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NGC Group, Inc. is a commercial general contractor seeking a full-time Project Manager who is responsible for the overall project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting and control, while providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with quality standards. The Project Manager responsibilities span a broad spectrum covering all areas of project management like – project planning, cost management, time management, quality management, contract administration, and safety management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Construction Management
  • Minimum of five years of experience in construction projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Outlook and other Construction software

Ideal candidate would possess the following skills:

  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Ability to be diplomatic
  • Ability to motivate people
  • Strong management skills
  • Ability to plan ahead

Responsibilities could include, but not limited to:

  • Oversee the construction project from start to finish
  • Perform a key role in project planning, budgeting, and identification of resources needed
  • Create the teams, develop the objectives/goals of each and assign individual responsibilities
  • Project accounting functions including managing the budget, tracking if team expenses and minimizing exposure and risk in the project
  • Ensure that construction activities move according to predetermined schedule
  • Devise the project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises
  • Communicate effectively with the contractors responsible for completing various phases of the project
  • Co-ordinate the efforts of all parties involved in the project, which include the architects, consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and laborers
  • Monitor the progress of the construction activities on a regular basis and hold regular status meetings with all the sub-teams
  • Maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards
  • Periodic inspection of construction sites
  • Ensure project documents are complete
  • Identify the elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims
  • Serve as a key link with the clients and review the deliverable prepared by the team before passing onto client

Pay Scale: Negotiated, depending on education, experience, and skill set.

If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume to lklug@ngcgroupinc.com

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Any sort of medical installation requires ample experience, timeliness, and attention to detail in order for the equipment to function properly and safely. From a cost perspective, it’s critical to find an excellent contractor when installing expensive pieces of medical equipment, like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, but it’s even more important that the job is done correctly.

The Right Experience

Experience is critical when it comes to installing MRI machines and other medical equipment because they are often very complex and can be damaged easily. Finding a contractor who knows how to transport, handle, and install such an expensive piece of machinery can save your medical facility a lot of money and hassle in the long run.

MRI machines are an investment you’ll want to protect, so it’s best to trust such expensive equipment in the hands of a professional contractor who has handled machinery like it before. There are specific things that need to be adjusted when working with these types of machines. For example, the machines cannot be installed near any metallic objects nor can workers use metallic tools due to the powerful magnet located inside the machine.

Beyond that, there are other nuances that come along with working at a medical facility as a contractor. You’ll want to find someone who understands HIPAA regulations and how it pertains to the privacy of your patients when working in your facility.

Timeliness

In the medical profession, time is a precious commodity. Finding a contractor that can complete a job under important deadlines is critical to your goal of serving the community. If a contractor causes any delays it will cost your facility money, patients, and the opportunity to save lives.

The installation of expensive medical equipment is often very time-sensitive itself, especially when it comes to MRI machines. MRI machines come with a limited quantity of coolant inside and they need to be installed before it runs out. Not installing it in a timely fashion will cause significant damage to the machine and will be very costly to replace or repair.

Zero Mistakes

When dealing with such expensive equipment, even a small misstep turns into a big financial disaster. Medical machines are built for precision, so any damage caused ends up being magnified and cannot be tolerated. Even using the wrong tape measure when working near an MRI machine can cause severe damage due to the strong magnet inside the machine. You don’t want to lose a million dollar machine to something so small and simple.

There is a lot of liability that comes with installing an MRI machine or other pieces of medical equipment, and the contractor needs to be aware of that responsibility. Many doctors, nurses, and patients will be relying on these machines to operate correctly, so the contractor needs to leave no room for error.

If you’re looking to install an MRI machine or other medical equipment, talk to the professionals at NGC Group about the scope of your project. We have completed several healthcare projects around Lincoln, Omaha, and Grand Island. Our projects include Professional Imaging MRI Facility, Autumn Ridge Medical Center, and Superior Medical Imaging. With our experience dealing with MRI installations and other medical facility projects, we can assure you a job well done.

Building for franchise locations, whether for a restaurant, retail, hotel, financial, healthcare, or other operation, requires careful selection of a general contractor. Local franchise owners are required by corporate headquarters to meet specific demands and requirements. The contractor they choose must have the skills to meet them.

