Fosse Commercial Contractors LLC
Customers in the Houston area are in need of beautiful office buildings, warehouses, public works etc. The area is expanding rapidly and they need a company that can provide high quality work and materials to build the spaces that were needed.
Fosse Commercial Contractors (FCC) strives to offer the finest quality design, site preparation, cost estimates, construction, repair, and alteration to clients needing large scale construction services, whether it be office buildings, warehouses, large apartment complexes, public works, etc. Fosse maintains the highest standards of service in the commercial construction industry.
The Houston area is booming at this moment, business has grown in the area for the last few years and is expected to continue for at least the next four years. This makes for a very attractive market for Fosse Commercial Contractors.
We will be concentrating on the customers that will provide us with the greatest margin, in other words those clients desiring office building construction. This is the fastest growing segment of commercial clients requiring our services. The other categories that we will serve include the restaurant segment, the special facilities segment, and all other potential commercial clients.
Currently we have three major competitors within the Houston area. These are TNT General Contractors, Texas Specialty Construction, and Polanski Construction. Each of these companies targets the same clients as Fosse and each has a fine reputation for customer satisfaction. However, the market in Houston is growing so fast that the demand is currently greater than supply. This is an excellent opportunity to gain market share and a defensible position in the industry.
In the construction industry the primary ways to compete are through low cost or better project management. One of the most important processes for winning a contract is the bid process. Fosse has a unique competitive edge over most of its competitors. Mr. David West, FCC’s General Projects Manager, is the nephew of Charles Nunn, who owns McHoughton’s Lumber, one of the Midwest’s major construction material suppliers. Through this relationship, Fosse has been able to gain a very advantageous supplier contract allowing Fosse to obtain its materials at a significant discount. With this edge the company can underbid its rivals and achieve a low cost leadership role.
Fosse has only a small amount of debt and intends to stay that way. We expect to see increased profits from our market shift efforts by the end of Year 2. Over the next three years we expect lower profits as we make inroads into this tough market. We estimate that we will be able to reduce marginal costs and increase overall profitability by Year 3 or Year 4 as we grow and take advantages of economies of scale.
We also think we can grow. For this next year we intend to significantly increase overall revenues to close to $900K, from $572K this past year. We have the market, the people, and the capabilities. It’s time to grow.
However, growth is expensive. We are prepared to inject new capital to support losses for most of this first year. We can turn a profit for years 2 and 3.