If you do not have drawings, or only have a rough sketch
- We make an appointment to meet at your house to look at the project.
- We will come up with a scope of work to bid, sometimes this will involve a simple drawing to show the proposed addition or renovation.
- We will provide a Ballpark Estimate for your project.
- If that number looks good, and you wish to proceed, we would need to draft blueprints to give you an accurate bid. You would need to pay for these drawings. We can do them or you can hire them out.
- Once we have drawings we distribute these to our subcontractors for quotes. In many cases we will need to set up a time where our subs can come and see the property. This is especially important for the Plumbing, Electrical, and Heating contractors.
- We collect the bids and prepare a spreadsheet that gives you a breakdown of the costs.
- If you wish to proceed, we will prepare a contract, submit plans for permit and schedule a start date.
If you have professional drawing
- We make an appointment at your house to look at your drawings and your existing structure.
- We will send the drawings to our subcontractors for bids. It may be necessary for some of the subs to see your existing structure in order to give an accurate quote. If so we will set up a time where they can stop in and see your house. This is most important for the Electrician, Plumber, and Heating contractors.
- We will collect the bids and prepare a spreadsheet that gives you a breakdown of the costs.
- If you wish to proceed, we will prepare a contract, submit plans for a permit and schedule a start date.
Payment methods vary depending on the project. An example of a common payment schedule for Additions or Renovations is 30% down, 30% upon Rough In inspections, 30% upon Cabinets Installed, 10% upon final inspection.
If a mortgage is involved we follow the mortgage company’s payment schedule. They set up a series of draws based on completed work. These are usually done after a mortgage company inspector visits the site and verifies the work has been completed and is approved by the Homeowner.