El Dorado County based D.G. Granade, Inc., founded in October of 1989, has been serving the community and surrounding areas with commercial and industrial construction needs offering our clients a full range of preconstruction and construction services including general contracting, construction management, and design-build services. With experienced leadership, solid financial management and community involvement, we have become a recognized leader in the construction industry.
D. G. Granade has built and earned a reputation as a construction firm capable of handling various diverse projects. The team method of following a project from design to construction to occupancy has enhanced…
A reliable team of professionals continues to help D. G. Granade earn respect and prominence as a leader in the Northern California construction industry. We consider out staff to be among the best in the industry…
D. G. Granade has been performing its own concrete work, carpentry work, and steel work since its inception. By far the most significant benefits of this self performed work are the ability to dictate the pace of the job…
A reliable team of professionals continues to help D. G. Granade earn respect and prominence as a leader in the Northern California construction industry. We consider our staff to be among the best in the industry and as they have grown with the company, along the way we have developed and improved our management systems. Our customers benefit greatly by this philosophy of staffing and growth as we invest our efforts in developing systems that put accuracy, speed, and flexibility as high priorities. These systems allow us to also train and earn the loyalty of one of the most highly skilled workforces in the business. Our operations and management follow these general guidelines:
D. G. Granade has been performing its own concrete work, carpentry work, and steel work since its inception. By far the most significant benefits of this self-performed work are the ability to dictate the pace of the job. Another important aspect of our self-performed work is the ability to provide the customers with a final product that we know is of the highest quality. As the general contractor, we are obligated to carefully analyze the subcontractor’s and supplier’s qualifications and recommend using the lowest bidder with the highest qualifications to perform each and every section of work. By combining this service with our self-performed work, our customer will receive a high level of overall quality along with the use of strict cost and schedule control measures used on their project.
D.G. Granade takes a personal interest in each project and is committed to their client’s need. They firmly believe in the team approach, where a close working relationship with the Owner and Architect is established.
D.G. Granade is a full service contractor, and is capable of performing major portions of the work with its own personnel. They have been complemented on their working relationships with subcontractors, architects, and owners.
D. G. Granade construction services are included in all projects. Construction services include project safety reviews, scheduling, project administration, cost management, scope change reviews and sub-contractor management.
D.G. Granade strives to be an active participant in all phases of the project, from design to construction, using all available resources to ensure that each project is completed on time, within budget, and with a level of quality that meets or exceeds our client’s expectations.
This method of construction allows the client to enter into a contract with D.G. Granade, who will then contract with a team of design professionals as consultants. This method is used to minimize the risk of the project for the client as well as reduce the overall project schedule by overlapping the design and construction phases of the project. This process allows a “team” approach to the project with D.G. Granade providing a single source for the design and construction of the project. The communication is greatly enhanced through this process and the client receives increased accountability from D.G. Granade, as well. This method also allows D.G. Granade to provide value engineering and design alternatives throughout the process to ensure that the quality of the project is not compromised while maintaining the project budget. A guaranteed maximum price is developed for this type of project during the design phase.
This method of construction has the client working directly with the architect and design team with no input from D.G. Granade. The design is completed with drawings and specifications, which have been thoroughly reviewed by the client and architect, and the project is put out to bid. This process allows the client the ability to receive and review bids for the project and generally award the project based on the lowest bid by a qualified contractor. Should the project design cause the project to come in above budget, the client can then elect to revise the design, abandon the project completely, or enter into a contract with D.G. Granade, who will then assist in reducing costs through the value-engineering process. This method of construction often results in general contractors bidding the project to have a “cheaper is better” mentality, thereby reducing overall quality of materials in order to secure the project as it becomes purely cost driven through this method. There is also very little opportunity for input in regard to value-engineering alternatives with this method. This method is generally more costly than either design-build or design-assist and generally takes longer to complete the project.
This method of construction allows the client to enter into a contract with D.G. Granade as the contractor for the construction and into separate contracts with the architect in order to maintain ownership of the design documents. This method is similar to the design-build approach with D.G. Granade providing value engineering suggestions, budgeting and constructability reviews throughout the design process. This allows the project to remain within the client’s budget and schedule while D.G. Granade helps ensure that the project meets the needs of the client. A guaranteed maximum price is developed for this type of project near completion of the design phase.
D.G. Granade pre-construction services are included in all design-build and design-assist projects. Pre-construction services include design meetings and constructability reviews, construction cost budgeting and estimating, value-engineering, and sub-contractor trade bidding and qualification reviews.
With more than 37 years in the business, Doug Granade utilized his experience in the construction industry and founded D.G. Granade in 1989. Since that time, the firm has continued to develop a competitive construction company with an outstanding reputation.
Teamwork is the essence of the foundation of D.G. Granade. The strengths and the expert services we provide reflect the commitment and caliber of the D.G. Granade team members. As a prominent construction company, we take pride in our teamwork, which sets us apart from our peers. The professional staff of D. G. Granade is comprised of multi-talented individuals who contribute their knowledge to the synergy and personality that have produced their reputation.
D.G. Granade takes a personal interest in each project. We are committed to our client’s needs. We firmly believe in the team approach, where a close working relationship with the Owner and Architect is established.
D.G. Granade is a full service contractor, and is capable of performing major portions of the work with our own personnel. We have been complemented on our working relationships with subcontractors, architects, and owners.