Construction Compliance &
Project Management

Benchmark Group’s Construction Compliance and Project Management team has over 150 years of combined experience to provide any level of services you may require from inception to completion of your project. As a nationally recognized A&E firm, we have a team of dedicated and experienced Architects, Engineers, Permitting Specialists, Energy Managers, and Commissioning Agents available to support our Construction Compliance and Project Management team. This allows us to quickly identify potential issues and address them proactively.

Through close communication and a transparent process, we ensure our Clients always know the status of their projects by providing and maintaining:

  • Regular Progress Updates
  • A Project Schedule
  • Submittal and RFI Logs
  • Project Budget and Change Order Logs

Built on quality and long-term partnerships, Benchmark Group’s priority is our Clients’ success, safety, longevity, and overall satisfaction.


  • Bidding, Negotiation, and Procurement Assistance
  • Building & Site Surveys
  • Commissioning (New Construction, Ongoing, Re-Commissioning)
  • Compliance Visits
  • Construction Administration
  • Cost Estimating and Budget Tracking
  • Drawing Constructability
  • Feasibility Studies / Pre-Purchase Feasibility Studies
  • Pay Application & Substitution Review
  • Preparation of Contract Documents
  • Project Closeout and Commissioning
  • Project Coordination
  • Retro-Commissioning (Condition & Operation, Diagnosis & Analysis. Implementation)
  • Scheduling
  • Shop Drawings
  • Site Surveys
  • Site Visits / Construction Observation
  • Third Party Construction Compliance

Client Testimonials

“GPW & Associates has worked with the Benchmark Refrigeration and Fire Protection Division for over 3 years on various Walmart Remodel and Sam’s Club Projects. Their teams are always responsive and perform with the highest level of professionalism. They are collaborative and efficient, and they always put the needs of their clients as their highest priority. We highly recommend them for projects related to the Big Box, Retail, and Grocery Store Markets.”

Gina Pacumbaba-Watson
President & CEO, GPW & Associates, LLC | Engineering Consultants


“Benchmark Group has become an extension to our company related to refrigeration design, engineering, and product collaboration. The team has gone above and beyond to assist with integrating our European products into the United States. By utilizing the Benchmark Group’s services, we have been able to eliminate multiple design errors and improve on our deliverables. We are very pleased with the responsiveness, and willingness to help and provide industry advice when we need a neutral point of view. We trust Benchmark and recommend using their services.”

Clay Galloway, C.E.M.
Director, Sales, AHT Cooling Systems USA, Inc.

“Guss Jahchan, AIA, and his team at Benchmark Group, have handled a crucial and important Value-Engineering exercise for one of our corporate stores in Virginia. They had developed and maintained our present corporate prototype, while they were able to point out areas of savings, without jeopardizing the aesthetics or the quality of our store.  We at Propelled Brands, have found the Benchmark team to be highly professional while keeping our interest at the forefront of their work.  Our plan is to continue to work with Benchmark Group for our architectural and engineering (A&E) needs and recommend them to others that need full professional A&E assistance.

Steve J. Elliott
Owner | Architect, SJE Architects

“Our Experience with the team at Benchmark was fantastic! They did a great job of interpreting what we wanted and suggesting what would be a good fit. The little details in design made a difference. They were responsive to questions, very accommodating to changes, and easy to do business with. We are very happy and would recommend their services.”

John Johnson
Co-Owner, D-BAT Northwest Arkansas

“Stephanie Whorton and Benchmark Group as a whole, have been super helpful, and I have really enjoyed working with them. Hopefully, we can do many more jobs together.”

Raymond Weaver
Owner, Weavers Farm & Furniture

“Benchmark came to our attention years ago when we built a church in Rogers. When we learned they worked for Walmart and were licensed in all 50 States, we figured they could follow us around the country, understood how to work with a demanding client, understood tight schedules and understood how to create cost-effective engineering solutions. It’s been a great partnership from the very start. It’s the reason we ask new architectural partners to team with them on our projects.”

Dirk Dalhausser, AIA
Director of Preconstruction, Goff Companies

“Guss Jahchan, AIA, and his team at Benchmark Group have handled a crucial and important project for us at CEC.
CEC contracted Benchmark Group to deliver the architectural, engineering, and permitting services for this project, belonging to a national client. 

The client’s prerequisite was that the facility needed to be user-friendly, where the employees feel excited about coming to work daily.  Benchmark architects and engineers, developed and maintained our client’s vision while keeping the budget and schedule in check at all times.  Their efficient design called for the use of clerestory that was oriented North, to help bring in the Northern light, thus lessening the use of energy, while bringing in natural light without glare and/or heat.  This design will save money in the long run, without a doubt.

We at CEC, have found the Benchmark team to be highly professional while keeping our interest at the forefront of their work.  Our plan is to continue to use Benchmark Group for our architectural and engineering (A&E) needs and recommend them to others.”

Harold P. Barber, P.E.
Vice President, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.