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Triune Associates

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Full service general contractor Triune Associates has been offering customized construction services in the government and private sectors for 20 years. With four locations throughout the United States and construction expertise in a variety of different markets, Triune provides construction services nationwide. The company’s mission is to create an exceptional customer experience by providing outstanding quality and value.
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Triune Associates was founded in 1997 when CEO Vince Fudzie sought to leverage his wealth of expertise in strategic management within the construction industry. Prior to founding Triune, Fudzie worked in Deloitte & Touche’s Real Estate Construction Group and in the business turnaround unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Fudzie holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan and is also a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Fudzie is a thought leader in the construction industry, sharing his expertise on a variety of construction management topics through his blog, The Punch List.

Triune Associates got its start taking on small jobs for federal government agencies. Since then, the company has grown its business exponentially under Fudzie’s leadership, generating $15 million in annual revenue. Triune has served numerous federal, state, and local government agencies and expanded to serve a number of other markets.

The company offers a full range of construction and contracting services such as pre-construction preparation, site adaptation, project management, quality control, and subcontractor management. The company’s specialties include:

Design-Build Services
By integrating design and construction services within one company, Triune creates a simplified construction process that saves costs, expedites project timelines, and reduces the potential for errors.

Construction Management
Triune Associates is able to manage all aspects of a construction project including permitting, logistics, and general contracting. Triune’s construction management services can save clients more than ten percent on project costs and offer greater control over project schedules.

Construction
Triune performs concrete placement, drywall installation, carpentry, and more. Self-performed work by a general contractor in this fashion provides substantial benefits including cost savings, flexibility to accommodate client-initiated changes, efficient scheduling, and increased safety.

With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and regional offices in Seattle, Washington; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Washington, D.C., Triune provides customized construction services for clients throughout the United States in markets including healthcare, commercial, and federal and educational institutions.

Triune recognizes that each client sector carries its own unique challenges and considerations. Working within healthcare facilities, especially those that are occupied during the project, requires acute attention to safety, cleanliness, and compliance with health and safety protocols. Triune has nearly 20 years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of healthcare facilities.

Triune’s experience in construction for educational institutions ranges from primary schools to college residence halls. Triune was one of three firms selected to oversee capital improvements to schools in the Dallas Independent School District as part of the 2008 Dallas Independent School District Bond Program. The program included construction of 14 new school buildings and additions to 13 existing facilities, as well as more than 200 renovation projects.

The company enjoys a strong reputation as a government contractor and has completed many successful projects for federal, state, and local governments, ranging from renovations to multi-million dollar design and construction projects. Triune consistently meets the safety and quality standards for government contracts, maintaining constant communication and providing detailed cost reporting and budget management. The company has long-standing relationships with federal government agencies based on a track record of outstanding work. In a market that is quickly becoming over-saturated, Triune’s experience with government contracting sets it apart from the competition. The company is certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Construction Quality Management for Contractors and also participates in the Army Corps of Engineers Safety Program.

Triune’s success and growth is based on its core values: integrity, continuous learning, teamwork, safety, client service, and excellence. The company is dedicated to ensuring outstanding quality on every project and constantly strives to improve its work. Triune’s senior leaders have over 150 years in combined construction experience; still, they recognize the importance of continued learning, as the construction industry is constantly evolving. “Because we are relentless about improving, our clients enjoy the benefits of some of the most advanced services in the industry,” the company’s website says.

The firm’s collaborative approach to each project sets it apart from other contractors. Triune engages key stakeholders including clients, architects, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure that every aspect of the construction process goes according to plan. “We want to be more than just your contractor—we want to be your growth partner,” says its website.

Triune prides itself on an outstanding quality assurance program, which begins early in the planning and design stage. The team works closely with architects and subcontractors to help select designs and materials that provide the best value for the project.

As well, Triune’s safety initiatives far exceed industry standards. The company provides continuous safety training for all employees and employs a full-time Director of Safety to ensure that all safety standards are met on the job site. “We are fully committed to achieving and sustaining ‘zero accident’ performance through continuous evaluations, education, and improvements,” Triune’s website says.

The company’s commitment to excellence pays off; Triune boasts a 90 percent repeat business and referral rate. “Triune is an excellent team to work with. They are easy to work with and had the willing attitude to work through any situation,” says Triune client Kimmie Edwards, Contracting Officer at Fort Hood. Looking to the future, Triune anticipates continued, organic growth as its reputation for quality attracts new clients.

Building the Next Generation

As thousands of experienced workers retire across North America every day, it is small wonder many industries are concerned about the future. It has been a decade since the oldest members of the baby boom generation started leaving their jobs, removing from the workplace decades of experience and skills that are tough to replace. The situation is so dire that, when younger workers are not available or knowledgeable enough to take over, retired staffers are often called back to work on a part-time basis.

November 18, 2019, 10:27 PM EST

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