At SDS we will do whatever it takes to meet your deadline and will always strive to finish early. We approach our clients with courtesy and respect and work hard to establish a dependable, continuing business relationship. We are at your service.
SDS and the Land Development Process
Our services can be utilized during virtually any phase of the land development process.
Site Feasibility Phase
SDS provides earthwork analyses, balanced site grades, and feasibility cost estimates based on as little information as existing topo, a rough layout of parking and building locations, and a minimum of proposed spot elevations.
Site Design Phase
SDS provides assistance in balancing, quantifying, and estimating alternative design schemes in order to minimize design and land development costs.
SDS provides quick, realistic cost estimates or quantities for your own price estimating and comparisons.
Types of Clients
- Land Planners
- General Contractors
- Construction Managers
- Civil Engineers
- Site Contractors
- Landscape Architects
- Municipal Authorities
At SDS we will do whatever it takes to meet your deadline and will always strive to finish early. While our turn-around time is usually 1-3 days, we can provide overnight service if necessary. We will email our report to you as soon as the job is done. Hard copies are available, at any scale, upon request.
Once you have received our report please call us at your convenience to discuss and review your project so that we can answer any questions you may have. We can always make changes and revisions to your project as needed and as plan design is updated and refined.
The cost of our service depends on project size and complexity. Most of our work is done on a lump sum basis so you will know what our service will cost and how long it will take before we begin. Please email your plans to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and upon request we will provide you with a fixed fee proposal for your authorization before we begin work on your project.
Who’s behind the scenes?
John Jordan has been an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1991 and is currently an associate member of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association.
What They Are Saying
Dependable, accurate, responsive, value, thorough, comprehensive, reliable, timely, are only a few adjectives that describe John and his teams work. His company provides an invaluable independent third party’s perspective on plan quantities and costs. I am such a fan of John's company I brought his services to Colorado!
John Jordan and his team have been a trusted addition to TDS’ estimating department for nearly 15 years and part of my team for well over 20. Whether it was feasibility studies, value engineering or take-off to help us keep up with the hectic residential market, John’s team has always delivered. His accuracy and timeliness is been beyond reproach.
Thank you SDS for always filling the gap.
For many years we have used SDS for their takeoff services. When we’re in a bind for an earthwork takeoff I know that we can trust SDS for their detailed earthwork analysis. They have proven to be a great resource for us.
I have had good results using SDS. I have found that besides just balancing the surface volume having your firm include the spoils in the underground utilities and on select sites having you determine the volume of each type of soil from the borings can mitigate the amount of import/export and reduce costs.
John Jordan and SDS has been providing construction estimating services for Urban and our clients for more than 15 years. With John’s deep experience in construction prior to starting his business and his teams additional talents in estimating and evaluating construction for highly complex projects in a very competitive market, I would not turn to any other estimating consultant or recommend anyone to my clients, then SDS. I have worked with SDS on value engineering, budgeting, predevelopment planning, and expert witness testimony over the years and I hope to continue this great relationship. What I like most about SDS is that John is a hands on principle and he assures that his expertise is involved in every project.
Site Development Services has been a strategic partner of VIKA for more than 26 years. Having collaborated with them on countless projects, SDS consistently provides outstanding quantity review, earthwork studies and cost estimating services. SDS is comprised of a highly professional staff of deadline and budget-driven, hard-working individuals of the highest integrity.
SDS's dedication to providing the best services ensures the most cost-effective construction solutions prevail on a project. Their results-driven collaborative team-player attitude makes SDS among the best in the business to work with on any project and an important partner for VIKA in developing quality and efficient designs. No matter the size, scope or complexity of the project, SDS has proven to be an exceptionally strong project partner over many years. I recommend their services without hesitation for any project.