Sierra Valley Construction


  • Commercial projects in private and public sectors
  • Office and retail building shells, mixed-use, hotels, sport facilities, religious centers, schools, theaters, light industrial, senior housing, multifamily, automotive, remodels, renovations
  • Tenant improvements including professional office, retail, restaurants, data centers, high tech and light manufacturing

How can Sierra Valley Construction help you?

Accurately Forecast and Meet Budgets

Sierra Valley Construction utilizes state of the art estimating software by ProEst. We have developed a cost database with over 1,800 line items. This industry specific software is key to accurately estimate budgets. Our approach to estimating is twofold. First we verify all work for each required trade and then calculate a unit cost. Our estimating software contains unit prices based on our experience and a national database. In addition, we will contact various subcontractors to verify current pricing for specific trades for the project and current market conditions.

Concurrent with the preparation of our budget, we will solicit bids from subcontractors and we carefully analyze all bids against our budget, prior to issuing subcontracts to ensure that there are no overlaps between trades or gaps in scope that could result in higher than necessary prices. We also carefully prepare the subcontractor’s scope letters to ensure that subcontracts include all the required work to avoid vulnerability to change orders during construction.

Accurately Forecast and Meet Schedules

Sierra Valley Construction utilizes Microsoft Project and SureTrac for preparing critical path schedules. Our General Superintendent and Project Managers are involved in preparing the preliminary schedule. Many years of experience and a thorough understanding of the logical sequence of construction activities aids our preparation for scheduling our projects. Subcontractors are also contacted to confirm dates and sequencing with their buy-in to our schedule. Subcontractor’s schedule of values will include the duration of listed activities which subcontractors will be obligated by contract to meet. The schedule will be updated regularly, along with 3-week look ahead schedules to maintain an accurate forecast of the completion. It will also be used as a valuable tool to help us coordinate various construction activities. Weekly communication with our subs is essential so that all trades know well in advance when they are expected to perform their work. It is also used to track long lead-time items to ensure that materials and equipment are on site when needed to meet the schedule.

Quality Control

Sierra Valley Construction employs a quality control system that utilizes the many years of combined experience of its skilled employees and subcontractors. At critical junctures, on-site meetings are conducted with the appropriate trades before beginning a new phase of construction. This is done to ensure nothing has been overlooked in the construction documents or planning of the work. It provides an opportunity for the construction team to view details together, coordinate their installations, and offer their valuable input with respect to means and methods of construction. By identifying potential errors, omissions or conflicts prior to starting various construction phases, quality is improved and costly defects avoided. Quality is a constant vigil where on-site peer reviews are performed regularly. All of this is done to protect our client's significant investment in their project.

Pre-construction Services

We will carefully consider your inputs, ideas, suggestions and offer the following services to achieve your project requirements:

  • Preliminary estimates to assist your feasibility decisions.
  • Review construction materials and methods and advise you on their values.
  • Cost comparisons for specialty items and cost/benefit analysis.
  • Critical path schedule to accurately forecast completion.
  • Coordinate the permitting process to minimize review time.
  • Coordinate utility company requirements.
  • Constructability plan review to minimize costly field conflicts.
  • Subcontractor bid analysis and recommendations for best value.
  • Lead pre-construction meeting with key team members to brainstorm the most efficient coordination of construction activities.
  • Work in the owner’s best interest at all times and always negotiate in good faith.

Construction Services

Establish team relationships with owner, architect, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, inspectors, construction personnel and closely monitor the following:

  • Implement project quality control plan to ensure trouble-free building systems and protect your investment.
  • Implement Injury and illness prevention programs to keep job-site safe for workers and others involved with the project.
  • Regularly review and update critical path schedule to facilitate timely performance.
  • Ensure contract, plan and specification conformance to meet your expectations.
  • Submit product data in a timely manner allowing for adequate review and delivery lead times.
  • Conduct pre-construction meetings at critical phases to ensure efficient coordination and interfacing between trades.
  • Review detailed subcontractor and supplier payment requests to guard against over billings.
  • Enforce insurance requirements to protect your investment. All subcontractors’ general liability carriers shall name owner as additionally insured.
  • Issue joint checks and require lien releases from all subcontractors and suppliers to ensure lien free title.
  • Weekly or as-needed project meetings to evaluate progress, quality, safety, and look forward to resolve conflicts or issues.
  • Proactive review of schedule prior to starting various activities to meet completion dates.
  • Daily field reporting to document and manage in an orderly fashion.
  • Employ state of the art industry specific software for estimating, project management, accounting, and critical path scheduling.