Our business lets you focus on your business.

You'll be able to forge ahead with your priorities because
you can trust us to keep your construction project on track.
Our record of repeat business is proof.

Who We Are

Baltimore-based Kaliber Construction, Inc. is a woman-owned general contractor, construction management, and owner representation firm that brings expertise, leadership, responsiveness, creativity, and integrity to every project. Read More

Baltimore-based Kaliber Construction, Inc. is a woman-owned general contractor, construction management, and owner representation firm founded in 2009 by Susannah Bergmann and David Huber. Together, Kaliber’s principals have more than 40 years of successful construction experience in commercial, manufacturing, institutional, multi-family residential, rehabilitation, and historic renovation work in the Baltimore Metropolitan area and beyond.

Our business has thrived on word-of-mouth referrals, repeat clients, and long-term relationships. Through in-depth knowledge of the industry, a commitment to problem-solving and exceeding expectations, integrity, technological savvy, dedication to environmental sustainability, and a collaborative approach we provide our clients with best-value results.

We have big-company competencies with small-company responsiveness. We are a hands-on firm that commits its principals’ attention, focus, and expertise to each client and project. We work hard to excel throughout each phase of the construction process, from accurate conceptual estimating, early determination of price and schedule, and on-time/on-budget management of the construction project, to successful close-out and delivery to the client.

Each construction project has its own challenges, so a client is well-served by a firm that can quickly grasp the issues and propose innovative solutions. We invest in continuous learning to remain on the forefront of the industry, and we go the extra mile to ensure our clients’ success.

We look forward to working with you to fulfill your vision and provide you the best value possible.

Susannah M. Bergmann, LEED Green Associate
President & Principal
443.465.6781
sbergmann@kaliberconstructioninc.com

David M. Huber
Vice President & Principal
443.683.1219
dhuber@kaliberconstructioninc.com

View/Download the Kaliber Construction Booklet
Additional Experience Prior to the Founding of Kaliber Construction, Inc.
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What Sets Us Apart

We select the right approach and the right people at a price that is right for you. We are problem solvers — a hands-on firm providing you and your project with our principals' attention, focus, and experience. Work with us, and you'll discover that we actually do what we say we’ll do. Imagine that. Read More

When it comes to selecting a contractor for your construction project, there is simply no substitute for a proven track record of success. We bring expertise, responsiveness, creativity, and focused leadership to you and your project.

What’s more, we will listen to you. With us, everything else is secondary to a good working dynamic with our clients, and we enjoy the partnerships that develop with every project. We’ll customize according to your objectives and select the right people and the right approach at the right price for you. As a result, you’ll have the comfort of knowing your project will be done to your satisfaction.

We work to make our client’s life easier. We get it all done. You won’t have to worry. We bring to each project big-company competencies with small-company responsiveness.

Work with us, and you’ll discover that we actually do what we say we’ll do. Imagine that. Let us know what we can do for you… to make your life easier and your project a success.

These are the types of services Kaliber Construction provides:

Commercial Services
General Contracting • Construction Management • Owner Representation

Project Experience
Adaptive Reuse Projects • Design-Build • Fast-Track Capability • Feasibility Studies • Flex Buildings • Government • Green/Sustainable/LEED Building • Institutional • Medical Office Buildings • Multi-Family Residential • New Construction • Occupied Space Projects • Office Interiors • Pre-Construction • Project Management • Redevelopment • Renovation •Security Clearance Projects • Shopping Centers • Site Development • Tenant Fit-Out • Value Added Solutions • Warehouse/Industrial Buildings

 

 

Our Experience

Kaliber’s principals have more than 40 years of successful construction experience. When the company was launched in 2009, principal Dave Huber had already established an outstanding reputation as a strong leader in the construction industry. Read More

When Kaliber Construction, Inc. was launched in 2009, Dave Huber had already established an outstanding reputation as a strong leader in the construction industry. He has decades of successful C-level expertise in decision-making and management of commercial, manufacturing, institutional, multi-family residential, rehabilitation, and historic renovation work in the Baltimore metropolitan area and beyond.

