Kettelhut has grown from a small business in West Lafayette to a top 10% construction company in the country. We have lasted decades through 5 generations of leaders. To read more and hear some of our customer testimonials, view this July 2017 issue of Building Excellence in Design and Construction
When an Owner selects Kettelhut Construction, Inc. as the Construction Manager, the Owner's Building Program is our project. Our firm is the Owner's staff. The Construction manager, in conjunction with the Architect/Engineer, Owner and all consultants, will accomplish the project and provide a level of involvement consistent with and complementary to yours.
Construction Management services start early and last well beyond occupancy of the building. Feasibility studies, concept development, programming, option analysis, construction occupancy, move planning and facility management are part of our services.
Kettelhut Construction, Inc. would act as an extension of Owner's staff in a management capacity. We would utilize technical and management support for in-house resources to process the work. The technical staff includes Professional Estimators, Engineers, Schedulers, and Project Managers. The management staff is support by Management Information System Specialists, Cost Accountants, Contract Administrators and Contract Managers.
Since approximately 60% of our firm's volume is competitive hard bid, our track record for cost estimates is accurate and complete. After seventy-eight years in the business of managing construction and recognizing the risk associated with same, our Professional Estimators are experienced and knowledgeable.
Our firm understands the timeframes within projects must be completed. To a large degree we know the success of a project is basically dependent upon the correct personnel being assigned. Our personnel are know entities and are company people. Since they are company oriented, they not only have corporate involvement but also a personal commitment to their clients and themselves to fulfill their responsibilities and obligations. They are dependable and loyal not only to our firm but also the client.
If you review our list of clients you will recognize the numerous projects that our firm has performed over the years for the same client. We believe this occurs because we have fulfilled our commitments, whether they are scheduling or cost control, and all obligations that pertain to managing a construction project.
Kettelhut Construction's reputation is based upon the quality of buildings that we construct; with our craft persons and project management staff taking great pride in this achievement. In order to be in business, as long as, Kettelhut and to establish a base of repeat customers is a result of our firm's commitment to quality. We strive to exceed in quality control through trained craft persons, professional field supervisors experienced project managers, and capable subcontractors.
Kettelhut Construction is involved with the Indiana Subcontractors Association and partners with quality subcontractors that are financially qualified. Our management team communicates our firm's standard of quality, as well as, expectations to subcontractors who in turn appreciate being involved with such projects. Kettelhut Construction, Inc. was selected for General Contractor of the Year for the State of Indiana as presented by the Indiana Subcontractor Association.
Kettelhut Construction's commitment to Safety starts at the top and is everyone's number on responsibility. Kettelhut trains all the managers and craft persons that safety consideration must be incorporated into each and every activity. Safety is a culture at Kettelhut and procedures have been developed to provide a safe and healthful place of employment for all individuals.
Kettelhut Construction, Inc. is certified by Metropolitan Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety (MICCS) and have partnered with the State of Indiana in their IOSHA program. We work with The Indiana Contractors Association Safety staff with monthly jobsite inspections, as well as, jobsite meetings to communicate safety goals with craft persons.
All Kettelhut employees are drug tested and abide with our formal Substance Abuse program.
Relationships with minority and women owned businesses are very important to the operating procedure at Kettelhut Construction, Inc. The success of our Supplier Diversity Program has taken significant steps over the past several years. Kettelhut Construction, Inc. continuously works with MBE/WBE contractors and suppliers to foster relationships and provide opportunities for a diverse project team.
Steve Habben, President of Kettelhut Construction, Inc. is an initial member of Purdue University Supplier Diversity Advocacy Council which promotes the development of MBE/WBE Businesses. Kettelhut Construction, Inc. has been involved in Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, Inc. since its inception and continues as a member today.
Kettelhut Construction, Inc. mentors small and upcoming MBE/WBE companies so they understand the processes that large projects, such as Purdue University and Indiana University Health, require which equate to successful projects. We look forward to establishing successful business relationships with MBE/WBE companies and strive for a diverse project team on all Kettelhut Construction, Inc. projects.