Who We Are...
We hear a lot about quality in the construction industry today. But few
companies seem to be delivering it ... maybe that's because some companies are more
concerned about protecting their bottom lines than the quality of their work. No wonder
mediocrity seems to be the norm.
At PKD, we bring a different perspective to the building industry:
large or small, elegant or functional, your project is the most important project we have.
To us, a building is more than a job to be done. It's a matter of pride. And a matter of
partnership. We've combined two long-time leaders in the industry to become the company we
are today, giving you the benefits of a wide range of solid expertise and proven
Our most important partner is you because we know that every job is
unique. Getting the job done right means listening, communicating, and working one-on-one
to meet your special needs. No matter what the job, from modern school and university
buildings to sophisticated manufacturing facilities... from hospital complexes to
award-winning corporate headquarters, we're committed to delivering our best. And that
includes keeping costs under control and schedules met.
Regardless of the size or the complexity of our project, PKD
offers you some of the most skilled, professional construction specialists in the
industry. From concept to completion, it's our job as your construction expert to build
and to maintain a personal partnership with you, resulting in time/cost effectiveness and
project quality. With over 100 years of combined construction experience,
your best business partner.
Where We Are From...
PKD is a pioneer in construction management in central Illinois.
We are the outgrowth of two firms that, after working together for more than a decade,
have pooled our experience, resources, and talents to provide customers with expert
construction management services.
The parent companies, The Petry-Kuhne Company and Geupel DeMars, have
always shared a vision of construction excellence through personal commitment. The
Petry-Kuhne Company has been a leading central Illinois general contractor since 1908 and
Geupel DeMars is one of the nation's top 30 construction managers. Together, we bring to
your project a unique blend of construction experience and service.
It's also important to know that we're an Illinois company, specializing
in Illinois projects. We bring a home state sense of pride and responsibility to every job
we do. This is our home. And we're committed to the people who live and work here.
Working together to help Illinois grow is why we're the best partners for
your building project.
How We Work...
Years of experience have taught us that no two buildings are exactly
alike, and no two clients have exactly the same expectations. That's why we believe in a
team approach to projects that makes the best use of everyone's skills and resources. No
matter what your requirements, we can develop a team uniquely qualified to handle them,
working closely with you from the initial concept stages all the way through completion.
Unlike a general contractor, a construction manager is selected with your
architect and gets involved at the earliest stages providing estimates and advice and
offering design suggestions that make sure construction costs are controlled and schedules
are met. Then, the construction manger follows through with complete management of the
construction phase, planning, coordinating, supervising, and expediting the entire
construction effort. This gives you, the client, a fully-developed support structure for
estimating, scheduling, and value engineering, plus a wide variety of sophisticated
management controls to suite your needs.
Perhaps most important is that with PKD as your construction
manager, you get a partner and team player -- someone on your side, working on your behalf
to keep costs under control and schedules met. We provide hand-on direction and
supervision throughout the construction process, maintaining the strictest standards of
At PKD, no project is more important than yours. No needs more
unique than your own. No budget more sensitive or schedule more critical. That's what
partnership with our clients is all about. It's more than a matter of fact. It's a matter