NAVIGATING THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS
who we are
As the agency Construction Management (CMa) business unit within PCS companies, PCS&manage will carry on with the original project management business of PCS, Inc. We have assembled a Team of knowledgeable construction professionals that love their job and take pride in their work. We believe strongly in customer service and meticulous attention to detail.  We believe in utilizing new concepts that are both sensitive to the environment and provide long-term benefits to our clients. We understand the importance of developing long lasting client partnerships and build each project with the goal of being asked back for the next project in mind.
what we'll do for you
CMa is a contractual delivery method widely used on construction projects for Owners who could use someone to protect their interests during construction. Maybe you need a new facility. Maybe you are in the conceptual phase of a large construction project or multiple projects. If so, you may be wondering how to supplement your staff with the construction know-how to successfully navigate through the construction process. It starts by assembling the right Team.  Our team of experienced construction professionals are available to become your Team from conception through completion. We are here to provide guidance, advice and to look out exclusively for you during the construction process, acting in your best interest at every stage of your project.

Our clientele is comprised of educators, developers, banks, private organizations and any entity that could use a little help with the construction process.

The services we provide include the following:

Construction and Program Management
  • CPM Scheduling
  • Design Phase Coordination
  • Estimating and Budget Analysis through the completion of Design
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Development of Project Phasing
  • Procurement
  • Project Management and administrative controls during construction
  • Building turn-over and project close-out

3rd Party Construction Monitoring Services for Lenders/Developers
  • Building/Property Assessments
  • Budget Development/Confirmation, (new construction or renovation)
  • Construction Progress Monitoring
  • Contractor Pay Application review/approval
  • Critical Path Method Scheduling (CPM)

Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Clash Detection
  • Contractor Coordination
  • Commissioning and Equipment Data Collection
    where we're going
    PCS&manage is excited to manage the construction of the first high performance elementary school in the state of West Virginia. High performance schools are sensitive to the environment because they are designed and constructed to consume less energy over the course of their life cycle. They also maximize the benefit of natural light and utilize energy efficient HVAC systems to provide students and teachers with a healthy and comfortable learning environment. In some cases, by utilizing solar arrays, high performance buildings can generate more energy than they consume, resulting in reduced operating costs and an annual refund check for some Owners.
    how we got here
    In 1988 three men came together with a singular mission to provide high quality construction services. Skilled in pre-construction cost-estimating, construction scheduling and project management, respectively, these men founded Project and Construction Services, (PCS) to facilitate their mission; providing architects and owners with a precise understanding of their project’s costs, in addition to a likely schedule and managing the build itself, thus effectively integrating the entire construction process from the planning phase all the way to the finished product.

    PCS proved to be effective in their approach and their commitment to providing world class construction management services fueled growth catalyzed by the three main tenets held by its original founders. What originally were services and then divisions, pre-construction cost-estimating, construction scheduling and project management, grew out to become three separate organizations under the umbrella of the PCS parent company; &estimate, &build, and PCS&manage.

    &estimate serves architects and owners and is the consultant based pre-construction arm of the PCS Companies offering full pre-construction services to include: Probable Cost Estimates, Owner’s Representation, Cost Segregation and FFE Procurement. The parent company PCS always excelled at pre-construction cost estimating and other pre-construction services and &estimate continues to be a leader amongst its class.

    Historically, we expanded our pre-construction reach by assuming a Construction Management Agency (CMA) function with an exclusive responsibility to the owner and acting in their best interests throughout each stage of the project. Utilizing our expertise, in a little over a decade we managed over $1.3 billion dollars of renovations and new school construction in Ohio. Our ultimate success attracted additional opportunities in our neighboring state of West Virginia. Whereby we provided CMA management of school and government facilities. Our CMA presence in West Virginia was so robust it went on to become its own thriving corporate entity, PCS&manage.

    Construction Management at Risk (CMR) was the natural expansion and culmination of all our collective experience- we simply added on the build. Like a CMA, we are involved early in the design process and we manage that process as an advisor to the owner. Unlike a CMA, we provide a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) and hire the subs and are responsible to them as well. &build embodies the best of how the PCS family has learned and grown on the job.
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    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
    Ashtabula Area City School District
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    Ashtabula, OH
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    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
    Edgewood Elementary School
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    Kanawha County, WV
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    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
    Hilltop Elementary School, Marshall County Schools
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    Sherrard, WV
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    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
    John Marshall High School – Marshall County Schools
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    Moundsville, WV
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    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
    New Cameron Middle School
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    Marshall County Schools, WV
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    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
    Raleigh Elementary School, Raleigh County Schools
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    Sophia, WV
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    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Elementary School, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
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    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
    Weirton Multi-Sports Complex, Hancock County Schools
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    Weirton, WV
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    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    Zane State College, Cambridge Energy Training and Education Center
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    Cambridge, OH
    people
    Pete Perticarini,
    President
    Debbie Coakley,
    Director, Business
    Development
    Jack,
    VP, Construction
    Steve Abraham,
    VP, Estimating
    Carie Klemens,
    Director, Marketing
    the cm process by PCS
    Project Development
    This is where we add real value to your project. We eliminate the uncertainty and unknowns by marrying the owner’s intent and architect’s vision. We establish the cost, and we guide your project to success.
    GMP
    Project Development
    This is where we add real value to your project. We eliminate the uncertainty and unknowns by marrying the owner’s intent and architect’s vision. We establish the cost, and we guide your project to success.
    Idea!
    You have an idea for a project. You have a concept meeting with the architect and us, your Construction Management firm.
    Schematic Design, (SD)
    At this point we have a 10,000’ view of the project—we know what the build is, we know the site, and the size, and intended use. We apply cost to your architect’s vision.
    Construction Documents, (CD)
    You now have a 100% complete, “permitable” set of drawings. We use these to determine your guaranteed maximum price, (GMP).
    Bid Day!
    Scope Review
    We review the subcontractors’ bids to make sure they’re close to our in-house numbers, and if they’re different, we find out why.
    Contract Day
    Locking up the subs numbers, write a contract with the owner.
    Issue Subcontracts
    Build
    We build your building.
    Construction Complete
    We take care of punch list items, make sure everything is squared away and you’re happy.
    Close Out
    We hand you the keys and start thinking about your next project.
    CM-at-Risk contracts, cost-reimbursable GMP (guaranteed maximum price) payment terms, and fast-track schedules are independent concepts.

