and ensure that the project progresses smoothly.

Subcontractor Pre-qualification and Selection: Prequalification refers to the process of evaluating subcontractors based on their experience, capabilities, financial stability, and past performance. By pre-qualifying subcontractors, the construction project can ensure that only qualified and reliable subcontractors are hired for the job. Our preconstruction services allow for a thorough evaluation of subcontractors, which includes checking their licenses, insurance coverage, safety records, and references. 

Design coordination: During the preconstruction phase, general contractors work closely with architects and engineers to ensure that the project’s design aligns with the client’s vision, budget, and timeline. This coordination helps identify potential design conflicts or issues early on, saving time and resources during the construction phase.

Why choose Pearson Construction for your Preconstruction Needs

When it comes to preconstruction services, choosing the right partner is crucial. General contracting firms like Pearson Construction have extensive experience and expertise in the construction industry. Our team has a deep understanding of various project types and can provide valuable insights and recommendations during the preconstruction phase. At Pearson, we also have a vast network of subcontractors and suppliers. Over the more than 100 years we have been in business in southwest Michigan, we have established relationships with a network of top-notch subcontractors and suppliers. This allows us to secure competitive bids and negotiate favorable contracts – ultimately saving you money on labor and materials. 

Our general contracting firm acts as a single point of contact for all preconstruction activities. This ensures streamlined communication between the various stakeholders, including: architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers, reducing the chances of miscommunication or delays. Our team at Pearson has project management capabilities that are essential during the preconstruction phase. They can effectively coordinate all activities, track progress, and ensure that all necessary permits and approvals are obtained in a timely manner.

Contact Our Team at Pearson for your Preconstruction Planning

Preconstruction services offer numerous benefits to businesses in the construction industry. By leveraging these services, you can ensure that your project is set up for success from the very beginning. From accurate cost estimation to value engineering and efficient project planning, preconstruction services help save money, minimize risks, and improve overall project outcomes. So, whether you’re embarking on a commercial or industrial construction project, consider partnering with Pearson Construction for your preconstruction needs.

Pearson Interiors Unparalleled Attention to Detail: Behler-Young (Holland, MI)

Miraculous Transformations Made Possible with Pearson Interiors

We had the pleasure of redesigning and constructing our 4th showroom/warehouse project for the Behler-Young Company. Widely known as the Premier HVAC/R Distributor for Licensed Contractors, the family-owned Behler-Young was looking to expand into the Holland, Michigan market for the company’s 20th location, and they turned to our Pearson Interiors  general contracting team at to get the job done.



Interested in seeing what we can do for a building you are interested in renovating for your business? Learn more about Pearson Interiors and Contact Our Team today!

Pearson Interiors: Riverwood Center (Niles, MI)

It’s extremely rewarding when we can take an old building, with good bones, and reinvent it to match our client’s vision. This can be true whether our clients own the building, or rent it – the latter being the case for the project we completed for Riverwood Center in Niles, Michigan. Take a look at how we were able to address safety concerns, while taking two different suites and make them flow seamlessly into one, so Riverwood Center counselors can do what they do best, care for the mental health of the underserved population in that area.


Interested in seeing what we can do for a building you are interested in renovating for your business? Learn more about Pearson Interiors and Contact Our Team today!

Constructing for Man’s Best Friend

Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan Renovation

Sometimes a project comes along that tugs at our emotions. One that our crews feel truly good about completing – because it impacts the health and well-being of our clients. This is that project. In this Pearson In Focus, we got to come up with an idea that will ultimately protect the dogs hoping to be adopted at the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan.
Pearson – WE BUILD. for the health of Man’s Best Friend.
Contact our team for ideas that will benefit your business.

Berrien Springs Playground Construction

New Pieces Expected this Fall

Berrien Springs Public School students at Sylvester Elementary will be treated to a new and improved playground this school year. Pearson Construction crews have been busy pouring concrete and moving and assembling new play structures for the students to enjoy. Here’s a look at what we’ve done so far.

Pearson – WE BUILD. for Schools. Contact our team today for help with your Institutional Construction project.

Pre-Construction Services

Take the Guess Work out of your Construction Project

An important part of every project is design and planning. Pearson’s pre-construction services offer the necessary pre-project planning, cost and schedule development, constructability reviews, and value engineering prior to the start of a construction project. These services can be provided individually or bundled in a group. Proper pre-construction services can mean fewer changes during the construction phase – which keeps your project on schedule and budget.

Sit down with our industry experts and let us take the guess work out of the scope, pricing, and timeline for your construction project. Contact our team at info@pearsonconstruction.com

Client Testimonial: Lars Petzke (REMAX by the Lake)

We can help you bid out a project, or design and build it from scratch. Wondering about our quality? Just ask our clients. Here’s one testimonial from Real Estate Broker and Owner, Lars Petzke.

Pearson – WE BUILD. for Real Estate Brokers

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