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It takes 8 years to get through medical school, 6 years to get through law school and 4 years to get through plumbers apprenticeship school. What’s the point? Ya gotta know your stuff. Plumbing is a trade and a craft, and like so many other facets of construction in the 21st Century, it is high-tech, […]

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fermenting tank holders

The pressure will be on. The challenge for Nickel & Nickel will be to make wine that can measure up to their resplendent winery Nolan Construction is now building for them in Oakville. This is an exquisite showplace. Starting with the exposed old growth fir beams attached with oak pegs in mortise & tenon fashion […]

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intricate piping

In the May 2002 Newsletter we saw “How A Design/Build Team Wins” and saves a project owner time and money while moving toward sophisticated solutions of unique construction challenges. The relationships within an experienced design/build team help each member of the team reach a higher level of performance. Here are some examples. LeDuc & Dexter […]

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rivendale housing

Bill Benjamin has worked with LeDuc & Dexter for close to 20 years. Now, with partners Terri Benjamin, Chris and Christine Peterson at Rivendale Homes, he continues to enjoy a productive relationship with LeDuc & Dexter in a variety of residential projects that are as diverse as the people that live in them. Rivendale Homes […]

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When March Madness and Spring Break were raging on campuses around the nation, a select group of student project managers were measuring their future the way a 3-point shooter studies a wide-open jumper while everyone is yelling, “shoot”. It took place on the beautiful Purdue University campus in Lafayette, Indiana. 23 students from around the […]

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Wall Plumbing Above Concrete

An interesting example of a design/build winery project is Stryker Sonoma located on Hwy. 128 in Geyersville. The project includes construction of a premium winery and two residential structures. The design/build team was comprised of Bill Zeeb of LeDuc & Dexter, Bell Products-HVAC, Napa Electric, Rob Main of The Engineering Partnership with Warren Bowers-estimator, Sam […]

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wall electronics and pipes

The essence of a design/build team is all about winning. Owners, general contractors, engineers and sub-contractors working together in a non-traditional method, as opposed to the bid process, to produce a fast paced, well orchestrated game plan that saves time and money for developers and owners who seek sophisticated results. Wineries, Hi-Tech facilities, manufacturing plants […]

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new construction wooden building frames

It’s rarely like a waltz. Sometimes it’s like the jitterbug or the twist. Each time the dance steps are different. One thing is always the same though, the customer leads and LeDuc & Dexter follows. It’s the Servicing and Scheduling Shuffle. Coming into the construction season, it looks like LeDuc & Dexter will have a […]

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