Do I need a permit for that?
If you have to ask, the answer is probably yes. Permits are useful to make sure that all work is up to code and to protect you from potential penalties.
How much will my project cost?
As a full custom builder, our projects are so diverse that we have to get to know you, your style, your dreams, and your expectations.
We will then work on creating a detailed cost estimate based on your preferences and budget.
How can we stay on budget throughout my project?
The planning and drafting stages are the most crucial part concerning your budget. It is important to form realistic expectations for your project and to stick to the plan. There is some flexibility, but remember that making changes on paper is quick and easy. Once the project has started, major changes become challenging and can drastically increase the costs.
Stick within the allowances you have set for items such as countertops, tiles, wallpapers, plumbing and electrical fixtures, and so forth.
How long will my project take?
In some cases, it is easy to estimate a timeframe, but for most of our projects, the schedule relies on trades and suppliers.
It is important for us as builders and homeowners to be efficient with product selections, just as it is for us to manage the progress on site.
Do you have time for our project?
We only take on a few larger projects each year, as they are usually quite involved and require a great deal of attention. We will let you know early on if we can meet your timelines. If you have a small to medium-sized project you would like us to work on, we will likely be able to help you out thanks to our amazing crew.
Will you help us through the design and permit process?
Yes, we will be there through the whole design stage. We will be providing insights for buildability and cost efficiency oversight. We will also manage and navigate the entire permit application and approval process.
We know somebody that has a trade/supply company — can we use them on our project?
Yes, if you trust their work and their timeline for your project, we have no issue supporting your network of contacts. However, if something goes wrong with your trade, the damage may affect the relationship, which is way harder to repair than the worksite. We prefer to do these projects under the Construction Management style to keep a clear line between our work and the workers you provide.
I really want a solar system installed — are they expensive?
Yes, solar is expensive right now. For most homes, you can expect a solar system to cost between $25k and $50k. For larger homes it could cost even more.