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Pre-Construction Services

“What American Direct is doing with pre-construction techniques is cutting edge for the industry. With design assist, we are creating a platform for the owner, design team, and contractor to truly collaborate."

—Mark Wilkerson, Senior Estimator, Webcor Builders

Doors can be complicated, but they don’t have to be. Our team brings decades of experience in door opening integration, including AHC and CDC credentials from the Door and Hardware Institute. We consult with general contractors and design teams during pre-construction to control quality, schedule, and cost throughout the life of the project. 


We provide contractors and architects with product recommendations, budget assistance, and in-depth review and interpretation of specifications — all with the objective of achieving a project’s distinct design, budget, and timeline objectives.


Our engineering team provides in-depth review and interpretation of Division 8 specifications, digging deep to identify any omissions or opportunities for improvement. Additionally, we provide specification writing for divisions 8, 10, and 28, guaranteeing all materials meet life-safety building code requirements while accomplishing design intent. 


With more than 25 years of experience in the door openings industry, we know what it takes to produce absolutely accurate project bid proposals. With our national reach and experience working on large projects, we have buying power with every major manufacturer, helping you get the best products for the best price. In addition, if we find issues in your specifications, we find ways to resolve the issues and eliminate costly change orders down the road. 

To contact American Direct’s estimating department, please email adpplans@americandirectco.com.