SUN BUILDERS CO. is a unique, Houston-based construction firm, Tiltwall expert and builder of industrial and
commercial buildings and sites throughout the United States.
Specialties include department stores, shopping centers, warehouses and site development.
What makes SUN BUILDERS CO. so uniquely excellent?....
Sun Builders Co. was established by retail construction specialist Philip F. C. Aiello in 1979 and continues to be
family owned and operated. Aiello's three daughters, who were brought up in the business, are the company's majority stockholders, which qualify Sun as a Women's Business Enterprise.
Founder Philip F. C. Aiello has more than 47 years of construction experience, including that of field
superintendent, estimator and executive. He earned his BME degree at Pratt Institute in New York City.
Executive Vice President and Estimator Judy Aiello
earned a BS degree in Building Construction at Texas A&M University. She received estimator/management training under Philip F. C. Aiello and has worked for the company since 1984.
President and Estimator Gilda (Gigi) Aiello Thompson earned her BS degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M
University. She received estimator/management training under Philip F. C. Aiello and has worked for the company since 1980.
Secretary, Treasurer, and Comptroller Mary Aiello Miller, has been with Sun since its inception. She has served as
Chief Financial Officer since 1982. Mary acquired her BA degree at the University of Houston.
Sun's extensive staff of estimators, engineers and superintendents is experienced in all construction disciplines.
They take a personal interest in ensuring client satisfaction. Pride in their work and the ability to build faster than the competition are hallmarks of Sun Superintendents, many of whom have
been with the company since its inception. This speaks clearly of the soundness and continuity of Sun Builders Co.
Sun Builders Co. has the ability to prepare accurate cost budgets for buildings and sites from sketchy conceptual
drawings by applying its vast experience and utilizing custom designed computer programs.
In addition, Sun provides its clients with Value Engineering, a unique partnering relationship between contractor,
client, architects, engineers, and subcontractors. By initiating and orchestrating teamwork from the beginning of the project, Sun can detect potential difficulties and eliminate them before
they become problems. Value Engineering enables each project to proceed smoothly, saving both the contractor and the client time and money.
Sun negotiates the majority of its' contracts which ensures client satisfaction and repeat business. The
company offers a complete menu of construction services, working with client-selected architects. At the client's request, Sun also can provide total project management, from design concept
to completion, securing superior architectural services and all subcontractors.
Centrally based in Houston, Texas, Sun holds licenses and has operated in numerous other states. This gives
flexibility to clients for out-of-state projects.
An alliance of Safety Inspectors and Professionals ensure ongoing safety training for Sun personnel, field employees
and subcontractors. The company holds an outstanding safety record and maintains excellent relations with their insurance company and loss control representatives. Sun's low Worker's
Compensation rate provides attractive advantages, again by reducing construction costs.
In addition to its Value Engineering partnerships, Sun streamlines job operations and saves its clients money by
using the latest technological advances in engineering, communications, and construction management.
Computerization makes the company spirited and efficient and is used in every phase of every project.
Superintendents employ computers in the field for a more effective operation. Computers also contribute to provide accurate preliminary budgeting, estimating, and the Value Engineering
coordination between Sun, the owners and architects. In addition, the technology is used for estimating, job costing, in project scheduling to track work progress, and in CAD program drawings
to prepare Tiltwall shop drawings which aid in eliminating the possibility of concrete pouring errors.
Sun uses automated construction cost management to monitor job costs and cash flow and to ensure that all job change
orders are implemented smoothly. To provide superior project management, the job estimator and job superintendent jointly share responsibility as project manager for the project.
This arrangement provides wider responsibility while lending greater control over on-site operations.
The combination of knowledgeable, capable personnel, advanced technology, and exceptional service make Sun Builders
Co. a unique and desirable choice for commercial and industrial construction.