Why planning is vital to your remodel

Most homeowners would like to get started right away... but there's a lot of risk if you try to rush your remodel.

It is one of the main reasons contractors have the 2nd highest consumer complaints in the US only beaten by car dealerships.

You have to be careful because there are a lot of contractors that will be "yes men/women" and just tell you what you want to hear. You do not want to rush construction or the planning that's needed.

You also have to see if they have a good remodel process like this, because many contractors do not have one!

These are some of the reasons you need time to plan you home remodel project:

At this point we are around 2-3 weeks of time and you've just signed the agreement.

  • Once you have signed the agreement, they should be scheduling another meeting to get your Project Manager and main Contractor/Foreman to your house to review the project with you. This can take 3-14 days depending on both your schedules.
  • At the meeting they should review things like when it is ok to do work at your house, how to access your home, review the project in details, review any changes you have made, discuss style and functionality goals, review what to expect next and much more.
  • The next step is to start picking out your selection items like plumbing and electrical fixtures, countertops, shower floor & wall tile, cabinets, etc.  This usually takes 2-8 weeks depending on how fast a homeowner can find their items.
  • Once the items have been picked out by the homeowner and approved, the contractor will order and pick them up. Most items take a few days but special orders can take 1-8 weeks to come in.
  • Once all items have arrived the contractor should check them to ensure there are no cracks, dents, etc.  Then the demo can start.  You don't want to demo before you have all your items, otherwise you could be sitting around with a demoed & unusable space before the actual building can start.

So all together, by the time that demo starts, it could be 7-19 weeks.

We move faster than most contractors thanks to sophisticated software like BuilderTrend, fine tuned processes, great people and we want to finish as soon as possible without cutting any corners.

Poor planning often results in longer timelines, mediocre workmanship and unhappy homeowners.

You can see why it is important not to rush the planning phase.

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The PHR Project Experience

Many homeowner complaints are from when the project starts. We utilize technology, great people and efficient processes to ensure a great experience:

Dedicated Project Manager

  • One contact from start to finish
  • Handles Project Management
  • Professional, polite & respectful

Project Management Software

  • Keeps your remodel project on schedule
  • Easy & organized communication 
  • Pictures of progress with comments

Constant Project Updates

  • Calendar with project phases & what's next
  • Comments & messages in 1 place
  • Portal for messaging & constant updates

Financials At Your Fingertips

  • Easy access to project numbers
  • Know price if you want to add something new
  • Transparent financials all in one place

Celebrate & Enjoy Your New Space

  • Final completion meeting to ensure you are happy
  • You get before & after photos of remodel project
  • Enjoy with friends, family & neighbors

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Remodeling doesn't need to be so confusing or stressful. We're here to help.

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