A Contractor with the Right Tools

A contractor with desirable acumen and experience with building franchise locations will have the tools to meet any corporate franchisor’s demands within a selected local space. Building a franchise location, whether stand-alone or inline, requires a general contractor that has experience specifically with commercial locations. General contractors that specialize in home construction or remodeling won’t have the experience necessary to bring success to your franchise location build.

The corporate headquarters of the franchise will provide manuals to the franchisee for proper construction procedures, requirements for the location, and will outline their selection process for architects and general contractors. In some cases, corporate headquarters will require the franchisee to use corporate’s choice of a general contractor or use the corporation’s general contracting team for the build. Frequently, however, the franchisee will have the option between the corporate team and selecting their own.

Adaptability and Support

Each franchise brand has its own standards and requirements for builders to meet, and they are constantly changing. What may be the standard this month may not be next month. An important quality for a general contractor is adaptability to these standards. Corporate headquarters will require approval for everything, even when these standards change. A franchise construction manager will usually be assigned to your build, and a top-level commercial contractor will efficiently work with them, keeping approvals with the corporate office on track. Often, a location’s opening depends on every corporate requirement being met.

It’s important for someone thinking about becoming a franchisee to realize that building and engineering support will vary between franchises. Some may provide you with location selection, lease negotiation, zoning requirements, and other information. Some franchisors even use their own general contractor for all location build-outs no matter if it’s a corporate or franchised location. But some may not be able to provide you with contracting assistance. A qualified commercial general contractor has to be prepared to support the franchisee in areas where the franchisor does not and still be able to meet both local and franchise regulations.

No Exemption for Expansions or Renovations

Franchise locations already in existence are not exempt from requirements, either. Expansions and renovations almost universally need approval from the corporate headquarters, and corporate will have requirements for them. Selecting a general contractor for an expansion or renovation project should still follow the same requirements as an original build-out—expertise, experience, and seamless teamwork.

Experience Counts

When it comes down to making the final choice of a general contractor for a franchise location, their experience within the realm of commercial construction will go a long way, so having a positive track record of similar builds is important. A franchisee should look within their local community of other franchisees and get ideas from them about quality local general contractors. Local contractor teams have a decided advantage because they are well-versed in the local zoning, permit, and administrative requirements.

When selecting a commercial general contractor for a franchise location, the ability to get the job done correctly before deadline and under budget is critical to how soon the location sees profitability. Look over this checklist when selecting a general contractor for franchise location builds:

  • Experience with commercial construction
  • Track record of similar builds
  • Verifiable references
  • Adaptability to changing standards
  • Reputation within local franchisee community

 

Your choice of general contractor for a franchise location will have a direct effect on its success. How soon the project can be finished, how well the job is completed, and if budgets are met all dictate how soon the specific location will become profitable. Talk to New Generation Construction about your needs and we can guide you to selecting the right general contractor for all construction phases of your franchise outlet.​

 

There’s a maxim in the construction world: the larger the job, the more effort is needed to find the right general contractor. This is especially true in commercial construction, when big budgets are at stake and the choice of a general contractor has direct consequence on the success of a project and how soon profitability arrives.

Commercial construction is a large undertaking with little room for error. We suggest these five factors as the most important aspects to consider when choosing a general contractor.

  1. How Well They Work with Existing Teams

Team chemistry—or lack of it—is one of the biggest factors for success in completing a commercial construction project before deadline and under budget. The general contractor you choose should be able to work seamlessly with the team you’ve already assembled. The ability to create cohesion with team members and effectively share your vision for the project with everyone involved are qualities every general contractor should have.

  1. Relationships with the Best Available Subcontractors

Reliable subcontractors that consistently deliver results on every project should be in the Rolodex of every general contractor out there. Hiring an unproven or marginal subcontractor can mean big hang-ups over the scope of your project. A general contractor that has an arsenal of the most dependable subcontractors with the highest quality workmanship available is the one you should hire. The right general contractor for your job will require their subcontractors to submit prequalification forms in order to mitigate the risks involved with commercial construction.

  1. Deadline-Focused and Deadline-Driven

One of the top characteristics of a general contractor is to be extremely focused and able to meet deadlines. A superior track record of completing projects before deadline is the hallmark of excellent general contractors in the commercial construction sector. In commercial construction, the old cliché is true: time is definitely money. A general contractor that can guarantee your project is done before deadline—and delivers on it—is one you should always consider.

