Associated Builders is one of the leading building contractors, offering commercial and industrial construction services. The company utilizes the design-build method of construction, a single-source project delivery method that streamlines a project's management and optimizes project control. Its project planning services include site plans with full-color renderings, code reviews, as well as local, state and federal permitting, including conservation, planning board, building permits and approvals. The firm's professional staff provides technical expertise in design and engineering, and uses state-of-the-art design and construction techniques. Its trained employees cover various aspects of design-build process, including site planning, engineering, estimating, permitting and different phases of construction. Associated Builders has branches in South Hadley and Pittsfield, Mass.