Single Construction Partner with a Solid Foundation
Whether Stellar is the design-builder, general contractor or construction manager, we won’t compromise when it comes to quality or safety. We’ve worked in all 50 states and several countries, and are ready to deliver wherever the job takes us.
Our construction team is made up of dedicated professionals who bring the latest advances in construction to every project. Stellar’s commitment to quality and extensive warranty support have led to long-term relationships and repeat business from clients in a variety of markets.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a leading-edge food processing facility or an industrial equipment sales center, our construction team seamlessly works with other Stellar disciplines to deliver facilities that meet or exceed expectations.
For food projects, Stellar’s field teams are cross-trained in food safety and best practices in sanitary construction, to maintain the integrity of our work on every project.
Efficient Cost Management Solutions: Maximizing Value & Success at Every Stage
Stellar is dedicated to keeping project costs under control by implementing efficient processes throughout every stage. We prioritize constant communication and collaboration with our integrated design and construction team, as well as our clients, to identify and deliver on key project objectives. By emphasizing accuracy in project delivery, particularly costing and estimating, we guarantee successful outcomes and added value to our client's projects.
Harness the Power of Owner Direct Purchase (ODP) to Maximize Savings
Non-profit organizations and public sector clients can reduce costs of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) by taking advantage of their state’s tax-exempt status to purchase items themselves, rather than the contractor purchasing them. This is called Owner Direct Purchase (ODP) and can save thousands of dollars in revenue taxes. Your state will require that you follow specific procedures and maintain detailed documentation, so small ticket items are not a good fit for the program. Stellar works with its clients to determine a minimum price at which an owner can benefit best from this program.
Owner Training: Committed to Your Success
During the start-up phase, it is crucial for the team to thoroughly review and inspect all plumbing, mechanical, fire protection, and electrical systems to ensure they are operating properly. This ensures that any potential issues or malfunctions are addressed before they can cause any problems.
In addition to the inspection process, Stellar also takes the time to train owner representatives in the operation and maintenance of each system. This training is essential for ensuring that the owners have a thorough understanding of how to operate and maintain these systems effectively.
By providing this training, Stellar empowers the owners to take control of their systems and ensures that they have the knowledge and skills needed to keep them running smoothly. This proactive approach not only minimizes downtime but also helps to extend the lifespan of the systems, saving the owners time and money in the long run.
Procurement: Cost Savings Through Network Strength
Through our extensive network of industry-leading manufacturers, we provide our clients with global procurement resources, market knowledge and volume-leveraged pricing to maximize ROI. During the bidding process, Stellar’s highly knowledgeable project managers utilize their years of experience across multiple industries to optimize product and service offerings. Clients experience significant cost savings thanks to both our extensive network and $250 million in annual purchases of goods and services over the past decade. Stellar’s lists of spend includes:
- Lighting systems
- Programmable automation controllers (Rockwell)
- Software solutions (Schneider Electric)
- Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts
- Processes vessels and equipment
Our procurement services don’t stop with the equipment and supplies. We also go above and beyond to maintain great relationships with vendors and subcontractors, thoroughly vetting subs prior to accepting them on a project. Whether it’s innovative design credits for LEED certification or providing cost-effective alternatives that drive returns, Stellar is your single-source solution for getting it done right the first time.
Project Management: Real-time Project Information at Your Fingertips
Stellar can take complete ownership of a project from start to finish, coordinating everything and everyone so our clients can focus on their business. We can oversee every aspect of our client’s projects, including:
- Design coordination/management
- Subcontractor management
- Cost control
- Project control
- Project control
We use the latest, real-time software to provide clients with all the project information they need, including design, procurement, takeoffs, estimates, and more. All of Stellar’s project managers undergo a rigorous, hands-on training program as field engineers to effectively prepare and equip them for sophisticated project management. We understand that industry specialty is a crucial aspect for a project manager, and all of our PMs manage projects within their expertise. For example, our food and beverage project managers are highly experienced in hands-on coordination with process equipment.
Quality Management: The Importance of Quality in Construction
We take quality seriously. Every member of our project team takes ownership in ensuring the highest level of quality for our customers. We have a comprehensive quality management process in place, with checks and balances that begin during pre-construction and continue all the way through the warranty period. We constantly evaluate the craftsmanship and accuracy of our work, so you can be confident that you will be satisfied with the results.
We are committed to providing you with the highest quality construction services. We believe that quality is essential to the success of any project, and we are dedicated to ensuring that your project meets your expectations.
Reporting: Transparency & Accuracy
Stellar provides comprehensive project reporting services that can help you keep your contracts on time and within budget. We manage, store, and track all project communications, including transmittals, letters, meeting notes, contracts, and change orders. We can also maintain historical data that can be used for the life of the project and readily referenced in future projects.
In addition to project reporting, Stellar also offers financial reporting and project management services. Our team can process all documents in a paperless manner, which allows for increased efficiencies across all Stellar disciplines and provides a cost-effective approach to all aspects of Stellar's business.
Safety First: How Stellar Sets the Standard
At Stellar, we believe that safety is everyone's responsibility. That's why we have a comprehensive safety program that is designed to protect our employees, subcontractors, and the public.
Our safety program includes:
- Job-specific safety plans: We create a detailed safety plan for every project, taking into account the specific risks involved.
- Regular safety inspections: We conduct regular safety inspections to identify and correct any potential hazards.
- Employee training: We provide all employees with comprehensive safety training.
- Subcontractor compliance: We require all subcontractors to comply with our safety guidelines.
We are committed to creating a safe work environment for everyone involved in our projects.
If you're looking for a contractor who takes safety seriously, then Stellar is the company for you. We have a proven track record of safety, and we're dedicated to protecting the safety of everyone on our projects.
Stellar Start-Up & Commissioning: Ensuring Your Systems Perform as Designed
We provide comprehensive start-up and commissioning services to ensure that your systems perform as designed. We test all equipment and processes, and we train your operation and maintenance teams before providing as-recorded drawings and owner's manuals. We work closely with your project team and subcontractors to ensure a smooth and efficient commissioning process.
We understand that LEED certification requires a commissioning process, and we can help you achieve your LEED goals. We also have experience working with third-party commissioning agents, and we can help you find a qualified agent to work with.
We are committed to providing you with the highest quality start-up and commissioning services. We have a team of experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that your systems perform as designed.
Stellar's Trade Contractor Management: The Key to a Successful Project
We know that managing contractors is more than just hiring them. That's why we provide comprehensive trade contractor management services that go above and beyond. We act on our client's behalf, managing project scope, negotiating contracts, and overseeing schedules and contractors.
We maintain the highest levels of quality and safety on every job, and we expect no less from our subcontractors. That's why we have a stringent prequalification process in place to ensure that only the most qualified contractors are hired.
If you're looking for a trade contractor management company that delivers, look no further than Stellar. We have the experience, expertise, and dedication to ensure that your project is a success.