“We envision a client’s dream through our eyes and develop buildings that are more than just bricks and concrete. We create buildings that tell a story on their own,” begins Peter Knickerbocker, Principal, Knickerbocker & Associates. For construction companies, such an understanding can only be achieved by establishing strong relationships with clients and stakeholders involved in the construction project. As a family-owned construction company, Knickerbocker & Associates provides construction management and consulting services. This nimble, service-oriented firm provides its offerings to a variety of construction and real estate development projects, including residential estate homes, commercial, multi-family, tenant improvements, and medical offices.
Knickerbocker & Associates’ list of clients further extends to celebrities, wealthy families, and big commercial giants. The company has helped build homes to some of the biggest families in the US, baking on estates worth 20 million to 100 million dollars. Catering to such a diverse and massive clientele from affluent backgrounds, the company has never failed to serve its clients on time, on budget. Its dedicated team of seasoned professionals can empathize with the emotions and feelings of clients that help connect with their bespoke needs. From designing a kid's room to establishing office buildings, the company works at the crossroads to the personal touch and maintain professional aesthetics. Carrying forward its 30 years old business legacy, Knickerbocker & Associates stands on a high ground of transparency. Once the company understands its clients' needs, it scopes its proposal and looks forward to executing the goals seamlessly and transparently. Knickerbocker & Associates hires the best-in-class contractors, engineers, and architecture to match clients' styles and needs. Conducting timely quality checks, the company sits for a thorough review of plans with the clients to ensure the team sticks to the targeted goal throughout the project. "We develop strong relationships with our clients to comprehensively understand their needs and adjust our services accordingly," says Peter.
Peter reminiscences an instance where one of the company's clients wanted to construct a $35 million home within a strict deadline. The expert team of Knickerbocker & Associates reviewed its client's plan and hired architectures. As they began the project, the team noticed that the entire home was supposed to be built from cast-in-place concrete, which will delay the entire construction process. Prioritizing the strict schedule, the company talked to a few structural engineers and architects. Through a lot of collaboration, they were successfully able to switch the home's structural system. This way, Knickerbocker & Associates saved off almost six months from the project, which resulted in high customer satisfaction.
Such success stories stem from the company's ability to continually redefine and innovate its construction strategies to bring efficiency and modernization in the construction space. In recent times, the company has shifted away from paper-based workflows to a completely paperless format. Going digital has helped the company quickly pull up the current budget, current schedule, RFI, or plan on a moment's notice for a client. It has also allowed the team to get relevant information at their fingertips quickly. The idea of completely going paperless was proven to be of utmost benefit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through zoom meetings, the company maintained a close relationship with its clients and continuously provided them with their project updates. It has allowed Knickerbocker & Associates to become more agile, nimble, and ultimately provide a higher level of professional services.
As the pandemic has called-in for more safety regulations, the company strives to align itself with the streaming demands of the construction landscape while knitting close relationships with its existing and potential customers. As more people plan to build homes now and with the booming film studios in Los Angeles and pharmaceutical research and development in Southern California, Knickerbocker & Associates is preparing to focus on these two opportunities. While paying close attention to these rapidly growing industries, the company will continue to create foundations based on honesty, integrity, trust, and professionalism.