Relationships Are Key
Founded in 1978, Key Construction remains true to the belief that strong relationships with everyone from clients to subcontractors are the key to our success. With division locations throughout the Midwest and hundreds of projects completed throughout the country, Key Construction has become one of the country’s leading commercial contractors.
The Commercial Contractor of Choice
Key is “right-sized” to execute efficient and cost-effective commercial construction projects in a plethora of industries. Rather than focusing on mega-projects that require exorbitant construction management overhead or projects within a specific industry, we specialize in projects ranging from $1 million to $100 million within a wide range of industries.
What Sets Us Apart
What Sets Us Apart: Quality
The quality assurance program for Key is comprehensive and focuses on two overarching areas:
Pre-work Quality Scope and Mock-up Acceptance
- Establishing the correct basis for bid purposes
- Firmly establishing the requirements of the customer
- Going through a well-defined process to integrate different requirements together to meet the required quality standards
- Pre-agreed upon quality terms communicated to all team members, including trade contractors
- Correct equipment, finishes, materials and accurate quantities included in the sub bids
- Mock-ups built to exact quality standards that are documented, signed off and reviewed
A Zero Punch List Mentality
- Utilizing completion lists throughout the construction phase
- Potential punch list items remedied during the normal course of work
- Benefits to the completion and closeout process
What Sets Us Apart: Technology
Key has embraced technology in construction and has a variety of tools that we can bring to each project. These high-tech tools facilitate the project and enhance your experience.
Assemble Systems Approach
Our cloud-based software processes data from 3D models to generate highly accurate, reliable quantities in a magnitude of analytical reporting formats. The approach provides the flexibility to adapt to the details of any project while delivering highly accurate costs at the earliest stages of design.
Key utilizes laser scanning for high-accuracy mapping and reality capture. The laser beams quickly capture complete detail of construction projects, similar to a 360-degree photo but with an accurate position for each pixel.
Matterport Reality Capture System
Key utilizes the Matterport Reality Capture System to create 3D models that are reviewed at various milestones in the construction process, ensuring critical systems are correctly constructed.
What We Do
The goals of the Key preconstruction services are to understand what needs the building is expected to meet, how the building will be utilized, what expectations the end users will have, and the overall vision the owner has for the project. As we share your vision, we are able to keep your best interests at heart throughout the project.
Types of Preconstruction Services
- Master Planning
- Market Analysis
- Bid Package and Procurement Planning
- Constructability Reviews
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis
- Logistics Planning
- Diversity and Inclusion Planning
- Virtual Design and Construction Services
Consistently recognized as one of the Top 400 General Contractors (ENR) in the nation and as one of the fastest growing, highest quality commercial contractors in the country, Key is poised to meet the unique needs of each commercial construction project.
Construction Manager at Risk
As a construction manager at risk, Key is the owner’s partner in the construction process, working closely with all project stakeholders to guide the project from idea, to design, to construction. Our process is completely open-book and transparent, and all savings are retained by you.
Construction Manager Advisor/Agency
For projects where the owner wishes to retain direct control of all project trades, yet wants the services of a construction manager, Key acts as an extension of your staff.
Through the design-build process, Key provides both design and construction services, giving our clients a single point of contact and accelerated project delivery.
For clients who prefer the traditional “Bid” method, Key acts as the general contractor. Our involvement in this market sector “keeps our pencil sharp” and helps us stay on top of cost trends in the construction marketplace.
Integrated Project Delivery
For complex projects in which the owner seeks maximum value and speed, Key engages with you and the design team through a multi-party agreement where all parties maximize cooperation and share risks.
Key’s program management experts oversee master planning and multi-phase development programs for our clients. Through this method, Key oversees and manages architects, engineers, construction managers and general contractors.
“Key Construction is highly organized and has done an outstanding job at supervising the construction. Duties such as conducting construction meetings, meeting documentation, coordination of submittals and scheduling have exceeded our expectations. The fruits of Key’s labor will have a positive influence in the city of Claremore for generations to come.”Lisa Quinnelly, KKT
“Working with many different contractors throughout this project, I feel that the service and communication received with the group I dealt with were above and beyond the regular standards set forth for most contractors. Any issues or complaints were handled quickly without repeated requests; their subcontractors were monitored as needed, and the level of communication was excellent throughout the project and to date.”Dee Ann Randall, CBRE
“The quality of work evidenced in the completed Wells Building, the scheduling of its construction and coordination of its subcontracted trades has given us great respect for the professional capability of Key Construction.”Mike Sikes, Sikes Abernathie Architects
“In addition to the value engineering that was performed after the bidding, your project management team has continued to value engineer our project to realize additional cost savings without sacrificing the design… We look forward to working with Key Construction on our future projects, and we will gladly recommend your company to others as well.”Mojy Haddad, President, Oakhollow Group, Ltd.
“We have worked with numerous general contractors in the past, but Key Construction proves to be the best choice.”Jonathan Braxton, Principal, Braxton Development
“In our opinion, the resulting building and grounds are magnificent examples of what can be achieved with the type of dedication, attention-to-detail, teamwork and a high degree of professionalism that is Key Construction.”Ed Tinker, City Manager, City of Glenpool, OK
“Key Construction continually exceeds our expectations and has proven to be a very valuable ally in the ever-changing environment of commercial development and construction.”Dave Burk, MarketPlace Properties
“All construction managers are not equal in their commitment to quality, knowledge of construction, and customer service. Key Construction’s philosophy on construction and commitment to honesty ensures project success and separates them from the rest of their competitors. We are grateful for the opportunities we have had to work with Key and wholeheartedly recommend them.”Ben McGregor, Basden Steel
“The Key Construction team worked with the University to develop realistic budgets, construction schedules, and quality construction designs. Key finished the projects on time and within or under budget.”Tom Volturo, Executive Vice President for Administration & Finance, Rogers State University
“Our relationship with Key Construction is one of reliance on a trustworthy organization. We value their relationship and continue to look to them as a team member whenever possible. Key is one of the best in the construction arena that I have collaborated with in my 36 years in the profession.”LaVerne Hanson, Jr., MetroPlains, LLC