At GMH Construction we use a three-step approach to help homeowners understand their options, improve the accuracy of project cost prior to the construction contract, and ultimately, maximize the return on the investment for the homeowner.
Step 1: Consultation and Initial Estimate:
Meeting to discuss your project at your home allows us to identify the scope of the job and discuss budgets. We will then contact you for a follow up appointment in approximately 2 to 3 weeks to present an estimate for your project, and, if needed, a design agreement with basic floor plans.
Step 2: The Design Process:
The Design Retainer allows us to design intelligently and accurately estimate the project cost. This important work has great value: accurate budgets, excellent design, maximum return-on-investment, better planning by the contractor, and better decision making by the homeowner. The well-built home is less expensive to live in, maintain, heat and cool.
We partner with some of the best design professionals in the area. Depending on the scope of your project, we may bring in the designer whom we think is best-suited to design and collaborate with you on your project. With design refinements, selections, and further assessment taking place, we work to finalize the budgets and to create a detailed Construction Contract.
Step 3: Construction Contract:
Signing the Construction Contract is the final step which includes scheduling a start date for your project. We pride ourselves on creating accurate contracts, realistic schedules and good quality control to assure an outstanding end result. For most projects, we have a fixed price contract, which outlines the scope of work to be completed, and the cost to complete the job.