  1. An Eye for the Innovative

A general contractor worth your consideration is one that uses innovation wisely to solve problems. Being innovative just to be so doesn’t add up. But neither does a general contractor that does things in an outdated manner because “that’s the way they’ve always been done.” If a general contractor can recognize when a traditional method has become impractical and costly, and can find an innovative solution to keep the project on track, that is a sign they are right for the job.

  1. One-Stop Shop for All of Your Construction Needs

When you choose a general contractor, the choice should be a one-stop solution. They should be your single-source option for everything the project needs in contracting. The general contractor you choose should have a high degree of versatility, so you don’t have to look any further to get your commercial construction project completed before the deadline. Streamlining the entire process, making it as seamless as possible, and saving you time and money is what your general contractor should be about.

Excellence in Commercial General Contracting

AT NGC Group, we excel at all these qualities. We work to fully understand your needs as an owner and then meet them. While every project will be different and present its own unique challenges, our experience and track record in a wide variety of commercial construction projects provides us with the expertise to ensure that your project is a success.

When considering construction projects within the hospitality industry, one of the most important aspects is choosing the correct completion date, and having a commercial construction firm that can deliver on it. This is especially true in the Lincoln and Omaha areas.

Why?

Two big reasons: The College World Series in Omaha and University of Nebraska football game days in Lincoln. These major events draw huge crowds—and that means big dollars for the local businesses, especially those devoted to hospitality, such as hotels and restaurants.

Economic Impact of Major Nebraska Sports Attractions

The Cornhuskers typically play seven home football games per year, beginning in early September and continuing through mid- to late-November. Lincoln’s Memorial Stadium becomes “Nebraska’s third largest city,” filled with 85,000-plus fans. The CWS has been a crown jewel of Omaha since 1950 and will continue to convene in the city through 2035. Most of the 24,000-plus seats in TD Ameritrade Park are filled for each game over the tournament’s 10-day span that begins in mid-June.

A single Nebraska home football game, tamely estimated, can contribute more than $5 million to the Lincoln economy. A similar figure is reported for a single day’s business activity during the College World Series. Rough estimates of the economic impact to Omaha over the course of the College World Series tournament (the ten or 11 days stretching between mid- and late-June) range between $45 million and $55 million.

Benefits of Early Completion Dates

It’s advantageous for hotel and restaurant owners to open their operation at least 60 to 90 days before these events begin to successfully capture part of the potential business. First, with this much lead time, there will be an opportunity to market and advertise the business before the events begin. Opening well in advance of these events also provides ample time for hospitality operations to hire and train staff. Additionally, the wrinkles of day-to-day operations will be smoothed out before a large influx of business, and patrons attending these events will have a better experience.

Here’s a quick rundown of the benefits of choosing a completion date well in advance of these major events:

  • Time to market and advertise your operation
  • Ample window to hire and train staff before a large influx of customers arrive
  • Ability to provide patrons with a better overall experience at peak times

 

Our Experience with Meeting Hospitality Deadlines

NGC Group has a long list of hospitality projects we’ve completed in both the Omaha and Lincoln metro areas. We understand the importance of selecting the correct completion date—as well as meeting it. In the hospitality industry, time is truly money and it’s our mission to get hospitality projects done on or before deadline. NGC Group also knows how to work efficiently with your brand or franchise standards to generate as many profitable dollars per square foot as possible. NGC will help get your hospitality operation in full swing so you can provide top-quality service on important game days and beyond.

A growing trend in apartment complexes and multifamily buildings is the inclusion of entertainment amenities geared toward providing an additional service for tenants. These types of amenities can be a huge draw for your housing complex and can increase tenant loyalty and overall satisfaction. When your tenants don’t have to go far for entertainment, they’re more likely to enjoy where they live.

Types of Amenities

It’s become pretty standard for multifamily complexes to offer a gym and clubhouse for their tenants to use, but you can do even more to set your housing apart from the competition. By offering special entertainment amenities, you can improve the quality of your complex and draw in more tenants.

Some popular modern entertainment amenities include:

  • Game rooms, complete with arcade games and billiards
  • Personal theaters, where you can schedule screenings of popular movies
  • A bar that provides a place to hang out
  • Rooftop or indoor pools that stand out from other apartment pools
  • Courtyards that provide a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors

The Benefits of Offering Unique Amenities

When designing your next housing operation, you may want to consider throwing in some unique entertainment amenities. By including rare services, you can gain a leg up on your local competition.

