The Helm Difference
Our Approach is All About Exceeding Customer Expectations
Founded in 1946 in Freeport, Illinois, the roots that have formed our values are literally in the heartland’s rich soil. As we’ve grown and evolved into one of the most technically skilled construction companies in the Midwest, we’ve stayed true to those hard-working values. We’re unabashedly proud of them, as we are the breadth and strength of our company’s capabilities and the diversity of our team’s skills.
Since Helm’s early days in the mid-20th Century, our world has been in a rapid state of change, driven largely by technology’s unrelenting advance. During that time, our progress has been fueled by our equally unrelenting commitment to operating beyond the leading edge of technology where we search for more accuracy, better collaboration, higher efficiency, the highest quality, the best safety record in the business – and growth.
From a functional perspective, across all Helm’s divisions, our approach is process-oriented and based on our company-wide commitment to studying and improving plans and specifications, creating and updating accurate budgets and razor-sharp attention to scheduling.
A surprising amount of our planning is done pre-award, which means we can mobilize as soon as our clients give us the green light. Refining plans does not stop at the beginning of the project, though; throughout all our projects, we continually enhance our plans. As projects come to a close, that is when our clients really understand how Helm’s schedule optimization and efforts to eliminate punch lists positively impact results.
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