Good preparation on your part and communication between you and the architect and builder is key to a smooth and successful remodel. There is preparation and meticulous planning involved in the construction stages that will lead to that synergy.
Over the last 25 years, we’ve refined and perfected our home building process to help reduce the stress and manage the efficiency of your remodeling project. We start with a consultation to gain insight on who you are and exactly what your goals are.
After we’ve got a good understanding of the homeowner’s lifestyle, preferences and desires, we’ll guide you into the planning phase that takes a deep dive into what you’re wanting to spend, what you’re wanting the result to be and how we can get you there.
Prior to entering into a Construction Agreement together, there will be pre-construction processes for which there will be fees. These fees are separate from the construction contract. These pre-construction processes will be handled with what is called a Professional Services Agreement or PSA. Your PSA will usually include costs for doing a detailed proposal and project timeline that ensures you a well crafted and quality project at a guaranteed price within the agreed guidelines. The PSA will usually cover design services and sometimes some demolition and discovery work if required to create a guaranteed project price for you. The PSA does not obligate you to enter into a Construction Agreement with us and you own the results of the design work covered by the PSA.
With all or most of the results of the PSA work in hand, we will meet with you to talk through the project. We will take all the time you desire until you are completely comfortable and confident that we understand completely what your vision and goals are. We’ll go over the scope of work, project plan, progress payments, timelines, logistics and any concerns you may have. You’ll be meeting with the your builder personally to discuss how communication and updates will be handled as the project begins and all the way through completion and move-in.
After we have all the information and direction to provide a guaranteed price for your project, you will have signed off on the specifications and production plan. You’ve met your builder and project manager and know who will be doing what with whom. We will provide an agreement for our mutual signatures that we will discuss and go over with you explaining every detail of our straightforward agreement.
During the building phase we will handle all the details of ordering materials, scheduling, oversight and coordination. Concurrently we will diligently keep you up to date on progress and updates as well as any possible issues that may arise.
No matter how carefully we plan your project together, you will more than likely want to make some changes along the way. We are prepared to willingly accommodate any changes you want to make and our agreement will have explained ahead of time how costs associated with your changes can be handled.
During this completion phase we will meticulously inspect to ensure that craftsmanship levels have been maintained to the utmost detail throughout the project. We will do a final review meeting with you to answer any operational questions regarding appliances, heating and cooling systems and any other operational questions you may have. We will do a final clean up to the highest standards possible both within the project and anything on the property that we come in contact with. We will set up a document for you to list anything you might run across that may need attention.
It is our highest priority to ensure that you truly enjoy your transformed home or space and that the uncompromised quality will carry your family through for generations. Thank you for your new friendship and letting us be a part of your dreams.
The best way to successfully get through a stressful remodeling project is, do your homework, get involved as much as you can upfront with your contractor and finally, stay connected! Make sure your builder supplies you with a means of constant communication and updates.
Important questions to ask the contractor include:
What warranty do you offer, and what does it cover?
May I see a copy of your business license?
Are you going to acquire the correct permits for the job or will I?
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