Here are a few of the benefits of including special apartment amenities:

  • You can charge more for rent based on luxury amenities.
  • Unique amenities draw in new tenants.
  • Having unique offerings improves tenant loyalty and overall satisfaction.
  • Entertainment and recreation amenities create a sense of community.

Our Experience with Entertainment Amenities

At NGC Group, we’ve worked on a variety of housing complexes in the Lincoln and Omaha area. Several of those multifamily buildings included unique entertainment amenities that will help those businesses draw in more tenants. For example: The Arena Lofts in the Haymarket will include a bar that tenants can access without even stepping outside. Also, the Block 68 student housing complex will feature a rooftop pool and courtyard unlike anything Downtown Lincoln has ever seen.

By Jeanee Dudley

Justin Hernandez and key members of NGC Group established New Generation Construction Group (NGC) in 2009 as a small, independent construction firm serving eastern central Nebraska. “It certainly was not the best time to start a construction company,” Hernandez laughs. “But, we built the business on relationships and by taking care of clients. Over the last five years, we have grown from nothing into a good-sized general contractor with approximately 50 employees between the field and the office.”

NGC now operates from two locations in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. The team’s work is concentrated in these areas, although relationships with strategic partners and clients have brought the business out of state. Furthermore, the company works closely with developers that have drawn NGC into projects in Iowa, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas. “As we build relationships with these developers, we expand with them,” Hernandez clarifies. “All of these out of state projects are for clients we have worked with before.”

A comprehensive construction process

Hernandez and his team are all about collaboration. The company works closely with clients and strategic partners to put forth a collective effort that results in innovative work that serves end users.

“We will spend six to seven months before we break ground to reduce delays and improve productivity in the field,” Hernandez elaborates. “We understand developers. Our approach is different. Our methods also allow us to do public work and we have established relationships with universities, school systems and local governments. Most of our work is negotiated and we prioritize building a team environment for each and every project we are selected to be a part of.”

For the team at NGC, work includes a lot of commercial, hospitality and retail projects. NGC has been involved in the renovation of downtown Lincoln, where the crew has been involved in key projects to revitalize the urban core.

As part of redevelopment in Lincoln, NGC recently completed work on the Tool House block in the city’s historic Haymarket District. “We performed the construction management on a 104-room Hilton Garden Inn, part of a 200,000-square-foot mixed-use redevelopment,” Hernandez elaborates. “Within that building we had an 8,000-square-foot restaurant with four tenant retail shops below the restaurant. Attached to the Hilton was a parking garage that went underground and then another main level for retail with two restaurants. Above that is a 68-unit apartment complex at high-end market rate. The Hilton was new and the other buildings were built in and around two existing buildings. This was a very unique project and comprised about a $30 million development.” Hernandez is quick to note that Action Plumbing and Heating, along with JK Electric, played a key role in the success of the tool house project.

Aside from downtown, the company’s work includes apartments, hotels, medical facilities and restaurants. NGC has always had diverse capabilities, which have allowed the business to settle into a number of different markets.

Lasting partnerships

The Tool House project is a good example of what NGC can accomplish by building strong partnerships. Working with a network of reliable subcontractors and collaborating with the developer, the crew is turning around a high-end commercial project that will bring new life to the neighborhood. The success of the project has also helped to build opportunity for the business. NGC will be working with the same developer on an upcoming multifamily project.

“We place high value on relationships,” Hernandez explains. “Our success hinges on our partnerships, whether with clients or strategic partners. A general contractor cannot be successful without great subcontractors and we strive to take good care of our subcontractors. Most of the time, we work as the general contractor on a project; though, sometimes we work as a construction manager. We try not to self-perform much on larger projects.”

Despite getting started in a tough market, NGC has experienced steady growth over the last five years. According to Hernandez, it all comes down to taking care of clients and making sure the company has good people on its team.

“We want to make sure those values are communicated clearly to everyone,” he says. “That is what helped us grow. We check in with our developers and clients to get feedback from them. If I don’t hear positive feedback or we do not get referrals, then I know something is wrong. We built our business off two clients who then referred us and then referred again. We are proud of doing things differently. By keeping our priorities in line, we have the ability to offer the kind of service and results to our clients that they can’t get anywhere else.”

