Our design-build process takes the stress out of remodeling and protects you from unwelcome surprises and scope-creep. We’ve been down this road before and will guide you through your project step-by-step. Helping you make decisions that honor your home, your life, your style, and your budget.
1: Choosing Ben Quie & Sons
Talk with Ben
We’ve made getting acquainted easy. In a brief phone call, we’ll talk about your home. If you decide to continue the conversation, we’ll schedule a visit to your home to discuss your project in detail.
Initial In-Home Meeting
This complimentary meeting is obligation‐free. We’ll assess the space, ask questions, and listen carefully to make sure we understand your goals and expectations. We’ll introduce you to our company and explain our process, so you know what to expect when you work with us. Because it’s important to honor the style of your home, we pay special attention to unique circumstances or architectural details.
Design & Development Agreement
If you choose to work with us, you’ll sign a Design & Development Agreement. Our fee varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. It covers the cost of design, pays for a complete set of construction plans, and secures your spot in the schedule. Next, we’ll schedule a time to measure your space and delve further into the details of your project.
2: Design & Development
Design and Selections
We’ll present concepts for your space. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of the different concepts. You’ll decide which concept to develop further.
Next, we’ll create a preliminary design and realistic budget. The design will include ideas for finishes. And the budget will be based on data from similar projects.
Then, we figure out all the details. This step involves some back and forth to arrive at a final design that hits your sweet spot. We’ll show you detailed drawings and 3D renderings, answer questions about cost, and help you select materials such as cabinetry, countertops, plumbing fixtures, hardware, lighting, etc. You can control costs, or splurge a little, according to your priorities.
Trade Partner “Walk-through”
When the design is final and all the selections are complete, we’ll invite our trade partners to a “walk-through”. We’ll brief them on the project so they can provide accurate pricing for labor and materials.
We will provide a detailed, fixed‐price construction contract for your project. It will include final construction plans, a detailed scope of work, the materials that will be used, and real, reliable, accurate pricing.
At a pre-construction meeting, your Project Manager will go over the construction process and final schedule with you.
We’ll introduce you to our online project management system, where you can see project details, review schedules, send and receive messages. You’ll be informed every step of the way. And everything will be documented to prevent miscommunication and ensure ordering accuracy.
Once construction begins, we’ll have weekly meetings with you to answer any questions you may have. Using project management software keeps clutter out of your inbox and keeps the whole team up-to-date. Our crews will be considerate of the neighbors and keep the job site clean. If you need us to let the dog out we can do that too. Our production schedules are realistic. We sometimes encounter unexpected issues, but major delays are rare.
When the work is complete, we’ll do a final walk‐through to make sure the finished project meets or exceeds your expectations. We’ll ask you very nicely to write an online review. This helps us grow our business and helps others find and choose Ben Quie & Sons.
Ben will check in with you a year after completion to make sure that everything is satisfactory. If needed, we’ll schedule one of our carpenters to make any necessary adjustments & repairs.
Of course, we’re always here for you if you have a question or concern. We value long-term relationships with our clients and your satisfaction is important to us.