Design/Build Remodeling Process

First Contact:

After discussing your remodeling project ideas, budget and timeline in a short phone call, we schedule an in-home consultation if the project is a good fit.

In-Home Consultation:

During the in-home consultation, we review your home design ideas, pictures and/or notes, determine the scope of work and establish a ballpark budget and timeline.

Here are some tips on things to consider before your in-home consultation.

Pre-design Meeting:

At the pre-design meeting, we discuss the design/build remodeling agreement, which includes a fixed cost to design and build your project. If the agreement is approved and signed, at this meeting we’ll also present our remodeling ideas for your project, discuss zoning restrictions and determine our design team’s contributions.

At this meeting, 50 percent of the design fee is required as a deposit.

Design Stage:

A time when multiple experts are focusing on your home remodeling project, the design stage includes making product selections, field measurements, coordinating with trade partners and drafting preliminary 3D drawings.

Together, we finalize the design and layout of your remodeling project.

Final Design and Budget Review:

After taking into account all the knowledge gathered in the design stage, we’ll present a complete set of plans including specifications, plan views and elevations in order to submit the final costs to build your project.

At this meeting, the balance of the design fees and project deposit is due.

Project Planning:

The project manager and lead carpenter perform a pre-construction walk-thru and then:

  • Develop a remodeling project schedule (including your responsibilities as the homeowner)
  • Pull all the required permits
  • Order the necessary materials

Construction Phase

During the construction phase, there will be a series of work performed on your project and appropriate work inspections. You can expect regular site meetings with your project manager.

During this time, scheduled payment draws will be made based on project completion and/or milestones.

Project Completion

During the project completion stage, we:

  • Call for the final inspection
  • Perform a final walk-thru with the project manager
  • Receive your signature on the final presentation approval
  • Have you complete an optional post construction survey

Enjoy your new home remodel!