3D Group is a Merit-shop General Contracting, Construction Management, Design-Build firm that works with subcontractors regardless of union affiliations.
Our philosophy of Merit-shop contracting comes from our commitment to:
Deliver the best value for our clients
Create fair competition based on quality, scheduling, safety and cost
The highest level of workmanship
Giving ability to select subcontractors on best fit for the project
Quality workmanship at a fair price
The advantages to owners of a Merit-shop approach to construction projects are considerable, including: a higher level of safety, lower costs, better quality work and more control. Merit-shop general contractors that employ both union and non-union subcontractors offer access to 100% of the construction marketplace. By contrast, firms that are signatory to labor unions are restricted to using union-only subcontractors, which account for less than 20% of the construction labor force nationwide. The Merit-shop philosophy is clearly the wise, fair and equitable approach.