What is an Industrial Contractor?

When starting any project that involves constructing, repairing, or erecting process equipment or an industrial structure, hiring a professional industrial contractor is a must. There are many contractors out there, but which one should you hire? This article outlines the typical responsibilities of an industrial contractor and important factors to consider when choosing one for your project.

The Responsibilities of an Industrial Contractor

Industrial contractors serve as the single point of contact acting as the construction manager and self-performing contractor. They are also responsible for all pre-construction management, adhering to the estimated budget limits & scheduled outages, and managing subcontractors hired to assist with the project.

Additional duties of contractors include:

  • Budgetary Planning
  • Pre-Construction Project Controls & Scheduling
  • Material Procurement & Management
  • Emergency Breakdown Services
  • Onsite Service Contracts

10 Things to Consider When Selecting Your Industrial Contractor

As a facility owner, you understand the importance of both deadlines and budgets. The right industrial contractor should be able to work within any budget or deadline that you set. Additionally, it’s important that your contractor be able to identify and prevent major mistakes. Other things you should consider when choosing a contractor include:

  1. How many years has the industrial contractor been in business?
  2. Can they offer references and/or images of completed projects?
  3. Has the contractor ever been involved in litigation/sued by past clients over subpar work?
  4. Have they been certified and/or licensed by the proper departments within the state they operate?
  5. Consider contacting past clients to ask them about the quality of labor and materials used by the contractor.
  6. Does the industrial contractor appear open to your ideas? Alternatively, does the contractor offer viable suggestions that are productive and relevant to problem-solving?
  7. Does the contractor have damage and liability insurance?
  8. What is the contractor’s safety record concerning past jobs?
  9. Ask to review the subcontractors they regularly depend on for working on projects.
  10. Experienced contractors will have no problem with a client wanting a lawyer to review the contract. If they balk at the idea, you shouldn’t consider doing business with them.

Make CCI Your Trusted Industrial Contractor

CCI Industrial Constructors, (CCI) is proud to be Michigan’s leading industrial contracting service provider. There’s no limit to what our company can do to exceed your expectations. Read on to learn more about why we’re the best choice for your project.

Industrial Experience

CCI has over 20 years of experience providing industrial contracting services in Michigan for clients in the power/energy, industrial process, food processing and steel mill industries, In addition, CCI has experience delivering projects through multiple methods including Engineering, Procurement & Construction, Design-Build & General Contracting.

Self-Perform Capabilities

CCI has a skilled in-house workforce who will ensure that your job is done correctly and on time. Our self-perform capabilities include heavy rigging, millwright services, steel erection, certified welding and machinery installation.


Our project portfolio is a comprehensive and versatile portfolio across several Michigan industrial facilities. Some of our past projects include:

  • Plant Decommissioning
  • Construction of Bascule Bridge in Detroit, MI
  • REF Equipment Installation
  • Unit 1 Turbine Outage
  • Cogeneration Power Plant Construction (Battle Creek, MI)

Contact CCI for more information about the many other projects we’ve completed.

Work With CCI Today

When you make CCI your industrial contractor, you can rest assured that your project will be completed on time and within budget.

Call us today at (248) 951-9429 to discuss your project details. We’re happy to provide you with a free quote. You can also fill out our online form here to request a quote.