Because we do everything from start to finish, you don’t have to worry
about budget over-runs and unnecessary delays

You know you need a facility that does what it is supposed to do, but you don’t have any interest in babysitting the project from start to finish.

You know the risk of going over budget and having long delays are costly, and you can’t afford to have these cost overruns affect the overall project, but it’s hard to know who you can trust to keep you on track.

Cambridge knows how hard it can be to find the right solution for the design and construction of your facility and we believe it shouldn’t be so difficult to find a custom, turnkey solution.

From the feasibility study or scoping of the project, to close out, we handle everything, so you don’t have to worry about ANYTHING.

Our Design / Build Process

During the feasibility/scoping phase (also known as the Programming & Conceptual Design Phase), Cambridge will review the current state of your project and generate a project mission statement, solutions, budgets and schedules. The ideas and concepts are accepted and signed off on prior to beginning any design work.

Based upon agreed deadlines, Cambridge begins to work on drawings that will meet the needs of the customer’s waste management facility. Bid/Permit drawings would be completed first, followed by construction drawings. Cambridge also handles procurement of any necessary state, village, or city permits for the construction project.

Once the designs have been approved and permits have been acquired, Cambridge begins to bid out the job to subcontractors. The subcontractors sent requests are within the local market for all jobs. Each division of the project has 4 bids per trade in order to accurately compare them, helping to reduce change orders during construction. The final step in this phase is for selection. Cambridge supplies bids from each trade with any necessary suggestions so the owner, who has the ultimate decision, can choose the subcontractors they would like to hire.

After all permits are secured and subcontractors chosen, Cambridge begins construction. The key items Cambridge focuses on throughout construction at the job site include safety, quality, ample communication with all parties, keeping the project under budget and on-time, and ensuring the owner is satisfied with the end product.

The Close Out Phase includes supplying owners with:

  • a short punch-list, making any necessary plans to complete them as seen fit,
  • as-built drawings and warranty book delivered to customers, and
  • completing a project recap report summarizing the estimated budget and timeframe to the actual budget and timeframe.

Cambridge believes in guaranteeing the quality of our work. Six months after construction has been completed, our team will follow up to discuss the end product. The Cambridge team also completes two facility walk-throughs post-construction.

Take a look at how we help companies design and build facilities that
meet their specific and unique needs:

Facility Design Guide:
Tips for a Successful Project

There may be no bigger decision when you begin the process of building your facility than who you have do your design work. If you make the wrong choice, it can have devastating consequences. In this guide, we will share tips to help make your next project a success!

“I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the work you and the team at Cambridge Companies did regarding the (Massachusetts) Transfer Station. From the design stage, through the construction, we were pleased with the results of the project. Furthermore, I’d also like to compliment the Cambridge project team of William Barry and onsite construction manager. We understand starting construction in early spring in New England can be daunting, but the project team worked hard to keep the project on schedule to meet (our) time schedule.

Thanks again, for a project well done.”


Fill out the form to schedule some time with us and we’ll talk about your needs and what we can do to bring your facility to life.



We’ll visit your site and take a look at the location and then begin the design process. You will have input and approval every step of the way.



With the design approved, we will construct your facility. We take care of everything!



Once construction and inspections are complete, you will move in and get to work processing materials and making money.


At Cambridge Companies, we know you want a  facility that meets all of your current and future needs. In order to do that, you need someone to handle the design and construction. The problem is you don’t want to have to deal with any of the day-to-day aspects of the project and you can’t afford wasted time or budget overruns; so that means you need to find someone with the experience you need, and who you can trust, which is easier said than done.