Graycor Southern Inc.
Consistently deliver. Continuously improve.
Graycor Southern Inc., formerly Early Construction Inc., is comprised of three divisions which support our clients; the Power Division, Process Division, and Power Services Division. While the main focus is primarily based on supporting clients with general construction services, Graycor Southern Inc. also provides specialty mechanical boiler construction and pressure part services. These specialty services include a wide range of capabilities from the complete erection of power boilers and related auxiliary equipment, to certified code welding associated with boiler outage and emergency repair services. Graycor Southern Inc. is a full-service ASME "S", "U", and NBIC "R" Stamp certified code welding contractor. For more information, please visit our website GraycorSouthern.com.
“Nothing is more important than safety … not production, not sales, not profits.” —Mel Gray, Graycor’s Chairman and CEO Emeritus
At Graycor Southern Inc., building something more requires intrinsic values that foster health and safety for the good of all.
We owe our long history of positive safety performance to:
- A top-notch, "Zero Injuries" goal safety program
- A team of experienced and dedicated safety professionals
- Safety-focused clients and project partners
- Insurance partners including American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG)
Built on quality.
Graycor Southern Inc. distinguishes itself as an ISO 9001:2015-registered general contractor, committed to meeting and exceeding our industrial clients’ needs by implementing an effective, accountable and process-driven Quality Program based on ISO requirements.
Our reputation is built on quality. To help ensure our quality management processes meet or exceed industry requirements, we regularly conduct employee training seminars and maintain key industrial certifications.
Graycor Industrial is accredited by the following organizations:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
“U”, “S”, “A” and “PP” certificates of authorization
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
National Board “R” certificate of authorization for the repair and alteration of pressure retaining items
“NB” certificate of authorization allowing us to identify pressure retaining items registered with the National Board as required by jurisdiction
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Certified Steel Erector
Delivering a better project through self-performance.
As a union-affiliated general contractor, Graycor Industrial works adeptly across the metals, power and process markets while self-performing an average of 3 million craft labor hours annually including:
- Structural steel erection
- Heavy rigging
- Equipment setting
- Process piping
- ASME code work
By self-performing much of our work, we ensure we consistently deliver on our rigorous schedule, cost and quality standards. In fact, we even have our own fabrication shop that gives us further control over the cost, quality and scheduling of our projects.
When portions of work require a higher level of specialization, we carefully choose only experienced subcontractors that share our commitment to safety, quality and performance.
Preconstruction services that get your project built.
With nearly a century's worth of industrial construction experience, Graycor Southern Inc. knows what it takes to plan your next project. Our preconstruction services include:
- Preliminary scheduling
- Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Constructability reviews
- Developing with engineering to prepare subcontract bid packages
- Assessing craft labor availability
- Meeting with local union business managers and subcontractors
Project delivery methods, designed to suit.
Every project comes with its own set of challenges. Deciding on a project delivery method does not have to be one of those challenges. Graycor Southern Inc. is experienced with a range of contract project delivery methods such as:
Cost plus fixed fee
Time and material
Cost reimbursable with target incentives
Shared risk/savings and partnering
Joint and several
State-of-the-art project controls.
A critical part of Graycor Southern’s success relies on our project controls strategy. Using onsite and home office support, Graycor’s project teams proactively forecast, plan and monitor the cost and schedules for each project from the initial award to closeout.
Our project controls method encompasses the use of:
- Internal reporting and monitoring
- Primavera P6 v. 8.2 Web-based scheduling
- Job cost management for payroll and cost projections
- SharePoint for document administration
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) software such as Autodesk (AutoCAD / Revit / Navisworks) for model analysis of constructability
- 4D scheduling
- Construction simulations and lift animations
- 3D lift planning
Heavy rigging above and beyond.
Lifting, moving and setting heavy equipment is vital to what we do. As one of our core competencies, Graycor Southern performs heavy rigging which includes management of cranes, heavy haul loads and critical lift plans.
Because we move some of the most massive, heaviest equipment and prefabricated assemblies in the world, we use some of the largest cranes in the world, often for lifts that can exceed 500 tons.
Our heavy lift planning services include:
- Overall site evaluation
- Heavy lift crane siting
- Individual lift sizes and weights
- Machine selection
- Construction sequencing and lift planning, including the use of 3D modeling software
Graycor owns various carry deck and hydro cranes and has master rental agreements in place that give us access to specialized lifting equipment virtually anywhere in the U.S. We have utilized large-capacity crane models that include:
- Kobelco SL6000
- Liebherr 1800 C 60 and LR1750
- Mammoet PTC35
- Manitowoc 16000, 18000 and 21000
- Versa Crane TC-12000
Graycor's pride is its people.
At Graycor Southern Inc., our people are our most valuable asset. Our employees are educated, experienced, skilled and highly motivated construction professionals who are given the resources, training and development opportunities to encourage them to perform their jobs with a sense of pride and ownership while achieving their career goals.
The Graycor culture is an important part of who we are and the work we do. We partner with employees who share in our core values of:
- Long-term perspective
- Integrity and honesty
- Health and safety
- Continuous improvement
Graycor Southern Inc. on the map.
With Graycor Inc. home-based near Chicago in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, Graycor Inc. has strategic locations throughout the Midwest. With Graycor Southern Inc.'s regional office in Atlanta, GA, our mission is to be the mechanical contractor of choice for all our clients in the Southeast region.