A few of
our Markets

A Few of Our Markets

The Melvin Group, LLC can provide project management and project control services to cover all phases from inception thru close out or specific phases for the following markets:

  • Owners
  • Government Agencies
  • Architect/Engineers
  • Architectural Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Equipment Vendors


The Melvin Group, LLC can assist your company in meeting its project control needs. Some of our areas of expertise in project controls are: Cost, Estimating, Planning, Scheduling and Budgeting.

areas of

Areas of Expertise

The Melvin Group, LLC can provide assistance in all areas of project management and project controls for the following industries/sectors:


1. Project Management
Project Management We, at The Melvin Group, help our clients to solve their most difficult problems by utilizing skills and knowledge in coordinating, organizing, planning, scheduling, directing, controlling, monitoring and evaluating activities to reach clients and projects goals. Through project management we can make sure the objective of your company's project is achieved. We can provide the management of a project from inception to closure. Delivering a successful product/service/project.
2. Project Controls
Project Controls The Melvin Group, LLC can assist you in meeting the project control needs for your company, corporate wide or project specific. We are experienced in implementing project control systems, process and procedures. Our processes for monitoring and controlling resources help your company meet its objectives. We can help by providing front end planning, establishing project cost and schedule baselines, measuring project performance, providing project analysis, recommending appropriate corrective action and forecasting.
3. Construction Management
Construction Management The Melvin Group, LLC has experienced professionals who can apply effective management techniques to the planning, design, and construction of your construction project from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling time, cost, and quality.
4. Total Quality Management (TQM)
Total Quality Management The Melvin Group, LLC will help your company achieve continuous improvement in its processes and products by integrating your company processes and activities. We utilize quality management to optimize the quality activities involved in producing a quality product, process or service. As such, it includes appraisal, training, and prevention activities. Mr. Melvin was employed by Florida Power & Light during the time the company challenged and was awarded the Deming Award.
5. Claims Management
Claims Management The Melvin Group, LLC can provide the expertise and knowledge to assist you regarding claims associated with your project. We will discuss the objective of the claim with you so that both parties can proceed in a timely manner. Our approach is to review the appropriate contracts, both from a technical and commercial viewpoint. We can then develop recommendations and a path forward. We will assist in the preparation and negotiation of the claim, as necessary.
6. Benchmarking
Benchmarking The Melvin Group, LLC has professionals who can help improve your company's performance by a process measurement and analysis that compares practices, processes, and relevant measures to those of a selected basis of comparison (i.e., the benchmark). Examples of measures include estimated costs, actual costs, schedule durations, resource quantities, etc. We can help your company to become "Best in Class."
7. Project Management and Project Controls Training
Project Management and Project Controls Training The Melvin Group, LLC provide professionals specialized in training regarding project management and project controls.
8. Risk Management
Risk Management The Melvin Group, LLC recognizes how the allocation of risk can impact the project. Our experience regarding risk, including the identification, definition, quantification and control: combined with the subsequent risk management, allows us to be in a unique position. Risk goes across all stages of a project, from the early planning stages thru the end. In addition, we will assist in identifying opportunities for you. The Melvin Group, LLC can assist your company with all steps (phases) associated with managing risk (risk assessment, risk analysis, risk mitigation, risk control).
9. Change Control Management
Change Control Management We can help your company by utilizing the process through which changes to the project plan are identified assessed, reviewed, approved and introduced. Lack of change control is one of the most common causes of scope creep. Uncontrolled changes are one of the most common causes of delay and failure. We can develop a Change Control Program for you.
10. Consulting
Consulting We, at The Melvin Group, LLC, can provide your company advice in several areas of project management/project controls expertise. We can help your company improve its performance through the analysis of existing organizational problems and development of plans for improvement. We can also provide organizational change management assistance, development of coaching skills, technology implementation, strategy development, or operational improvement services. We bring our own methodologies or frameworks to guide the identification of the problems, and to serve as the basis for recommendations for more effective or efficient ways of performing work tasks.
11. Cost Engineering
Cost Engineering Our team of professionals will assist your company by applying scientific principles and techniques to cost estimating, cost control, business planning and management science, profitability analysis, and planning and scheduling. Our objective is to arrive at accurate cost estimates and schedules to minimize cost overruns and schedule slips.
12. Constructability
Constructability Our company will assist you achieve optimum integration of construction knowledge in the construction process, balancing various project and environmental constraints to achieve maximization of project goals and performance. The optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, engineering, procurement and field operations helps achieve the overall objective. Our professionals provide detailed construction planning allowing engineering and procurement to be scheduled to support construction in accordance with the overall optimized project schedule.
13. Earned Value Management [System] EVM[S]
EVM[S] We have professionals specialized in utilizing EVM(S) to integrate the work scope and resources to enable objective comparison of the earned value to the actual cost and the planned schedule of your project.
14. Value Engineering
Value Engineering Our Company has extensive experience in Value Engineering. We are able to assist your company by reviewing the scope of the design (of a facility or item) with the objective to improve the design that will yield least life-cycle costs or provide greatest value while satisfying all performance and other criteria established for the project.
15. Forecasting
Forecasting We, at The Melvin Group, LLC, can assist your company in anticipating future conditions and events, while establishing objectives and range of possibilities for the work necessary to commit to accomplish results predetermined by your project's needs.
16. Manpower Planning
Manpower Planning Our company will provide you with professionals who can assist in the forecasting of your company's manpower needs over time, in terms of numbers and skills, and obtaining the human resources required to match your company's needs.
17. LEED
LEED The Melvin Group, LLC has professionals who are experienced in LEED projects who are capable of identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. This can improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

