who we are
It`s all about what we do and how we do it!
UMG has been established to be firmly committed and dedicated to all end users seeking excellence and commitment in construction services. It is our goal with each and every project we undertake to impart our utmost commitment to service quality by providing experience, stewardship and value engineering. Combined with these targets, is our passion to assure clients a focused and cost efficient completion to their project.
It is our goal with all projects not withstanding the size, to demand site safety awareness onsite, from both our employees and sub-contractors. We utilize procedures, policies and training to assist our site supervisors to help maintain a safe working environment. We work with an independent safety consultant to ensure all our staff is trained as needed as well as conducting safety audits on our job sites.
Driving ideas into amazing spaces!
Our goal with every potential new project is to provide assistance to end users and consultants with pre-construction planning that will help shape the cost and time of the project. The three main areas of focus are budget management, value engineering and project scheduling.
It is working in a collaborative group that detailed construction budgets are prepard to help implement an effective design plan/strategy that will meet the client’s design and budget. We will work on revising our budgets as often as required to help identify key cost centers. It is our objective to provide as detailed and comprehensive a budget outline that we can. We believe it is with this type of budget that clients and consultants can see exactly the cost of items and have an open book approach to this process.
UMG works diligently to provide competitive pricing on all stipulated bid tenders. We liaison with a list of competitive and qualified sub-contractors. Our office estimator works closely to review all tender drawings issued for pricing to help communicate necessary information to sub-contractors, helping to eliminate any missed information at the time of tendering. Our office completes its own project/tender estimate prior to closing any tender which helps identify key construction costs of the project.
It is our objective to help all our partners identify key areas of concern in helping a potential new client occupy a tenant space. The process of acquiring a new office space or initiating any lease negotiation can be effectively helped with a clear understanding of potential construction costs. It is with the help of our detailed construction budgets, that clients and real estate partners, can mitigate any unforeseen costs arising down the road. It is our open book budget that helps clients see any and all construction costs associated with their potential lease deal.
Our role and involvement helps to determine and better evaluate potential costs and scheduling impacts at the outset of the project due to site conditions. It is with this added information, that helps the team make planning, design and construction decisions.
What clients say about our collaboration
“The site supervisor was experienced, focused and efficient in managing the trades and moving the project along. With all construction there comes challenges and setbacks which UMG handled with professional efficiency.”
Gina Melvin, Learnography
"I have worked with UMG for the past 3 years, completing several large projects with them which consisted of 2 full floor build outs totaling 50,000 sq. feet with the most recent work including staircases to connect 2 floors and a large LAN room. We also did a renovation to an existing LAN room, as well as, small projects such as building some offices and meeting rooms. UMG's project superintendent, Peter Harma, is a valued member of the construction team. Peter's skills in cooridnating the numerous trades, identifying potential issues aheaf of time to minimize construction disruption and dedication to the project were appreciated as a client, with him often going above and beyond to ensure items were looked after and not disrupting our business."
Patricia Murray, Home Trust Company
“I would like to express my thanks to the team at UMG for your great efforts in helping us with our recent tenant relocations. The build-out of two floors for various tenant teams was difficult from both a timing and coordination standpoint, and was completed in a very professional manner. The timing, ability to deal with changes effectively, and final appearance of the project are truly commendable.”
Dino Melissa, QuadReal Property Group
"As Construction Managers on the project, UMG assisted in cost saving exercises in order to bring the budget in line with financial expectations. We had set aggressive move deadlines and UMG provided aggressive construction schedules that were designed to assure those dates were met. All trades selected on the project worked well together and UMG's Site Superintendent assured that trades completed their work in a coordinated and timely fashion. I look forward to working with UMG in the future on our next renovation."
Louise Rayner, Broadridge