Wagman is a fourth generation, family-owned contractor providing general construction, heavy civil construction and geotechnical construction services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Regions.

Project owners are increasingly turning to alternate delivery methods to improve efficiency and the final outcome. Hard bids are often a numbers game that doesn’t allow the project owner to choose the best company for the job. It also doesn’t always allow for the innovation and value engineering that full-service firms like Wagman have to offer. As a partner, Wagman can streamline processes and provide valuable input during the design phase which can significantly reduce project cost and schedule, positively impacting the final product.

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85% of general construction projects for Wagman Construction use a negotiated contract delivery (CM “at Risk” or Design-Build) because owners understand the value of working as a team.

The Design-Build partnering process allows more input and innovation from the contractor during a project’s design phase. The Design-Build method often decreases the project duration and cost because crews do not have to wait until the design is finalized before beginning construction. The partnering process allows for open communication, proactive issue resolution and more opportunities for collaborative innovation. It is also more conducive for environmentally-sensitive projects. Wagman has earned national recognition and awards for complex and environmentally-sensitive projects.

Wagman is also uniquely positioned to offer not just construction services, but also geotechnical analysis and construction expertise for any project so any sitework obstacles can be tackled together between the designer and our construction management team. This is best exemplified by our project at the Regional Transit Center in Claymont, De. Wagman was chosen to complete the project utilizing our general construction, heavy civil, and geotechnical construction services that are working in tandem to rehabilitate the train station.

However, there are several other project delivery methods to choose from, and Wagman understands that this can sometimes be a difficult decision for project owners. Wagman will assist owners in selecting the most appropriate and effective delivery method by considering Budget/Bylaws; Construction Sophistication of the Owner/Owner’s Representative; and Timeframe to Complete the Project.


Wagman is available to present the positives and negatives of each delivery method to Owners, Board of Directors, Stakeholders, or Committees as an educational tool to aid in the selection of the most effective process. If you have questions about which delivery method is most appropriate for your next project, please contact Wagman for a no-obligation consultation.


With over $500 million in bonding capacity, innovative engineering experience, and a large fleet of heavy equipment, Wagman is well positioned to manage and self-perform complex projects, and partners with other firms, to ensure the successful outcome on every job. Wagman’s local resources and knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic area, combined with decades of experience working with owners, contractors and designers provides our clients with a valuable resource. This expertise also provides us with a competitive advantage as a team member.

“The communication between the contractors, the media and the police in both states were flawless. The diversion strategy was successful and traffic delays were kept to a minimum. The switch occurred exactly when promised and the work was completed well ahead of schedule . . . You really made your clients look good on this one. Thank you.”

Neil Pederson, MD SHA Administrator, MDSHA Woodrow Wilson Bridge, MD Approach

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