We at Seppala are firm believers that early good planning is critical to the ultimate success of any construction project. Our considerable experience in the local construction environment assures you that our early input will translate into the best use of your construction budget.

Preconstruction Services include:
  • Budget preparation
  • Master schedule preparation
  • Project permit investigation
  • Project Architectural Requirement Assessment
  • Project Architect, Consultant Recommendations
  • Supervision of Seppala employee workforce
Design Phase Services include:
  • Construction Phasing considerations
  • Design progress input
  • Material Quality/Cost considerations
  • Value Engineering
  • Pre-ordering of long lead items
Construction Phase Services include:
  • Subcontractors Bid Package Preparation
  • Subcontractor Recommendations
  • Subcontractor bid analysis
  • Subcontractor award and contract preparation
  • Subcontractor oversight and management

The principals of Seppala Construction are the second and third generation of the Seppala family that pioneered the concept of design-build construction in New England and more specifically New Hampshire.

Our extensive experience with design-build and the advantages of single point responsibility for all budget considerations will assure you that your construction dollars are used in the most responsible manner. Seppala Construction will assemble a design team that will best fit your projects requirements.

The advantages of design-build are well known and they include:
  • Earliest possible known firm cost
  • Time savings
  • Single point responsibility
  • Best use of Owner’s limited time
  • Cost and design are coordinated in real time
  • Lowest risk to owner of cost overruns

Construction Management
Seppala Construction has successfully completed several hundred million dollars of construction on the basis of construction management. Our project cost control systems provide us with daily cost updates enabling us to accurately monitor and control project costs.

In our experience the only construction management method that works consistently is paying attention to details extensively. The details of management that are supervised include:

Project Coordination
  • Project kickoff meetings
  • Weekly project meetings
  • Coordination of Owner’s Subcontractors (if applicable)
  • Project schedules and updates
  • Project reports with pictures
  • Supervision of Seppala employee workforce
Quality Control
  • Material sample review
  • Construction method review
  • Testing and inspections
  • Project supervision review of all installations
Financial Management
  • Cost Control and Cost Accounting
  • Detailed backup for all project costs
  • Extensive review of progress payments to Subcontractors
  • Lien waiver review
  • Monthly Cost to complete review
  • Weekly Labor Cost Input

Risk Management
  • Company Safety Plan
  • Third party independent safety inspections
  • Weekly safety meetings
  • Subcontractor compliance incentives
Project Documentation
  • Contract Documentation Files
  • Weekly progress updates with photos
  • As-built Drawings
  • Close-out Documents
  • Project Commissioning (where applicable)

General Contracting
Seppala Construction continues to complete construction contracts in the traditional manner of competitive bid from plans and specifications with a lump sum contract price. Our services under this arrangement are generally as outlined under the construction management method, however under this arrangement we do not provide detailed back-up of individual project costs.

Requisitions are submitted monthly using the standard AIA G702 requisition form based on the percentage of completion method. All other services are provided per the plans and specifications.
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