What is it, what does it mean to you?

Design Build Process

For most homeowners, the traditional approach they have been instructed to follow is to hire an architect or designer, get the plans drawn up and have three reputable contractors bid the job.  The alleged advantage of this approach is that the architect/designer can help you sift through your ideas, convert your ideas to details & provide comprehensive professional services in the area of design.

The disadvantages of the traditional approach are:  it is the most expensive option for design.  Most architects have little experience with remodeling and their approach is not geared to the cost of the project, only to the design of the project.  This generally results in projects that don’t get built because of the limitations imposed by budget & structure.

The alternative to the traditional approach is one called “design/build”.   The concept behind this approach is to integrate quality design with construction services within the same company.   This approach starts with a realistic budget.  The project and alternatives are “designed for the budget” and not the other way around.  This generally results in less expensive design costs for a project much more practical to build.  As a design/build contractor, Emerald Contractors will be able to see your project through from start to finish, keeping your wants, desires, needs, design, engineering and budget in mind.

The client and Emerald Contractors spend a little time up front determining the various components that will go into your project.  Good design starts by determining the “type of design” you desire while considering the type and quality of materials and craftsmanship.   This helps determine your budget.  These considerations, along with the ability for us to communicate honestly and openly, to understand each other’s expectations and to work as a team, creates a synergy that produces a win-win conclusion.   If all of these components are within your comfort level, the project can move forward with the high expectation of success you desire and expect.

If this is an approach you feel you’d like to take, then call or  email us TODAY!