Raa Middle School Cafetorium College of Education Multi-Purpose Teaching Facility FSU Florida Education Association Vietnam War Memorial Webster Medical Clinic Apalachee Elementary School Cafetorium School of Arts and Sciences Gretchen Everhart School Classroom Building

Maximizing the Dollar

Rippee Construction strives to maximize the value of each dollar spent while maintaining the quality and scheduling requirements of a project. Our services include understanding your vision for the project , providing multiple construction options to optimize current funding, and providing a phasing plan for future work. An example is the Multi-Purpose Teaching Facility @ Florida State University. We provided multiple construction options that optimized available funding and divided the project into three phases. Through management of the bidding process, the transfer of subsequent material purchases to the owner for tax savings, and value engineering throughout construction, Rippee Construction was instrumental in maximizing savings that allowed the completion of the first two phases of construction.

Master Plan Development & Continuity

Rippee Construction begins each project with an in depth evaluation of the owner’s needs. Budget constraints, existing conditions, future needs, and equipment life cycles are evaluated, prioritized and used to develop a master plan that maximizes the value and functionality of the project. An example is the Raa Middle School project for Leon County Schools. Rippee Construction development of a master plan that balanced the needs of the school with budget constraints. Over a span of nine years, seven phases of construction were completed. The scope of work included a new cafetorium and elevator tower, major renovations to nearly every building on campus, and new chiller/boiler mechanical systems to maintain the entire campus.

What Our Clients Saymore

The expertise to the table to handle difficult jobs in a short time window.

Since 2005 Rippee Construction has been a part of several successful projects for University Housing. All of them required Rippee, as the CM to bring expertise to the table to handle difficult jobs in a short time window .... there are only two firms in Tallahassee that I would want to use in an occupied residence hall project. One of them is Rippee.

Lawrence Rubin
Director of Facilities Design and Construction, Florida State University


The service and responsiveness of everyone on your team was outstanding
Dawn Randle
FSU Office of the President, Chief of Staff
The job site has been impeccably clean since the beginning of the project.
Jim Wilgenbusch, Associate Director of SCS for Computing
Florida State University
I am so happy we chose Rippee Construction for our project
Debo Powers, Principal
School of Arts and Sciences
The workmanship and spirit of support and cooperation is exemplary.
Pat Keen, Principal
Augusta Raa Middle School
We have no hesitation in recommending this company for construction project management.
Kimberly Riddle, Coordinator, and Thomas Fellers, Senior Biological Scientist
Department of Biological Science, FSU

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