You deserve confidence in the long-term value of your project through open communication, full transparency and an enduring dedication to quality construction and design.
Our goal is to provide you with a clear vision of your project’s feasibility and projected costs up front; ensuring you remain well informed to best meet your lifestyle needs and financial goals. Learn more about our two-part process below.
We do a little legwork of our own in preparation for our kick-off meeting by completing a short questionnaire over the phone to learn more about your property, your needs and your goals. Additionally, we address existing property conditions, zoning regulations and current market analysis. These critical first steps “set the stage” to make intelligent decisions about the direction and scope of your project.
Initial Services Kick-off
Now that we’ve collected information about your property and have a sense of what’s possible, it’s time to share your wish list and financial goals. From bedroom/bathroom count to special amenities, we’ll work together to create a plan that ticks all the boxes while adhering to your bottom line and emphasizing maximum return on investment.
Schematic Design(s): We take your original wish list and put it to paper through a custom floor plan showing our recommendations and a general budget to give you exactly what you want. Then, we modify, engineer and optimize to refine the blueprint based on your budget, goals and preferences.
Mood Board: You’ll collaborate with a talented in-house interior designer to review your aesthetic and preferences through a series of shared inspiration images, culminating in a customized mood board that sets the design for your unique property.
Market Analysis: Receive a full market analysis to identify how your project scope and budget compare to recent sales and activity in the area.
Value-Engineered Final Budget: Expand on your general budget with detailed numbers and a comprehensive game plan to identify and achieve savings through intelligent design and valuable pass-along discounts from trusted suppliers, vendors and contractors.
Now, the real work begins. An in-house expeditor navigates complicated filing procedures to get your plans approved while you continue collaborating with your project manager, architect and interior designer to design the perfect home. The best part? Sitting back and watching the construction of your dream home while we jump through the hoops and handle communications with regulatory agencies, neighbors, community and building boards or condo/co-op superintendents.
Filing Strategy: Filing documentation with DOB, LPC and HPC is not only complicated, but also a common roadblock for even the most experienced contractors. We’ll help you cut through the confusion and jargon to determine the best method to start your project without delay, just like we’ve done on more than 800 completed renovations.
Design Development: Your architect works with you to create final design drawings based on schematics created during the feasibility stage to check for code, regulatory and ordinance compliance.
Finish Schedule: Collaborate with your interior designer to turn mood board inspirations into stunning tile, flooring, and fixture selections for the perfect interior space.
An experienced in-house expediter shepherds your project from plan review to final approval while your dedicated project manager attends DOB, LPC or HPC plan reviews as your personal project ambassador. Once approved, the expeditor and project manager collaborate to meet DOB requirements and obtain your building permit, greenlighting the way so you can break ground.
From regular site visits to contractor negotiation and delivery tracking, we monitor and confirm that approved plans and finish schedules are followed to a T and completed to the highest degree of quality. You’ll stay informed through weekly progress reports and fluid communication about the status of your project every step of the way.
Now, for the best part. Sit back, relax and fall in love with your beautiful new space while we handle final inspections and file the necessary paperwork to close out your project.