With you every step of the way...

I. Range Estimating

  • Work with clients to determine their needs, wants and  budget
  • Encourage clients to bring all their ideas to the table, no matter how costly they think they may be
  • Research costs vs benefits for all building components – all energy systems, all natural resource use systems, all construction methods and materials.
  • Educate clients about the benefits of green building
  • Review codes for location and building type
  • Advise clients regarding land purchase and situating the home for maximum solar benefit
  • Assist clients in interviewing surveyors, architects, planners, interior designers, contractors and subcontractors, engineers and landscape architects to find the right fit for both the client and the construction team
  • Create schematic design that fits the budget
  • Obtain funding for the project
business team analysis with financial graph at office
architect point at blueprint, architectural concept

II. Pre-Construction

Once we have considered all the options and identified all the elements of the project, we finalize all the components. In this Pre-Construction phase, we act as the client’s representative to:

  • Assemble the building team
  • Negotiate with the building team members to obtain the most favorable financial terms and determine the timeline for the project, saving the client both time and money
  • Develop blue prints and working drawings for all systems
  • Create a comprehensive materials list
  • Finalize the budget
  • Sign all contracts
  • Obtain all necessary permits
  • Create the client’s To Do list

III. Construction

With everything in place we begin construction. During this phase of the project we:

  • Maintain weekly contact on site and/or through email and phone calls with the client, building team manager, and subcontractors as needed to keep the project on schedule
  • Review any change orders with the client and affected contractors
  • Maintain quality control
  • Take corrective action when needed
  • Arrange for and attend all required inspections
  • Accompany the client on a final walk-though
New framing construction of a  house

IV. Occupancy

Once the building is completed and all inspections have been completed, the client is ready to occupy the building. As part of our contract with the client, we provide:

  • Preventative maintenance services for the first year
  • Inspection of the envelope of the building
  • Twenty-four hour emergency service for all systems

After the first year of occupancy, the client may contract with us to continue to provide all or any one of these services through our Maintenance Program.