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The Process
The Process


Our first visit...

During our initial visit, we will talk with you to understand your needs and wants, discuss establishing a budget, and gather information we will need to provide you with an estimate. Depending upon the size of the project, this visit normally takes from one-half to one and a half hours. Before we come, we recommend that you make a list of your wants, from larger issues down to the smallest details. You may also want to cut pictures out of magazines of rooms or details you like. Our initial consultation is a service provided free of charge to you.


If design work is required...

During our initial visit, we will discuss with you whether design work will be needed. You may have already consulted with a design professional, in which case they will provide drawings to us. Otherwise, our team of designers will create plans for you. Following our visit we will provide you with an estimate of the time we believe will be necessary to create a preliminary lay-out incorporating the features you want. Design work is charged on an hourly basis.


Once the preliminary design is completed...

We will meet with you at this point, present our concept, and make revisions if necessary. Once all changes are made we will produce a set of drawings suitable for our subcontractors and suppliers to price.


The estimate...

Once the design is finalized or if design work is not required, we will discuss your project with our subcontractors and suppliers and ask them to provide a price for their part of the work. We may set up a pre-bid conference with major sub-contractors at the job site so that they can make their own investigations.


The contract...

Once we agree on the price and scope of work, we will prepare a contract outlining our responsibilities and yours. We work on both stipulated sum and cost-plus-fee bases. We will discuss with you which form is right for your job.


The payment...

Payment periods may vary, depending upon the size of your job, but typically we will bill you monthly, based on the amount of work which has been completed.




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