Savannah, Ga., radiates with hospitality and charm. So when administrators at Savannah State University approved a new housing project for their picturesque campus, everyone involved knew the project would have to meet a special set of standards to complement the city’s historic beauty.
General contractor Hardin Construction tasked American Direct with providing building materials for the openings on the multi-building project — and time was of the essence.
“We were awarded the contract in January 2011 and we immediately began ordering material because the first buildings had to be complete for the Fall school semester,” said Geneva Jasinski, American Direct Senior Project Manager. “It was a challenge to get material fast enough to accommodate the fast-paced schedule.”
That deadline got even tighter when it turned out that the primed wood door jambs that were part of the specifications for the project were out of stock. American Direct used its deep industry relationships to put in a rush special order for the required products. The primed wood jambs came in on time, and were machined, pre-hung, put on pallets and shipped to the job site.
When every moment counts, it always helps to be working with an installer who understands the importance of meeting a deadline. Hardin’s contract with American Direct included not only supplying material, but also installation through American Direct’s affiliate American Construction Services. Having materials and installation handled by one company allowed for a seamless turnkey situation for the contractor when time was crucial.
“That’s one of the advantages that American Direct offers,” said Byron Whetstone, American Direct president. “From ordering to delivering to installation, we can provide a single source.”