THE Design-Build Process
From Idea to Implementation
We Keep It Easy For You
So what’s the next step? How do we proceed? What does the design and build process look like? How do we go from “I want a deck” to lounging outside on it or hosting a party?
Have no worries – we’ll take care of everything for you. Call us today at (734) 931-6700 for a free initial phone call to discuss your project. Here’s an overview of our processes and what you can expect from us, and how to have a completed backyard retreat in as little as a few weeks:
A free phone call to learn if we’re the right fit for each other. We’ll discuss what you’re envisioning for your project and any timeline you have for your new deck. It’s during this call we can usually provide you with a complimentary estimate of your deck’s total investment.
An in-person consultation with our deck designer and all decision makers on the project. During our consultation we’ll provide to you:
- Material and color selection samples
- Multiple designs of your new deck in 3D renderings
- The full cost analysis
- A clear and detailed job description
We’ll handle everything for you behind the scenes, including:
- All construction drawings and applications necessary for the building permit
- Any homeowner or condo association approvals
Before any shovels hit the ground, we’ll also schedule a pre-construction phone call with you to review your entire project. This is the double check to ensure we’re all on the same page.
Here is where the fun begins. By now, colors and designs have been chosen, and the construction begins exactly according to designs, plans, and costs agreed upon. During build we’ll coordinate all necessary building inspections and secure those approvals. Payments are made on a job progression basis, meaning payments are due only upon major milestones being completed. The final payment is due only after our in-person final walk through and once the final building inspection has been approved. A typical deck install takes about 2 weeks.
Kick back on your new deck – it’s time to enjoy your new space! You’re left with a beautiful, maintenance-free deck you’ll enjoy for 25+ years. You’ll also enjoy an increase to your home’s resale value by 70% of the project’s investment value.