Design Build Pros
works as project designers taking our clients through the design and development portion of a remodeling project. This includes the conceptual design using dollhouse overviews and CAD
, written scope of work with line item pricing, +/- options, design appropriate product selection allowances (along with introductions to Design Build Pros
Showroom Partners), and calendar schedules outlining project timelines.
At that point, approximately 70% of our clients elect to use one of our full service, turn key, Network Remodelers. You can read about what separates our remodelers here. How do the other 30% of our clients get their projects completed? There are three options:
- Build it themselves
- GC it themselves
- Use a remodeler outside of our network
Below are two reviews from clients who used DBP's design and development services, but chose a remodeler outside of our network. As you can tell, this option certain adds some variability to the situation. While DBP works for the client and NOT the remodeler, most clients find that our "ground rules" for our network remodelers along with our vetting process goes a long way in terms of getting the project completed in a manner that leaves all parties happy.
Virginia Home Addition Project by Leo Lantz Construction
Leo Lantz Construction
, located in Glen Allen, Virginia is a Design Build Pros Preferred Remodeler.
This was a home addition project that added 2,700 sq. ft of living space and included an indoor pool.
Illinois Design Build Remodeling Project from Synergy Builders
This Elmhurst, Illinois kitchen project had a goal of combining a modern design that had classic, long last appealing.
This design build remodeling
project was done by Synergy Builders
in West Chicago, Illinois. Synergy Builders
is a design build home remodeling company servicing the Chicagoland
area. They have helped hundreds of families with their kitchens, bathrooms, additions, lower levels, and exteriors since 2002. Synergy Builders
operates with the mindset of providing “Stress Free Remodeling” for the homeowner. Synergy Builders
understands how to not only give an incredible end result, but how to make the home remodeling process from start to finish as easy as possible.
Wisconsin Design Build Remodeling Project From Stebnitz Builders
This East Troy home on Booth Lake had a few drainage issues that needed to be resolved, but one thing was clear, the homeowners knew with the proper design features, their property had amazing potential to be a fixture on the lake.
This design build remodeling
project was done by Stebitz Builders
in Wisconsin. Stebnitz Builders
is a full-service remodeling firm with building services that include custom home remodeling, home improvements & house repairs, custom new home building & custom home design. They specialize in kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling services, whole house renovations, additions, windows
, doors, repairs, countertops, sunrooms
Although there are many people and companies available to help homeowners begin to repair or rebuild their damaged homes, there are unfortunately as many, if not more, out there looking to take advantage of homeowners in need. Before you hire someone to work on your home, be sure to check their credentials first, even though you may be tempted to hire the first person that knocks on your door.
The first thing you should do is document all your damage using still pictures and video. It is best to have the most accurate depiction of the damage, so taking detailed notes will help as well. Next, contact your insurance company or broker. Understand what your policy covers, what your deductible is, and what the next steps towards repair should be.
Okay, you are ready to get some information and price estimates on a major remodeling project. You schedule an estimate to have someone come to your home. What should you expect? How do you process the information?
Most shopping and purchasing and purchasing decisions that people make are based on their personal history of similar transactions. Major home remodeling is a rare purchase for many. History and experience are very limited and likely non-existent. People purchase more homes in their life than major home renovation projects. Continue reading
Other than advice, a remodeler should never give a homeowner anything for free. Doing so potentially lessens the value of all you do and opens the door for constant negotiations, and even worse, re-negotiations of established costs.
Please do not misunderstand. This should not be confused with the concept of "under promising and over delivering." Let's face the facts. There is no one that works for free. Each person and trade gets compensated for their efforts. This compensation is a part of your job costing and affects a project's gross profit if not accounted for when calculating the client's investment amount. Continue reading