Delivery Methods


The Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) method allows the project owner to consult with a general contractor earlier in the life cycle of a project, as compared to the traditional hard bid (or Design-Bid-Build) method. With this method, Gerding participates as an adviser during the design process. This improves communication between the two parties because we have input on the availability and cost of suggested materials and offer cost effective alternatives. This method promotes a collaborative partnership between the design team, owner and the construction manager.

Samaritan Boulder Falls Inn & Conference Center, Lebanon, OR


As design-builder, Gerding Builders takes full accountability for project cost, quality and schedule from concept to occupancy. We work with quality architects and engineers who are selected with your style and specific needs in mind. Our goal is to thoroughly understand your vision and needs so that we may assist you in obtaining the most building for your dollar. When you do the heavy-lifting during pre-construction, it makes for a smooth construction process on the back side.

Streamlining project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team transforms the relationship between the designers and builders into an alliance, which fosters collaboration and teamwork. When united from the outset, an integrated team readily works to successfully complete a project faster, more cost effectively and with fewer change orders.

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Crater Lake Visitors Center Renovation, Crater Lake, OR

General Contractor

Our general contracting strengths result from decades of experience building in various locations and weather conditions. Gerding Builders handle large-scale projects as well as technical construction, including high-tech, historic renovations, tenant improvements, and seismic upgrades.

Our project leadership knows how to complete challenging work, such as occupied remodels, and we take pride in our ability to meet tight schedules. We will exceed your expectations throughout all phrases of the construction project.

Calvary Chapel Church, Corvallis, OR