Services

Self-Performed Work

VJS is extremely competitive and successful in self-performing work on many of our current projects. Our ability to self perform enables us to control the schedule, quality, and budget. We employ over 100 skilled craftspeople that are able to perform demolition, concrete, drywall and carpentry. 

VJS Construction Services employs over 100 skilled craftspeople that are able to perform demolition, concrete, drywall and carpentry. Establishing the pace of the project, controlling the level of quality, and managing safety are three of the key components to ensure the project is on time and within budget. Our ability to self-perform these trades minimizes change orders and makes certain changes are cost effective. Our forepeople and superintendents are some of the most efficient and experienced tradesmen in the Milwaukee area with an average tenure of 10 years or more working for VJS.

Concrete Work

Successful concrete work requires a thorough Quality Assurance/Quality Control program.  VJS will work with the architects and their engineers early in the design process to assure that the concrete specifications are consistent with our lessons learned on concrete mixes and admixtures as well as means of placement. Ultimately, VJS is responsible for the final product and the early involvement of VJS helps to ensure high-quality concrete work.

Critical to the quality of concrete is the protection and curing process that takes place for some time after the pour. The advantage of having VJS pour the concrete is that VJS personnel are on-site at all times and can monitor the curing process as opposed to a concrete subcontractor who may be offsite after pouring. 

The concrete work can also be sporadic and is critical to the project schedule.  Having VJS self-perform the concrete work decreases the chances that personnel would not be available to meet our schedule requirements. Concrete work can be highly susceptible to weather and with in-house crews performing the work we make sure that all weather-related precautions are taken and that crews are flexible when weather impacts the schedule. 

VJS concrete crews have proven to be very competitive as witnessed by the fact that we are concrete subcontractors on numerous projects by means of a competitive low bid where VJS is not the construction manager.

Carpentry Work

Typically, carpentry work involves the installation of a variety of materials that are provided by several different suppliers.  It is not uncommon to have several low bid carpenters install materials that are not compliant with the drawings and specifications.  VJS ensures that materials submitted and installed meet specifications.  Our crews are able to maintain quality and the pace of the project.

Carpentry work is critical to the schedule and is best performed by VJS who has workers on-site at all times.

Selective Demolition

At VJS Construction Services, safety is number one. We will not jeopardize the safety of anyone for the sake of the low bid.  The means and methods employed for selective demolition in existing facilities must be handled by experienced contractors to ensure that demolition activities will not create dust, noises, or interfere with overall safety.  Selective demolition is generally sporadic but critical to the schedule and can be accomplished most economically and with adherence to the schedule by on-site VJS personnel.  Demolition work also tends to involve a great deal of unknowns, which are uncovered during the demolition process.  By self-performing the work, we will ensure that required changes are minimized and cost effective.

Self-Perform Demolition
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Drywall

With more than 25 years of experience, our drywall division further aids our ability to control quality, maintain the pace of your project, and monitor effective cost controls while adhering to VJS’ safety protocols. 

Our specialties include interior metal stud framing walls, soffits, ceilings, fire-rated wall assemblies, sound-rated wall assemblies, hang drywall, in wall thermal and sound batt insulation, structural cold-formed metal stud framing and exterior gypsum sheathing.