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On our first call we will ask for an overview of the project you have in mind. We are looking for an idea of the scope, the challenges, the budget, and the timeline. Don’t worry if you don’t have it all pinned down, that’s what our job is. Most people’s initial idea of the scope is not the best solution but merely a starting point.
If there are questions left unanswered in the initial phone call/email we will schedule a meeting. In this meeting I will explain how our process will be applied to your specific project and express the value gained by having us work on your project. The next step would be to begin the design process starting with conceptual design.
This is without a doubt the single most valuable use of time and money spent on the entire project. This is were the creative ideas flow and the project begins to develop it’s shape. Our knowledge of the construction process keeps the design in line with reality and ensures the design stays on budget and in line with your goals. Our design fee is hourly to keep the design cost in your hands. I will give you an estimate of the number of hours for each design phase in the initial meeting so there are no surprises.
This is where the remaining design details get worked out. Not all the details are required to be finalized at this point, but the more that are the more straight forward the construction process will be. For example, if you’re not sure which type of counters you’d like that can be decided closer to their installation. At the end of this process a fixed construction price and schedule will be proposed.
A comprehensive set of drawings that can be used for bidding or submitting.
You can rest assured that your project will get completed with the design goals in mind at every step of the way and improvements made with each stride. As the owner is the designer and the general contractor there is no room for miscommunication or conflict between the designer and the builder. A quality result is our first priority. To be honest, which you will learn is a trait of mine, we put quality ahead of profit and schedule and can sometimes take longer to complete a project than planned. Please see the long list of testimonials that attest to the quality of service and results we offer.