Welcome to McKenzie-Douglass, the standard-bearer in construction cost management.

Whether it is for reducing the cost of new construction, reducing the cost of property maintenance, or identifying inefficient energy sources, McKenzie-Douglass brings cost-effective alternatives to construction projects, capital improvement projects, property maintenance, and building operations that will significantly improve a project’s financial performance for building contractors, real estate developers, property owners and managers.

Owner Representation

Most building owners do not have either the time or the experience to effectively manage even a small construction project. Let the decades of experience of our experts manage your project to its full potential.

Construction Cost Reduction

McKenzie-Douglass is committed to finding and eliminating the financial waste that occurs in, and needlessly inflates, nearly all construction bids, which frees valuable resources that can then be put toward better use and a more cost-effective project.

Construction Change Orders

McKenzie-Douglass provides the expertise to significantly reduce the risk of cost over-runs, control legitimate change order costs, and limit exposure to them in the first place.

Your Construction Cost Control Specialists

Construction in today’s marketplace has evolved to remarkable levels of sophistication and interconnection. On any given project, there may be architects, engineers, designers, general contractors, subcontractors, vendors, equipment suppliers, and more, each with a specific job to help meet a project’s overall goals. These goals are typically constrained by a budget.

Unfortunately, with the complex schedules that must be maintained, there is seldom time for every member of the project team to identify the hidden inflated costs that plague most construction projects. Cost overruns are prevalent, but they can be avoided.

At McKenzie-Douglass, we believe that it is important to have independent management of your construction costs. To have an experienced cost control organization as a member of your project team that is able to stand with you from design to completion, provide valuable insight into potential cost savings and increased value, and insulate you against mismanagement of a project’s budget, has proven to be worth many times the cost of the effort.

Whether it is for reducing the cost of new construction, reducing the cost of property maintenance, or identifying wasted energy to heat, cool, and light our buildings, McKenzie-Douglass brings cost-effective alternatives to construction projects, capital improvement projects, property maintenance, and building operations that will significantly improve a project’s financial performance for building contractors, real estate developers, property owners, and managers.

For decades, our cost control expertise has helped our clients rescue stalled projects, get more building for their construction dollar, protect themselves against unnecessary change orders and budget overruns, and even identify projects that were financially doomed from the beginning. We want to discuss with you how we can take away the mysteries of cost control and effective budget management when it comes to your projects.

Why Choose Us?

1. Our approach to cost control

The McKenzie-Douglass approach to cost control is unique. The fair profit required by vendors and contractors to adequately perform their work is not sacrificed, which is the common result of most price negotiations. Instead, we find the errors and misinterpretations of the owner’s intent that exist in nearly every project’s bids (even the lowest bids), and eliminate them to allow the found money to be used for a better purpose.

2. Our goal for your projects

We find and eliminate the bid errors that plague nearly all construction bids, and we return the cost savings to you so that those funds can be reallocated to a better purpose. We look for a minimum of 15% cost savings on your behalf, but even greater cost reductions are often realized, all without reducing the scope of the project, sacrificing its quality, or sacrificing the fair profit that the contractor, subcontractor or supplier needs to maintain a high level of service.

3. We ask for no sacrifices

The services of McKenzie-Douglass reduce project costs without sacrificing the project’s quality required by you, or the profit required by your contractors and vendors. Our services will never increase your project costs.

4. We work for you

We provide cost control for:

  • Construction contracts and subcontracts
  • Building materials and equipment purchases
  • Construction change orders
  • Capital repairs and improvements
  • Professional services contracts
  • Fixtures, furniture and equipment purchases

Please contact us to discuss how we can help you.

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