What to Expect & Next Steps...
Homeowners obviously like to know what the next steps are going to be, and we get asked the same questions each time, so we created this page to be concise and easy to digest.
Please watch the video below because it will probably answer most of the questions homeowners have at this point regarding next steps and it will explain things that homeowners may not know to consider:
If you want to make an adjustment to the amount of projects you want to do with us on the agreement, you can ask your consultant to send you an updated version. They can quickly make the adjustments.
We collect a check at the next meeting. Please make the check out to "Phx Home Remodeling”
We DO NOT Underbid Like Some Phoenix Contractors
We have 2 estimators that get involved BEFORE you get the proposal. This is not the case for any other contractors we know of not only in Phoenix but in the nation. We are part of several online contractor communities and they all think this is a waste of time and money.
We feel obligated to do this so we know the price we are providing is right.
This way you know that the price is legitimate and is not a bait & switch situation which is unfortunately common in this industry.
You could be an attorney and yell at or threaten the contractor all you want, but if you don’t pay them the extra amount you are often in breach of contract and they can walk off your job or put a lien on your house.
We do the design-build business model where you pay us for the feasibility, planning, & design package first. Once everything has been planned out and all design items have been chosen, we can provide the actual price so you don’t have a bad surprise later on.
This process is great because you can make adjustments so you can balance your wallet with your wishlist before you get to the construction phase.
You then choose if you want to work with us for the construction phase so it gives the homeowner much more control. This process also makes sure we are a good fit for one another before doing the construction phase.
After the Design & Planning Agreement is received & processed
Design Initial Walkthrough Meeting
The Design Phase
Once The Design Phase Is Completed
If you have not already, we strongly recommend visiting this article that discusses the difference in detail between a design-build firm and a general contractor:https://phxhomeremodeling.com/design-build-vs-general-contractor/
Our proposal is at the current price at the time of creation
Unfortunately, construction costs continue to increase faster than inflation and forecasts say prices will continue rising.
We have to continuously update our catalog of prices from vendors, trade partners, labor, materials, overhead, and other expenses.
We are not going to bump up the price extra to try and predict where things will be at some point in the future.
We are the only residential remodeling company in the entire nation (from a huge nation-wide Facebook group of remodeling companies we are part of), that utilizes an in-house estimator before we send that initial proposal. So the initial proposal is as close as it can be.
So the longer you take in the design phase, the higher your price could be.
This is out of our control and we are simply going off of our pricing catalog in our pricing software.
Expectations are crucial, so that is why this information is provided.