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CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE
The Novak Way
> N OVA K CO N S T R U C T I O N
NOVAK CONSTRUCTION’S DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS IS UNIFIED BY A CONSTANT FOCUS ON ITS CLIENTS’ NEEDS.
Novak Construction has thrived throughout its 30-year history by putting its clients’ needs front and center in its projects. The ﬁrm employs an integrated approach that places clients at the center of projects, letting them drive decisions during all phases of construction. “As a company we really do try to understand our clients’ company culture and understand their needs and what’s important to them, and try to match that throughout the construction process,” Project Director Jim Hempleman says.
> VA LU E S
// Novak Construction is one of the largest builders of big-box retail locations and grocery stores in the Midwest and eastern regions.
The company works in the institutional, hospitality, restaurant, retail, multi-family, healthcare and corporate sectors. Novak operates as both a general contractor and construction manager. The company’s capabilities include preliminary budgeting and feasibility analysis, pre-bid conferences, bid analysis and scope review, scheduling, constructability review, subcontractor prequaliﬁcation, bid packaging, safety management and project closeout. Preconstruction services are key to Novak’s close client relationships. “There are numerous advantages to bringing the general contractor into the design and development phase of a project, both for the owner and the architect,” the company
Novak Construction operates by a set of core values that guide its operation. These are: * Believing in clients and employees * Total accountability to clients * A dedication to excellence, integrity and service * Continuity of the project team * Teamwork and building long-term relationships
The approach has paid off in client loyalty, as more than 75 percent of the company’s business comes from repeat clients, he adds.
-----------------------------------------------[ P R O F I L E ] Novak Construction www.novakconstruction.com Revenues: $125 million Headquarters: Chicago Specialty: General contracting and construction management Employees: 60 --------------------------------------------------------------
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Management Today - Winter 2011
Millionaire Mega Toys
Meridian Credit Union
Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
L’Oreal USA Consumers Products Division
Bud’s Best Cookies
Crest Foam Industries
The Knapheide Manufacturing Co.
S. Freedman & Sons Inc.
History vs. Reality
McAlpine Ltd. – Cayman Islands Government Administration Building
Ram Power Corp.
Golden State Framers
Russell Redi-Mix Concrete
Airline Hotels & Resorts Inc.
Winnipeg Airports Authority
PKS Equipment & Engineering Inc.
The Hazelton Hotel
PCL Constructors – Durham Consolidated Courthouse
Parker Hannifin Canada
Stevens Resource Group Inc.
Management Today - Winter 2011