Construction Manager at Risk

RMR Group promotes a non-adversarial managment approach to avoid conflict.



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Complete, Risk-Free Management 

Unlike the many general contractors acting as construction managers in the industry, RMR believes it is bad practice for a CM to furnish construction labor or do any portion of the construction work while acting as an owner’s representative.  This leads to a perceived and real conflict of interest that undoubtedly does not serve the owners best interest. Following the Project Management Professional (PMP) standards, construction managers should solely be owners representatives as construction managers – not acting as CM’s with the inside tract to general contracting for profit.

RMR’s Construction Manager at Risk delivery program is similar to our Agency based program with the added benefit of having the CM completely manage the entire project on-site.  At RMR we promote a non-adversarial management approach, combined with a strong advocacy for the owner’s interests.

This process allows a client to select a construction manager based on qualification; make the CM a member of a collaborative project team; centralize responsibility for construction under a single contract; obtain a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) proposal; produce a more manageable, predictable project; save time and money; and reduce risk for the client, the architect and the CM.

"In the spring of 2008 we launched a project to build a new maintenance shop at Big Sky Resort. This project had been in the planning stages for quite some time. However, at the last minute our preferred location changed as did nearly everything about the building. Chad and RMR were with us through every step. In the end we built a premier maintenance building. There were countless changes made during the process involving the interior layout, exterior grading plan, equipment and engineering, and budgets. RMR provided assistance with everything and handled all the coordination amongst the subcontractors. Chad and RMR Group were consistently helpful and professional. In today’s competitive building market, RMR deserves your consideration when launching any significant project such as ours."
Mike Unruh

Big Sky Resort

Negotiated Contract GMP Program

When paired with a Negotiated Contract GMP program, the Owner is afforded all of the benefits as they would if the CM was a direct employee looking out for every detail and dollar on the project: full management, value engineering, competitive bidding and no risk to the Owner.  The CM is not only a collaborative member of the team, but a true employee of the owner acting in their best interest.

Similar to our Agent Program, we handle the following and more:

  • Permitting
  • At cost estimating & bid evaluation
  • Buyout and procurement
  • Value engineering
  • Contract management
  • Office management
  • Scheduling
  • Construction monitoring & inspections
  • Post construction services
  • Real estate investment and financing consultation
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Construction Careers in Montana


Since founder Chad Rothacher hired the first employee in 1998, the professional qualification process at RMR Group has always been rigorous. Today, RMR Group employs an exceptionally educated and broadly experienced team - from timber wrights and craftsmen to metallurgical and civil engineers, from project managers and accountants to office staff.


The RMR Group team is consistently recognized for excellence, and the company continues to raise the bar with higher education initiatives for the entire staff. In addition, RMR Group hires all of its own crews, ensuring quality and accountability on every project.


With a broad range of available projects, an atmosphere grounded in respect and a commitment from management to encourage growth and inspire excellence, RMR Group creates a work environment in which dedicated employees can succeed and thrive.


Current Openings

  • Experienced Carpenters
  • Experienced Construction Laborers

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