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Turnkey Framing Installation Services

turnkey framing example of a residential homeAdvantages of Turnkey Framing Installation Services

Today’s Turnkey Framing
Turnkey framing solves framing issues. The construction industry is always looking for ways to improve efficiencies. New products, different business models, and innovations in processes attempt to push greater profits from each job. With the framing scope of work often being one of the larger contracts in a project, it can be one of the quickest ways to lose money from the job’s bottom line. As the general contractor, you have to look for accuracy in truss drawings, floor systems, quantities of stick lumber, shear wall assemblies, and quantities and types of hardware, all the while attempting to hold the pricing in a volatile lumber market.

Unfortunately, attempting to understand the completeness of materials only covers part of the framing scope. The framing labor also has to be on the same page as the general contractor and supplier to achieve an accurate proposal for the labor.

Turnkey framing can be an excellent option for the general contractor to combine the supplier and subcontractor into one contract, thus eliminating loopholes.
Traditionally, general contractors work with their supplier and estimators to determine the contents and costs of the material package for a particular project. During projects that may take 6 months to a year or more to supply, the supplier will rarely hold material pricing for the duration of the project without some form of negotiating. General contractors are faced with decisions about buying out material on the front end to hold pricing, but many times the storage of the material becomes an issue. For production homebuilders, rising material prices are a never-ending challenge for homes that are sold and not framed for weeks or months later. The general contractor also has to determine how accurate the proposals are from the framing subcontractors. It is common to have labor proposals that are not complete or do not include everything in their pricing that is needed on the job.

Turnkey Framing
Turnkey services combine the supplier and the framer. This service removes the headaches that can occur between the blueprint and the installed product. Estimating, planning, proofreading of shop drawings, logistics and delivery, volatile material prices, and a thorough framing labor estimate, are all contained in a single – and fixed – price. You will also have the same project manager who handles each phase of the turnkey project.


Improved Efficiency
By using a single source for takeoff and estimating, scheduling, delivery, and labor, the general contractor can spend their time managing other areas of the project, or can manage more projects at one time.

With a single source handling the job from start to finish, there is no confusion on what is needed for the job. The supplier and installer are on the same team and following the same plan.

Fixed Pricing
Variable costs can wreak havoc on a project’s bottom line. These variations can come from changes in material costs, creeping labor costs, and the need for additional materials that were lost or damaged on the site. With fixed pricing, you can be guaranteed to protect your profit margins.

In 2017, Future of Construction listed the top 4 challenges facing the construction industry. They were:

  1. Poor productivity and profitability
  2. Project performance
  3. Skilled labor shortages
  4. Sustainability concerns

Turnkey framing and installation services address three out of four of those issues. By taking care of the variables in materials, quality, and labor costs, you are eliminating the financial risk these challenges bring. You are also dealing with a single accountable provider.

The shortage of skilled labor in the industry makes it hard to ensure that a project is going to come in on time and on budget. The quality of work can vary between subcontractors. Coordination between multiple companies adds to the complexity, and there is potential for losses in productivity and project performance. Turnkey suppliers have centralized supervision of the whole project from estimating to installation and have access to the top-performing subcontractors.

GR Mitchell Turnkey Framing Services:

Turnkey Framing Service
To answer the needs of our building materials customers, GR Mitchell was one of the first in the area to offer turnkey framing. We work with developers, general contractors, project owners, and builders from large commercial to small residential wood frame projects. We combine our high-performance planning and delivery services with our skilled and trusted local laborers. Our experienced project managers supervise your entire project through each stage of completion to ensure it is a superior job completed efficiently and on time.

Additional Turnkey Installation Services
In addition to framing, we offer installation of the following products:

Each application receives the same attention to detail and quality as our framing service. Our experience in custom trim, millwork production, and installation allows us to not only create high-quality products but also ensures they are installed properly. Our kitchen cabinet showrooms in York and Willow Street allow us to show you the products during the planning stage and then scale the project to any size. Our relationships with leading door manufacturers will give you the right doors, installed on projects of any size.

To learn more about our turnkey framing and installation services, call us at 800-887-4577 or send us an email at You can also visit our Building Materials Counter at our location in Willow Street PA.