The quality of our projects lies in the hands of the many hundreds of exceptional trade contractors with whom we have worked with over the years.
We value these long-standing relationships and look forward to continually building relationships with new partners.
As one of the region’s largest and most successful merit shop contractors, KBE seeks out the most qualified and competitively priced trade contractors for our projects, regardless of union or non-union affiliation. In our nearly 60 years of experience, we have found this merit shop approach brings the best value to our clients and our business – and increases employment opportunities for all trade contractors, no matter their affiliation.
We encourage all qualified trade contractors to bid on our projects. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your services and how we can work together on future projects.
KBE Building Corporation’s prequalification and bidding processes are integrated together through iSqFt.com. Please complete KBE’s prequalification request form and you will be sent an invitation to prequalify through iSqFt. This will also add you to our subcontractor database to receive future invitations to bid. If you choose not to prequalify at the time of bidding, please note that you will need to be prequalified prior to being awarded a contract.
We make it easy to work with KBE
Our Trade Contractor Portal offers web-based access to our Online Plan Room for upcoming bid opportunities, Prequalification Applications, Safety Programs, Badging Requirements, and other information about working with KBE. Contractors currently working with us can use the portal to check the status of payments, waivers, and other project documentation.
Trade Contractor Roundtables: KBE regularly holds group and one-on-one roundtables with trade contractors, with a focus on continually improving our professional interaction and working processes. Please contact Antonio Mancini, Vice President of Field Operations, if you would like to participate in an upcoming Northeast Roundtable or Micah Boyce, LEED AP, Chief Estimator for a Mid-Atlantic roundtable discussion.
Want to join the KBE Team?
Visit our Trade Contractor Portal to learn more about joining the KBE team.
Project Surveys: We conduct trade contractor surveys at key milestones on our projects to make sure we are building productive, open relationships and resolving issues before they become problems. We encourage all of our trade contractors to provide us with constructive criticism on how to improve.
“We appreciated the communication and feedback from [the KBE team], which allowed the project to flow smoother over the unexpected hurdles.” – Christopher Gentile & Anthony Longobardi, Perfect Landscaping
“The project completed at Connecticut College this past summer was without a doubt one of the top achievements of my career. KBE was the driving force as well as our guiding light throughout the project.” – Marin Graure, Greenwood Abatement Consultants
“The Connecticut College project was one of the smoothest projects I have ever worked on. The harmony between the trades, KBE, and the college were unsurpassed. … this industry needs to take notice of your efforts and success and set new standards allowing all to see how a truly successful project can be completed. It has been a pleasure working with you and I look forward to partnering projects with you in the future. – Mark Brett, M.Brett Painting Company, Inc.
“The professional atmosphere fostered by KBE managers…was instrumental in maintaining a clear focus on our objectives. Throughout construction, all of the team members bought into partnering and continuously worked together to find the best solutions for the client without eroding our own interests.” – James B. Grigas, President, Mega Mechanical Systems Corporation
“KBE has always displayed a great deal of integrity, professionalism, and fairness to their clients as well as their subcontractors and vendors. You are an excellent contractor to deal with throughout every facet of a construction project. We consider KBE to be one of the top construction firms in the industry, and we have the highest regard for you and your employees.” – James T. Bisson, Jr., President, Professional Electric Contractors
The highly personal commitment of KBE’s management staff exemplified by your project management teams is a tribute to your leadership and belief in true customer satisfaction.