General Contracting is a demanding and competitive business that emphasizes cost control, planning and scheduling, quality assurance/control and project safety; all while placing the client’s needs and concerns at the forefront. Put that together and the result is a successful project for all, with an emphasis on building a long-lasting relationship with the client. Uncompromised attention to detail while exceeding the clients expectations is one of our core values. THOR Construction prides itself on having successfully delivered the highest quality craftsmanship, on schedule and below budget, to hundreds of clients for over thirty years. Selfperforming structural concrete, rough and finish carpentry, plus having outstanding relationships with the premier subcontractors in the industry allow us to both set the pace of the construction schedule and maintain the highest levels of quality control throughout the life of the project.
Construction Management is a method of project delivery as it creates a direct partnership relationship with the client. This type of project delivery method generally results in more expeditious schedules, lower costs of design and construction, and less contractor-initiated change requests due to document design errors and omissions. THOR Construction has provided construction management services, including pre-construction services, for over twenty-five years and prides itself on its commitment to thoroughly understanding the needs and goals of the client.
Due to a desire to partner with the client from conceptual stages and work together to execute a seamless project, THOR Construction is an advocate of the Design-Build project delivery method. In contrast to “design-bid-build”, the design and construction aspects are contracted with a single firm. The design-builder is usually the contractor and design professionals are typically retained directly by the contractor. The design-builder strives to bring together design and construction professionals in a collaborative environment to complete these tasks in an overlapping fashion - whereas the construction begins while the building is still being designed - ultimately minimizing the project risk for an owner and reducing the delivery schedule.
THOR Construction provides consulting services in the areas of Owner’s Representation, Program Management, Design Review, Building Permit Facilitation, Pre-Construction, Subcontractor Interface, Employee Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise/Minority Business Enterprise Development, Participation and Inclusion. Our consultants are available throughout the project’s course to meet with your project partners and subcontractors.
We can also provide owners and developers with personnel to assist with scheduling, procurement, purchasing, and other various tasks needed. Our pre-construction department has the resources to assist in the development of branded concepts and development of financial Pro-Forma’s, while our program management can assist in developing programs with community outreach, diversity participation, and management of owner programs.
THOR Construction has been placing structural concrete for almost a decade; both as a selfperforming general contractor and as a concrete specialty subcontractor. THOR Construction firmly believes that a key aspect in the successful construction of any project is the ability to properly drive the schedule through the structural phase of the work, thereby forcing the other major subcontractors to follow suit. Further, it establishes a critical expectation of project safety and quality control that lasts the duration of the project.
THOR Construction has built its foundation on having an outstanding relationship with, and the mutual respect of, its peers in the industry. From time to time, a special project arises which requires the talents and expertise of two or more companies that can come together to complement each other in the best interest of the client and the project. THOR Construction is proud to acknowledge the following relationships which we value tremendously, and have at our disposal as we move into the future: Mortenson Construction, Clark Construction, Perini Building Company, and The Penta Building Company.
THOR began its international work efforts in 2005 in the Dominican Republic, consulting with Dominican banks and business people. This work culminated in the development of new housing production and delivery strategies that led to the successful delivery of high quality, reasonably priced housing for working class Dominicans. Following this success, we began pursuing projects in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Tunisia and elsewhere. THOR began to focus its international efforts on reconstruction projects in Haiti following the earthquake of January 2010. Working with USAID, the University of Minnesota, local Haitian contractors, Non-Governmental Organizations and local officials, THOR contributed to the construction of temporary shelters, neighborhood reconstruction, rubble removal and permanent housing. To date, THOR's international work has involved the planning of infrastructure rehabilitation, urban master planning and redevelopment, building demolition and rubble removal, housing development master planning and the construction of housing.