Our business has thrived on word-of-mouth referrals, repeat clients, and long-term relationships. Through in-depth knowledge of the industry, a commitment to problem-solving and exceeding expectations, integrity, technological savvy, and dedication to environmental sustainability, we provide our clients with best-value results. We bring to each project big-company competencies with small company responsiveness.

Each construction project has its own challenges, so a client is well-served by a firm that can quickly grasp the issues and propose innovative solutions. We invest in continuous learning to remain in the forefront of the industry, and we go the extra mile to ensure our clients’ success.

We look forward to working with you to fulfill your vision and provide you the best value possible.

Susannah M. Bergmann, LEED Green Associate
President & Principal
443.465.6781
sbergmann@kaliberconstructioninc.com

David M. Huber
Vice President & Principal
443.683.1219
dhuber@kaliberconstructioninc.com

View/Download the Kaliber Construction Booklet
Additional Experience Prior to the
Founding of Kaliber Construction, Inc.
View/Download a pdf.
  • Tenant Fit-Out

    Flex Building Tenant

    The transition from one tenant to another presents a Building Owner with the challenge of minimizing both time and costs and requires the General Contractor to be as flexible as the space itself. Kaliber Construction, Inc. works with Building Owners and Tenants to ensure the best possible value within the shortest period of time. We have the ability to self-perform the work or bring in capable subcontractors to complete the work. Building Owners and Property Managers can concentrate on enhancing tenant relationships, secure in the knowledge that construction is under control and will remain on track.

    (Photo courtesy of Costar)

  • Tenant Fit-OutClass A Office

    InfoTeK

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    InfoTeK Corporation, an engineering solutions provider for the information technology service industry, strives to provide service above and beyond their customer’s expectation and expects, and appreciates, that their selected General Contractor, Kaliber Construction, Inc. does the same.

    We provided the construction services needed for their office expansion, and phased improvements, to an existing fully-occupied Class A office space. Throughout the construction process we ensured that InfoTeK Corporation was able to continue to meet their clients’ needs without missing a beat. In addition, we met with InfoTeK Corporation and the Building’s Property Manager and revised the construction phasing plan and cut 30 days from the schedule, and reduced overtime hours, providing savings to the client.

    Kaliber Construction, Inc. is a solution provider, and we were also the lowest bidder of five firms bidding for the work. We help our clients focus on their business while we focus on keeping their construction project on track.

    (Photo courtesy of COPT)

  • Tenant Fit-OutGovernment

    Social Security Administration

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    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was selected by the Building Owner to complete a multi-phase occupied office renovation project. As this work required complete demolition and reconstruction of existing portions of interior space, the Social Security Administration and the General Services Administration required a construction work plan that addressed noise, access, and environmental and security concerns—in addition to the standard request for quality work that would be completed on time and within budget. Kaliber Construction, Inc. worked with all project stakeholders to develop pre-construction and construction plans with four different phases while ensuring limited impact on the day-to-day operations of the facility during construction.

    (Exterior photo courtesy of Costar)

  • Tenant Fit-OutNonprofit Organization

    Father Martin’s Ashley™

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    Our repeat client, the Landlord of 2129 Pulaski Highway, invited Kaliber Construction, Inc. to meet on July 12 and shared their goal of having tenant space completed and operational by September 1 for the new tenant, Father Martin’s Ashley.™ We had created a conceptual estimate from a space plan several weeks earlier, but with the tight schedule, there were only 36 business days to have the Architectural and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing documents completed, a Harford County permit obtained, and the work completed, inspected, and accepted by both the Tenant and Landlord.

    As the Contractor, we led the effort to have the Architectural and Engineering documents completed, applied for and expedited the permit, worked with the Tenant to finalize the selection of all finishes, and completed the construction work on site. We walked the space for Father Martin’s Ashley’s acceptance on the 35th day—one day early. We completed the work for the Landlord 6 percent under budget and ensured that there were no construction-related delays that could impact the anticipated rent start date. In the process, Kaliber Construction, Inc. also gained a new client and three weeks later began another construction project on Father Martin Ashley’s main campus in Havre de Grace, Maryland.

