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For Centuries, building construction has utilized the Master Builder process. One person, company or entity was responsible for the design, construction, and performance of any given building. The Parthenon was constructed using this process. During the Industrial Revolution, this process was separated into the specialties of design and construction. The design specialty utilized the expertise of an architect while the construction specialty utilized the expertise of a builder. In the 1960’s many companies realized the benefits of having the experts work together from beginning to end to create the best plans that suit the clients’ needs. The joint efforts of the Architect and the Builder comprise the modern Design Build Process.

How can Design Build work for my project today?

The more complex the project, the more your project will benefit from the Design Build process.

The complexity of the design is addressed by the engineering team earlier in the process. This early address offers the opportunity to streamline and simplify where possible while the designs progress. It also gives the engineering team more time to incorporate the needed complexities to complete the project.

Design Build has the potential to shorten the overall time-span of the project.

While Design Build does not shorten the time spent on each task through the process, it does work on and complete many tasks simultaneously. When these tasks are accomplished together it can shorten the time needed to hold the building permit, thus reducing fees. It also reduces the lag time between the approval of the design and the beginning of construction.

Design Build & Limberlost Construction

At Limberlost Construction the Design and Construction teams communicate with each other and work well together. This teamwork produces well engineered plans from the beginning that encompass the client’s vision of aesthetics, usability and functionality along with Limberlost Construction’s high standards of quality and craftsmanship. In other words, our designers create plans that the construction crew can build, and that meet the client's goals and requirements.

Completed Projects

First Bank of Berne Operations Center

Bixler Insurance Facade

First Mennonite Church Addition

Outdoor Pavilion

Limberlost Construction Office - Geneva, Indiana

History of Limberlost Construction

Limberlost Construction was formed in the spring of 1982 by three brothers, Marvin, Kenny and Mike Schwartz. In 1985 Mike sold his shares of the corporation to his two brothers and moved his family to southern California where he started another construction company building new homes and apartment complexes. In 1987 Kenny decided to seek other career choices and sold his shares to the last remaining partner, Marvin. In 1990 Mike, along with his family, moved back to Indiana to enjoy Hoosier living and bought back into Limberlost Construction. In 2003 Marvin left the business to pursue his calling in ministry.

Mike and Dayon Schwartz now run this family business. Although there have been some obvious changes in the business since 1982, the one thing that has not changed is the basic belief in upholding high quality in all our building projects and the importance of meeting schedules that are in budget.

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