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Government

Welcome to the complexity of government construction. It’s work we love. 

Federal, state, and local governments and the developers who serve them all rely on Harvey for key benefits we provide in this unique sector. What tops the list? Budget. Helping set it early, guaranteeing it, and meeting it, Harvey is an extremely effective steward of government capital budgets. Whether it is build-to-suit, interior build-out, or repositioning, we are able to provide an initial budget based solely on project requirements.

With such early construction estimates, the owner and the design team can more effectively make decisions and keep the project moving. We assist the design team throughout project development to help keep the budget in check. One unique aspect of our budgeting process is that it doesn’t originate in a separate estimating department.The team assigned to the project develops the initial budget and is responsible for it through the post-completion warranty period. Our clients know exactly who to ask whenever there’s a question on their project numbers.

The team assigned to the project develops the initial budget and is responsible for it through the post-completion warranty period. Our clients know exactly who to ask whenever there’s a question on their project numbers.

The 83,000 SF Sugar Land City Hall anchors the 32-acre Sugar Land Town Square development.

Our governmental clients also appreciate our robust on-site management once construction is underway. We’re on top of everything happening on site so our clients don’t have to be; in the words of one client, “Harvey is our eyes and ears.” Given the non-negotiable standards of governmental agencies, anything less would lessen the likelihood of meeting the project budget, schedule or quality goals. The superintendents who run our governmental projects each have proven track records – measured both in project success and client satisfaction.

Subcontractors are also a key partner for project success. We cultivate successful working relationships with subs by first visiting their office, meeting their team, and understanding their corporate values. Harvey looks to our subs for their expertise and seeks their input to add value to our processes. We also extend the respect all of our subs deserve and expect the same in return. Working together as peers toward common goals ultimately reduces the amount of change orders and potential for conflicts.

To date Harvey has completed over 2 million SF of government construction for federal agencies such as Veterans Affairs, FEMA, and Customs and Border Protection and dozens of state and local agencies.

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“​Budget is always critical. I really appreciate that Harvey-Cleary doesn’t have a separate estimating department and that all their people are part of estimating. I get one team that stays with the whole project; if there’s ever a discrepancy about numbers, the same people who developed the original budget are there to defend the numbers.” Clairborne Williams Principal FD Stonewater