During this stage, we’ll work with you to learn more about your design preferences and your expectations for your home. Enjoy a complimentary Onsite home consultation with our team. Our team will discuss initial designs, possibilities, and your wish list.
In order to make sure that the design requirements best meet the demands of the client, the project begins by reviewing and validating Area plan design requests. The project proposal submission follows the project confirmation.
If you think our team of design and build professionals is a good fit for your project, the next step is signing your design agreement. Once you sign and submit your initial deposit, you’ll receive a customized design with our PDH-DFW Design Guarantee: Our design will encompass your must-have and wish list design elements while staying within your stated budget.
As part of our design process, your design team will meet with you for a detailed in-home walk-through to take measurements and listen to your design goals in detail. We’ll create a comprehensive plan that aligns with your preferences, lifestyle, and target investment.
During this stage, we’ll work with Manufactures, suppliers, contractors and material specialists to finalize the details on the finishing touches, materials, and design for your project. We partner with craftsmen and construction specialists who bring unique and exemplary designs to life with expertly selected techniques and materials. Once your design plan has been fully refined, we’ll deliver a finalized construction contract for your review. This contract will have fixed pricing and is guaranteed to be within your target investment amount.
Now we move on to the fun Visual Material Installation portion. Once you’ve detailed your ideal room makeover layout with us, we may forward it to Project Development, who can bring this vision into a reality. The installation will begin following the approval.
Once your final contract is signed, the procurement begins! Your dedicated Project Manager will send you the web-portal link to work with you one-on-one to create detailed arrangements for your family’s schedule throughout the construction phase. We’ll also begin to arrange permits and orders to make the construction window as organized and efficient as possible.
Your Project Manager will be involved throughout the construction phases to supervise the work, ensure progress adheres to your design plan and schedule, and keep you apprised of any developments. They’re available to answer all of your questions and speak with you during bi-weekly meetings. When construction is complete, your Project Manager will arrange your final walk-through as you evaluate the work and enjoy the first glimpse of your new home.
Our job is not done until construction is completed to your satisfaction and your home is pristine. Your Project Manager, design team, and construction specialists will be available to answer any questions you have. Even once the project is complete, DFW Builders & Remodeling is here to support the long-term value and beauty of your remodel with our
One-year labor warranty
A turnkey project is a delivery method in which a single entity GC works with a project owner under a single contract to complete all stages of a project from detail Scope. GC Builder Contractor supplies the project management service and determine schedules, budget allocation.
Owner will complete all material selections and hand over the complete project SCOPE Layout to GC
On the other hand, design-build construction can potentially stifle innovation and require a more hands-on owner and their input on daily basis.
A design-build firm must perform the same responsibilities and duties as a general contractor. The design-build firm, however, is also responsible for much more than those duties. The design-build firm oversees the entire project from start to finish, contributing both to the initial vision of the construction project to the final function and aesthetic appeal of the completed project.
DBB process includes hiring a separate designer and contractor. The designer delivers the complete design. After completion of the design, the project owner solicits bids from contractors to perform the construction work according to the design. Throughout this process, the design company and the contractor have no contractual relationship or obligation with/to each other. The owner is burdened with all the risks associated with the design and the construction.
A general contractor manages the construction part of a building project. It is provided with the design and then plans appropriately to complete the physical work of those plans according to code. A general contractor will retain subcontractors to perform the necessary carpentry, plumbing, and other specialty work. A general contractor has no input or participation with the owner developing the design documents.
If you are considering a Custom building or remodel, you've probably asked yourself: How much does it cost? While the final figure can vary greatly depending on the scope of your project, there are nonetheless some general numbers that can help to guide you as you determine your budget. Let's take a look at those figures and illuminate some of the choices you will have as you plan your own Custom Building or remodeling transformation.
When you hire a new custom home builder or general contractor, you sign a construction agreement for specific services defined in a written contract. This contract spells out the scope of work, materials, and components to be used or added, as well as how the contractor will be compensated for their services.
The two most common building agreements are the “Fixed Price” agreement and the “Cost + Plus” agreement.
Turnkey projects give owners the control to say what they want and how they want it done. The difference? The construction company provides the project management services, dictating things like schedule and budget allocation. Working with a turnkey company can protect you in case your project hits setbacks the firm often covers overages, since they fall under project management responsibilities.
