General Contracting

Batson-Cook has been providing general contracting services for more than 95 years throughout the Southeast to every sector of commercial construction from civil to industrial to high-end multi-family residential facilities.  

Our history of success on diverse project types results from having a staff of professionals who not only know how to manage the processes of construction, but also have the technical understanding of how to build.

The relationships we build with subcontractors, coupled with our hands-on supervision and the ability to self-perform a variety of trades, provide our superintendents with the resources necessary to execute complex projects successfully.

Self-Performed Work

Batson-Cook maintains field forces capable of self-performing a variety of trades including:
     • Structural Concrete
     • Hardscapes and Decorative Concrete
     • Cabinet Fabrication and Installation
     • Rough and Finish Carpentry
     • Door and Window Installations
     • Installation of Specialty Items
     • Framing and Drywall
     • Painting

Scheduling

Batson-Cook develops and maintains project schedules in house.  Our project managers and superintendents work together with our subcontracting partners to develop overall schedules for a project and to generate monthly updates that are reviewed throughout the project to verify schedule compliance.

Because we are builders and not brokers of work, we do not have to rely on third-party consultants to sequence our projects.  Our project personnel execute all scheduling tasks in-house, allowing them the flexibility to adapt to the unique dynamics of each jobsite without compromising their control of overall project planning.

By using the latest Primavera software, we are able to customize schedules and reports in order to clearly communicate our plan to all members of the project team, including subcontractors, vendors, and owners.

Safety

Batson-Cook’s commitment to provide a safe work environment starts at the top with our corporate executives and is reinforced throughout the company with each and every employee.  Our superintendents and project managers are required to be OSHA 30-Hour certified, and our foremen must be OSHA 10-Hour certified. 

Each project undergoes periodic safety audits by members of Batson-Cook’s Corporate Safety Division. The results are reported directly to the general managers of each of our four construction offices in order to maintain accountability at all levels.  Our safety program, which emphasizes planning and education, includes:

  • Safe-Start Meetings – Before a subcontractor starts work on a Batson-Cook jobsite, we hold a mandatory safety orientation with each worker in order to identify job-specific safety concerns and to establish our expectations for safety compliance;

  • STEP Programs (Safety Takes Every Person) – The principles of working safely are reinforced through a worker-recognition program whereby we recognize and reward both Batson-Cook and subcontractors’ employees who not only work safely but also go above and beyond in  securing the well-being of co-workers;

  • Job Hazard Analysis – With proper planning, most unsafe conditions on a jobsite can be engineered to minimize hazard exposure.  Our superintendents and foremen are trained to review each task on a jobsite, identify potential safety concerns, and develop procedures to overcome them.  The results are then communicated to the personnel who have a role in completing the tasks, and compliance is closely monitored;

  • Site Specific Safety Plan – Each jobsite is required to have a safety plan identifying potential hazards and establishing controls to be implemented in order to ensure a safe working environment;

  • Crisis Management Plan – Our project teams are trained in a systematic approach which enables them to manage a crisis in a professional and well-organized fashion without causing a major disruption of normal activities. The plan is designed to maintain the company’s credibility and positive image in the face of adversity.
     

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