Custom Home Process
1. Mutual Evaluation
Our first step is determining if we can work together. Are we going to build trust so that we can have a successful outcome?
2. Preliminary Designs
Once we have determined there is a mutual fit, we proceed with preliminary designs. In this step, we work together to hear your thoughts and then propose ideas. Usually, there is some back and forth to ultimately find what works best for you.
3. Feasibility Estimate
After finalizing and signing off on the preliminary designs, we do a hand-off with the estimation team. The design team will bring the estimation team up to speed on everything discussed and any budget constraints. Estimation will review the designs, involve necessary trade partners for building the estimate, and then present an estimate to the homeowner. Our goal is to be upfront about what you are getting into so we do not waste your time and money or our time and money. At this stage, we anticipate being within 15% of the final number.
4. Working Drawings
As soon as you have signed off on the estimate, we begin permit procurement and introduce you to your interior designer if applicable. This is where a lot of the work is being done by us and there is slightly less involvement on your end.
Around the time we are getting a permit, our estimation team has worked weeks or even months to pull together an extremely detailed estimate. We compile the bids from our trade partners and present another estimate. This time we expected to be within 5% of the final number.
6. Start Construction
We obtain the permit, sign the construction contract, and then begin mobilizing for construction. We perform necessary site preparation and then build the project per the plans and per the scope of work.