Our construction management team has a diverse depth of experience, from historic commercial renovation projects in Portland Maine to remote island construction projects off the coast of Maine.
- 7 Project Managers
- 2 Assistant Project Managers
- 18 OSHA 10-Hour Certified Employees
- 7 Site Superintendents / Field Team Leaders
- 3 Specialized Carpenters
- 2 LEED-Accredited Professionals
- Historic renovation per National Park Service standards*
- Knox Hotel, Thomaston: awarded the 2012 Maine Preservation Honor Award for Rehabilitation*
- Island homes on Great Diamond Island, Hunting Island, Fisherman’s Island, Indiantown Island, Snow Island (water access only projects)
- Commercial building / restaurant on Squirrel Island and Pratts Island
- Design-Build Credit Unions in Falmouth and South Portland*
- Shingle-style compounds
- Maine camps and cottages
- Contemporary new homes and conversions
- Major and minor renovations / additions
- Inns and B&Bs
- Country club, spa, and health club
- Restaurants, commercial kitchens and retail fit-outs
- Stone homes, barns and event spaces
- Pre-fabricated structures
- Construction of LEED-Certified Projects*
*Professional experience of current Knickerbocker Group Project Managers
As custom builders for more than 40 years, Knickerbocker Group has focused on quality. To us, quality means building homes and spaces that are beautiful, comfortable, and meet our clients’ programming needs and expectations. Perhaps more importantly, quality means building structures that perform well, stand the test of time, are low maintenance, and have a minimum impact on natural landscapes.
From a performance standpoint, a structure on the coast of Maine is subject to a particularly harsh environment that requires special attention to detail. Controlling the elements—water, air and thermal energy—is one of the primary functions any building must provide. Each of these elements presents its own challenges and as building materials and practices have changed and advanced, we have stayed on the cutting edge of building performance.
For each project, our construction managers will build a team of regional labor and subcontractors who are best suited to the job. Our experience on large, schedule-driven projects has taught us the importance of having this depth of resources to pull from when needed.
We recognize that pre-construction services:
- Set the stage for the overall project by outlining goals and expectations for the entire team.
- Identify early action items, so the details (e.g., shop drawings) are available well in advance of the date they are required.
- Bring early value from subcontractors and suppliers in regard to best possible products, approaches and prices.
- Establish an informed budget and schedule goals for the project early on and throughout the design of the project. This can eliminate the need for value-engineering at the end of design, as any changes needed to align the design with the budget can be incorporated along the way.
Our construction managers are strongly committed to teamwork and communication, as our primary goal is to align the focus of the team to keep the project moving forward as efficiently as possible. During construction, we function as a single point of control, to assure accountability for all aspects of construction sequencing.
We see ourselves as solution-oriented members of a large team… one comprised of the owners, architects, and other stakeholders who hold the vision and the crews, subcontractors, and other vendors who make the dream come to life. We understand that things often change during construction of a project, and we believe our job as construction managers is to be flexible, to work with the team to find solutions, and to manage the operations and scheduling so that the crews in the field can have a singular focus: getting the job done.