It’s Saturday morning. You’re lying on the floor of your parents’ living room watching television as Wile E. Coyote ties himself to a rocket branded with an Acme Logo in another vain attempt to finally catch the Roadrunner. Of course it turns out badly. But, hey, your 8 year-old self can’t help but fall into a heaping pile of giggles.
That was then.
These days, you still think Bugs Bunny cartoons are pretty hilarious and you secretly root for that crazy Coyote to catch the Roadrunner – but you have bigger issues on your hands. Issues like who is going to help build or expand your next beer facility.
Let’s face it, even in grown-up-world there is always the “Acme” of the industry trying to say they can do things better. They loudly tout their accomplishments and how they move all of their own designers, architects and subs into town to build your facility. It’s construction, right? Clearly workers from out of town should be brought in to take our hard-earned dollars back home with them. Right?
At Facility Planning, Inc. we don’t believe in doing things the way “Acme” does. We take pride in keeping the majority of dollars in every project in your local market. That’s right. We put local people to work and keep families employed. In today’s economy, it is important to save money while giving back to the community in which we live.
Facility Planning, Inc. knows that no one – and we mean no one! –understands the subcontractor market better than local businesses. Qualified local contractors work hard to get a job done right, take pride in their work and build long-term relationships between facility owners and contractors. All while keeping the money close to home.
The owners of Facility Planning, Inc. have managed over 60 projects in the wholesale beer industry and specialize in finding you a group of the best local or regional contractors to chose from. Our vigorous competitive selection process is the key to identifying a qualified general contractor that will provide you and your business a quality building at the lowest overall cost.
We’ve witnessed firsthand what can happen when national contractors are brought in to a project. Money goes out the window to the contractor’s hometown or state. Subs aren’t given favorable treatment, which leads to less incentives and higher costs. Shortcuts are made to absorb their costs and to “cheapen” the building. Project overhead costs skyrocket for all those “needed” out-of-towners that have been brought in to work on the project. Their one-size-fits-all philosophy ends up leaving facility owners frustrated with no extra change left in their pockets.
Oh, and don’t get us started on the lack of follow-up service!
At Facility Planning, Inc. that’s just not how we operate. We approach every project as a unique experience because we know that every facility owner has different goals and desires. Beer facility owners are not a national business, so why take the “acme” approach when constructing your new facility?
Sure Acme Earthquake Pills, Acme Dehydrated Boulders and Acme Jet-Propelled Pogo Sticks (who didn’t want one of those?!) were funny when it came to the Looney Tunes gang back when we were kids. But, no one wants the shenanigans of “Acme” when it comes to building their new facility.
Want to learn more about our non-Acme approach to building? Contact us today!