Van Brunt & Company

Your Trusted Partner in Ground-Up New Construction

At Van Brunt & Company, we understand that the foundation of any successful project lies in its inception – the groundbreaking moment that sets the tone for the entire construction journey. With a proven track record in ground-up construction, we take pride in bringing your visions to life with precision, quality, and expertise.

Why Choose Van Brunt & Company for Ground-Up New Construction?

1. Expertise That Matters:

With over 20 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, we have successfully executed a diverse range of ground-up projects. Our commercial construction team works seamlessly with architects, engineers, and construction professionals to ensure that every aspect of your project is meticulously planned and executed.

2. Comprehensive Project Management:

From the initial concept to passing over the keys, we provide comprehensive project management services to keep your ground-up construction project on time and within budget. Our commitment to transparent communication and efficient collaboration ensures a smooth process from start to finish.

3. Teamwork and Problem Solving:

At Van Brunt & Company, we believe that each project is unique. Our dedicated team works closely with our clients to understand your specific needs, offering innovative design solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations. Whether it’s a commercial office space, restaurant, or retail establishment. We work together every step of the way.

4. Efficient Management of Material Delays and Procurements:

Our proactive approach ensures we stay ahead of potential procurement delays. In the challenging post-pandemic construction landscape, where materials and electrical components face unprecedented backorders, maintaining project schedules has become a significant hurdle. What sets us apart is our successful track record in navigating these challenges. From the moment contracts are signed, we initiate a comprehensive process to anticipate delays, procure materials promptly, and securely store them. This strategic approach guarantees that your ground-up construction project remains on schedule and within budget.

5. Safety & Mental Health:

Safety is paramount at every construction site we operate. At Van Brunt & Company, our dedication to maintaining a secure environment is evident in our commitment to prioritizing safety on every commercial job. In 2022, our entire company pledged to support Suicide Prevention, extending our responsibility to everyone who sets foot on our jobsites. Through annual training, fostering a company culture that values safety, and promoting transparent communication, our team is steadfast in ensuring that everyone returns home safely at the end of each day.

Our Ground-Up Construction Process:

1. Project Initiation and Planning:

  • Client Consultation: Understanding the client’s vision, goals, and specific requirements.
  • Site Analysis: Evaluating the location for feasibility, zoning, and potential challenges.
  • Budgeting and Scheduling: Establishing project budgets, timelines, and milestones.
  • Design Development: Collaborating with architects and designers to create initial concepts.

2. Design and Engineering:

  • Architectural Design: Developing detailed plans and blueprints for the construction.
  • Structural Engineering: Ensuring the design meets safety and structural integrity standards.
  • Permitting and Approvals: Navigating through regulatory processes, obtaining necessary permits.

3. Pre-Construction Phase:

  • City Meetings and Team Meetings to review potential roadblocks or project confirmations of approved next steps.
  • Construction Document Review: Ensuring all construction documents are in order.

4. Procurement and Material Management:

  • Subcontractor Agreements: Agreements to this project allows for materials procurements to begin. 
  • Material Procurement: Ordering and acquiring construction materials on time.
  • Quality Control: Verifying the quality of materials received.

5. Construction Execution:

  • Site Preparation: Clearing and grading the land, preparing it for construction.
  • Utility Installation: Setting up necessary utilities like water, electricity, and sewage.
  • Foundation Work: Laying the groundwork, including excavation and foundation pouring.
  • Structural Construction: Building the superstructure, framing, and core elements.
  • Enclosure: Erecting walls, roofs, and installing windows and doors.
  • Interior Finishes: Completing interior elements such as flooring, painting, and fixtures.

6. Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Systems:

  • Installation: Integrating MEP systems into the structure.
  • Testing: Ensuring proper functionality and safety of MEP systems.
  • Inspections: Complying with local building codes and regulations.

7. Finalization and Interior Build-Out:

  • Interior Design: Incorporating interior design elements and finishes.
  • Landscaping: Enhancing the exterior with landscaping and hardscaping.
  • Final Inspections: Conducting comprehensive inspections before occupancy.

8. Completion and Handover:

  • Client Walkthrough: Allowing the client to inspect the finished project.
  • Punch List: Addressing any remaining issues or deficiencies.
  • Occupancy: Officially handing over the completed building to the client.

9. Post-Construction:

  • Warranty Period: Addressing any post-construction issues covered by warranties.
  • Documentation: Providing the client with all necessary project documentation.
  • Project Closeout: Officially closing out the project and ensuring client satisfaction.

Throughout these steps, effective project management, clear communication, and a commitment to safety are paramount to the success of a commercial ground-up construction project. Each phase requires collaboration among various stakeholders, including clients, architects, engineers, contractors, and regulatory authorities.

Contact Us:

Ready to embark on your next ground-up construction project? Partner with Van Brunt & Company for a seamless journey from concept to completion. Contact us today at to discuss your vision and discover how we can turn it into reality.

What Makes Us Different
In House Estimator

  • Accurate, competitive, and honest project prices.
  • No undercutting or misrepresentation of costs.
  • Committed to staying on budget.
  • Expertise in sourcing rare materials.
  • Unique strength: strong relationships with loyal Subcontractors.

Problem Solvers

  • Experience with the changing industry.
  • Solution driven team.
  • Over 20 years of experience.
  • 300+ restaurants in our portfolio.


  • Core Value is leveraging technology.
  • Unified office and field communication.
  • Camera access.
  • Daily reports.
  • Travel less and check in more.

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