Consulting

Wanting to start a remodel or new construction project but don't know where to begin? Wondering how to go about getting competitive bids with a satisfactory result? We can help you sort through what can be an overwhelming process for someone who is diving in for the first time. Even if you've been through a project before, and there were things that didn't go as smoothly as you had hoped, we would love to have the opportunity to help guide you through a project for which you will have no regrets.

There are two important steps when beginning a project. One is to have a clear idea of what your goals are and to balance them with your budget. This can be one of the most challenging phases of a project. Customers often need us to advise them on how to maximize the product they receive for the money that they have worked so hard to save. We can help you prioritize your project and help you determine where and how you'll get the most "bang for your buck".

The second important step, if you are soliciting competitive bids, is to put it all on paper. Competitive bids are only helpful to you if all of your bids contain the same scope of work and an equal quality of products and finishes... in other words, you need to have an "apples to apples" comparison to be able to evaluate the bids with any kind of accuracy. Putting your scope of work, a description of fixtures / finishes and drawings, if needed, on paper to hand to each of the contractors is the only way to insure that each contractor is getting the same information. Without these kinds of documents, you may be setting yourself up for a confusing and frustrating journey toward choosing the right contractor or, worse yet, a choice based on the cheapest price that turns out to be something below your expectations.

We charge a flat rate of $50 per hour for all of the following services:
  • meetings and consultations
  • scope of work outlines
  • bid specifications
  • drawings
However, if you decide to hire us to do the construction work for your project, we will happily credit back to you 50% of those costs.