General Contracting

Our General Contracting Services

As the general contractor, Meridian Development is responsible for the overall coordination of a project. A general contractor must first assess the project-specific documents (referred to as a bid, proposal, or tender documents). In the case of renovations, a site visit is required to get a better understanding of the project.

Depending on the project delivery method, the contractor will submit a fixed price proposal or bid, cost-plus price or an estimate. Then Meridian Development considers the cost of the project overhead, general conditions, materials, and equipment, as well as the cost of labor, to provide the client with a price for the project. A large part of a general contractor’s responsibilities may include applying for building permits, updating the clients daily, securing the property, managing the process of temporary utilities on site, managing all personnel and subcontractors on site, working with surveyors and engineers, recycling or disposing of construction waste, managing and controlling cash flows and schedules, and preserving accurate records/change orders. 

Contract documents may include drawings, project manuals (including general, supplementary, or special conditions and specifications),and addendum or modifications issued prior to proposal/ bidding ad prepared by a design professional, such as an architect.

Our Construction Services

Meridian Development delivers the same high quality results regardless if we are the general contractor, construction manager, or design-builder. Our en-grained, expert process and embedding approach ensures continuance, accountability, and productiveness throughout the project to attain success.  

  • Project Coordination –  Meridian Development performs project control and coordination functions to ensure completion schedules are maintained in addition to handling client communication, jobsite safety, budget control, subcontract administration, product submittals, change orders and final documentation.
  • Site Supervision – The superintendent is Meridian Development’s representative at the job site and is charged with overseeing all company and subcontractor personnel to ensure a safe work environment, quality performance, jobsite safety, and on-schedule project completion.
  • Scheduling – Meridian Development’s Project Manager and Superintendent work as partners to develop and implement the project construction schedule, which is reviewed and updated daily. 
  • Accounting and Cost Control –  Meridian Development stays in control of project costs by using sophisticated construction accounting software. This ensures decisions are based on real-time information and enables timely handling of payables and receivables.
  • Quality Control –  Meridian Development is committed to uncompromising quality on every project. During construction, work is inspected daily to make sure it meets or exceeds plans and specifications.
  • Punchlist and Closeout – The Meridian Development Project Manager and Superintendent ensure completion of each job to the owner’s satisfaction by preparing a punch list, conducting a walk-through and overseeing prompt resolution of any remaining work items. Once the job is completed, Meridian Development prepares an Operation & Maintenance manual and as-built drawings for future reference.

Our Pre-Construction Services

Proper planning is the key to success on any construction project. Engaging Meridian Development as your strategic partner early in the planning phase ensures a highly efficient project in terms of cost and time. Meridian Development provides the foundation for a successful project with a clear and detailed roadmap informed by any or all of our pre-construction services.

  • Feasibility Studies – We develop and evaluate conceptual design and construction alternatives with comparative costs to determine project scope and actions for further development.
  • Preliminary Cost Estimating and Scheduling – Utilizing schematic level design documents, we guide budgeting and produce schedules for overall design, permit and construction phases to indicate procurement or critical path issues early in the process.
  • Design Management – Our collaborative approach to the design-build relationship and extensive experience with commercial professional space often yields valuable opportunities to increase efficiency and cost-benefit. 
  • Value Engineering and Construction Review – Meridian Development reviews designs for ease of construction, suitability of materials, procurement schedule issues, and other key factors in order to identify, recommend and implement value engineering opportunities.
  • Permit and Entitlement Management – Coordinate and expedite the entire permit application, review and approval process, to include handling timely comment responses and meeting with permit authorities to determine all requirements and associated costs.

Our Design / Build Services

At Meridian Development, we work in collaboration with many successful architect firms that can custom design plans to fit the clients needs. Proper planning is the key to success on any construction project. Engaging Meridian Development as your strategic partner early in the planning phase ensures a highly efficient project in terms of cost and time.

Chris McCurry

Owner & Operator

Chris McCurry has been self-employed since 1988 through the ownership and operation of several service/construction related entities. McCurry is a licensed general contractor in the State of Georgia and is President and CEO of Meridian Development and Construction Services, Inc. Meridian Development was formed in 2008 for the express purpose to perform construction, leasing and management services for owned properties and provides General Contracting and Construction Management of Medical Office Buildings (MOB’s), Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC’s), clinical interior finishes and other tenant improvements. McCurry has over 35 years of experience in development and construction of residential, industrial and commercial real estate projects. He attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.