How We Work

If It's the Right Thing to Do, We Do It. Period.

When you work with Ames, there are a few things you can count on. We always put the good of our people and partners first, with a proven track record of safety and responsibility. We go all-in on every project, with an unmatched scale and capacity to self-perform. We don’t use the word “impossible,” we collaborate with owners and explore alternative options when the project allows. And we fully invest ourselves in every relationship by honoring our commitments above all else.

As a leader in the heavy construction industry, we build the infrastructure that improves the standard of living in America. We provide rewarding work, excellent wages, and industry-leading benefits to our employees. We support our communities by providing quality construction services that benefit the local employment market. We strive to be known as the best company in our industry.

We Have the Industry’s Leading Safety Ratings.

We take pride in our EMR and our over 60-year history of awards and recognition for jobsite safety. And while the awards are nice, that’s not what motivates us. As a family-owned company we’re driven to look after our employees and our partners as though they’re part of our family. Because they are.

For more than six decades, we’ve made, and continue to make, jobsite safety our first priority—every day on every project. Our commitment to jobsite safety is supported by an integrated team of Ames health and safety professionals dedicated to meeting any workplace challenge or site condition by providing programs, policies and training specific to project needs.

We Don’t Just Self-Perform. We Outperform.

Our ability to self-perform up to 100% of the job is one of the highest percentages anywhere. We have one of the largest self-owned fleets of heavy equipment and an army of over 3,000 employees ready to be called into action. Whenever and wherever you need us, we’ll be there—because that’s what we do.

We deliver uncompromised performance no matter the size or complexity of your project. With safety as our priority, we assess cost-effective constructability options for our customers (including the ability to self-perform the majority of work when appropriate) while collaborating with our clients, internal talent and external partners for seamless integration of our collective skills.

We Never Say “Impossible”

Since 1962, we’ve been growing and adapting to the ever-changing needs of our clients. Our proven record of performance has been demonstrated through not only our superior safety record and diverse capabilities, but also our expertise in alternative delivery.

We have successfully completed complex projects using the following methods:

  • Design-Build
  • Progressive Design-Build (PDB)
  • Public-Private Partnership (P3)
  • EPC
  • Early Contractor Involvement (ECI)
  • Negotiated

Whatever your project needs, Ames has the expertise to deliver it safely, on time and on budget.

For inquiries, please contact the Alternative Delivery Group.

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