THE BUILDING STEPS
Even though you’d love to jump right in to calling and meeting with a contractor to start your new project, it’s important to meet with your bank and see what it will take to secure a construction loan if needed. Read below to get help on determining if financially it’s the right time to build or remodel and what steps are needed.
Step 1. Initial Meeting with The Client
In this first meeting, we will discuss your overall dreams and desires. We meet either in our office or on the prospective site to survey the area. This is a time when you will share your drawings, sketches, pictures from magazines, and your vision. We will also discuss the method of construction you’d like to use. Yes, Ultimate Construction is a green builder and certified in Focus on Energy. We love to build a save our clients future energy costs. https://thebungalowcompany.com/building-house-checklist/
Establish Rough Budget, Pre-Design and Start Financing
Because construction costs are in constant flux, it is important to determine how much to budget for the project and how much money needs to be set aside for additional purchases made throughout the construction process. After gathering architectural plans and your basic design choices, Ultimate Construction will gather proposed bids from all sub-contractors who may be involved. This is what will take the longest in the process as we wait for the bids to come back from all sub-contractors. Ultimately, this proposal will help you get the banking process started if you haven’t already.
Step 3. Pre-Construction Agreement
After gathering all numbers from the sub-contractors, Ultimate Construction will set up the 2nd meeting with you. We will then provide you with a detailed, line by line, cost break-down where you can see all expenses which will be involved in the build, from permits, to foundations, the specific number of electrical outlets and switches, type of flooring, or cabinets and countertops for each room, just to name a few. From here, you will be able to see a more concrete budget you will be working with, as well as be able to add or move items around to get within your desired budget. When everything meets your expectations, the construction contract documents are drawn up and signed.
Step 4. Job Schedule and Permit process
Using a very detailed approach, the schedule for the project is created. Within our company, we review and adjust the schedule on a weekly to sometimes daily basis, and inform you of any problems or changes that will affect the completion, whether it’s orders behind schedule or weather-related issues. The permit applications are submitted with the associated building jurisdictions. Once approvals are obtained, construction can begin!
Scott of Ultimate Construction built our home many years ago (15+) and we love it! He stands behind his work! Over the years we have had some other work that needed to be done & we always call on Scott because we know he gets the job done in a timely manner. He & his crew have been nothing but professional and friendly. I would build again with Scott in a heartbeat!
Scott and his crew are the best! Ultimate construction built our house and Scott has since helped with several other projects. He not only does top-quality work, but offers fantastic ideas and advice. When we work with Scott, we know the project will turn out great!
Step 5. Project Construction
Our focus is to exceed our customer’s expectations through e-mail, texting, calls, and sometime site meetings. We make ourselves available to the customer for any reason and concern. Choosing colors, styles and materials can be a difficult task when so many items need decisions in the building process. For this reason, we have created “Selection Sheets” which guide the client step by step from choosing door styles, trim color to carpet and tile selections. These Selection Sheets also direct the client to the correct stores and personal contact who will be recording their choices. This process is supposed to be an enjoyable and exciting time for you and we want to do all we can to make that happen. Let’s make your dreams come true! Give us a call.