Gundlach Champion, Inc. (GCI) has decades of experience working on educational construction projects. Our experience includes new schools, building additions and renovations, gymnasiums, technology upgrades, student apartments, laboratories, and everything in between. Whether your project involves a new building, or the renovation of an existing space, we can do it all. We spend the time needed to learn about the goals of your project and your institution. The insight we gain during this programming and design phase means your project will be tailored to meet the exact needs of your organization, positively impacting your students, faculty, staff and ultimately, your community at-large.
Since our establishment in 1898, GCI has evolved to become a one-stop shop, providing a variety of construction services. Our range of knowledge and expertise allows us to help walk you through the complexity of an educational construction project. Because GCI has worked with a number of educational institutions and school districts, we understand the politics involved with getting capital construction projects approved. We will provide all necessary information, attend meetings, and if necessary, schedule special meetings to ensure that each key decision-maker understands the process and the expected deliverables throughout the project.
From the very beginning of a project, we can help you select the best project delivery system, choose an engineering firm, work with your team throughout the design phase, bid the project out, and ultimately build it.
We’ve Earned Our Degree in Building Successful School Projects
We've worked on hundreds of projects ranging in size, scope, and complexity in every major market throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Through our wide range of experience in the Northern Great Lakes region, we have established relationships with many trusted subcontractors and suppliers to get a quality job done safely, on time, and within budget.
We are pleased to work with skilled local subcontractors who are familiar with the area, and who will be available at a moment’s notice should the need arise. It is our preference to hire field craft from the locale of the project whenever possible.
Educational Construction Expertise You can Depend On
Building in the Great Lakes region can present unique seasonal challenges. Given the extreme weather conditions we experience, GCI understands what it takes to complete our construction projects safely and on time. We have the flexibility to meet tight schedules. To accommodate your schedule or adverse weather, we will work overtime, multiple shifts, fast track schedules, or around existing operations.
There are few things more frustrating on a construction project than escalating budgets or change orders; we use all of our expertise to ensure that these do not occur. During the bid process, we perform a “scrubbing” of design documents to avoid costly mistakes. We employ value engineering techniques to ensure that proper materials are used. If a change order is needed during any phase of the project, we will work with the project designers and owners to identify solutions that minimize cost.