We have built a reputation for delivering projects on time, within budget, and to the highest standards.

What We Do

When you need experience, we have it covered.

Most construction companies have one licensed general contractor. They write sub contracts and do not self-perform any work.  At EPI, we have FOUR licensed general contractors, each of whom are capable builders. Our hands-on approach and self-performance of critical trades such as concrete, steel stud framing and drywall, allow us to control the quality and schedule of your project, ensuring a successful outcome.

Preconstruction Services

We provide project budgeting, estimating, constructability review & value engineering, plus competitive bidding from trusted subcontractors.

Project Management, Site Supervision and Project Accounting.

EPI Construction’s Project Managers and Site Superintendents work together to ensure that projects are completed on time, on budget.

In-House Labor Force.

EPI’s in-house labor force is highly skilled in metal stud framing, drywall & concrete work, which is a tremendous benefit for clients.

Negotiated Owner Contracts & Bidding

With a wealth of experience in both negotiated and hard bid projects, EPI is well-equipped to handle any type of project.

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How We Work

Negotiated Bid vs. Design Build vs. Hard Bid

Negotiated Bid

A negotiated bid is a type of building process where the contractor and the building owner enter into a negotiation over the terms of the construction project long before the plans are completed. In a negotiated bid, the building owner has a more direct and ongoing relationship with the contractor.  They work together to determine the scope of work, timeline, budget and other aspects of the project. This type of bidding process is often used when the building owner has a specific contractor in mind and wants to establish or has a working relationship with them.

One of the benefits of a negotiated bid is that it allows for a more collaborative and open-ended approach to the construction process. This can lead to better communication and a clearer understanding of each party’s expectations and goals. Additionally, because the building owner has more direct control over the project, they can make changes to the scope of work and budget as needed. This ensures that the final outcome meets their needs and expectations.


Design-build is a type of building process where the contractor is responsible for both the design and construction of the project. In a design-build contract, the building owner contracts with a single entity that consists of the contractor and architect who have joined as a team. The design-build firm is responsible for everything from initial conceptualization to final construction and commissioning.

One of the benefits of design-build is that it streamlines the construction process and reduces the number of parties involved. This can lead to more efficient communication and a quicker resolution of issues that arise during the construction process. In addition, since the contractor has already agreed to a price, there is no down time going out to bid and waiting for bids to come in.  This generally saves about 2 months off the total development schedule.  Because the design-build firm is responsible for both the design and construction, they have a more comprehensive understanding of the project and can ensure that all aspects of the project are integrated and consistent.

Hard Bid

A hard bid is a type of bidding process where the building owner solicits bids from contractors for a set of construction plans and specifications. The building owner then selects the lowest responsible bid and enters into a contract with the winning contractor.

One of the benefits of a hard bid is that it provides a clear and objective basis for selecting a contractor. Because the building owner is only considering price, it can be easier to compare bids and determine which contractor is the best fit for the project. Additionally, because the building owner has a set of plans and specifications, they can be confident that the contractor understands the scope of work and the requirements of the project.

In conclusion, each type of bidding process has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. The best option for a building owner will depend on the specific needs and goals of the project. By understanding the different types of building processes, building owners can make an informed decision about which approach is best for their project and ensure that they get the results they want.

Why Choose us

Real People. Real Work. Real Rewards.

With our family-like culture and commitment to quality, you can be confident in the outcome of your project.

Reputation For Excellence

We are renowned for delivering projects on time, within budget to the highest standards.

Collaborative Environment

We strive to promote a positive, productive working environment for all.

Preconstruction to Closeout

Our Project Managers and Superintendents stay on projects from start to finish.

Bidding Transparency

We usually design build/assist, but when we do hard bids, we provide an honest and reliable bid, not just a low one.

Value Engineering

We specialize in engineering projects that meet your needs while fitting your budget.

Repeat Customers

Most of our business is design build/assist or negotiated bid, with repeat customers going back 40+ years.

In-House Labor Force

To be more efficient, we self perform important milestones like concrete, steel stud framing and drywall.

Long Term Employees

Many of our construction crews, superintendents and project managers have been with EPI for 25+ years.

Family Business & Feel

We are proud to be employee-owned & bring that family feeling

Bidding Process

Why clients should choose design build, design/assist or negotiated bids vs. hard bids.