Trusted Aviation Partner
VJS Lincoln, Inc. is privileged to work with a diverse group of business leaders and creates general aviation facilities for their distinct short and long term needs. Whether construction or renovation, consulting or repair, general aviation is our only business.
VJS Lincoln, Inc.
VJS Lincoln, Inc. provides many essential construction services specific to the aviation business. We can develop your facility on a “turn-key” basis, handling all aspects of the project. VJS Lincoln, Inc. provides the following services:
- New Hangar and Related Structure Construction
- Hangar Door Repairs and Replacements
- Fuel Farm Installation
- Epoxy Floor Installations and Recoating
- Apron Paving
- Airport Land Lease Negotiations
- Design Build Services
- Consulting and Expert Testimony
- Development Lease Back Opportunities
VJS Lincoln, Inc. is a general aviation specialty design-build construction firm. The Lincoln Company, created over 26 years ago, constructed only hangars and related structures exclusively. Primary markets included corporate flight groups, FBO’s, and charter operators. The focus now provides state-of-the-art, operationally functional aviation facilities on active airports.
In 2006, to better meet the needs of its growing client base, The Lincoln Company became a specialty division of a much larger construction firm – VJS Construction Services. VJS is a 72 year old, 200+ employees, $170+ million construction company. VJS and The Lincoln Company brought together the expertise of aviation specialists and the depth and resources of a $170+ million construction firm under one roof. In 2007, the two firms created VJS Lincoln, Inc., for the sole purpose of constructing aviation and related facilities globally. The company is located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
- Analyze potential building systems and materials
- Review budgetary cost estimate and options with owner
- Obtain competitive bids from subcontractors and suppliers
- Always use local subcontractors for regional work
- Develop master project schedule
- Coordinate project with all necessary parties – airport management and operations
- Assure full compliance with federal and airport rules and regulations relative to construction on airports
- Provide on-site supervision throughout entire construction process
- Analyze airport layout and potential sites
- Negotiate land lease and fuel contracts with airport and/or fixed base operator
- Maintenance shops and storage
- Administrative /Management Support
- Conferencing areas
- Pilot ready lounge
- Passenger terminals
- Commissary facilities
- Vehicle circulation, drop-off and storage
- Develop project scope, budget, and space program
- Provide financing/lease back options
Expanded Operations at an International Airport
Challenge: Develop a hangar/office/shop complex to accommodate management of a large corporate jet as well as several smaller charter jets. Several sites were available on the airport but lacked the security and access needed by our client.
Solution: VJS Lincoln, Inc. negotiated a land lease and installation of infrastructure by the airport authority to open up a new area of land on the airport. The work done in cooperation with the charter operator opened other development opportunities to the airport and provided our client an excellent site to establish their charter operation.
Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
Challenge: A large FBO chain wanted to expand operations at an international airport, but land availability was a problem. The FBO had many tenants that needed additional shop and hangar space, but land was at a premium on their leasehold.
Solution: The FBO was using an old 1940’s era hangar for aircraft storage, but the building was in poor repair. VJS Lincoln, Inc. demolished the old hangar and built a new, modern hangar/office complex on the same site. As part of this project, a Ground Service Equipment building and additional shop space was constructed. These new facilities relieved congestion and freed up more hangar floor space in two existing hangars at the facility. Additional apron space was also developed to improve aircraft circulation and parking.
Corporate Flight Department
Challenge: An upstart corporate flight department needed a hangar/office/shop facility built. The company had neither a site nor a facility size determined. In addition, the company needed a fueling system built for their operations.
Solution: VJS Lincoln, Inc. negotiated a thirty year land lease with the airport in question and worked out an attractive fueling program for the flight department with the FBO on the field. The fueling program secured fuel at a competitive rate and saved the flight department the cost and liability of constructing and maintaining their own fuel system. To determine the proper facility size, VJS Lincoln, Inc. interviewed the flight department on their plans for future aircraft. Once a potential fleet was determined, the design criteria suggested a 15,000 square foot hangar bay was required. The facility was constructed in eight (8) months and has been serving the flight department for well over 10 years.
For more and more business leaders, general aviation facilities provide a base of operation for flexible and cost-effective air travel. Successful design and construction solutions integrate the logistics of aircraft maintenance and individual client support facilities.
The safety of our employees, clients, and the general public is our first and foremost concern. It is an investment, not an expense.
Our safety program begins with an identification of needs and requirements before construction begins, and it continues through the entire project. The VJS Lincoln, Inc. team implements thorough procedures to protect employees and users of the airport on the construction site.
VJS Lincoln, Inc. utilizes a safety director who visits jobsites regularly and oversees our entire safety program. All project superintendents are trained extensively in safety, and each week they hold safety-related toolbox talks with all job foremen and construction crews. We also provide continual safety standards training to our employees.