Frequently Asked Questions
We have been in business for over 20 years and in that time we have developed a unique process that can guarantee you an amazing experience. This process does not include giving out quotes when we do not know exactly what your project will entail. The truth is, for anyone to give you an accurate quote on your project they must have a very detailed set of plans, a scope of work that itemizes everything that will be done on the project, and specifications detailing what level of finishes you want in your project.
Without any of these three things no one can tell you exactly what your project will end up costing. Most contractors don’t want to go to this level of detail in their estimates, so they will provide you a quote with a lot of what are called “allowances.” What an allowance basically says is “we are not sure what this is going to end up costing, so we are just going to plug in a number now, and when you decide what you really want to do, if it costs more than that number then you will be responsible for paying the difference.” This usually ends up with you being frustrated and upset when you find out that you thought your project was going to cost “x”, but to really get what you want it is going to cost much more.
We don’t do allowances. Instead, we will help you make every decision you need to make beforehand so that when you start a project with us, there are no surprise costs, and no sleepless nights worrying about an ever expanding budget.
To do this takes a lot of time and effort on our part so we do have a small fee that we charge for this very valuable service. But when you receive a quote from us, it will be a fixed price that does not change.
Our primary aim is to ensure that in the end, you get your dream project. Most of our clients prefer a turn key experience where we take care of everything for them. That being said, we are also very adaptable and cater to your needs – if you would like to perform some of the work on your project we will help you to do that.
A permit is required if you make any structural modifications, if you move around electrical wires or if you move plumbing lines. A permit protects you to make sure that the work performed is up to building code requirements. It also provides potential future buyers of your home the peace of mind knowing that any of the modifications you made were done properly. We always pull permits when they are required.