Benchmark Blog

The Design-Build Process

When to Choose Design-Build   Design-build is a great option for anyone looking to streamline the building process while also proactively saving time and money. This process has been used for 4 millennia and is proven to be very efficient. Design-build is the...

Starting From Scratch

When asked “How can you compete, you have never built one of these”, we often respond, “99.9% of our projects were once something we had never built.” At Benchmark Houston Builders, our team has worked extremely hard to ensure our clients get the best building...

Spotlight Construction Method: Tilt Wall

​What is the Tilt Wall method? Construction methods are the procedures and techniques that are used during the building process. We want to take some time to dive into an overview of the Tilt Wall (or tilt up) method that we have used on several projects, such as the...

Keep Yourself Busy

In a time where things have begun to slow down, try to keep yourself busy. There’s always more work to be done, you can always find something to focus on and improve. When you have more time on your hands, it allows you to dive into the relationships and project...

The Proof is in the Practice

“In terms of overall values, the proof is in the practice when you see how those values are administered and managed. With Benchmark, we have seen the values in action.” -Bill Nikche, Vice President, Dawson Van Order   “Benchmark brought a very high level of...

Focusing on Our Partners

At Benchmark Houston Builders, we've had the pleasure of working with many outstanding businesses throughout the years. Recently we have been shifting our focus to thinking about how much we appreciate sustaining harmonious relationships with our clients and...

Building Relationships, as a Builder

As a builder, you are taking responsibility into your possession for creating your client’s dream and vision. Whether it is your client’s first property or fifteenth, they expect you to be the expert and bring it to life. At Benchmark, we want to be your builder for...

How To Survive The Busy Season

In every industry, there is a dreaded “busy season” approaching. Whether that be the insanity of retail during the holidays, the increased home sale volume in the summer, or a rotating peak season all year in construction- we’re all busy!  When Benchmark Houston...

Stick to Your Goals

Even when your vision feels like it has been pushed farther off into the distance, stick to your goals. Be the person who does what he or she says, and it will echo in effect to the people around you! When you see someone who sticks to their word, who says they will...

The Benefits of Design-Build

What exactly is the design-build method? And how is it different from the traditional construction method? A design-build project is when the project owner provides both the design and construction services under one contract. The cost is established after the...