The first step in getting your project underway is to contact us about the work that you would like to have done. If you are not yet sure about the scope of your project that is okay. We have a questionnaire that you can fill out to help determine if your project is a good fit.
Some consultations can be done remotely over the phone or via email; others may require a site visit. If you are working with an architect or have plans already drawn up, this process can be very quick. If you are in need of design, we can help connect you with a architect or can work on project design with you directly. In order to ensure the best relationship between contractor and owner, we make sure that we are the right builder for you, but also that you are the right person for us. If your goals for the project align with our core values, then we can move forward with developing a budget.
Regardless of whether you hire us for your project design or work with an architect or other designer, once the basic plans are set, we will create a budget for each section of your project with allowances for specifications within your budget. After budget approval, we will move forward with a signed proposal and retainer deposit that secures your place on our schedule.
Final specifications for your project will be fine tuned through this part of your project. You will work with us or your other designer to make your final selections on fixtures and finishes, keeping final costs within the budget allowances. Throughout the development stage you will be working closely with your project manager ensuring the value and longevity of your choices, while safeguarding your project's budget.
Once we are ready to move forward, we will sign a construction contract. Rather than using a fixed price contract we have adopted a "cost plus" model. Fixed price contracts come with a higher price to eliminate the risk of profit loss. A cost plus model ensures that you pay only for the work that is done and guards against absorbing company overhead from revenue lost on prior projects. By using a cost plus model we ensure full transparency – you know exactly what each component of the project is projected to cost and there are no hidden costs.
Whether your project is a new construction or remodel, our project manager works closely with you to address any questions and concerns effectively and thoroughly to keep your project on schedule, within budget, and of the highest quality standards.
When your job is complete and you take back occupancy of the project area, we do not say goodbye. We believe that a fine craftsman should stand behind their work to ensure high quality and timeless products, and that they should help owners and occupants to fully utilize all of the components of their new living space. If you need help troubleshooting or learning about your new systems, we are here to help.