ARCO's Unique Process

Design-Build Method

ARCO’s comprehensive design/build approach means a single source of responsibility and a direct relationship with one company versus a number of different organizations. This relationship provides the advantage of clear lines of communication and accountability resulting in both time and cost savings. We aim to make the construction process both enjoyable and beneficial for our clients and to exceed expectations through successful planning, design and construction.

Project Team

The design-build project delivery method operates under a single contract between the facility owner and a design-build team consisting of an architect and a general contractor.

Firm Price/Design

The design-build team (the architect and the general contractor) works in tandem to design the facility. While designing, ARCO’s team is simultaneously estimating construction costs and can more accurately conceptualize the completed project before large dollars are spent. This reduces change orders and other unexpected costs during construction.


Architects, developers, engineers and the general contractor all work together from design to completion. Open communication between the owner and the design team helps mitigate any issues that arise during construction to ensure that the project stays on track and on budget.

Owner Occupancy

The owner can move in and resume business operations. ARCO closes out the project and maintains an open dialog with the owner to ensure any post-construction issues are promptly taken care of.