1. Tell us a bit about the history of Charles C Brandt Construction, and how you got to where you are today.

Charles C. Brandt Construction Co. (CCB for short), is a leading general contractor – operating continuously for over 112 years – servicing the office, industrial, retail, luxury residential, and specialty construction sectors in Indiana and throughout the Midwest.

We believe the key to bringing our clients value is implementing our process – the Blueprint for Success™. This approach is utilized on every possible project to ensure we’re building your vision, while bringing you the most value for every construction dollar you spend.

We are an experienced partner in the construction industry that is rooted by our integrity, quality, and relationships – almost 80% of our business comes from past clients. As a home-grown Indianapolis company, we are dedicated to our community both professionally and philanthropically.

2. Describe Charles C. Brandt’s expertise, the services you provide and how Indy REAL members can best engage with you.

Over the last 10+ years, almost half of CCB’s business has been office remodels in free-standing or multi-tenant buildings. The remainder is divided among industrial, retail, restaurant, and specialty assignments. The size of the project isn’t critical – we’re at our best when involved early where we can apply our experience. CCB has completed large assignments at Indiana Convention Center, Anthem HQ, OneAmerica Tower, and Indianapolis International Airport. Likewise, we’ve worked on strip center façade replacements, restaurant remodels, and individual tenant white boxes.

Our crews are built and trained specifically to minimize disruption in open-occupied environments.

Our project managers are experienced in a wide variety of construction types, each having over a decade of industry experience. CCB’s in-house superintendents, on average, possess over 15 years of experience and are thoroughly familiar with multiple trades. We self-perform selective demolition, concrete, carpentry & millwork, acoustical ceilings, and other specialties. This enables us to effectively control timelines and the quality of work.

We encourage those with a question about a job to contact anyone at our office. We’ll listen and help. Ultimately, CCB may be the right contractor for your particular project. If we’re not, we’ll help you understand why and point you in the right direction.

3. Why did you decide to sponsor Indy REAL and what do you intend to achieve from the partnership?

We understand that Indy REAL was established to give young real estate professionals a platform to connect. Additionally, Indy REAL strives to help members start and build relationships with suppliers, vendors, and other partners. Those relationships, when managed with intent, spark careers and create versatile deal makers.

CCB embraces incremental improvement at every level within our company. Sponsoring Indy REAL was an opportunity for us to extend that philosophy, build rapport with, and help educate the next generation of commercial real estate leaders in central Indiana.

1. Tell us a bit about the history of Somerset and how you got to where you are today.

60 years of building exceptional client relationships. Since our founding in 1960, Somerset CPAs and Advisors has been dedicated to looking after our clients’ best interests. Decades of expanding our client base and services, along with continued growth and mergers, have made us what we are today—one of the most trusted and respected accounting firms in the region.


2. Describe Somerset’s expertise, the services you provide and how Indy REAL members can best utilize our partnership.

We provide more than just traditional CPA services. We offer a broad range of capabilities and services that address the diverse needs of each of our clients. We have quick and easy collaboration among departments, providing you full access to all that we offer. Whether you seek expert tax compliance and audit services, business valuations, merger & acquisition assistance or one of our many other services, you can count on us to deliver a comprehensive solution that will satisfy your needs and exceed your expectations.


3. Why did you decide to sponsor Indy REAL and what do you intend to achieve from the partnership?

We serve a large number of customers/clients in the real estate industry and are very interested in continuing to grow our client base and demonstrate the value that we can provide to prospective clients. We view REAL as a perfect way to get our people, name and capabilities engrained into the minds of the next generation of leaders in the real estate industry.

1. Tell us a bit about the history of RQAW and how you got to where you are today.

Since 1954, RQAW has been providing our clients with infinite possibilities by offering the best in engineering and architecture services. Through strategic collaboration, we deliver innovative designs, seamless execution, and careful attention to our clients’ needs. Our success is rooted in our constant and intentional pursuit of innovative solutions.

