General Contracting

U.W. Marx ranks among the largest and most respected General Contractors in the Capital Region and surrounding area.

"We deliver what we promise, no matter how difficult the project."

Peter Marx, President of U.W. Marx Construction Company

What Is General Contracting?

The General Contractor takes responsibility for building a project based on a design developed by an architect or engineer. A qualified and bonded General Contractor will typically complete the structure, shell, and interior components of a project with its own carpenters, masons, and laborers. Other trade work (sitework, windows, flooring, painting, roofing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical) is subcontracted and closely coordinated and managed by the General Contractor. The General Contractor, either for a competitive bid or negotiated "Lump Sum Amount," will take all the risk of managing and coordinating the trade workers, subcontractors and material suppliers. This is done in order to complete the project as designed, for the agreed upon cost, and within a specified time frame.

On most publicly funded projects in New York State, the disciplines of HVAC, electrical, and plumbing are broken down into their own respective contracts, as required by the WICKES LAW, and placed on equal status as the General Contractor. All other work usually remains under the control of the General Contractor. The final product, the physical building referred to as the "bricks and mortar," is a direct reflection on the quality of the general contractor's efforts.

The General Contracting Division at U.W. Marx, Inc.

The U.W. Marx, Inc. General Contracting Division has been successful for more than fifty years in large part due to its strict attention to detail and the determination and pride to perform quality work. The division has completed numerous projects throughout Upstate New York and Western New England. U.W. Marx typically employs 100 to 250 skilled trades people, depending on the time of year and current workload.

U.W. Marx has made a visible impact on the local landscape, constructing architecturally impressive, aesthetically pleasing and functionally sound structures that can be enjoyed by all! Most recently, this division has completed the following projects:

For more information about the General Contracting Division or if you have a specific question, please email Peter Marx at pmarx@uwmarx.com