project controls areas of expertise

    The Melvin Group, LLC has professionals who can assist you by developing and implementing project cost processes and procedures for cost control, reporting and analysis. In addition, we can develop resource & cost loaded schedules and schedule of values. We can also design and implement your project management information systems and/or project controls systems.

    Our Company can help you by providing accurate estimates which are the basis for sound project planning and budgeting. Some of the processes we utilize in making accurate estimates are:

  • Conceptual Estimating
  • Detail Design Estimating
  • Forensic Damage Evaluation
  • Educated assumptions
  • Documenting estimation results (i.e. Basis of Estimate)
  • Estimating each task
  • Examining historical data
  • Identifying dependencies
  • Parametric estimating
  • Risk assessment

    We, at The Melvin Group, LLC, are able to assist your company's project planning by determining the project objectives via identifying the activities to be performed, methods and resources (cost, hours, time, materials, etc.) to be used for accomplishing the tasks, assessment of both value and risks, assignment of responsibility and accountability, and establishment of an integrated plan to achieve completion as required. To identify the project objectives and activity necessary to complete the projects we provide answers to questions such as:

    1) What must be done in the future to reach the project objective?

    2) How will it be done?

    3) Who will do it?

    4) When will it be done?

    We can assist in the development of your company's project schedule by analyzing and assigning a desired start and finish times to each activity in the project within overall time cycle required for completion according to plan. Our professionals can also convert the project plan and develop a CPM Master Schedule. Other scheduling services include:

  • Baseline Schedule Development
  • Conceptual Schedule Development
  • Daily, Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly Schedule Update & Analysis
  • Recovery Schedule
  • As-Built Schedule
  • Lean Scheduling
  • Monthly Progress Monitoring & Reporting

    Our team of professionals are capable of assisting your company regarding budgeting of a project by allocating the estimated cost of resources into cost accounts (i.e., the cost budget) against which cost performance will be measured and assessed, including Cash Flow Projections.


1. Energy/Utilities
Energy/Utilities The utilities industry includes companies that generate, transmit, and distribute electrical power, distribute natural gas, treat and distribute fresh water, and treat wastewater. The Melvin Group, LLC can assist in the industry regarding project management and project controls in areas like electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. We can also help with natural gas distribution. In addition, we offer assistance for water, sewage, and other systems.
2. Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy We have extensive experience in the area of renewable energy such as: hydroelectric power, wind, solar power, biomass, and biofuel. We will support you in all aspects of project management and project controls in these areas.
3. Power Generation (including coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear projects)
Power Generation With a vast experience in the power generation industry‚ The Melvin Group, LLC can provide the power generation market with integrated solutions that improve the performance utilizing our expertise in project management and project controls. We can support engineering projects, construction projects and engineering and procurement and construction (EPC) for new projects.
4. Private Power
Private Power If your company is interested in private power; we have experience in the power generation industry and will help you with your project management/project controls needs.
5. Federal Government (DoE, DoD & DoT)
Federal Government (DoE, DoD & DoT)

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is the U.S. federal department allocated with the largest level of budgetary resources and charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the United States armed forces. We can provide assistance to any aspect of DoD project management/project control services.

The United States Department of Energy (DoE) is concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. The Melvin Group, LLC has professionals with extensive experience in working with the DoE.