  • Tenant Fit-OutCorporate Headquarters

    Midstate Community Bank

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    Midstate Community Bank found itself in an unanticipated situation with a Tenant Fit-Out project. The Architect hired to design and lead the effort, obtain bids for the work, stay within budget, and meet the move-in schedule did not work out as planned therefore the start of work was delayed, and bid prices were significantly over budget.

    A repeat client of Kaliber Construction, Inc. suggested that Midstate Community Bank contact us to see if we could move this project forward. In less than two weeks, we reviewed the client’s needs and requirements, developed a scope and price that was acceptable to Midstate Community Bank, finalized permit issues, and began the work.

    The project was completed successfully and achieved all the objectives. Our expertise and hard work, as well as our ability to problem-solve and collaborate with all parties, made all the difference on this project. Our appreciative client recommended Kaliber Construction, Inc. to another local business owner who also needed a construction expert for his occupied space Tenant Fit-Out project.

    (Photo courtesy of Midstate Community Bank)

  • Tenant ImprovementsTenant Fit-Out

    BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

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    At the Baltimore/Washington International Airport Air Cargo Center, Kaliber Construction, Inc. was hired to support its client’s goal to meet the new long term lease requirements and update its facilities according to criteria established by the Maryland Aviation Authority.

    In the process we also built trust and an ongoing relationship with the Maryland Aviation Authority, and the existing tenants, that supported our client’s effort to confidently navigate difficult lease terms and assure all parties that all the tenant improvements – which included providing new electrical service to 24/7 operating tenants – would be done timely with limited disruption and completed under heightened security requirements of a major international airport.

  • Tenant Fit-Out

    The Diplomat Building

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    An unexpected office building repositioning opportunity was created for the Building Owner when a major tenant moved out, the economy changed, and the building experienced a flood from a burst water pipe on the third floor of The Diplomat Building.

    The Owner improved the building’s value by bringing in a strong leasing and property management firm, and a contracting team, to reposition the building. Kaliber Construction, Inc. was selected as part of the overall project team as a negotiated contractor providing conceptual estimates, scheduling, installation of new lobby, bathrooms, modifications of the infrastructure to meet the new smaller tenant model, and completion of the Tenant Fit-Out spaces for each of the tenants.

    (Photo courtesy of Loopnet)

  • Owner RepresentationInstitutional

    Henderson Hopkins East Baltimore Community School

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    Kaliber Construction, Inc. provided Owner Representation Services for the new $38 million Henderson Hopkins East Baltimore Community School, a privately funded school created by the Johns Hopkins School of Education in partnership with the Morgan State School of Education and Urban Studies. The school will serve K-8 students and include a library, gymnasium, auditorium, and early childcare center in 124,791 gross square feet of building space on seven acres of land in East Baltimore.

    This project challenged the team of Owner, Architect, Owner’s Representative, and Contractor to provide a safe and exciting indoor and outdoor learning environment while balancing the construction goals of budget, quality, schedule, and economic inclusion. Kaliber Construction, Inc. brought its extensive experience in complex project management to facilitate the process among all the construction stakeholders.

    (Rendering courtesy of Rogers Marvel Architects)

  • Owner RepresentationMulti-Family Residential

    The Mary Taylor House

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    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was contracted as the Owner’s Representative for Innova Services of Philadelphia, PA for The Mary Taylor House, in coordination with Pennrose Properties, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and Harkins Builders. The newly constructed 61,340 square foot, 3½ story Mary Taylor House is a 60-unit affordable apartment building built to the LEED Gold standard and certified in June 2011.

    The building includes a green roof that handles storm-water runoff, as required, and also serves to reduce summer cooling costs. The new Mary Taylor House is connected via pedestrian bridge to the existing Hickman senior community complex. The bridge integrates the two communities and serves as a conduit of services to residents of the new building.

