ACS (Affiliated Construction Services) is an international integrated project delivery (IPD) provider specializing in complex facility and equipment solutions. Our qualified staff of engineering, construction, and equipment specialists have the unique expertise required to deliver functional and cost effective solutions.
The history of ACS dates to 1927 when a local Architect began providing architectural and engineering services to the community of Madison, Wisconsin. As the firm grew and markets changed, the Architect began focusing on technically complex facility projects throughout the United States. Changing market dynamics and client demand offered the organization the opportunity to spin off a separate organization focused solely on engineering in 1978.
In the late 1980’s, two legacy clients of the organization, Harley-Davidson Motor Company and John Deere, requested the firms provide turnkey delivery of several complex projects under design. The organization discussed these opportunities with both clients, specifically requesting identification of the key services desired in a firm that specialized in providing integrated design and construction services.
Key components identified were an integrated project delivery model, extension of staff services, open book cost accounting, single source project responsibility including commissioning, and most importantly, providing a team based environment where the client, the services provider, and all vendors are treated as partners. In 1994, the organization took the opportunity to create ACS, focusing on delivering IPD services.
Our client loyalty and dedication has remained unchanged for over a decade; from the first test cell built in our own backyard to the international facilities we build today.