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We think like owners because we are owners, and approach each project as if it were our own. Black Dog Construction (BDC), being a subsidiary of real estate development and hospitality company, gives us the unique perspective of looking at a project from the owners point of view.

BDC offers the benefit of being a full-service firm with exceptional in-house resource and capabilities. By providing these services internally and locally, BDC ensures that our clients are receiving high-quality service. This translates into something that every owner and developer can appreciate – valuable savings of both times and money.

With over 50 years of collective top management experience in construction, and our hands-on pro-active role, allows us to control each construction project from concept to completion. We provide personalized, turn-key construction services to Corporate, Retail and Industrial clients, with a special focus on Non-Profit Organizations. Our experiences includes new construction, renovations, expansion and encompasses projects of varying size, complexity and schedules for a diverse portfolio.

Our Success is proven by the high percentage of construction projects awarded by our clients on a repeat or referral basis.

If you can dream it, we can build it- we turn your visions into reality. Whether it’s new construction project, an expansion or new look for your office, or a home remodeling, we pride ourselves in the quality of our work.

We build and maintain strong relationships with our subcontractors to ensure they know what is acceptable on a Black Dog Construction project.

As it should always be, we believe the CLIENT is the most important asset. Black Dog Construction has and we will work to maintain your trust and satisfaction.

 

Strong Business Ethic

  • HONESTY
  • INTEGRITY
  • PROMISE-KEEPING & TRUSTWORTHINESS
  • LOYALTY
  • FAIRNESS
  • CONCERN FOR OTHERS
  • RESPECT FOR OTHERS
  • LAW ABIDING

Creative Vision

Ideas are rather like bricks. Each one is largely useless. But cement them together in the right way, and they can collectively become a wall, a house, a castle. Likewise, individual ideas on their own are largely useless. But you can use them to build a creative vision that starts to have value.

Think about it. Guernica is one of Pablo Picasso’s most creative, powerful and moving paintings. It depicts the tragedies of war and, in particular, the suffering of individual civilians caught in the middle of the war. This masterpiece did not come from a single idea. Rather it came from a complex creative vision.

Steve Jobs did not merely have an idea for the iPod. He had a vision of a sleek and sophisticated digital music player. And his vision did not stop there. He continued building upon it, later developing the iPhone and the iPad.

Leo Tolstoy did not merely have an idea in order to write a book about war. He built up in his mind a massive and complex creative vision for an epic and massive novel: War and Peace.

At BlackDog Construction we develop uniquely distinct elements and spaces from taking on the same principles as the masters. 

High Bonding Limit

Bonding capacity refers to the limit of bonds a contractor can issue on any job or contract. Bonds are issued on a per-project basis, so this limit is almost ironclad. When hiring a contractor, bonding capacity is one of the first issues a client should address. Along with that, he or she should ask about the aggregate limit. Aggregate limits refer to the absolute maximum number of bonds a contractor can have for any one project. The aggregate limit can include both bonded and unbonded contracts, so clients should go over each separate contract carefully.

Aggregate limits are usually comprised of three different amounts. The first encompasses the cost to complete any started projects. If your contractor starts one project, then leaves it briefly to begin another, his or her aggregate limit will encompass remaining costs on the first project. Additionally, the aggregate limit includes complete cost amounts on any contracts your contractor has signed but has not begun the projects for. Finally, the aggregate limit includes any contract amounts for bids your contractor has received but not awarded.

Always Current

Computer-aided design, or CAD, is now a fact of life in the design-construction process. The benefits of choosing  BlackDog Construction is being mindful that we take all of this into consideration with everyone one of our projects . As systems and technologies advance; we apply modern-day practices that allow us to stay current, relevant, compliant and ahead of industry standards. 

Project Status Reporting

 

What Does It Include?

 

In our status report,  BlackDog Construction includes the following: 

1. Project Name / Client Name

2. Project Vision

 

This includes what your project is and what the main goal/vision is and key details.

3. Project Health

 

  • Regulation issues if any.
  • Logistics of materials & Goods.
  • Cost effectiveness.
  • Date of completion

Example:

 

  • Mr. Smith : We’ve obtained approval on from the state about your construction project ; No budget concerns at this time.

Troubleshooting Expertise

It is often said – in project troubleshooting – that construction contracts either run twice as long as the contract period and cost three times the price or run three times the length of the contract period and cost twice the price.

Whilst this is somewhat anecdotal and thankfully rarely proves to be the case, there are a number of reasons why construction contracts can run late or over budget.

These range from unforeseen ground conditions through to variations by the client and recently due to both (contractors under-pricing contract sums to obtain the contract and/or there has been inflation in the construction industry such that subcontract packages which were not let at inception but only because some 18 months or even longer down the line have increased beyond the level expected).

There are a range of reasons as to how disputes could arise.

We have experience of many such issues and it is often to our clients’ advantage if they seek advice early in the life cycle of a project rather than let issues such as these remain undiscussed as the elephant in the room.

Dealing with issues as and when they arise can be far more productive than leaving them for a final “dispute” at the end of the project.

 

What else do we handle?

 

  • ADR / MEDIATION
  • CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT 
  • ADJUNCTION

 

FRANK CRETELLA

PRESIDENT

JOHN MAZZA

CHIEF CONSTRUCTION OFFICER

SCOTT GROGAN

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

JENNIFER SOFIA

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

ERIC GOMELAURI

ESTIMATOR | PURCHASER

ALBERT WEBER

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

MAV CUBERO

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT