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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.


Guide #1 – Getting Started – Denver Remodeling Checklist

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]

Guide #2 – Choosing an Denver Architect and Engineer

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]

Guide #3 – Construction Phase

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]








"OUTSTANDING!!!! Dan called before coming out and was excellent! Dan did more investigating on our bathroom leak than an inspector and a plumber that came out 2x. Dan was friendly, experienced, and extremely helpful. My family is an Army Family and he wouldnt except payment for his time. Have referred Dan to our realtor and to anyone who is looking for a contractor. Dan will be the 1st we call if we ever have an issue again." Susan F. in Aurora, CO "Dan went above and beyond in every way. He came out on a holiday since we work during the week and were in a time crunch. He then gave us multiple project options to fit our budget (this was a major repair we were not expecting). He scheduled immediately and always returned calls promptly. The day of the job, I accidentally forgot to leave the door unlocked for him and his team had to wait for 30 min for me to let them in. They were kind, understanding and professional. The final product absolutely exceeded my expectations. I've never had such a great experience with a home professional. Every $ well spent. Will definitely use again!" Philip I. in Denver, CO "He managed to deal with of a lot of changes and unexpected turns and handled it well. Very through even though I had to go out of state and have them completed in my absence. Great to deal with and very accommodating." Tim L. in Larksber, CO "Excellent management, excellent subcontractors, excellent communications and understanding needs; reasonable pricing. DJC executed a very challenging addition project to our home and the results were fantastic. Very easy to work with and at the same time, very professional. Would recommend at any time." Detlef K. in Aurora, CO "Great, they knew I had a tight window for this project, and everything hinged on them getting their part done first. They adjusted their schedule to by a couple of days to help make my project fit in the timeline I was working in. The work was great, fixed a dip[ in my floor, and other contractors were able to come in behind them on schedule." Jarod T. in Aurora, CO "Project was started and finished on time. Professional, experienced subs. Contractor was very responsive to questions, phone calls and our needs. Extremely happy with the results of our project." Mr. and Mrs. L. in Arvada, CO "It was wonderful to come home from work and see the work done and the mess always cleaned up! How professional. Also, when they were laying the concrete they did something very special. When my husband made the comment that the concrete would be dry before he got the grandkids here to do their hand prints - Dovetail made a box of concrete so grams, papa and grandbabies were able to put their hands in and date it! How considerate and special! Thank you Dovetail!!" Woody B. in Denver, CO "Excellent service. Project was finished in a timely manner. I would hire again." Frank Q. in Lakewood, CO "Work was excellent! Everyone in the crew were very professional and cleaned up after themselves. I would reccommend Dovetail Joint Construction Cpmpany to anyone without hesitation." Skip L. in Aurora, CO "Very Professional. Either Dan or Aaron could have supervised the project. Project accomplished in the time frame (two weeks) promised, and we have no complaints." Romney B. in Centennial, CO "I would highly recommend Dovetail Joint Construction. He is responsive and dedicated to completing a quality job. His patience was greatly appreciated with the many questions and concerns I expressed to him continually over the project. I will definitely call them for any future work I have at my house." Jay W. in Denver, CO