MEDIA RELEASE: Zethmayr Partners with Imperien to Offer Comprehensive Facilities Planning Services

Flexible Services Allow Clients to Focus on Running Their Business

October 23, 2018

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Colin Simpson
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ROCKFORD, IL – Colin Simpson, P.E., launched Imperien LLC to help companies across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin expand existing or build new facilities. Imperien’s construction management services offer alternative delivery methods, such as design-build, to allow clients to focus on their businesses while Imperien represents solely their interests throughout the design phase and construction of their facilities.

Imperien is uniquely qualified to serve the construction needs of small- and medium-sized businesses due to its size and depth of capabilities. Unencumbered by high overhead costs, Imperien can offer a higher-level of service and a more diverse range of contract options, reducing risk, time and cost for its clients.

For example, traditional construction contracts are typically a “design-bid-build” model; this commonly used model creates a separation between the design team and the construction team, often adding cost and time to projects. The separation of design and construction services means clients are managing two separate service providers that may have opposing interests. Imperien solves this problem by managing both the design and construction, protecting solely the interests of the client. The alternative models may be design-build, construction manager-as-agent, or construction manager-at-risk contracts. While managing the process from design through construction, these contracts offer customized solutions not currently offered to small- and medium-sized companies.

Colin’s experience working on behalf of municipal governments has made him extremely effective at advocating on behalf of his clients with government agencies while ensuring projects meet code requirements. Colin maintains close relationships with the public works community, serving as Director at Large for the American Public Works Association (APWA) Illinois Chapter, Northwest Branch since 2014.

Colin founded Imperien based on the core values of:

Colin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University and is a proud graduate of Auburn High School of Rockford.