We have developed the following steps in our Design/Build process which take you through initial consultation to final project completion:
One of our seasoned Account Managers will visit with you at your home to discuss your remodeling goals and assess any construction issues related to those improvements. A general scope of work will be developed through our meeting which will result in a discussion of the potential renovation budget related to your project. We take careful notes to allow us to follow up with a roper proposal with-in a few days.
Shortly following the home visit, the Account Manager will e-mail a proposal that outlines the general scope of work, any assumptions made as to product selections, and a ballpark budget range. This budget range is based upon similar projects completed, square foot costs and other factors. You should view the proposal as a “reality check” to see if your budget expectations are realistic in today’s remodeling market.
OFFICE & SHOWROOM VISIT
After receiving the proposal, we suggest that you schedule a one-hour visit to our office and showroom so that you can meet our design staff, see projects which we are presently working on, as well as our before-and-after portfolio of completed projects. If an architect or designer is available, we can discuss your specific project in more detail to help you better realize the possibilities of remodeling.
Our agreement is divided into two phases so that you can visualize our concept for your remodeling prior to entering into a construction agreement.
Phase One – Design Agreement
We sign this agreement to complete a conceptual design for your project along with the corresponding construction estimate. The budget is normally determined as the ballpark range presented in our proposal. We request a retainer that is credited against our hourly billing rate for architect, estimator and kitchen/bath designer. The design team and Account Manager will meet at your home to measure, discuss your project and document details related to construction and mechanical systems. We will present our concept plans and construction estimate a couple of weeks later. The concept plan is not intended for construction and often includes the as built plan, proposed, elevations, electrical plan and finish schedule. Note: Home ReBuilders does not release full-scale construction drawings until we start the project. Plans remain the property of Home ReBuilders and cannot be copied or released to other parties.
Phase Two – Construction Agreement
When you are satisfied with the proposed scope and budgets we will then move to the Phase II which is your commitment to Home ReBuilders to complete the plans file for a permit and construct your project. We will then set a future start date, revise the plans at your request, add construction details and assist you with completing product selections through the Home ReBuilders Showroom. Once those steps are complete, we will review the plans, product selections and final construction budget with you. Once you have approved the plans and specifications, products are ordered and the building permit is applied for. A construction start date is confirmed along with a pre-construction walk-through meeting scheduled with you to review the details at your job site.