Meili Construction began quietly in the 1960’s when the father & son team of Arnold and Dennis Meili began building homes under the name of Meili Builders Inc. In 1971, Dennis opened a commercial construction division of the company and Meili Construction was born. Today, Meili Construction is a 3rd generation, family-owned General Contractor with licenses in several states and an annual volume in the $15 – 20M range.
While we are experienced in constructing several different types of projects, one of our strongest focal points at Meili Construction has always been affordable housing. In the last 20 years, we’ve completed or rehabilitated roughly 150 units of affordable housing per year. With project sizes ranging from 10 to 80 units, that equates to between 3 and 4 projects annually. Since most of our projects are built using the CM/GC approach with our clients, we have developed a very successful formula for building quality affordable housing that is tailored to your needs.
We believe one of the keys ingredients to our success has been our ability to master several project and construction types. Our portfolio includes extensive multi-family, retail, civic, educational, warehouse, and professional office buildings. We’re battle-tested in wood-frame, structural steel, and various types of concrete construction. We own extensive excavation, hauling, and material handling equipment — as well as a vast inventory of small tools and equipment. We are one of the few General Contractors in town that still prefer to employ our own forces to complete the carpentry related portions of our projects, including our own “Building Envelope” installation.
Our field staff includes a dozen superintendents – all with a minimum tenure of 15 years at Meili Construction. We employ an average of 50 full-time carpenters, laborers, equipment operators, and truck drivers.
We believe that building relationships is as important as building projects. We also firmly believe the “Team Approach” provides our clients with the best overall value, the highest level of quality and highest level of satisfaction during the process and once the project is completed.
Our experience and values extend throughout our 70+ employees in the supervision and construction of our projects. At least one of our superintendents is assigned to each project full-time and is the only project they are assigned to throughout the life of that project. Although we are accustomed to obtaining quotes on all phases of construction, whenever possible, we like to perform work “in-house” according to the three “F’s” of carpentry- Foundations, Framing, and Finish. In our experience, this allows greater control of costs, quality, and schedule.