Q: What do I need for the first appointment?
A: You should have an idea of what you would like with a needs list (the things that you must have), a want list (the things you would like to have but may not be necessary), and pictures that show the styles you like.
Q: How long will the first meeting take?
A: The first meeting will take less than an hour depending on the size of your project. I will spend the time listening to your thoughts on the remodel project and determine if they will be feasible. Then I will work on an estimate to see if you would like to go forward with the remodeling project.
Q: Do you work with people that have their own plans?
A: Yes we can but our typical process is Design/Build and the plans you provide would have to be complete and accurate. It is not unusual for homeowners to try to sketch a concept of their project and request accurate bids. Complete is with floor plans, elevations, wall sections, foundations, dimensions, window sizes, and all structural elements. They must be accurate so that when we build the project as per plan there would be minimal changes.
Q: What is Design/Build?
A: Design/Build is the process we use when we work with a homeowner and our Architect on the design as a team. This helps us get for you all your needs, many of your wants and stay as close to your budget as we can.
Q: How much does the Design/Build cost?
A: It varies on the size on the remodel project.
Q: What is the process during Design/Build?
A: We start by meeting again with you and the Architect to revisit all your needs, wants and budget in case they have changed.
A time is set up to come back and measure your home and an existing floor plan is drawn. Next we design a few different layouts and work with you until we have the best solution and design for your needs.
Finally we have the subcontractors meet at your home to get any information they need for an accurate bid.
I now can put together a proposal for the remodel project. During this whole process we will have someone work with you on all of your product selections and answer any questions you may have about the construction itself. This is important for you and us that you are knowledgeable about the construction, prepared and comfortable before the remodeling starts.
Q: Do you work with subcontractors?
A: Yes all of our subcontractors work with us as a team in a team effort. Many have worked with us between 15 to 20 years