Denver Remodeling Checklist
How will you measure the success or failure of your project? What risks are you willing to take? Are you prepared for your project to go 30% or more over budget, fall significantly behind schedule, and be built with poor quality? If you chose the low bid contractor, that is what you are going to get. In the construction business, you truly do get what you pay for.
At Dovetail Joint Construction, our reputation is paramount. Our business depends on our customers getting the highest standard of quality, within budget, and on schedule. We will be happy to join your project anywhere along the project path, but in our experience the earlier you bring us in, the cheaper your project will become.
We are a full service contractor. That means we help you with every aspect of the project from initial concept to completion. We will help you determine a budget for the work you want to do, recommend a Denver architect, work with the architect to make sure their design fits into your budget, recommend changes to the design that will save you money without sacrificing quality (this is called value engineering), help you save money by giving you our contractor discount for owner selected items, and construct your project with minimal changes.
Please take the time to read the steps for a successful project and how Dovetail Joint Construction can help you get there.
Bringing Dovetail Joint Construction to the table at the conceptual stage will save you a lot of money over the course of your project. We will talk to you about your goals and how much they cost BEFORE you bring the architect into the team
1. The first step in your project is developing a budget. In our experience, establishing the budget is the most difficult step. Why? Because it is the rare homeowner who is also a professional construction estimator…..[read more]
The Design Phase of Your Project
The basic rule of thumb is if your project costs more than 5% of the value of your house, or if you are making structural changes to the interior or exterior of your home, or if you a making significant changes to the floor plan of your home, you need an architect for your project.
This is the part of the project where Dovetail Joint Construction’s design build approach will add significant value and save you a lot of money over the life of your project. We work with Denver architects on almost every job and we have long term relationships with..[read more]
Building Your Dream
Once the architect finishes the design it is time to pull permits and build your dream. Proper planning and constant communication are the keys to success. Dovetail Joint Construction believes our reputation of excellence must be protected at all costs. The only way to do this is to delight the customer and deliver a project that exceeds their expectations.
Before we start the work we will sit down with you and have a project kickoff meeting. At this meeting we will go over the construction estimate with you in detail as well as present you with a construction schedule so you can make plans to minimize the effect…[read more]