The Design - Build Process

Estimating Costs

Every project is different, so our estimates are custom-tailored for each client.

We will prepare a Preliminary Cost Estimate based on the Preliminary Concept Plan and the Specification Worksheets. The Preliminary Cost Estimate is our best estimate of the total cost of your new home based on the available information.

The estimate consists of a detailed Construction Cost Breakdown, and has 11 categories:

When we have received all of the trade contractor and supplier bids, we will prepare a Preliminary Budget Estimate.

If there are any areas where you have not made a final selection, (such as type of floor coverings) or if a plan has not yet been completed (such as a landscaping plan) then these items will be identified as Allowances in the Preliminary Cost Estimate. This enables us to arrive at a Total Sales Price for your new home or remodeling project while allowing you more time to consider your selections.

Once the scope of work and specifications has been modified to your satisfaction and the Preliminary Cost Estimate is accepted, a contract is drawn up.