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Our Process

Meeting at the Project Site
• Presentation of the BGI Design/Build Process
• Review of your projects needs & goals
• Establishment of your priorities
• Preliminary discussion of potential design solutions
• Development of initial budget
• Execution of design agreement


Timing and Cost
• Time required: Approximately two hours
• Cost: Complimentary

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Our Process

Design Development-Exterior

• Review of restrictive covenants
• Review of plat plan for lot restrictions
• Produce as-built floor & elevation plans
• Design proposed demolition, floor & electrical plans
• Review of proposed floor & elect. plans with Owner
• Design proposed elevation plans
• Review of proposed elevation plans with Owner


Documentation of Existing Site

• Completion of job site questionnaire
• Documentation of project details by Design Principal & Estimator
• Digital imaging of existing construction

Design Development-Interior

• Produce as-built floor plans
• Design proposed demolition, floor & electrical plans
• Review of proposed floor & electrical plans with Owner

Design Refinement & Cost Development

• Refine plans for estimating & proposal
• Conduct on-site meetings with trade partners
• Assist client with product & material selections

Development of Contract & Specifications

• Prepare fixed price contract
• Complete comprehensive set of specifications
• Present contract & specifications

Execution of Contract & Agreement

• Contract Signing
• Accountability & scope of work guaranteed by detailed specifications

Timing and Cost

• Time Required: Varies with job complexity
• Cost: Approximately 4-6% of job cost

Our Process

Project Planning

• Long term delivery items ordered by estimator
• Review of Project Manual by Project Manager
• Review of tool requirements by Project Manager
• Review of drawings & specifications by Project Manager


Project Scheduling

• Staff creates cloud based project schedule with Builder Trend Scheduling Software
• Administrative Assistant invites Owner to join Builder Trend

Pre-construction Meeting

• Introduction to the construction crew
• Discussion of any client concerns
• Finalize project logistics with Owner
• Pre-construction job site inspection by Owner & Project Manager
• Start the construction process

Builder Trend Construction Management System

• The key communications tool for the entire project
• Provides complete schedule of project for constant client review
• Indicates dates for critical selections of materials by Owner
• Contains document file with specifications drawings and installation instructions
• Allows change orders to be reviewed and approved on-line

Project Management

• Incorporate Lead Safe Work Practices as required
• Working Project Manager on-site to monitor construction
• Quality control guarantee with our custom Quality Assurance Program
• Coordination and supervision of specialty trades and carpenters
• Secure job site at the end of work day
• Final clean up - move in ready

Final Inspection

Walk through with Owner & Project Manager

Client Satisfaction Program

• Leading 3 year warranty with scheduled follow up by staff every 6 months for 3 years
• Alphabetized notebook with product manuals for all equipment created for Owner
• Home Owner satisfaction survey emailed to client .

Our goal is to provide an experience that rates excellent to every question in the survey.

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Our Process

A must see, our photo gallery pages contain the popular "before & after" images along with representative examples of our residential design remodel work. As it has been said, "The proof is in the pudding."

- Ed Kaplan, Owner and Design Principal

Within the "Featured Projects" area, you will get a behind the scenes look at some of our favorites. Here, we delve into specific remodeling opportunities and challenges utilizing "before and after" images and video footage to illustrate each unique story.

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