Loven Contracting is a Construction Manager at Risk, not at rest. We are your active and engaged CMAR partner from preconstruction through closeout, and beyond.

Cost certainty in construction is essential to the success of your business plan. A Construction Manager at Risk provides your team with a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for your project. Working in collaboration with your selected design team, Loven Contracting commits to delivering your Arizona commercial or healthcare construction project at an agreed upon price and schedule. 

At each stage of the preconstruction process, our innovative and creative estimating team explores every alternative and employs our vast historical database to achieve your desired budget and programming. Our goal is to maximize the benefits of the CMAR delivery method, including but not limited to:

  • Accelerated project schedules
  • Improved constructability of the agreed-upon design
  • Increased cost certainty
  • Improved value engineering processes

Our CMAR experience includes the successful delivery of commercial, hospitality, healthcare, and government facilities across the southwest.

No excuses. Our project management and superintendent staff know how to plan, prepare, and manage for every possible contingency. 

Construction Management at Risk (CMAR) Procurement Guide

Our Project Procurement Method 

We put several different project delivery methods on the table as an option for eligible project owners. CMAR offers you the opportunity to assign both administration/project management workloads and financial risk according to the best interests of your company. This allows you to fit the project delivery method to your existing organizational structure, and receive a best-in-class product without the need to micromanage or continually compare budget to costs.


In traditional project delivery, the Owner hires an Architect to design the entire project and generate plans and drawings. The owner then hires a General Contractor to complete the build. Owners who require full control over every decision generally opt for this method and proceed by awarding the project to whichever General Contractor submits the most qualified bid. The drawback is that the Architect and the General Contractor are siloed in their roles, and can’t collaborate on the best way to bring the Owner’s vision to life.   


With the Construction Manager at Risk delivery, the Owner hires the Architect and General Contractor at or near the same time, so the two can collaborate during the design phase to create a plan that will be completed by the contracting team with few or no changes or delays. By engaging the General Contractor early, the Owner will benefit from a very collaborative preconstruction process, with creative solutions and Value Engineering considerations included in the development of your Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). This partnership is extremely beneficial to the budgeting process and facilitates fast-track schedules for a shorter path to revenue generation.

CMAR Procurement

A streamlined project process hinges on choosing the best delivery method for your build.





Time & Cost of Design & Construction 

A collaborative delivery method such as CMAR yields a GMP and delivers a project that is superior in both time and cost than Design-Build-Buy. Since the owner, designer, and builder sync early in the process, the team avoids change orders during the build phase and identifies value engineering opportunities during the design phase when they can be implemented with ease.



Loven Contracting Service Area

We Offer Construction Services Throughout Arizona

Headquartered in Flagstaff, Loven Contracting has worked across Arizona, including the most remote locations. We have construction projects in each of the following towns/cities and then some!

Flagstaff, Sedona, Cottonwood, Yuma, Kingman, Winslow, Tusayan, Wikieup, Williams, Grand Canyon National Park, Tucson, Tuba City, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Salome, Roosevelt, Globe, Rimrock, Prescott, Page, Payson, Petrified Forest National Park, Lake Havasu City, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Lake Powell, Tumacacori, Jerome, Holbrook, Nogales, Florence, Ganado, Clarkdale, Bellemont, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Coolidge, Camp Verde, Buckeye, Chinle, Cameron, and Ajo.

For information about our work specifically in Flagstaff, Sedona, and Yuma, see below.

Flagstaff, AZ

We have been providing commercial construction services in the city of Flagstaff since 1985. Some of our most notable projects include expanding the emergency room department at Flagstaff Medical Center, building a pediatric care facility at the NAH Children's Health Center, constructing the new Flagstaff Family YMCA, plus designing and building the Flagstaff Lofts - residential-commercial complex in downtown's historic district.

Yuma, AZ

We love Yuma and offer a full array of construction services in the area. We proudly offer preconstruction and estimating, design and build, CMAR, job order contracting, general contracting, and whole lot more. One of our most prominent projects in Yuma is the Sunset Community Health Center, which includes a brand new pharmacy and state-of-the-art dentist office. Visit our Yuma construction manager at risk page to learn more.

Sedona, AZ

As one of the most beautiful destinations in all of Arizona, Sedona holds a soft spot in the hearts of the Loven crew. We provide commercial construction to the town, but we're known for building fully-equipped medical and healthcare facilities, historic preservation, and sustainable construction. Furthermore, our Building Relationships Service Program guarantees 24-hour, 365 days a year availability during and after the construction of your project.