    (Photos courtesy of Harkins Builders)

  • Owner RepresentationLand Development/Multi-Family Residential

    The Uplands Project

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    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was contracted as the Owner’s Representative for Innova Services of Philadelphia, PA to coordinate with Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Baltimore City Housing, Pennrose Properties, Harkins Builders, and Monumental Paving & Excavation for The Uplands Project. The project is envisioned as a national model for neo-traditional and “green” infill redevelopment in an urban environment and will be part of a $250 million master planned community. Formerly a derelict garden apartment site comprising approximately 61 acres, it was taken over by the City of Baltimore and awarded to Uplands Visionaries, LLC. The master plan allows for 761 residential units, including mixed-income housing and handicapped-accessible units.

    (Rendering courtesy of the City of Baltimore)

  • Owner RepresentationCorporate Headquarters/Class A Office

    SciTech Services

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    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was contracted by Colliers International to provide Owner Representation Services for SciTech Services 14,000 square foot Class A offices located in Harford County, Maryland. SciTech Services is an engineering, environmental, and technical services company with expertise built on and around Department of Defense chemical and biological defense programs. For this project, Kaliber Construction, Inc. coordinated with Morris & Ritchie Associates, Colliers International, SciTech Services, the General Contractor, and Harford County.

    The primary role of an Owner’s Representative is to keep the Owner, Consultants, and Contractors informed, to promote organization and consensus-building with the overall team, and to ensure full compliance of all contracts and obligations for the project. With our years of hands-on pre-construction, scheduling, estimating, and construction experience, Kaliber Construction, Inc. provided detailed advice and direction that produced the best value for the client.

  • Owner Representation

    Woodbridge Storm Water Management Facility

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    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was contracted to provide Owner Representation Services for Property Owners during the finalization phase of a storm water management facility located in Harford County, Maryland. We coordinated with Harford County Department of Public Works and Morris & Ritchie Associates to complete the outstanding construction work, provide project-as-built documentation, and obtain release of the construction bond for the Owners, moving the storm water pond into its next phase, the maintenance phase.

  • Institutional

    Henderson Hopkins East Baltimore Community School

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    Kaliber Construction, Inc. provided Owner Representation Services for the new $38 million Henderson Hopkins East Baltimore Community School, a privately funded school created by the Johns Hopkins School of Education in partnership with the Morgan State School of Education and Urban Studies. The school will serve K-8 students and include a library, gymnasium, auditorium, and early childcare center in 124,791 gross square feet of building space on seven acres of land in East Baltimore.

    This project challenged the team of Owner, Architect, Owner’s Representative, and Contractor to provide a safe and exciting indoor and outdoor learning environment while balancing the construction goals of budget, quality, schedule, and economic inclusion. Kaliber Construction, Inc. brought its extensive experience in complex project management to facilitate the process among all the construction stakeholders.

    (Rendering courtesy of Rogers Marvel Architects)

  • Institutional

    National Aquarium

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    For more than 10 years, Dave Huber had built projects like the Amazon River Rain Forest Exhibit for the National Aquarium. When Kaliber Construction, Inc. was established, one of its first clients was the National Aquarium.

    We value long-term relationships and thrive on repeat business. Leaders at the National Aquarium knew they could depend on Kaliber Construction, Inc. as their General Contractor. We understood how to complete construction where sensitivity for, and accommodation of, both animals and visitors were paramount. This resourceful mindset, which ensured quality and safety for both people and animals, is demonstrated throughout the work of Kaliber Construction, Inc.

  • Multi-Family Residential

    The Mary Taylor House

    mary-taylor

    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was contracted as the Owner’s Representative for Innova Services of Philadelphia, PA for The Mary Taylor House, in coordination with Pennrose Properties, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and Harkins Builders. The newly constructed 61,340 square foot, 3½ story Mary Taylor House is a 60-unit affordable apartment building built to the LEED Gold standard and certified in June 2011.

