Our Residential Construction Process
Our goal is to make you a client—and a friend—for life. We truly want the residential construction process to be as enjoyable for you as it is for us. Making your dream project a reality involves the following steps.
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STEP 1: UNDERSTANDING YOUR WISHES
When you consider Allen Construction for your new home, remodel, environmental upgrade, or restoration, we come out to meet you, see your property, listen to your ideas and objectives, and introduce you to the steps involved in realizing your vision.
STEP 2: CREATING A PROJECT TEAM
The project team typically consists of the client, architect, and general contractor. Assembling the correct lineup early in the process allows for effective goal setting and clear communication right from the start. Periodic team meetings prior to construction ensure that the project’s budget and schedule are well-managed.
STEP 3: GATHERING FACTS
We begin by producing a preliminary cost estimate to confirm that your wishes, the early design drawings, and your budget all align. This is also the time to develop details and discuss the materials that should be used to ensure a comfortable and healthy living environment for you and your family. During this step we communicate, communicate, communicate!
STEP 4: FORMALIZING A PLAN
In this final stage before construction, we collect multiple bids from trade contractors to guarantee you the most competitive pricing. A detailed budget is formalized, the permit is acquired, and a contract is signed.
STEP 5: BUILDING
During construction, one of our experienced project managers will guide you through the building process. Your project manager will communicate with you to control the budget and schedule and will monitor the quality of craftsmanship. For all of our clients, and especially those who are out of town, we offer regular online updates and photos.
STEP 6: DELIVERING YOUR FINAL PRODUCT
Your project is completed, on time and on budget! You will receive a manual that includes contact information for the trade contractors who worked on your home, pictures taken throughout the process, warrantees, and maintenance guidelines. We often ask to take professional photographs of the finished product and may submit your project for various awards—that’s how proud we are of our work, and of our relationship with you.