Just as at most construction companies, whether design-build or design-bid-build, Ernst Brothers has developed strong partnerships with specialty – or “trade” – contractors whom we believe will deliver the quality of work – on time, at bid, with the same level of care and commitment that we would want for our own homes and commercial spaces.
We choose them carefully, and we do everything we can to make sure they are content with how we are running the show. We ask them often how they are doing, if there’s anything we can do to make their work tasks go well, what they suggest whether in general or for a specific leg of the project.
It just makes sense. Since we are ultimately responsible for your construction project, we choose and nurture those crews who can dovetail with our other crews and turn around the project you are expecting.
Yes, we place a very high value on our specialty contractors and the relationships we have with them. To us, they are not “sub” in any way.
So you will never hear us use the term “subcontractors.”