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why choose riley ?

our core values....

General Contractor  Wamego / Manhattan   785-539-6022   Salina   785-823-6812


 We believe that collaboration is a fundamental key to the success of our projects.  


We compete fairly and professionally in a competitive environment.  We promote honesty and the highest ethical standards in all of our relationships.  Our business is based on trust.  


We take pride in striving to be the best in everything we do, while realizing that excellence is a pursuit. 

Work Ethic

A strong work ethic is the core to our culture.  We take pride in doing whatever it takes to get the job done right.  


We value our employees and our customers.  With dignity and respect, we will acknowledge the different perspectives, feelings and contributions that each individual brings to the work place and the project.


We set high performance expectations, and are responsible for the quality of our work and the results we achieve as individuals, as team members and as a company.  


Our Commitment to Safety is a top priority.  We continually train our team on ways to protect our people and projects.  We are committed to the highest standards of safety.

principles of design build construction


The design-build team and the owner are in this together, and they have the same goal –to complete a successful project that meets or exceeds the owner’s expectations. When teams encounter challenges on a project (and there are always challenges), pointing fingers is not an option. Instead, everyone rolls up their sleeves and works on solutions together.

2. Total Accountability

One entity, the design-builder, is accountable for the entire project, including how the end result looks, how much it costs, and how quickly it is completed. There is a tremendous advantage to working with architects who can think like builders and builders who can think like architects, but design-build is a commitment. A firm must be dedicated to the design-build process to ensure high-quality results and 100% customer satisfaction

3. Continuity

​A design-build firm is involved in the project from start to finish, - from development, design, pricing, procurement to construction, this adds an inherent efficiency and effectiveness to the process. The chance of items being overlooked is greatly diminished.

4. Expertise

Design-build teams bring expertise in both fields: design and construction. The principals should be licensed architects with formal architectural training and experience in the architecture field. They should also have professional experience in construction and understand pricing, sequencing, and how buildings come together. Expert design-build teams are knowledgeable of general construction and have strong, lasting partnerships with reliable subcontractors.

5. Professional Guides

​We have all heard the stories of design and construction getting out of hand and messy. However, design and construction should not be chaotic or stressful. The design-builder acts as a trusted advisor to owners throughout the construction process, guiding the way to the best possible outcome. Design-build refines a process from beginning to end and manages the chaos into orderly steps.

6. Owner Involvement

​Design-build operates under the premise that the owner actually wants to be an active participant in the design and construction of their building. By being involved in the process, owners can guarantee that their goals will be accomplished and that their wishes will be achieved. Such an involvement gives owners a lasting sense of pride in their building.

7. Collaboration

Design-build cuts out the big egos so common in the design industry. Design and Construction are on in the same In design-build, while the owner retains total control over the project, The team is there to empower and collaborate with them.

8. Communication

Design-build is transparent because owners understand the process and know what is going on at all times. The best partnerships work not because people say what everyone wants to hear, but because they say what everyone needs to hear. Through clear communication, the project can be completed successfully for both owner and design-builder.

9. Time Savings

Design and construction involve managing hundreds of timelines that need to coordinated daily. Design-build creates opportunities for owners to contemplate major decisions, ask questions, and consider their options. Anything the team can do to avoid taking steps backward is going to lead to better, faster, and more cost-effective results. The design-build system is highly adaptive and responsive in the field. 

​10. Cost Savings

By Choosing Design Build, the team can utilize the 9 principles above to develop the most cost effective delivery cost.  Design fees are reduced by cutting the need for costly specifications and details, construction costs are reduced by utilizing efficient construction methods and materials, Owner carrying costs are reduced by condensing construction time lines.