The Vogel Bros. Difference.
We build with values, solutions and accountability.
Choosing how your project will be designed and constructed – the project delivery method – is one of the most important decisions owners make when beginning any type of construction project. We customize the variety of delivery methods available and adapt these methods to your specific project goals. We encourage you to contact us early during the project development to discuss your unique needs. To get you started, here’s a quick overview of the typical project delivery methods.
Areas of Expertise
Virtual design and construction through Building Information Modeling (BIM) allows customers and team members of a project to view the digital and functional characteristics of a building before it’s built. This digital representation provides the owner with a realistic view of their building. It also serves as a collaboration tool between the builder, architect and engineer, and allows the team to respond to changes in design, operation and layout.
Industry focus is on providing value through the 3D model to better plan, design, visualize, and construct the project. However, at Vogel Bros., the Building Information Modeling experts take it a step further. We use this technology to enhance the communication, accuracy and efficiency of the building by providing a more comprehensive cost analysis, systems evaluation and constructability review. Owners find this beneficial because we can work with the architects, engineers and subcontractors to eliminate unforeseen errors and detect possible conflicts before they occur, thereby saving owners time and money during construction.
Owners and communities are becoming more aware of the advantages of sustainable design and building practices. Whether you want a LEED certified facility or you just want to reduce energy costs, Vogel Bros. can help you meet your sustainable goals. Our LEED Accredited Professionals will identify areas and offer suggestions to best incorporate sustainable initiatives.
It’s more than just using recycled materials and managing job site waste. Sustainability is about transforming the way we think about buildings including how they are designed, constructed, maintained and operated. Including accredited professionals on your team ensures your building will save you money and resources, will have a positive impact on the health of its users, and will use resources efficiently.
Our team includes several LEED Accredited Professionals who have been trained in offering creative solutions to minimize water consumption, reduce waste, enhance air quality, and improve energy efficiency on every project. As leaders in implementing green building and sustainability practices, Vogel Bros. was the first to build a LEED certified building on UW-Madison’s campus, the first to build a LEED certified office building in Wisconsin, and the first to build a LEED certified pharmaceutical production facility in Wisconsin.
The Vogel Bros. company culture has long centered on continuous improvement and offering innovative solutions. In keeping with this, Vogel Bros. has embraced the Lean management approach. Successful implementation of this process requires adopting a way of thinking that results in identifying value and eliminating wastes through continuous improvement. It is not a phase or a check list item, but rather requires consistently re-imagining and evolving workflows. Employing lean construction practices drives efficiency on projects, enhances collaboration and improves outcomes.
This unique approach aims to manage and improve the construction process with reducing unnecessary costs and increasing value by considering the owner’s goals. It’s a revolutionary process that essentially changes the way work is done throughout the delivery process. It balances the importance of time, cost and quality instead of the belief that one trumps the others.
Vogel Bros. strongly believes in the value of Lean. To ensure we maintain focus on this approach, we have a full-time Lean expert on staff to support, educate, implement and promote Lean practices. And the results speak for themselves. On projects that have adopted a Lean approach, our project teams have experienced improvements in communication, coordination, cost and schedule performance.
What Our Customers Say
“I would like to thank you and your entire team for the professionalism shown our board as well as committee members who participated in the various stages of the construction process. We are all citizen volunteers, and greatly value the patience and understanding shown to us during this lengthy and complex process.
The project’s success reflects not only the abilities of your employees, but also your company’s full commitment to the Owner.
Your Design-Build team was instrumental in helping us achieve our goals for the project. We came to trust that each project milestone would be achieved on the date promised, which allowed us to very efficiently transition product to the new facility and meet our customer’s needs without missing a beat.
On numerous projects over a period of 25 years, the Vogel Bros. team has consistently treated each and every project with the utmost care and professionalism.
A couple of other things I really appreciated were the safety and cleanliness of the job site.
Our facility was occupied throughout the project, so both safety and scheduling were the leading concerns for our many residents and staff. The Vogel Bros. project manager and superintendent ensured that safety was always a constant priority for their team.
We are proud of the quality and craftsmanship shown throughout every square inch of the building.
To summarize our project, I would have to say it could not have been done without the outstanding commitment, quality, organization and professionalism of Vogel Bros. Building Co.