During the construction process of your new home we employ an intensely hands-on approach. We believe it is the only way to assure you the highest quality experience and finished product. We take great pride not only in the house we give over to each client but in the relationship we build with that family and with every person whose hand has touched the project.
We also believe in participating in continuing education to help us learn more about the latest in building materials and processes with our peers, both locally and nationally. As a result, we strive to utilize advanced materials with successful track records to provide a durable, maintenance free and energy efficient home or office. As part of our continuing education we maintain NAHB Green Building and Aging-in-Place Specializations, and we are certified installers of Integraspec Insulated Concrete Forms, among other products.
Ideally, we become involved in a project before or shortly after the architect is selected. This allows us to give input on cost, scheduling, permitting, materials, considerations of building locations and other issues that can shape expectations and affect the success of the project. We foster as collaborative an effort as possible, offering expertise throughout the design process and suggesting solutions to problems that occur later in the field.
Successful building demands effective communication. We hold a weekly team meeting on each project. We also encourage biweekly meetings, either at the site or through conference call, with the owners (at their option) and other relevant parties to review scheduling, costs, change orders, allowances, punch lists and other matters that require discussion.
When a building is completed, we offer a two year warranty period and stand by our work. We prefer to remain involved with the property, not just through the warranty period, but throughout the life of the house.
Once selected as builder, we recommend formalizing our agreement with the owner, which is based on the cost of work plus a fee. We guarantee the maximum cost, including a contingency. We prefer to work this way because all costs are known to all parties. When engaging subcontractors we execute a Standard Form of Agreement between Contractor and Subcontractor. We issue a Schedule of Values monthly that tracks all costs and fees by line item, attaching to it copies of all invoices and back-up information. We issue standard Change Orders to track any changes approved by the owner.
We look forward to working with you and building your next home.