OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Construction can often be difficult, risky and confusing, even to experts.
We dedicate ourselves to providing professional services in such a manner that our customers are put at ease and can feel confident The Continental Companies will be the necessary key to a successful project.
• Listen carefully to their needs and desires.
• Exceed their expectations.
• Assure a safe environment.
• Hold to their budget as if it were our own.
• Meet our agreed-upon time schedule.
• Keep quality foremost.
All while sustaining profitability through the effective use of our resources.
THEN & NOW
The Continental Companies is actually two Corporations, Continental Designs, Inc. and Continental Construction, Inc. Both were founded by G. R. Stifler in 1967. Ownership is still retained solely by G. R. Stifler.
The original facility was located at 3500 Easy Street. Our main focus then and now is industrial, commercial, business, and medical office facilities constructed using the design-build method. We have also completed apartment and condo projects on a regular basis over the years. Wings Stadium, Holiday Inn West, the Kalamazoo City Center and Rave Theater block are four of our larger projects that fall within a special category.
OUR TARGET MARKET IS AN OWNER OR DEVELOPER WHO REQUIRES COMPLETE COST CONTROL WHILE PRODUCING A QUALITY BUILDING WITHIN A TIGHT SCHEDULE.
Our goal, when reaching this target market, is simple. Simple because every person selected for our staff has the ability to make things happen. Their talent, expertise and dedication allow us to guarantee initial budgets, delivery time and quality.
We listen first and then exceed expectations with methods developed that far surpass our competition.
We are dedicated to long term relationships with customers. We view them, our employees and a large list of subcontractors as partners in a process that ensures success.
OUR UNIQUE SALES PROPOSITION
Our experienced “in-house” staff of Architectural and Construction Professionals provide the following services:
INNOVATIVE design concepts
GUARANTEED completion dates
FREE preliminary plans, with a guaranteed budget
COST SAVINGS up to 28% from conventional means
QUALITY to the last detail
SERVICE EXCELLENCE with our “quick response” program for ONE FULL YEAR after move-in
It takes years of successful experience and dedicated staff to offer these services to our clients. Our ability to perform these promises in an extra-ordinary manner is what has set us apart from our competition for 50 years.
IN FACT, NO ONE ELSE even OFFERS these services
Inside Secrets of a Construction Professional
Created to give clients the same advantages that the most astute contractors gain for themselves in the negotiation/budget/bidding process. Ask us about our specialized 12 point system to reduce costs by as much as 26%.
WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT
There is a growing acceptance of Design-Build as an alternative to the traditional Design-Bid-Build delivery system for construction projects. Very few companies, however, have captured the essence and excellence of this vastly superior system. The policies and procedures that support the successful application of this method must be in place and followed consistently if Owners are to receive the benefits promised.
As pioneers in this field with over 2,700 Design-Build projects in the last 50 years, The Continental Companies is at the forefront; professionally applying this highly successful method of saving time and money.
Continental Companies : 8120 Moorsbridge Rd. Portage, MI 49024 : P (269) 323.3500 : F (269) 323.3768 : firstname.lastname@example.org