Design-Build: Detailed Remodeling Process in the Hudson Valley

WHAT IT MEANS

Design-Build is being talked about more often.  Homeowners throughout the Hudson Valley are looking for indoor remodeling projects and outdoor living construction. Yet, people aren’t quite sure what the phrase means. Over the years the Design/Bid/Build process was common.  First when it came time for designing a project, a homeowner  or business would hire an engineer or architect for this important work.   While these professionals are able to create a project that captures the design wishes of the homeowner or business, it left out the most important consideration, cost.

Then when it comes time to hire the contractor, problems would arise.  All to often the project would come in over budget, forcing the homeowner to re-design or continue shopping around, having to entertain less than reputable contractors.  Some bidding contractors would tend to submit the most minimal scope and bottom barrel materials to Win the project.  This approach causing them to stretch their dwindling budget and select the lowest bid possible from inexperienced contractors that scrimped on building materials and quality craftsmanship.   Sometimes problems may involve arguments between the contractor and the engineer or architect about the design specifications.   Now the homeowner is placed in a difficult position of playing mediator between all the parties involved.

Design/Build is a unique philosophy that helps to further simplify the construction process.  The builder becomes the main project manager, using their understanding of cost from purchases everyday and various construction methods.  A now inclusive process bringing builder, designer and homeowner or business owner together.  The homeowner only have to make time to deal with one company and the builder / contractor accountable.

 

MAKING DECISIONS TO PLEASE HOMEOWNERS

With the builder as the project manager, your needs can be better met within the established project budget. Kehoe Kustom, your builder and our experienced team handles all aspects of the project.   This includes the design specifications, obtaining permits, material purchases, construction, subcontractor coordination and inspections.

Consequently, now being held to a greater level of accountability  the builder is able to keep the homeowner better informed about each step of the process.  They can address issues and make changes requested by the homeowner without hearing second-hand information from an engineer or architect that may be incorrect for the renovation. Through this solid business partnership with the homeowner, the builder can meet the project needs at all times to provide higher levels of craftsmanship.

 

THE KEHOE KUSTOM PROCESS: DESIGN PHASE

Let Kehoe Kustom walk you through our Design-Build process so you have greater clarity on what to expect.  Bring us your indoor or outdoor living project for your Hudson Valley home.  We will provide you a great experience, delivering you beautiful space crafted for your life.

 

INITIAL PROJECT INQUIRY

This process begins when you contact Kehoe Kustom about your project.  Contact us by phone at 845-988-4644 or fill out our online form with a brief summary of the project and the best time to call. We will follow up with you to further discuss your home renovation and schedule a consultation.

 

COMPLIMENTARY FIRST CONSULTATION

This first in home consultation is where we find out more about you and what you desire in your project.   Providing a portfolio of projects we have previously worked on.   In addition, providing information that can help you decide on project materials and styles for your remodel.  Advising you with recommendations that are based on our 20 years of experience in the construction trade.

 

INCLUDED, HOME INSPECTION AND DESIGN CONSULTATION

Kehoe Kustom will take measurements of the kitchen, bathroom, basement, home or outdoor living space.  Also taking photographs of the site location and asking additional questions.  Inquiring about the project and any details that you may have left out or changed.  Understanding, this is what will be used to develop a proper scope.

After evaluating the information gathered  during the home inspection.  Now we will present to you a project budget and a Design/Build contract. With an agreed upon budget Kehoe Kustom will now ask for a retainer to proceed. In agreement and payment provided we will bring in the rest of the team.   Now providing you with a project design that incorporates your ideas.  Furthermore establishing a final scope and visual representations of your remodeling project.

 

THE KEHOE KUSTOM PROCESS: THE BUILD PHASE

From the design stage, our company will now move on to the build phase.  Now your Hudson Valley home renovation project will take shape. Through this process, we will handle all the details with obtaining work permits, organizing subcontractors, ordering products and materials, and creating a construction schedule.  Learn how we perform by reviewing the following build steps.

 

  • PRE-CONSTRUCTION MEETING
  • CONSTRUCTION OF YOUR REMODELING PROJECT
  • WEEKLY MEETINGS – SCHEDULE REVIEW
  • REMODELING PROJECT WALK THROUGH AND COMPLETION

 

LET KEHOE KUSTOM GIVE YOU THE BEAUTIFUL HOME YOU DESIRE

Don’t live in a home that fails to meet your lifestyle. Get Kehoe Kustom for your professional remodeling services.  Contact Us and get started with your kitchen, bathroom, basement, woodworking or outdoor living project. Schedule your initial complimentary consultation today. Let our qualified craftsmen provide you with the Hudson Valley home that you have always dreamed about.