    They can be used alone, but go together like a burger, fries, and shake. The building process is often misunderstood and mismanaged. Clients don’t understand it, and general contractors mismanage it.
    Speed, economy, potential for higher quality are all advantages. It takes collaborative people who understand the process, disciplined attention to detail and transparent and trusting relationships. Most of all, a successful team must include an engaged and collaborative owner. We create an environment of collaboration, transparency, and trust.
    The secret to success is for everyone to understand the deal—owner, architect, CM, subs, suppliers, and manufacture. This happens through thorough discovery at the start of the project, revealing other’s assumptions about the deal and coming to a mutual, team understanding.
    A Construction Manager provides services during design, provides cost guarantees, holds the subcontracts, is responsible for the subcontractors’ work. The difference between a CMR and GC is the preconstruction services during the design phase that the CMR can provide. A CMR plays two roles: A duty to operate as an agent in the best interests of the client, and as a contractor delivering a product.
    During the design phase, a CMR has a duty to support the architect’s efforts and operate in the interests of the client, the owner. In the construction phase, a vendor relationship (GC) takes over, we take over management of the subs. We maintain a knife-edge balance between self-interested risk protection, and our duty to act in the best interests of the owner.
    specialties
    HISTORICAL RENOVATION
    Attention to detail, care and craftsmanship are what our clients count on when choosing PCS Builders for construction on a historic building project.  Unusual challenges are inherent to many historical structures and we have the expertise to provide creative solutions.
    Affiliations: Cleveland Restoration Society
    SENIOR LIVING
    Our specialized team has a proven track record in renovations and repositionings in occupied senior living residences. We work to ensure each aspect of the design and construction keeps your residents’ wants and needs in mind and helps you maximize your investment.
    Affiliations: ICAA (International Council on Active Aging)
    EDUCATION
    As a K-12 and college CM, PCS Builders offers a variety of education construction expertise for both public school districts and private entities.  Whether ground-up facilities, renovations or additions, in an unoccupied or occupied facility, the safety of our clients and construction workers is the number one priority.
    HOUSING/MIXED-USE
    Our experience in apartment building construction spans from historic renovation projects to new construction. Many of these multi-unit residential projects include integrated or standalone parking structures, as well as other amenities to include fitness centers, retail space, for mixed-use complexes.
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    specialties
    EDUCATION
    Learning environments today are student-centered, project-oriented, technology-rich and spatially-flexible. &build has a long history of building and renovating K-12, LEED schools, Libraries, Performing Arts Centers, Recreational Facilities, Research Laboratories and Student Housing. Whatever the project, &build brings its big-picture and micro-awareness sensibilities to the task of building transformational 21 st century learning environments for the benefit of all our clients- students, teachers and administrators.
    Affiliations: Cleveland Restoration Society
    SENIOR LIVING
    Senior Living communities serve a demographic on the other end of life’s chronological spectrum, but the similarities with schools are striking. You’re dealing with government regulation, human vulnerabilities, attention to the group and the individual. Building both senior housing and schools involves puzzles of notable complexity. &build understands the key concerns of all impacted stakeholders and is an advocate that results in building the best environment for the collective group. Our team has a proven track record in renovations and repositioning in occupied space. We understand programmatic differences in the various levels of care and tailor construction accordingly as not to disrupt routines. Supporting your mission with a commitment to quality, &build safe-guards your investment and allows you to provide a stimulating environment with first rate care.
    Affiliations: ICAA (International Council on Active Aging)
    HISTORICAL RENOVATION
    We are stewards of history. Every building is a unique expression of its period, culture and craft. We start our historic renovations with an investigation to precisely understand what was. Our intention is to make “what was” better than when it was new and to provide whatever is needed to sustain a buildings new function and beauty into the future. In a historic renovation, our commitment is to honor both relationships: with the building as well as with the owner. CM delivery allows us to partner with the architect so renovation surprises are eliminated and unforeseen costs are discovered early. &build project managers sees both “what was” and “what is” and carefully discovers every detail of what needs to be done to realize the vision of “what can be”.
    MIXED-USE
    Mixed-use housing developments are planned to fit social, economic and natural environments. Our experience in these developments range from historic renovation projects to new construction. These projects include amenities ranging from fitness centers, auditoriums to retail space. It’s another puzzle and &build works hard to be up to speed with everything about all the pieces and the way they fit together. Mixed-use developers depend on our construction cost estimating accuracy in the project’s developmental phase. We think we’re very good at mixed- use. The more complex a project, the more value we provide. Our broad experience with housing, hotels, hospitality, dinning, theatres, offices- diverse construction- make us a natural for large, complex mixed-use projects. If it is a historic project, we double down on our strengths.