Initial Conversation & Consultation
The initial conversation and consultation we have with you is the beginning of our relationship. Whether you know what you want or you’re still thinking it through, our Estimate Consultant will meet with you at your home or our office and walk you through the process. If a project requires an architect and/or designer, we can connect you with one from our team, but we'll gladly work with yours. We will also do our best to provide you with an approximate estimate for your project based on your ideas to make sure it’s within your budget.
Pricing & Planning
Once the blueprint is completed, we send the drawings to our lumber supplier for accurate material prices. Meanwhile, our team will compile an allowance budget for finishes based on your taste and style. During this time, we also begin estimating labor costs. The entire estimating process typically takes about two weeks, but it's worth the wait because our clients routinely express how detailed, yet easy-to-understand, our estimates are.
Once we have compiled all the necessary information, we will email the estimate to you and then schedule a follow-up to review it and make any changes necessary. Finally, we prepare a contract and draw schedule based on the latest approved estimate.
Once the contract is signed and the down payment received, the scheduling begins! Before construction, we’ll assign a Project Manager to your project and perform a job site walk-through with both the Project Manager and the Estimate Consultant present. We then provide a "Finished Materials" spreadsheet that you and/or the designer will need to select based on your project’s schedule. Finally, our team creates a timeline in our project management software and include you in the communications so you can follow the updates and work process.
Once the required materials arrive and the necessary permits are obtained, we can begin construction. The Project Manager will facilitate communication between you, our suppliers and professional tradesmen to make sure things run smoothly and the timeline is followed. Whether you choose to work or stay at home during construction, we’ll do everything possible to minimize the disruption to your life. However, sometimes the work being performed does require you to vacate the premises, but we'll let you know in advance LONG before that happens.
Completion & Quality Assurance
At this point, our clients are quite excited because their dream project is nearly complete! Once the majority of the construction is complete, your Project Manager will schedule a walk-through with you and create a “touch-up” list documenting any incomplete/unsatisfactory items. Once this list is compiled, the touch-up crew will address every list item until you're satisfied. Your warranty begins after we complete this process.