Scottsdale-based Synergos Companies, a construction solutions organization for single-family and multifamily residential builders, recently announced the acquisition of Brewer Companies to complement its existing portfolio of construction firms (which include Erickson Framing, Austin Concrete, Austin Electric, Austin HVAC and Door Sales & Installations). Through this acquisition, Synergos will control the entire rough construction process, allowing the company to eliminate the extended delays and frustrations that have plagued the industry for years.
The trade community is extremely fragmented, which makes it unrealistic to seamlessly coordinate labor and material scheduling given competing agendas, lack of consistent trade capacity and an inability to roll technology over a broader group of businesses. The challenges the industry faces are not new but, rather, are a continuation of decades’ worth of problem solving to cover growing demands that our existing infrastructure isn’t built to handle.
Trade organization and cooperation is important, not only under today’s extreme market circumstances but as a key part of revolutionizing the construction industry. This collaboration allows the trades to effectively leverage advancements in technology and building applications, and to provide innovative solutions for ongoing labor shortages. These strategies are more effectively deployed once there is a united understanding of how to quote, schedule, order, build and service across all stakeholder enterprises.
Synergos has already proven its concept, delivering hundreds of homes to customers weeks and, occasionally, months ahead of recent standard build times. Admittedly, what Synergos is doing is not rocket science; it is simply bringing together highly accomplished and like-minded contracting companies to create a more efficient and predictable construction delivery process. The secret sauce is created through the company experts working together to establish advanced building systems and applications.
The leadership team at Synergos has worked in both the builder and trade community space, and understands the challenges that exist in all areas and is well equipped to offer solutions that benefit us all. This is just the beginning, as the company plans to continue making responsible investments in places that make sense holistically.
Rich Gallagher is the CEO of Synergos Companies.
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