||Tight control of design and construction costs
||Effective management of construction schedule
||One source accountability
||Quick turn around between design / construction
Since we offer both design and construction, there
are many advantages for a homeowner who chooses to use the design/build
Design/build is philosophy that merges all that is
best from design, and construction, and puts it squarely within a
single point of client contact where there are no excuses, no maybes,
just taking responsibility.
1. An idea is hatched - It often begins with a few
scribbles on the back of a napkin in a coffee shop.
2. The phone rings - Our first teleconference is
designed to learn what your needs are and to give you some perspective
on how we work.
3. Planning Conference - This one or two hour brainstorming
session often brings out broad outlines and small details where at
its conclusion all concerned have a working idea of the clients
goals, budget and timeline.
4. How much is it going to cost - The short answer:
a lot! An answer to any question about cost would be like asking
how much someone paid per pound for their car? Hard to answer unless
you know what they drive, a Hugo or a Mercedes. With a little homework,
we're able to accurately budget for what the project will cost, and
propose procedural tips that will help to maximize value. When you're
ready, we take measurements of your home and the serious conceptualization
and planning begins.
5. Design Proposal - We create a detailed visual
package. Written specifications, work timelines, payment schedules,
and material samples move the venture from the inception to reality.
6. Client Review - We walk through the details of
the proposal with you and encourage you to voice questions and concerns.
We also plan around your lifestyle and schedule needs during construction.
7. Construction Documents and Selections - Once the
contract has met with your approval, we prepare construction documents
for our building and procurement team while you take a closer look
at materials, appliances, colors and other aspects of the finished
8. Pre-Construction Conference - Architect, project
manager, and trade partners meet with you at your home to talk through
details. When your architect is also the owner of the firm, you can
be sure the design ideas we've agreed upon will be our highest priority.
9. Construction - Our crews and trade partners are
not only tops in the business, but you'll also find them personable
and helpful. Respecting your property and lifestyle is a constant
guideline as is continual communication with you, including our online "In
Progress" section of our Web site for your convenience.
10. Walk-through... With final punch list in hand,
we tour the newest dimension of your home with you, fine-tuning as