Integrated Design and Construction for K-12 Schools

North Carolina schools want the best outcomes on their projects, and at Performance Services, we are dedicated to making that happen. A total focus on client needs is the key to our mutual success. We focus our time and attention on getting to know an owner’s unique needs, priorities, and challenges. Only then do we put forward design solutions to provide high-performing buildings and systems. With our design-build services, we provide sole accountability for design, controls, project management, construction, and performance assurance.

Design-Build Owner Advantages

Before We Build Anything, We Build Relationships

We value long-term relationships and are in it for the long haul. That’s why we provide an integrated approach to design and construction. It leads to high-quality, cost-effective, and timely outcomes for our clients. Our projects are delivered with real performance guarantees and, best of all, with no changes in orders within the agreed-upon scope of work. The result: Projects completed on time and budget with no surprises.

  • Integrated In-House Team
  • How We Work with Schools

Integrated In-House Team

Our in-house team includes architectural designs, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers, solar engineers, building automation controls specialists, construction management professionals, and performance assurance specialists.

We engage local community members whenever possible and utilize a collaborative approach throughout project development and installation. We leverage team relationships and handle desired changes within the scope of work without change orders to assure a quality result and a satisfied client.

How We Work with Schools

We work with schools to design and renovate buildings while improving the learning environment for students. With hundreds of school clients and long-term relationships built on successful building projects, we do not make a claim lightly that we know schools. As a design-builder, our team of in-house architects and engineers provide the best value solutions, including:

  • Complete inside-out, holistic facility assessments
  • Design and build/renovate school facilities
  • Renovate, modernize, and expand historic districts
  • Complete indoor air quality solutions
  • Upgrade HVAC systems
  • Optimize building controls
  • Install solar arrays to offset energy costs
  • Achieve the ENERGY STAR label

How We're Different: Tangible, Outcome-Focused Benefits

With integrated planning, design, and construction, Performance Services provides complete transparency throughout the design and construction process: No smoke and mirrors, no finger-pointing. This also means we can provide higher-quality and more timely outcomes. Here’s how we can provide your next construction project with more value:

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    The learning/working environment is a top priority for every project. Performance Services specializes in high-performing buildings, and we have high standards for thermal comfort, ventilation, filtration, humidity, lighting, and indoor air quality.

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    Unlike architects or general construction companies, Performance Services can provide performance guarantees that include standards for energy efficiency and the learning/working environment. Guaranteed performance should be expected, and it’s what our clients get. High-performance environments, under control.

  • 03


    Performance Services has built a reputation on an unwavering commitment to serving our clients. Our team strives for client satisfaction daily. From the first owner meeting through the completion of the project, we stand behind our work and with our clients.

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    At Performance Services, we are not tied to any manufacturer or vendor of materials, specialist equipment, controls systems, mechanical installation, or any other physical element of project delivery. We do not represent a particular brand, and we use open-line, non-proprietary controls. This independent approach to vendors means that we are free to apply the selection criteria that really matter to the owner.

  • 05


    At Performance Services, we believe our clients are partners on the journey to high-performance buildings, reduced energy costs and optimized environments. As partners, we want to provide the best workmanship, the best project value, and the lowest possible project cost. That’s why we are committed to open-book pricing on every project.

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    We don’t eliminate change orders by building in large amounts of contingency. We do make certain that we know the project in very thorough detail before we quote. Our approach means walking the corridors and getting to know the spaces and the challenges as thoroughly as our clients do. It means lifting the tiles and turning the pages of the plans. So, by the time we come to quote, we have a full notion of what we’re quoting for. Nothing is left to assumptions or chance.

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    With design-build construction/renovation, the owner is always in control. How do we do it? Sole accountability.

    • We have a client-centric approach and 15 communication checkpoints to ensure K-12 projects’ needs are the focus of every decision.
    • We have an ongoing, active feedback process. Project owners receive feedback surveys at various checkpoints throughout the project. If any client’s answer to a survey indicates an issue, the survey response escalates to the project manager and leadership for a swift response and solution.
    • We offer transparent, open-book pricing.
    • The owner is involved with subcontractor selection.
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"Part of the reason that MGSD chose to partner with Performance Services as the design-builder on our project was because of their experience, knowledge, and proven track record for building and renovating K-12 schools. While design-build is a relatively new delivery method in North Carolina, many states use the method to some degree and have for years to build and renovate schools."

Michael Royal, Ed.D., Chief Operations Officer

Mooresville Graded School District

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