RGM and Associates is a program and construction management firm specializing in public sector work with greater than 95% concentration in K-12 to K-14 educational facilities. We provide comprehensive planning, funding support, facility assessments, educational specification consulting, facility master planning, pre-construction services, construction phasing and management, expenditure reporting, grant writing, and other specialized services. Our personnel and primary team members are Senior Project Managers and Project Managers with demonstrated experience and references in serving K-12 Districts in similar programs within Northern California. Our team members are fluent in DSA, CDE, and OPSC programs and requirements including Public Contract Code, CEQA, Career Technology and Joint Use facilities. RGM and Associates supports a “green commitment” and are proud members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).
RGM offers a full menu of services. We typically facilitate the planning and design process, provide construction cost estimates, master project and overall program budgets, constructability reviews, scheduling, steering and phasing guidance throughout the planning and design process. We provide budget accounting and expenditure reporting assistance, provide project and overall program updates, attend Board and Bond Oversight meetings, facilitate and coordinate Site Design Committee, Facility Committee and community outreach meetings.
RGM and Associates has extensive experience in providing General Bond and Specific Project Planning, Program and Construction Management Services for a variety of public clients including assisting public school districts successfully plan and complete state and local bond programs. RGM started business in 1987 as a general contractor building and modernizing school facilities before turning our focus in 1993 to program and construction management. We are experienced with the different project delivery methods available to school districts, including the traditional Design-Bid- Build, Lease Leaseback, Multi Prime, CM at Risk, Design Build or informal contracting through the California Uniform Construction Cost Accounting procedures.
Pre-Design and Design Development Phases – Utilizing the experience and talents of RGM during the planning and design phases will prove an important component in the timely and cost effective development and completion of the overall program.
RGM’s experience and expertise includes effectively working and communicating with a variety of stakeholders such as, District and site administration and staff, State and Local regulatory agencies, consultants, contractors and vendors, community groups, Citizen Bond Oversight Committees and Governing Boards. RGM understands the types of concerns that are typically posed by staff and community groups and can guide the District in effectively addressing them. RGM is skilled in helping Districts identify the key decision points and in helping the entire school community throughout the planning and construction processes.
RGM and Associates is experienced in facilities Condition Assessments, our team of project managers, engineers, and consultants has provided many Districts with services around their campus facilities: whether it is engineering, mechanical or environmental assessments or acquisition or financing, for capital planning, to program and project management.
RGM provides detail comparisons of current deficiencies, estimated costs for needed repairs and/or replacement of all sites and building infrastructure(s). We provide a thorough and cost-effective analysis of building conditions, assist in prioritizing projects, and develop successful capital plans that meet District requirements.
A leader in General Contracting Services, since 1987
RGMand Associates has worked with numerous Public Agencies, Private Owner Clients, and many Architectural firms throughout Northern California. As General Contractor, RGM and Associates role is to facilitate the construction process.
RGMand Associates construction background provides an inherent sense of urgency in delivering continuous, prompt responses to project needs as they arise throughout all phases of a project.
Our General Contracting Experience includes:
Public Schools – K-12 and Higher Education
Public facilities – Senior Centers, and Historical Buildings
Sports fields, Gymnasiums, and Aquatic Center
Commercial, Industrial, and Retail
Municipalities, County Facilities
RGM and Associates has provided general and specialty construction, program planning and construction management services on a wide variety of private and public works projects for over twenty-nine years. RGM began business as a general contractor, building facilities for public entities and private business. We maintain an active “B” Contractor’s License #509513.
Below is a partial list of projects we have performed as general contractors:
Jefferson School District – New Gym and Multi-Purpose rooms • $29M
Antioch Unified School district – New Prospect High School • $2M
City of Clayton – Historical Endeavor Hall Renovation • $1.1M
City of Concord – Community Center • $1.7M
Contra Costa County – Facilities Expansion Mosquito & Vector Control District • $2M
Conta Costa County – Interior Renovation (Richmond) • $373K
Contra Costa County – Outpatient Clinic (Martinez) • $445K
Contra Costa County – Social Services Department (Martinez) • $716K
Contra Costa County – Sheriff’s Dispatch Center (Martinez) • $752K
Mt. Diablo Medical Center – Mt. Diablo Medical Center Improvements • $843K
San Mateo County – Winter Shelter (So. San Francisco) • $1.7M
RGM and Associates also serves as an Expert Witness and analyst assisting other clients and various public legal Counsels with claims analysis, Litigation support, and settlement negotiations.
RGM is also active with several tribunals and associations in developing Arbitration, Facilitation, and dispute Resolution training, as well as language for incorporation into project documents. We continue to serve on various panels as active members dealing with a variety of issues, both legal and technical, related to design and construction processes.
RGM and Associates and its clients have enjoyed a successful history in avoiding and mitigating claims in programs that the firm has set up and managed. RGM has also served public agencies and various public legal counsel as an expert analyst providing claims analysis, arbitration and litigation support, project realignment and settlement negotiations. The following references can provide examples and testimony as to how RGM’s Management Team’s approach and procedures have aided them in protecting the client.
RGM and Associates are proud members of both the U.S. Green Building Council U.S.G.B.C.) and the Coalition for High Performance Schools (C.H.P.S.).
The USGBC is the nation’s foremost coalition of corporations, builders, universities, federal and local agencies and nonprofit organizations working collectively to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
The mission of the CHPS is to facilitate the design, construction and operation of high performance schools. The CHPS, creating environments that are not only energy and resource efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit, and containing the amenities for a quality education.
Benefits of Green Schools transforms the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. • A healthy, productive learning environment • Environmentally friendly • Improved teacher retention • Financial savings • Hands-on learning