The United States Department of Transportation (DoT) oversees federal highway, air, railroad, and maritime and other transportation administration functions; components include the FAA, FHA, FRA, NHTSA, OIG, etc. Our company can provide the DoT with professionals who have experience in several aspects of transportation issues.

6. Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceuticals The Melvin Group, LLC and its alliances have experience with large multinational pharmaceutical corporations which often participate in a broad range of drug discovery and development, manufacturing and quality control, marketing, sales, and distribution. They have also experience working with smaller organizations which often focus on a specific aspect such as discovering drug candidates or developing formulations. No matter the size of your organization, we can help you.
7. Telecommunication
Telecommunication Our Company can assist you with the project management/project controls aspects of telecommunications. Telecommunications play an important role in the world economy and the worldwide telecommunication industry's revenue has been increasing each year and it's expected to reach $2.7 trillion by 2013.
8. Information Technology/Information Systems
Information Technology/Information Systems IT is the area of managing technology and spans a wide variety of areas that include but are not limited to items such as processes, computer software, information systems, computer hardware, programming languages, and data constructs. Our IT professionals perform a variety of functions (IT Disciplines/Competencies) that can assist you in installing applications, designing complex computer networks and information databases. A few of the duties that our IT professionals perform may include data management, networking, engineering computer hardware, database and software design, as well as management and administration of entire systems.
9. Transportation
Transportation We can provide support to projects such as: federal and state highways, railroads, road constructions, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines, and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots (including fueling docks and fuel stations), and seaports.
10. Airports
Airports Areas that our Company can assist you regarding airport includes: terminal, runway, hangers, access road, airport hotel, and airport parking facilities, car rental facilities, and other capital improvement projects.
11. Infrastructure
Infrastructure Regarding infrastructure we can assist with structures such as roads, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, and so forth.
12. Industrial
Industrial We can help your company in all industrials economic sectors such as: chemical industry, petroleum industry, automotive industry, electronic industry, software industry, paper industry and, semiconductor industry. Our company has experience in project management and project controls for light industry or heavy industry.
13. Manufacturing
Manufacturing Some areas of manufacturing that we provide services include: Pharmaceutical, Constructions, Electronics (Semiconductor), Energy Industry, Food Processing, Telecommunications, Textile Manufacturing (Clothing industry), Transportation (Automotive industry), etc.
14. Construction

Construction is a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure. Far from being a single activity, large scale construction is a feat of human multitasking. Normally, the job is managed by a project manager, and supervised by a construction manager, design engineer, construction engineer or project architect. For the successful execution of a project, effective planning is essential. Those involved with the design and execution of the infrastructure in question must consider the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction site safety, availability of building materials, logistics, and inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc.

In general, there are three types of construction:
1. Building construction
2. Heavy / civil construction
3. Industrial construction

Each type of construction project requires a unique team to plan, design, construct and maintain the project. The Melvin Group, LLC has extensive experience in these areas and can assist your company with your construction needs.

15. Residential Condominiums
Residential Condominiums We can assist with project management and project controls for: apartment complexes, gated community, planned neighborhoods, townhouse complexes and others.
16. Residential High-Rise Condos, Hotel/Resorts & Office Buildings
Residential High-Rise Condos, Hotel/Resorts & Office Buildings The Melvin Group, LLC can assist with various phases of construction or development, providing cost-effective design and project management solutions for a new construction or renovation needs.
17. Public Works
Public Works Our Company offers assistance to public works – which has broad array of projects, financed and constructed by the government, for recreational, employment, and health and safety uses in the greater community. They consist of multiple arenas including: recreation (parks, beaches), aesthetics (trees, green space), business (goods and people movement), judicial complexes, neighborhood (community centers, social services buildings). In addition, public works represents any constructed object that augments a nation's physical infrastructure such as airports, canals, dams, dikes, pipelines, and others.
18. Government Facilities
Government Facilities Our Company can provide assistance with project management and project control for military, government buildings, etc.
19. LEED
LEED The Melvin Group, LLC has professionals who are experienced in LEED projects who are capable of identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. This can improve performance in metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
20. Water Treatment
Water Treatment With each passing year the quality of the planet's water measurably deteriorates, presenting challenges for the major users: municipal, industrial, military and agricultural/environmental sectors. Water treatment has become an area of worldwide concern as individuals, communities, industries, and nations strive for ways to keep this essential resource available and suitable for use. The Melvin Group can utilize its knowledge regarding project management and project controls to help improve water treatment plant projects.