Special Services

Ghirardelli Associates provides a full range of specialty services surrounding the delivery of your program or project. We create a team that specifically meets the needs of your project. Whether you need Specialized Technical Training, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Services, Project Controls, Pre-construction Services or Program Management, Ghirardelli Associates expertly matches individual qualifications with the requirements of the project to quickly and competently deliver the quality service required by today’s modern regulations and requirements.

Consistently providing the highest degree of professionalism and quality, Ghirardelli Associates turns customer service up a notch by making the same team of professionals available, as frequently as possible, for our clients. To save time and the potential inconvenience of re-familiarizing or re-training of our employees regarding the clients needs, we allocate individuals who are familiar with a project or a client. More than half of our business is for repeat clients.


Ghirardelli Associates can provide your staff or team with onsite training. Our staff has many years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of construction. Here are a few of our current training programs that we have provided to the construction community:

  • Contract Administration
  • Traffic Control Workshop
  • Diaries
  • Change Orders
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Underground Inspection
  • Trenching and Shoring
  • CPM / Scheduling

If you have another training topic in mind, let us know. We can customize any of our training programs or compose a training class for a proposed topic.


Ghirardelli Associates provides Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program services for RWQCB Permit compliance by reviewing plans for construction projects, inspecting field conditions, reporting inspections on proper forms, preparing SWPPP plans for sites, and providing special consulting on SWPPP issues. Ghirardelli Associates has also provided permit review and coordination services.

Program Management, Project Controls and Pre-Construction Services:

As your Program Manager, Ghirardelli Associates Inc. will manage “the big picture” for all aspects of your construction or capital improvement program. We take responsibility for project delivery from day one, giving you the complete assurance of a job well done from start to finish. We often fill a role of Project Manager for cities, overseeing the delivery of several projects in an annual C.I.P. Program. We can customize our program to meet your needs. We offer preconstruction and program management services including:

  • Scheduling
  • Estimating
  • Prepare Procedural Manuals
  • Change Order & Claims Procedure Implementation
  • Cost analysis and budgeting
  • Manage Funding Issues and Flows
  • Review Permits
  • Review Contract Documents
  • Constructability and Biddability Reviews
  • Design and Utility Coordination
  • Advertisement & Bid Process Management
  • Pre-Bid Meetings
  • Public Meetings
  • Evaluate / Analyze Bids
  • Training Programs
  • Inspection Oversight and Documentation
  • Materials Program Compliance
  • Change Order Management/ Oversight Review
  • Claims Negotiation, DRB Presentations, Mediations, Arbitrations
  • Contract Close-out & Funding Final Report
  • Funding Audit Preparation

Ghirardelli Associates Inc.

We are a small firm specializing in Construction Management Services headquartered in San Jose, California. We have 9 offices located throughout California.

A SBE/DBE/WBE Certified Firm