The owner initially contracts with an architect and/or engineer as well as a contractor early in the stages of developing the project. That creates a Design-Build team that allows the design professionals (architects and engineers) to work along with general contractors (and often major subcontractors) to complete the final design for a project. That allows the experience of the contractors to help the design professionals tackle challenges in the project as well as help the owner with more accurate cost projection estimates for the project that can be done multiple times through the design process. This usually speeds up the time from initial conception to finished project. Oftentimes the contractor signs a contract with a guaranteed maximum price so the owner knows exactly what the final price of the project will be and keeps track of all project costs monthly. They then invoice the owner monthly and adds a previously agreed upon set percentage of markup for overhead and profit. S. B. White has been a key member serving along side the general contractor in all kinds of Design Build type projects ranging from everything from hospital additions at JCMC to large office corporate headquarters buildings for Bank of Tennessee, etc to large facilities on college campuses including Milligan College and Tusculum College. S. B. White Company has a great reputation for working well with local architects and mechanical design engineers to make projects like these huge successes for the owner.