A Watson Organization Project


At Watson-PJD a Joint Venture, we understand that every client has a unique set of needs and desires. Our suite of services is flexible and customized to meet your project specifications. Team members are ready to serve as your strategic advisors, making recommendations and guiding critical decisions to provide the best value to your project, organization and budget. To do so, we offer the following services:

PSECU Headquarters Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Estimating and Pre-Construction

Delivering a project without preconstruction is a missed opportunity to maximize savings in time and cost. With a 14-person in-house preconstruction services department, Watson-PJD provides estimating to evaluate a project’s constructability while identifying the best means for achieving the budget while maintaining design intent. Key to the preconstruction process is collaboration. Our staff work with the architect and owner to make early decisions that minimize the number of change orders during construction. This is an iterative process; we take pride that our staff are flexible and open-minded while being realistic. We want you, the owner, to achieve your ultimate goals at the best value. And we know that if we do our job well during preconstruction, building the project will be easy!

Comcast Center Four Season Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Construction Management at Risk

Because we are builders, we provide the hands-on experience to effectively manage a project’s construction. Through effective planning and innovative solutions, our collaborative, hands-on project managers and superintendents ensure quality projects are delivered safely, on-time and on budget.Our success performing projects under the construction management at risk method has resulted in our achieving repeat clients. We invest time getting to know the core values and mission of owners and use our construction expertise and knowledge of the local market to help teams achieve those goals.

University of Pennsylvania


Watson-PJ Dick has provided Design-Build services for a variety of owners over the span of the last 30 years. These projects have ranged from correctional and institutional projects to commercial office, retail, and public assembly facilities. Collaboration is key to a successful design-build project. Working as a single entity, our companies and the design team partner with the owner and subcontractors to meet fast-track schedules while achieving budget, quality, and schedule goals. Integrated design and construction planning are critical to this approach.

Paramount to the success of Design-Build is understanding the delivery system and utilizing the many talents of a well defined team. Success is measured by open communication, overcoming challenges and execution!

UPMC East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Construction Management – Agency
What distinguishes our approach to construction management agency services is that we protect the client’s budget and schedule as if it were our own. Through a hands-on project management approach, Watson-PJD provides owners with:
  • subcontractor selection
  • constructability analysis
  • proactive schedule management
  • document management
  • quality control
  • realistic cost estimating through value engineering

We act as the client’s designated representative and work in partnership with the design and construction team from the pre-design phase to construction and occupancy in order to minimize owner risk.

University of Pittsburgh Nordenberg Hall Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Although the majority of our current resume of projects are contracted under Construction Management at Risk, we have vast experience as a general contractor dating back to PJ Dick’s founding in 1979.Plans and specification bidding is still prevalent and utilized in the construction industry. Our expertise in delivering complicated projects on time and our reputation as excellent working partners heightens our ability to excel in delivering a project as a general contractor.The Watson-PJD a Joint Venture can self perform the following:

  • concrete
  • paint
  • drywall
  • electric

Our companies have worked hard over many years to establish relationships with a wide variety of subcontractors from many regions of the MidAtlantic United States. Hiring quality subcontractors is the key to success of a general contractor. We factor our relationships from the time we open the bid documents and rely on the expertise of our in-house 14-member estimating department to vet the subcontractors. We obtain best pricing because of our thorough scopes of work. Our high quality project management and field management staff are charged with purchasing the project, scheduling, and delivering a safe project with a fantastic customer experience. We want to exceed expectations and work diligently to surpass the milestones measuring success.