Initial Meeting - Whether its in-home or by phone, our first meeting is to go over the details of your project and establish a budget that we can both agree on. If you have a budget, we can quickly let you know how we can help you. If you do not, we can help you formulate one. (Please refer to our Cost Guide page for help determining a budget)
Design* - Some projects require little to no design work where other projects require specific in-house drawings or by a licensed architect. We handle each of these situations individually and in some situations a design agreement may be necessary.
Estimate - Once a design is finalized, we generate a detailed estimate.
Agreement - Once an agreement is made, we require a deposit to execute. In that agreement, we include a payment schedule.
HOA* - If an HOA is present in your community, approvals may be required for exterior alterations prior to applying for township permits.
Permits* - We apply and pay for all permits. We submit a receipt to the homeowner for reimbursement of the township permit fee.
Construction Meeting - We typically schedule a pre-construction meeting the week prior to start. In this meeting we go over communication and the schedule. Initial payment is collected at this time.
Payments – Our quotes are always based on cash or check. Our payment schedule is outlined in our agreement. Some of our individual projects may offer financing. There may be fees associated with using any type of financing including credit cards.
Change Orders - Changes orders are paid as they are agreed upon.
Punch List Items - Our goal is to not have any punch list items however if there are items that need attention, we ask that the homeowner let us know as they are discovered.
Wrap Up Meeting - After the township approves your final inspection and client signs off that work is completed to their 100% satisfaction; we collect final payment.
*Projects that require HOA approval, architectural drawings and permits may take up to 4-8 weeks for approval.
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PO Box 845 Swedesboro NJ 08085
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