It is the mentality such as that of Hernandez that has kept NGC in a pattern of growth. The business has at least doubled revenue every year since opening the doors in 2009. Hernandez and his team put a plan together each year for what the team would like to accomplish both in revenue and in internal growth. Hernandez is proud to note that the crew reinforces the plan by working with and checking in with clients. “We will grow as far and large as our clients want,” he says. “If the company gets too big we will scale back to meet our clients’ needs. Our end goal is always to deliver a good product to a client.” So far, the results have been good. New Generation Construction Group continues to grow, providing standout service to a diverse range of commercial clients throughout the region.

From Business Review USA:

A New Generation of Construction Company

Ian Hanner – Aug 26, 2014

If there’s one thing to take away from a conversation with the senior management team at New Generation Construction Group, it’s that relationships are important to them.

Founded in 2009, NGC didn’t just survive the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression; it thrived. It’s taken the company only five years to go from start-up to a business that will report close to $80 million in revenue this year. According to President Justin Hernandez, the relationships that company has built are the glue that holds their vision together.

“We build relationships,” Hernandez said. “We really focus on understanding our clients [and] delivering a project that meets our client’s needs, but more importantly building a long-term relationship. Approximately 70 to 80 percent of our business is repeated.”

That’s a responsibility that NGC takes seriously. Since a company operating in the construction market, like so many others, can go for periods of time without having enough work, many businesses turn to subcontractors for both specialized and generalized labor.

 

Forging Strong Relationships

NGC currently has around 50 employees, according to Hernandez, but that number fluctuates in the summer when work picks up. It’s precisely for this reason that the company tries to make sure that their subcontractors feel like they’re part of one cohesive team.

“We do work with our subs; we don’t beat them up,” said Zach Watson, superintendent. “We try to come up with solutions without holding a gun to their head. We realize that not everything’s perfect and not everything works out well. We try to come to a solution together that’s going to benefit both of us. People, I think, have begun to see that and say, ‘they’re pretty good guys to deal with.’”

And he seems to be right; especially as employees are concerned.

“I deal with the subcontractors every day,” Watson added. “A lot of them will come up to me and say, ‘ Hey, I have a nephew’ or ‘a son that’s looking for a job and I told him that you guys would be a good place to work.’ I hear that a lot.”

The company doesn’t just attribute their relationships with employees and subcontractors to their desire to build strong relationships. They also attribute their growth to that trait.

“[Our relationships] have allowed us to grow from doing work for one client in 2010– we started out doing hourly work with him at $35 an hour– and now we do roughly $10 to 15 million a year for that client,” Hernandez said. “And it’s through not only building those project with him that we’re successful, but we really focus on that relationship and building a strong relationship based on trust and principles that both our clients and NGC can respect and build upon. It’s allowed us to continue our growth as they refer us on to many other clients also. I would say that’s what sets us apart and it’s how we’ve grown. It sounds simple, but it goes back to just taking care of the client and really building that relationship while listening to [their] needs.”

 

Looking Forward

Now the company has seen those efforts pay off. They’re currently working on a host of large scale developments, not the least of which is a $32 million redevelopment project in Lincoln, Nebraska. The project is called the Tool House re development. It encompasses “104 room Hilton Garden Inn, two 8000 SF restaurants, underground parking garage, 7000SF of retail and 68 high end loft style living units and a rooftop bar between and on top of the original buildings built in 1891 and 1922.”

According to Hernandez, “That one’s really been kind of the pinnacle of the company.”

So if that’s the pinnacle of the company’s work to date, what’s next for the innovative construction company?

“We’ve been on a rapid growth pattern for the last four and a half years,” Hernandez said. “Currently we’ve added a lot of key members to our team that have experience with larger companies and larger projects. We realized that we don’t know everything. And I think that’s also what’s helping us grow strategically. As we move forward, we look for others that can help us answer questions that we might not be experts in.”

“I would just like to add that one thing that was unique in our industry is our name: Group,” he added. “I see a lot of companies that are named after one person or two people or initials. It’s New Generation Construction Group. We’re doing things a new, different way that might not be accustomed to the older generation and we’re doing it together as a group.”

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