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CONCEPT - DESIGN - BUILD DETAILS

Our CONCEPT - DESIGN - BUILD Phase is best suited for clients who don't quite know what they want and are in need of the initial development of a floor plan and visualization with 2D pictures and options for 3D Renderings! This process greatly helps get things started without a large financial commitment. We say that the Conceptual Phase accounts for about 10-15% of the Architectural process and it provides enough information for us to prepare a Design-Build Contract. After we have the Design-Build Contract, we will then move forward with finalizing the project drawings and pricing, then submit for permits, build the project, and get you your certificate of occupancy!

You are responsible for vision for your look and performance of the home within the boundaries of the architecture. We will help you formulate your vision and will meet to discuss a few key points and goals prior to starting. 

Schedule/Payment plan:

1: Initial Meeting - Approx = 1hr. We like to know your goals for the project. What is MOST important, why are you doing this, what is it for, who will use it, what projects have you done before, who are your references of past contractors that have worked with you, how much are you willing to invest, and what is your timeline. 

 

2: Concept Agreement - If after our initial meeting we find that we will have a good working relationship, a initial Retainer of 1% of project estimated* will be required for us to establish a starting point for your project and show you options you may like based on our initial meeting. This is non refundable and will be used to accumulate the costs to complete the project according to plans presented to us. Planning and Costing rate is $85/hr and will be billed against initial retainer. If project needs more time to plan and cost than initial retainer, further services will be invoiced to homeowner at that rate. This allows homeowner to have the flexibility to adjust project attributes to scale costs up or down once they see the total project cost. Though some time and money surprises (especially with nature) are unavoidable, we don't like surprises and plan to avoid them. 

*Initial Project Estimation is only a guess, actual costs calculated later. 

3: Initial Design - Once we have initial ideas, we will provide initial designs to help you envision how your "baby will look like as an adult." This includes a floor-plan with a few dimensions and a side view of the front (front elevation). Efforts will be made to begin with your end in mind. This is NOT where final project costs are established. Don't worry! More dimensions and info will come at the next stage. 

4: Design - Build Contract & Pre-Pricing - Once we know where to start we can established an initial project budget. This contract involves all the calculated payments due that are necessary for Preliminary Designs to be drafted. This stage takes a long time if even the little things change. Small changes may create a domino effect for many other items to be changed or modified. Circling back to pricing after altering Preliminary Designs is common at this stage. Understanding this now will ease the anxiety for many clients' first time projects. But don't worry! This is the stage that avoids scenarios where a homeowner tells their builder "just do this little extra, just add this over there, or make it a little bigger" and then gets the unexpected bill for "Extras" at the end. It is very easy to 3x your budget on extras. The goal of this stage is to match ideas with dollars. Some homeowners need a year or more in this stage, others less. 3D renderings of interiors and exteriors can be priced into this stage and can be as detailed as you like. Some people are ok with just seeing the color of siding, and others need to go to the extent of needing to see the furniture they envisioned staged in the house. This stage ends with a payments to proceed to finals and to initiate construction planning.  

5: Planning and Assembling the team - Some of this is done during the last few stages but now that price is agreed upon, we will finalize all qualified subcontractors that can and will assist us in the completion of your project. Some additional subcontracts or suppliers may require down-payments at this point if they are new on the scene or finally nailed down. This Process may take alot of time for projects depending on the complexity, proximity, or timeframe of the project. If you want the best, you have to work in the balance so the next stage goes as smooth as possible...

6: Construction - How long is it going to take to complete my project? Great question! Ironically, the client actually answers that for us. As the sign near the top of this page indicates, you can pick two of the three options. If you want it fast and good, costs will be higher to bring more quality people in and persuade them to prioritize your project. Demanding fast and good work while complaining about every penny is a proven way to diminish relationships, deteriorate quality of work, and in many cases cost you more in the end. This guide was created to further educate clients on "what's down the road, just beyond the headlights" so they can ENJOY the process. You are an expert at your profession. You don't need to be an expert at this. We have you covered. 

6: Complete - We are done! Here it is! We have completed our final punch-list and are ready to hand you "the keys." A certificate of occupancy is awarded. How do you want the big reveal? How exciting!

Offer 1 - BUILD

Build 
Contract & Pricing

Preliminary
Drawings

Complete

Planning - Assembling Team

Construction

Owners Drawings

Offer 2 - CONCEPT-DESIGN - BUILD

Conceptual Contract

Design -Build 
Contract & Pre-Pricing

Complete

Preliminary
Drawings

Initial Designs

Planning - Assembling Team

Construction

Prelim - 
Final
Drawings

Offer 3 - DESIGN - BUILD

Design Contract

Construction Contract & Pricing

Complete

Design Phase

Initial -
Prelim - Final
Drawings

Planning - Assembling Team

Construction

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