The Process

makes a difference

High-quality remodeling with no-surprise pricing and streamlined processes. Our projects exhibit the artistry and quality you demand, thanks to a team of talented and experienced professionals. And because we manage the job from start to finish—from architectural and interior design to construction—your experience will be both efficient and enjoyable.

1

Initial Consultation

  • Complimentary in home meeting to discuss the project.
  • Evaluate current condition of home and discuss possibilities
  • Understand client’s desires for the project and consider design ideas
  • Define preliminary project budget
  • Explain our process in detail and answer any initial questions

2

Design Development

  • Investigate zoning and planning constraints
  • Measure existing space & create as-built plans
  • Assess feasibility (structural, mechanical, etc.)
  • Develop and present preliminary concepts including 3D renderings
  • Revise designs as required
  • Work closely with the client to develop a Scope of Work
  • Present budget figures
  • Revise scope until compatible with budget (if required)

3

Agreement & Planning

  • Pre-construction meeting to acquaint client with Project Manager
  • Review site and plans with appropriate trades (plumber, electrician, etc.)
  • Apply for all necessary permits
  • Finalize details in construction and engineering plans
  • Finalize interior design details
  • Create construction schedule with defined start and finish dates

Prepare contract documents which include the following:

  • Fixed price contract
  • Guaranteed completion date
  • Construction schedule
  • Defined payment schedule

4

Construction Phase

  • Implement thorough dust defense and property protection methods
  • Coordinate and work closely with team of subcontractors
  • Employ environmental protection techniques (if required)
  • Weekly meetings between client and project manager
  • Coordinate all building department inspections
  • Create punch list upon approach of project completion

5

Project Completion

  • Completion of all punch list items
  • Thorough professional cleaning of project area
  • Final walk-through to ensure client satisfaction
  • Deliver Certificate of Occupancy to homeowners

6

Warranty

  • Implement a two year warranty from date of completion
  • Customer to provide feed back via Guild Quality Survey
  • One year quality inspection and follow-up

Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Complete professionals from start to finish including all of the subcontractors along the way. The Construction Ahead team kept us in the loop about all that was going on each week and where we were in the project calendar. End result was spectacular!

Jeff EdelmanProject Date: May 2017

We cannot say enough good things about Austin Foster and the entire Construction Ahead team! They were very professional, extremely knowledgeable and hard-working. Our project had a lot of moving parts and we knew exactly where we stood with each segment of the renovation. It was great to have the combination of General Contractor (Austin), Designer/Decorator (Sarah Jordan), and On-site Project Manager (Clay Gienger). Would definitely recommend.

Sarah SeelkeProject Date: September 2017

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