Handing off the project management aspect of your job may seem like giving up control, but it’s often well worth it. Not having to worry about overseeing a massive building project is worth the cost alone! Your structure is likely to get built on time, under budget, with an end result that looks exactly like you want it to.
Design-build construction is aptly named because the same firm does both the designing and the building for your project. Project owners dictate the process, telling the firm exactly what they want, when they want it and how they want it done. If you’re looking for complete control over your building project, it’s often best to work with a design-build firm.
Of course, there’s a dark side to all this control. Design-build projects often take longer and can run over budget if you’re not careful. The ability to make changes and set deadlines often leads owners to overshoot their own expectations. It’s a lot to handle especially if you’re unfamiliar with construction.
For most remodeling companies, the highest priority is often getting the job done correctly and up to standard. However, at DFW-PDH our highest priority is a little different. While constructing a stunning remodel comes in at a close second, our number one goal is always to create lasting relationships based on trust, respect, and care.
During the twenty (plus!) years we’ve been in business, we’ve created and fine-tuned processes that are centered around making our clients’ lives easier during what can be a stressful time. Today, our team operates like a well-oiled machine, and much of that success can be credited to our hardworking project managers.
Essentially, your project manager acts as your personal point of contact throughout your project. You can reach him/her any time you have a question, a suggestion, or if you just want an update on the status of your renovation. Your project manager is dedicated to keeping you involved as your project progresses, and they also coordinate and support the team of craftsmen that will shape your home. Your project manager is your advocate during the process, making sure that valuable time and money are saved by helping craft your remodel according to your needs and specifications.
At InSite, we believe that preparedness is one of the most important factors in success. We do everything we can to prepare all members of our team for each and every renovation we undertake so that we can deliver consistently breathtaking results. Since our project managers take such an active role, they are among the first to know when a new remodel is in the works. With our team of experts, we know that there is a “right person” for every step of the process. That is why during your project, you will have one project manager for the design portion of your remodel, and another during construction.
Your project managers are assigned to your remodel very early in the process and during the transition from design to construction, all of the nuances and finite details of your project are relayed to your construction project manager.
One of our project managers put it this way:
“Understanding a customer’s expectations is always rule #1 and that’s where I begin. During the preconstruction meeting, I ask questions that no one else has so that I can understand beyond the sticks and bricks of a renovation what is most important to my client. As PM, the client is my top priority, and it is my job to advocate on their behalf and to produce the end product they desire and the value they expect.”
From design to construction to the final walk-through, your project manager will be your advocate. As the design phase of your remodel kicks off, you may be feeling excited about the prospect of putting together the home of your dreams. Your project manager will often attend internal design meetings so that they can gain a deep knowledge of your vision from the very beginning. The more they know, the more effectively they can direct your team of craftsmen during the construction phase.
As part of the hand-off from the design team to the construction team, we hold an internal meeting in which we discuss every aspect of your remodel. We make a plan going forward based on the input from everyone present so that we can streamline the process as much as possible. After the internal hand-off, your project manager will meet with you one-on-one to discuss the plan, timeline, and address any concerns you may have.
When everything is ready to move forward, your project manager will schedule a regular weekly in-person meeting with you. These meetings are a reliable, planned way to keep you updated on the progress of your renovation. In addition, your project manager will be on your job every day, and you can call him/her any time you have a question or concern.
We’ve developed extensive checklists to make sure no important detail is missed. Our team works hard to make sure every remodel goes as smoothly as possible. However, as with any vision, sometimes there are bumps in the road along the way. They are unavoidable but having a dedicated point of contact makes it much easier to know where the project stands and what the plan is to solve the issues.
In the words of one of our experienced project managers: “a career in construction has taught me [to] always expect the unexpected. Junction boxes in walls; irregular framing; jerry-rigged electrical wires; a toilet that was yanked out of the floor and replaced by a piece of furniture…the list of surprises I’ve encountered over the years is endless. By anticipating that all of the moving parts and pieces of a home renovation rarely come together smoothly or easily, I rely on teamwork, perseverance, and experience to successfully grab a job and wrestle it into submission.”
Turnkey home improvements follows a traditional Plan-Pick-Select-Install management process,
while Design-Build focuses on Custom-Design-Décor-Select-Procure-Modify along with regular input to the PM, Builder, Designer, GC, Contractors.
Understanding each method can help you choose the right approach for your project.
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