Welcome to ASI
Architectural Sourcing, Inc. (ASI) is a Construction Professionals Network, which discovery based on the research and development for over thirty years in subcontracting and general contracting field. ASI partnering with material/product suppliers and contractors (We call them affiliates) for each trade and/or categories on residential and commercial projects. ASI services include marketing, takeoff, bidding and projects coordination on awarded contracts. ASI also provides Cost Estimating and Project's Coordination services for customers.
The significance of ASI services relates to participation on projects as a projects coordinator on a bipartisan basis. ASI help customers to organize team of professionals, such as architects, interior designers and under their guidelines provide details, specifications and preparation of the bidding documents, including takeoff and scope of work for competitive bidding (See the full scope of Services). It allows on "apple for apple" basis bid projects with at least three (3) affiliated participants for each trade and/or category to assure the most fairest and competitive bidding, including projects performance as a team players. Participation customer's contractors also allowed. ASI services, not just with charge but with an additional saving becomes a leading source, which assure the best possible workmanlike and services quality within allocated budget.
ASI utilize former experience with Woodwork Institute (WI) methodology where, WI members paying monthly fee and small percentage from yearly revenue, WI hold bilateral position between customers and WI members. ASI business model and methodology, same as WI, creates the most professional, fairest and team players environment for the success of any projects and not for the woodworking only but for all trades.
ASI membership fee and profit sharing publicly disclosed during affiliates registration and are only .25% to 4% (depending on the project size). For a full scope of customer and affiliate benefits, please visit Customer and Affiliate Benefits. For project's posting convinience, pleased use Invitation To Bid (ITB) form.
ASI provide three type of services - Standard, Exclusive and Elite - Click here. For projects efficiency ASI use developed Cost Quality & Time Managment Control System (CQTMCS) and estimating software Plansfift (See Takeoff examples) integrated with Textura (Project Managment & Payable Networking). This especially help small and medium size affiliated companies to increase their projects participation, services and work qualify for a larger size projects.
Whether the projects are in the thousands or in the millions of dollars we provide our qualified affiliated companies. They are assigned to our database on the basis of specialty, project size, and metropolitan area of work. They are licensed, bonded and liability insured. In many instances, especially on the large projects, they also provide performance bond. Upon the customers requests we also provide a full pre-qualification package, including references.
ASI methodology is the only one on the market that guarantees competitive bidding or providing all your new construction and improvement services on an “apple for apple” basis. Upon our customers Invitation To Bid (ITB), at the Projects Curently Bidding tab (ASI plan room), we are able to post projects detailed information, plans, and bidding documents. It allows best possible time frame and bidding participation respond from ASI affiliated companies.
The significance of ASI participation on every construction project can be justified by acknowledging one of our projects experience with Legit Painting, Inc on one of our joint TI, 20K SF project "The Container Store" at the city of El Segundo. Just representing one trade only, even the bidding documents were made for chain stores replication around the country, there was discrepancy and vague interpretations of the plans and specifications. It had taken over 6 days of the rebuttal with GC and architect before they unconditionally accepted our justification. Because of ASI bilateral position between subcontractors and customer helped to mediate $32K change order for only $18K. For the rebuttal on interpretation of the plans and specks project record Click Here. For Legit reference letter Click Here.
The other most fascinating experience, which justifies why interior designers and architects advised to work with the ASI, relates to the Andrew Lazar (producer) custom home project. After the project award and finding that proposed woodworking designs, throughout the house, was wrong customer accepted free offer for our design. After presentation to the customer, GC, ID and architect new designs, mockups and other presentation materials, customer accepted it. This project was presented on TV as the best custom home project of the year.
The biggest industry problem, not qualified or not completed preparation of the bidding documents (Some architects call "It's impossible to create Encyclopedia of the bidding documents"), including project details and specifications, is the main obstacle why everybody blaming and assassinating each other. Subcontractor performance is a major portion for any projects success, and only ASI partnership positioning on a bilateral basis, which not just cost extra, but provide an additional saving, creates fair and competitive conditions on any construction projects. Therefore, we proudly assuring customers in the project’s performance with the best possible workmanlike and services quality under allocated budget, especially when ASI participate in the project on Exclusive and/or Elite basis.