DPR’s ability and commitment to self-perform work is integral to who we are and how we build. We are a builder, not a broker. We focus on developing and employing scope-specific self-perform experts and a wide-reaching workforce so we can consistently deliver the same level of service to all our customers wherever they are.
The Safest possible project
Safety is a culture and a value—DPR’s self-perform crews live it every day. Our tradespeople understand DPR’s high expectations of workplace safety, and as such, DPR’s self-perform workforce has a lower EMR than our specialty contractor peers. For customers, it means more predictability and safer projects they can be proud of.
Our in-house trade experts provide feedback early in the pre-construction stage, minimizing potential delays down the road. With a corps of in-house craft workers, we have more control over labor availability, adding to schedule advantages. Since most of our self-perform scopes are critical path trades, we are able to drive the schedule and eliminate manpower issues a typical General Contractor cannot.
Project cost savings
By engaging our subject matter experts early in the project, we can work with our customers and design teams to influence the design to provide best value for your project. Not only does this normally provide a cost benefit to the project, but it can also prevent re-work that would otherwise be done in the field.
DPR is home to a range of veteran craftspeople who have built careers here, and we continuously develop our employees so they bring industry-leading best practices to every project. We know our name will be behind work put in place and our craftspeople feel that personally. Seasoned builders can tell quality on sight and our crews aim to make masterpieces.
Supplementing our local workforce on every job are local trade partners. We strive to purchase from local businesses, especially certified minority, LGBTQ+, veteran and female-owned businesses in those communities. Read more about our supplier diversity.
More creative solutions
Unlike many specialty contractors who use the same processes time and again, DPR takes an inventive approach to more complex projects. We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation in self-perform work, including developing bespoke solutions for particular projects to enhance quality and schedule.
- Surveying & Building Control
- Laser Scanning
- Field Technology
- Site Concrete
- Tilt-Wall Concrete
- Structural Concrete
- Demolition and cleanup
- Division 7 scopes (firestopping, specialty coatings, spray insulation, waterproofing, etc.)
- Division 10 scopes (bathroom specialties, appliances, cubicle partitions, etc.)
- Doors, frames and hardware
- Acoustical ceiling work
- Light Gauge Framing
- Cold Formed Metal Framing
- Rough carpentry
Services DPR performs in select regions:
- Finish carpentry
- Miscellaneous metals
- Interior glazing
- Specialty finishes