With a foundation of 65 years of success, we stand firm in our commitment to offering the highest level of customer service while anticipating challenges and creating solutions to resolve them. RQAW strives to continuously improve our services, our partnerships, and our progressive results. Our clients know they can count on us, and they confidently return when new projects and challenges arise.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Architecture & Planning
  • Environmental
  • Site/Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Administration
  • Water/Wastewater/Stormwater

2. Describe RQAW’s expertise, the services you provide and how Indy REAL members can best utilize our partnership.

RQAW Corporation was founded in 1954 as a civil engineering firm and has evolved over the years into a full-service multidiscipline firm providing consulting services in transportation, environmental, structural engineering, water resources, and architectural design.

We are known for our expertise in:

  • Municipal Design and Engineering
  • Public Safety Design & Engineering
  • Justice Planning, Design & Engineering
  • Recreational Planning
  • Feasibility Planning & Programming
  • Commercial Design
  • County Facility Design
  • Historic Preservation & Adaptive Reuse
  • Environmental Permitting and Compliance
  • Roadway Design & Engineering
  • Bridge Inspection, Design & Engineering
  • Wastewater, Water, and Stormwater Engineering and Design
  • Educational Planning & Design
  • Site Planning & Master Planning
  • Security Consulting
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Facilities Engineering
  • Military Planning Design & Engineering
  • Right-of-Way Services

Additionally, our sister company, BW Construction offers the following full line of services to fully integrate design, construction, and financing.

  • Project Development
  • Build Operate Transfer (BOT)
  • Construction Manager as Advisor (CMa)
  • Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc)
  • General Contracting
  • Design/Build
  • Private Financing
  • Design Services
  • Owner’s Representative

3. Why did you decide to sponsor Indy REAL and what do you intend to achieve from the partnership?

Our wide variety of private sector services can be beneficial to many members of the Indy REAL community. Our goal is to continually improve the communities we live and work in.

1. Tell us a bit about the history of Braden and how you got to where you are today.

 Braden Business Systems celebrated 30 years in business in 2019. The company was founded by Dave Braden in 1989 with the fax machine technology of the day and has continued to grow significantly due to the dedication of our team members that ensure that our clients and partners consistently receive the best copier/print products and service for their specific business needs, exceeding all expectations.

We have also expanded our solutions along the way to match the ever-changing needs of clients. In addition to office equipment, we added a Managed IT division within Braden several years ago which helps businesses with the full range of their technology needs such as: cyber security, vCIO services, phones & internet, and more.


2. Describe Braden’s expertise, the services you provide and how Indy REAL members can best utilize our partnership.

 Braden is an office technology expert. We provide copiers, printers, scanners, production & wide-format printers and a host of other office technology. Braden can also provide your business with an updated document management system including software, apps, & managed print services. Lastly, we offer a full line of Managed IT Services. We understand that office technology is not one-size fits all and we have the knowledge to recommend unique solutions to help businesses improve and optimize their processes.

Specific benefits to Indy REAL members would be the knowledge to help you and your clients identify the timing around technology decisions when moving into (or building) a new space. Not only have we done that ourselves, but we work with clients who regularly go through this process. We want to help educate as to when in the real estate process all facets of tenants’ technology should be considered and the various factors come into play. From when the phone/internet lines should be designed to when you need to decide space requirements for your equipment, what types of technology hardware and software will be needed to get your business running smoothly from the start.

3. Why did you decide to sponsor Indy REAL and what do you intend to achieve from the partnership?

 We wanted to build a strategic alliance with the best and brightest up-and-coming real estate professionals in our community.  We wanted to support them any way we could and in return have their support to help us, help their tenants/clients/prospects with technology needs.

Having been through the experience of constructing a new building/office and helping thousands of businesses through these move and build scenarios, we now know when technology decisions should be made in the timeline of events to avoid costly pitfalls and avoid major roadblocks. While we regularly help clients in this area, we hope to provide Indy REAL members and their clients with proactive knowledge, so they feel confident from the beginning to the end of a move or new build.

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