Prime Business has been providing preconstruction and construction management services for Design & Construction Management here at the University of California, Davis for the last decade. Their constructability reviews, estimates and change order negotiation skills have been invaluable to the University and saved millions of dollars over the years. Dean Ranns' background and knowledge make him a huge asset to our operation.

Dave Hinrichs
Construction Cost Analyst
UC Davis – Design and Construction Management


PRIMEbusiness can tailor its services to the needs of almost any client involved in the long process of project development: design review, value engineering, and construction management.

Allen Lowry
Senior Project Manager
UC Davis – Design and Construction Management

Robert Mondavi Food and Wine Science Institute – UC Davis
$62 million laboratory building


Without a doubt, PRIMEbusiness saved our project the cost of their services many times over by identifying potential change order items and by recommending more cost effective design solutions.

Jon R. Koster, Architect
Project Manager
Architectural Services Division
County of Sacramento

Water Quality Building – County of Sacramento $55 million office building and corporation yard
Architect, Williams and Paddon: Roseville CA


PRIMEbusiness' insight into all aspects of the construction process has been a great resource for the design team. We appreciate the thoroughness and attention to detail PRIMEbusiness brings to document constructability review and their proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving. Their strong ability to communicate with project stakeholders, the design team, and the contractor has allowed for project improving collaboration during the construction process.

Derek DeVille – Associate, AIA, LEED® AP
THA Architecture Inc.

King Hall Renovations – UC Davis
$14 million law school expansion Architect, Thomas Hacker: Portland, OR


PRIMEbusiness brings to the team the needed checks and balances to strengthen our contract documents. He is professional and his experience estimating, value engineering and providing ongoing constructability reviews pays dividends, by limiting change orders and RFI's, which in turn brings value to the client in these completive times.

Robert McCormick
Architect
HDR Inc.

Building J1 Renovation and Upgrade – UC Davis
$2.5 million BSL-3 lab upgrade and renovation

Architect, HDR Inc.: Sacramento CA


PRIMEbusiness has added tremendous value on every project they have assisted me on. Their valuable insight into addressing key constructability and cost control issues is born from a wealth of direct experience in building construction. They are proactive in plan review, preventing many problems before they occur. In addition, they are also skilled in analysis of construction progress and change order negotiations. They are consistently able to provide support where it is needed to move projects forward effectively.

Bill Starr
Senior Project Manager
UC Davis – Design and Construction Management

Veterinary Medicine 3B – UC Davis
$39 million laboratory building


Dean was invaluable in this role, and proven a significant asset in these capacities. The fruit of this effort is the fact that the project completed with an accepted Change Order total 2.3% above the base bid.

Joseph M. Dickson
Senior Architect/Project Manager
UC Davis – Design and Construction Management

Veterinary Medicine 3A –UC Davis
$60 million laboratory building


I find that Dean and his teams' communication and organizational skills are very impressive and his personal involvement in his work ensures a successful outcome for both the University and Flintco.

Jerry D. Irwin
Sr. Project Manager
Flintco Inc., Pacific Division

Robert Mondavi Food and Wine Science Institute – UC Davis
$62 million laboratory building


I have worked with PRIMEbusiness for 5 years while a Senior Project Manager in the Department of Architects & Engineers, UC Davis. PRIMEbusiness has delivered exceptionally great value in the areas of independent Cost Estimating, Value Engineering and Constructability Reviews on the Seismic Corrections Phase IV and King Hall Renovation and Expansion projects. Their work has more than paid for itself in savings to the University through receiving lower general contract construction bids and reduced change orders throughout these projects.

James Monday
Senior Project Manager
UC Davis – Design and Construction Management

King Hall Renovations – UC Davis
$14 million law school expansion


PRIMEbusiness' review provided a thorough analysis of our documents and an important perspective on the potential complications of our project. His comments were obviously based on a great deal of experience with similar projects and for the same client.

Kevin Hinrichs
Project Manager
The Design Partnership

Robbins Hall Renovations – UC Davis $6 million physical laboratory renovation Architect, The Design Partnership San Francisco CA