The process begins with a meeting at the property to discuss your vision, wants and needs and the budget parameters. It will be important to define a detailed scope of work, sketches and review of drawings if available. Based on this meeting a rough estimate will be created to ensure cost expectations are validated. Material selection is typically discussed after this meeting; those selections can influence the project’s final pricing.
Bases on a defined and detailed scope of work generated from the initial meeting, a formal proposal can be generated and if approved the next stage moves on to Contract Documents.
NOTE: More complex projects (custom homes and room additions), a design agreement is required. With a design agreement in place, we work hand in hand with you and a design person to make sure your vision and budgetary limits are met.
From the established scope a preliminary floor plan and drawings are produced. At this time, we use our mechanical and/or structural experts to weigh in on the design. The design process is a joint effort directed by your feedback and input until you are fully satisfied with your creation, and finally your signoff and approval of the design.
BID AND PLAN PRODUCTION PHASE:
Moving from the design phase, the architectural plans are created and sent to engineering for structural drawings and notes. Once complete, a permit set of plans are ready to be distributed to our trade partners for bidding.
Upon receipt of all bids, a formalized proposal is presented for review and comment. Many times, there are items that are not fully defined or require clients to make product selections. Items still to be determined are represented with a dollar allowance and reflected in the proposal. This allows for the owners have a complete anticipated cost as well helps to avoid miscommunication about unexpected expenses. Also serves as place holder to further ensure a decision is made to finalize the project.
Upon acceptance of the proposal, a detailed construction document will show you every dollar being spent and presented in your contract documents as prepared and ready for signing, defining the terms of the agreement, deposits and a schedule of the progress payments.
Once all permits are received, a preconstruction meeting will take place to outline the process and communication measures for the construction period. We are committed to delivering a quality product that you will be proud of and enjoy for years to come.
CLOSING AND DELIVERY:
Prior to moving in or signing off on the project, you will have an orientation walk-through to acquaint you with the operation of all systems and equipment new to your home. No more than five items should be noted for correction or completion prior to final acceptance.