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Merit-Shop Philosophy



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.

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