Our History

SLI Group, founded in 1976, is a fully integrated commercial design/build firm based in Houston. As reputation of our outstanding attention to detail has grown, SLI has broadened its services to include design, construction and remodel of corporate buildings, places of worship, country clubs, restaurants, schools and civic buildings. SLI has over thirty-four years of experience delivering over 500 of the finest design/build projects in Texas and other states.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the most professional design/build services available to premiere clients by:

  • Developing and maintaining a dedicated staff of professionals
  • Fulfilling the needs of the client beyond expectations
  • Designing and building to maximum function and economy
  • A commitment to deliver what we say we will do, with respect to quality, time and budget

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Our WBE Certification

SLI has historically been very supportive of all programs and organizations that support the development of minority and women-owned business enterprises. SLI is a wholly woman-owned business certified as a WBE by the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance. In addition, SLI is certified by the state of Texas as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB).

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Our People

SLI Group is a collection of highly skilled people committed to delivering only the finest quality design and construction. For us, quality is not only the end product but also the process itself.

Our staff of licensed architects, interior designers, research analysts, estimators, purchasing agents, bidding coordinators, construction managers, and project superintendents all work together on a daily basis to develop the most cost-effective assemblies. These professionals work together as a project team from the beginning of a project to solve issues through creative design and practical experience. The project team establishes a critical path schedule that allows fast-track performance throughout the planning, design and construction process.

Members of our staff hold licenses and credentials granted by the following boards:

  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners—Registered Architect
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners—Registered Interior Designer
  • National Council for Interior Design Qualification—Certificate Holder
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Estimating—Certified Cost Consultant
  • Design-Build Institute of America
  • U.S. Green Building Council—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP)
  • Texas State Board of Public Accountancy—Certified Public Accountant
  • State Bar of Texas—Licensed Attorney

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Our Commercial Design/Build Services

SLI is a true commercial design/build firm offering single-source, turnkey facilities. Our in-house team of in-house professionals work together to develop creative, cost-effective facilities that enhance your products and services.

Your project may begin in marketing with a basic floor plan. From there, our quality-focused staff of commercial architects and interior designers will help ensure that every detail is perfect. Our buildings are designed around people. How they will use the building? How they will move in and out? How do they operate? The structure does not define the way the building is used. Instead, the use defines the way the structure is built. A construction manager and superintendent begin construction by meeting with the design department to ensure that the same level of detail and quality are continued throughout the building process.

Too often, we have seen the traditional design/bid/build method fail. In the traditional method, a company such as yours would hire a commercial architect and a general contractor from separate companies, opening the door for “finger-pointing” later on. It seems too often that, with any mishaps in the building construction, the architect blames the contractor, and the contractor blames the architect, resulting in your paying for the repair costs.

But SLI assumes the responsibility, with no excuses, for delivering a cost-effective, quality project, on-time and within budget. Our line of commercial design/build services allows us to see your project through from beginning to end, removing any adversarial conflicts and guaranteeing that you receive the most cost-effective end result. Value engineering is built into the project and into the budget.

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Our Price Guarantee

We guarantee to be within 10% (+/-) from preliminary estimate to final cost proposal.

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Our Success Stories

“We still are amazed at the beautiful work and atmosphere SLI accomplished in our auditorium. Your timeliness, quality of work and design are excellent. The whole project can be summed up by one of those opposed to design-build. After the project was finished he said, ‘I’ve never been so glad to have been so wrong.' "

Bobby Moran, Building Committee Chair, Garden Oaks Baptist Church

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For more information on SLI Group or our commercial design/build services, please give us a call at 800-364-7777 or email us.


Commercial Design/Build Firm 10200 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77043
Main: 713-465-4650
Toll Free: 800-364-7777
Fax: 713-465-8555

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