    The building includes a green roof that handles storm-water runoff, as required, and also serves to reduce summer cooling costs. The new Mary Taylor House is connected via pedestrian bridge to the existing Hickman senior community complex. The bridge integrates the two communities and serves as a conduit of services to residents of the new building.

    (Photos courtesy of Harkins Builders)

  • Multi-Family Residential

    The Uplands Project

    uplands

    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was contracted as the Owner’s Representative for Innova Services of Philadelphia, PA to coordinate with Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Baltimore City Housing, Pennrose Properties, Harkins Builders, and Monumental Paving & Excavation for The Uplands Project. The project is envisioned as a national model for neo-traditional and “green” infill redevelopment in an urban environment and will be part of a $250 million master planned community. Formerly a derelict garden apartment site comprising approximately 61 acres, it was taken over by the City of Baltimore and awarded to Uplands Visionaries, LLC. The master plan allows for 761 residential units, including mixed-income housing and handicapped-accessible units.

    (Rendering courtesy of the City of Baltimore)

  • Warehouse/IndustrialCorporate Headquarters/Showroom/Warehouse

    Nisbets

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    Nisbets, an international company that sells and exports food service equipment in 100 countries, selected Harford County, Maryland, as the location for its first site in the United States. Kaliber Construction, Inc. was instrumental in working with the Landlord and Nisbets to complete a design-build Tenant Fit-Out that combined warehousing, shipping, a catalog sales office, and a sales showroom in an 80,000 gross square foot space.

    Several highlights of the project include: designing a high-efficiency lighting plan for the 40-foot-high rack storage system warehouse; cutting into the existing precast exterior walls to create large storefront glass openings; and working collaboratively with Nisbets as their team stocked their operation, concurrent with construction, to meet a fast-track opening date.

    (Exterior images courtesy of Costar)

  • Warehouse/IndustrialWarehouse Conversion to Offices

    SciTech Services

    scitech

    The challenge here was how to convert an abandoned manufacturing building into office and flex space to maximize opportunities created by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) expansion and growth in Aberdeen, Maryland.

    Kaliber Construction, Inc. was selected as the Construction Manager for the base building construction and was a key member of the overall project team while the project was being designed, completing all pre-construction estimating and constructability reviews. By working closely with the Owner, Architects and Engineers, and the Leasing Team, we were able to provide valuable input on the design, select the appropriate contractors, and create such good-value engineering that the project was completed $100,000 under the original budget.

    (Rendering courtesy of Colliers International)

  • Warehouse/IndustrialManufacturing

    Clipper City Brewery

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    In 1989, when Dave Huber was helping Hugh Sisson build out his first brewpub on Baltimore’s Cross Street, they could not have imagined that 23 years later, they would team up again for more growth. Kaliber Construction, Inc. led Clipper City Brewery’s construction expansion for its Heavy Seas Beer production, adding 10,000 square feet of space for new tanks, kegging, and packaging lines, as well as renovating portions of corporate offices and testing labs.

  • Supporting Good Efforts

    At Kaliber Construction, Inc., we are not only dedicated to serving our clients we are also dedicated to having a positive impact upon our community/world. We are active participants in professional and charitable organizations that do that.

    We promote the wise stewardship of resources, the use of sustainable materials, and environmentally sound building practices.  Each year we focus on our commitment to green, sustainable practices and how to keep improving. See our plan, click here.

    What can we do for you? Contact us.

    contact-cardSusannah M. Bergmann
    LEED Green Associate
    President & Principal

    Cell: 443.465.6781
    sbergmann@kaliberconstructioninc.com
    Fax: 443.543.0191

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    contact-cardDavid M. Huber
    Vice President & Principal

    Cell: 443.683.1219
    dhuber@kaliberconstructioninc.com
    Fax: 443.543.0191

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    Office
    8601 Robert Fulton Drive
    Columbia, MD 21046

    Mailing
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    Baldwin, MD 21013