Our Process Starts
With A Conversation
Keselman Construction Group offers a unique, 5-step renovation process that begins with a simple conversation and ends when you’re happy with the completed project. We stand behind our work by not only including a warranty, but also with the quick responsiveness and accessibility of our team. Scroll down to see more details on each step of the process and how we continue to exceed our clients’ expectations.
1) 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 an award-winning designer from our team, but we’ll gladly work with yours as well. 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.
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2) 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.
5) 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. Your warranty begins after we complete this process.
We Know How You Feel
Remodeling or renovating your home, or even just a small portion of it, is both exciting and a little unnerving for many homeowners. We work very closely with each of our clients and do our best to reduce stress and mitigate feelings of uneasiness with good communication and proper planning. However, we’ve learned over the years that our clients moods often change in direct correlation to where we are within the project. We then found this graphic from a remodeling company in Seattle (credit: Model Remodel, Seattle, WA) that perfectly illustrates the emotional experience of many homeowners…even if they are thrilled with the completed project.
Why do we share this with you? Because it’s important for you to know that we understand your feelings throughout the entire remodeling process and will do everything we can to help you through each and every step!
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What Our Clients Are Saying
“Keselman Construction Group literally rebuilt our house into our dream oasis. From the initial consultation, we gained so much trust in Zak and his company. We knew that we were in great hands! The craftsmanship and quality of work was terrific. Everyone was extremely professional and respectful.
“This company is simply the best in all aspects. Honest, dependable, timely and the owners is an amazing person. All I know is if you want great and timely results this is the company to hire!”
“We are very happy with the service, craftsmanship, and dedication to quality displayed by the Keselman Construction Group. Their courteous and conscientious crew did a great job, and we are very happy with the results.”