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Why Merit

Constructive Thinking Organization

MERIT’S philosophy of management is to represent the owner’s interest in every phase of the construction process.

MERIT operates with an “open book” approach, meaning you will know, from concept to completion, exactly where each phase of your construction project stands.

MERIT has a “hands on” operation where the owner, Don Crabtree, and his staff are involved with every project from start to completion. Merit runs an efficient operation and our low overhead is proof.

MERIT has excellent relationships with subcontractors, resulting in the best prices.

MERIT is able to help establish construction budgeting early in the design process.

MERIT creates an aggressive construction schedule and is diligent in completing projects within schedule.


MERIT has diverse experience constructing warehouses, churches, multi-family, low-maintenance senior living facilities, assisted living facilities, tenant improvements, renovations, offices and retail.

MERIT’S volume has averaged over $25,000,000 over the past 5 years and as much as $40,000,000 in 2012.

MERIT’S construction team members each average 20+ years of supervising and we have 160+ years of total experience managing construction projects. 

Repeat Customers

MERIT has built long-term relationships with many key clients who continue to come back to Merit with repeat business.

Competitive Pricing

MERIT is able to establish a realistic budget based on the architect’s preliminary plans due to our extensive history and unit cost database.

MERIT is involved with your project during the design phase and aids the professional designers in creating an efficient project.

MERIT is aggressive in seeking subcontractors and suppliers who will provide the best value and quality.

MERIT takes pride in working with the most qualified subcontractors and suppliers.

MERIT always makes a valiant effort to reduce and/or eliminate change orders because all team members are communicating and assembling prices from the beginning of the design phase.


MERIT delivers a quality product because your project is inspected daily and items are completed so there’s a zero punch list mentality.

Financial Stability

MERIT has a great track record of financial stability. The bonding capacity for a single project is $40 million.

Our team is eager to help you with your next construction project. Call us today at (913) 747-7400 (P) for more information.