Construction Management at-Risk

Construction Management at-Risk

Construction Management at-Risk — Available to: Private owners

HON Headquarters renovation
HON Headquarters renovation

In the Construction Management at-Risk (CMaR) delivery method, Carl A. Nelson & Company (CANCO) is able to combine its extensive Design-Build, design-assist and General Contracting experience to help guide your project through design and budgeting, and then take a lead role in the construction phase as a self-performing contractor. 

This delivery method is sometimes known as Construction Manager as Constructor.

Working with the designer contracted by the Owner, CANCO performs a pre-construction review of the drawings to identify unnecessary costs, find value engineering opportunities and conduct code review with support from Nelson Design, Inc., our wholly owned design subsidiary; and also will establish a construction budget and schedule. At the conclusion of design and pre-construction, we will negotiate a contract for construction and begin building the project.

Carl A. Nelson & Company has more than a century of general contracting experience, while our design-build experience goes back to the early 1970s. Our superintendents average more than 30 years in the construction industry, and our project managers — all of them with degrees in civil or construction engineering, construction management or industrial technology — average more than 25 years of industry experience.

Examples of our work as CMaR

Highlighted below are several of Carl A. Nelson & Company's projects using Construction Management at-Risk delivery. Visit the Project Portfolio for additional examples of our work.


Great River Health Fitness

Great River Medical Center Center of Orthopedic Excellence, West Burlington, Iowa

Great River Klein Center

Great River Klein Center replacement long-term care facility, West Burlington, Iowa

Great River Eastman and Mercy plazas

Great River Eastman and Mercy plazas, West Burlington, Iowa

CHC SE IA Louisa County Clinic

Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa, Louisa County Clinic, Columbus City, Iowa

The HON Company

HON Company headquarters renovation, Muscatine, Iowa

Take advantage of our pre-construction and construction experience

Carl A. Nelson & Company is ready to lead your next project in the Construction Management at-Risk method of project delivery. Fill out the form below, or contact our Director of Business Development, Dan Culp, directly by phone at (319) 754-8415, or email at

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