Remodeling Tulsa Homes for More than 41 Years
Edward Kaplan will bring a wealth of remodeling knowledge and experience to your home. You will find his design and engineering insights invaluable over the term of your remodeling project. And, with his many years in the business, he runs every construction site with efficiency and precision. Respect for his client’s environment has been, and always will be, at the heart of The Buckingham Group business model. Mr. Kaplan does not view remodeling as a job. It is his life’s work. He likes to say, “It’s in my DNA.” His contagious enthusiasm has spread throughout his organization, out to his business associates and on to his clients.
Our Process Key Features & Benefits
Our Experience Life’s Experiences are the Best Teacher
Prior to forming The Buckingham Group in 1981, founder and Design Principal Edward Kaplan had experienced a broad range of “design build” worlds. Initially in his childhood days, it was on the family farm, then in college and finally in the world of commercial construction.
In 1981, Ed’s vision was to create a design company. As a designer, however, he quickly became disenchanted with the roadblocks and challenges that were evident in the typical home remodel of the 80’s. Within a year, he changed his business model from design to design build. He became one of the pioneer remodeling contractors that embraced the concept of one source responsibility, providing client support from design through project completion. Today, The Buckingham Group is a full service design build remodeling firm that offers outstanding craftsmanship, creative architectural services and project management for home remodeling within the Metropolitan Tulsa area.
However, the focus of Ed is broader than just his involvement with The Buckingham Group. He is the past chairman of the City of Tulsa’s Historic Preservation Commission and has been a speaker for two years on Contract Development at the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s annual convention. The expertise of both Ed and The Buckingham Group coupled with their civic involvement and contributions to the industry were recognized by The National Association of Home Builders with the National Remodeler of the Month Award for November 2015. The Buckingham Group’s projects have been featured in both regional and national publications.
100% Commitment Start to Finish
We are committed to making our design build remodeling process work for our clients. Our initial meeting is designed for relationship building between the client and The Buckingham Group. If there is a fit, we move on to planning, presentation and pre-construction meetings. During this time our focus is on creating a remodel that is perfectly suited to your tastes and lifestyles.
From design to the successful completion of the job and beyond, our commitment is intact through all project phases. For our clients, we are one hundred percent “here today” and “here tomorrow”, guaranteed through our three-year workmanship warranty.
When you choose The Buckingham Group, our focus will be on transforming your home to meet the wants and needs of your family. We are passionate about making your home renovation a pleasant, efficient and rewarding experience.
In design build remodeling, reliability depends on a team approach from start to finish. It involves the coordination of a group of professionals who systematically develop and construct the finished project. After 40 years in business we have gone through a filtering out process and assembled a team of people who are the very best at their profession. They share our pride in consistently providing high quality workmanship and dedication to each individual project. Our team stands behind their work both during the construction process and after the project is completed. Several of our business partners have served us for over 35 years and others for twenty or more.
It’s all about trust. You can trust The Buckingham Group with your home. The Testimonials section of our website provides recommendations about our company, its personnel and its methods of operation from clients, suppliers and colleagues in the trades.
Single Source Responsibility
The Buckingham Group provides clients with a single source of contact for the design and construction of their home remodel. We are committed to insuring the remodeling process works for you. All issues along the stages of design, price and performance spectrums are handled with a team of experts within our firm.
The Buckingham Group provides personal attention to every detail of the job. Once the project starts, instructions to tradesmen and suppliers are provided by our dedicated job site supervisors and or through our Project Management System. We understand that communication is a key element to an outstanding remodeling experience. Consequently, we provide our clients with two convenient ways to effectively follow the course of construction, either by contact with our job site supervisors or through the use of our Project Management System, available via Internet 24 hours per day.
If questions need to be answered or decisions made, our clients only have to contact one source, The Buckingham Group.
Defined Scope of Work
Through every step of the design and construction process we rely upon a systematic approach to achieving your objectives. The foundation of our method is to carefully document the details of the existing structure and to review our client’s needs through the use of comprehensive questionnaires and interviews. This information, becomes a roadmap for our in-house team. They use it to calculate how to get your project completed in the most cost and time effective manner.
Our clients are carefully guided through the process of material selection in an effort to introduce them to the best value that will achieve their objectives. Once the client is satisfied, we develop a fixed cost using our proprietary estimating system. We simultaneously create a set of layman oriented specifications that clearly defines the scope of work.
The combination of detailed drawings and specifications provide our clients with a package of information that is more comprehensive than any other firm in the Tulsa Market. As a result, the scope of work for your project is clearly defined before the job starts.
Fixed Price It’s the only way we do business.
We supply detailed specifications and a fixed price contract that clearly defines the scope of work for your remodel. We know that a comprehensive description will help eliminate surprises and misunderstandings later in the building process.
The fixed price model aids our clients in the areas of critical decision making and budgeting.
Value Engineering More for your remodeling investment
Value engineering can lower remodeling costs, but more importantly, we feel it helps our clients evaluate needs and wants related to cost. We maximize your investment by directing you to the best value for your remodeling dollar.
Project Management Respect for our Clients and their Environment
The Buckingham Group’s on-site work is scheduled and completed with the least possible disruption to the family’s routine and home activities. Special attention to job site preparation is made through the use of our comprehensive dust control and floor protection plan. We leave the job site broom clean and secure it at the end of each workday so that your home is safe and protected. Upon job completion we provide a final clean up and make the job site move in ready.
We staff our jobs with an on-site Project Manager who coordinates and optimizes all activities through the use of the Buildertrend® construction management system. Cloud-based, it is an efficient way for clients to communicate with the team, archive documents and measure progress.
Quality Control We know quality control inside and out.
We guarantee our quality and keep our commitments through our proprietary quality control program and our detailed written specifications. Cumulatively they are our client’s insurance policy that their remodel will be done properly and without any change in project content. To achieve these milestones, we staff every job with a seasoned group of quality oriented craftsmen whose high degree of competence is enhanced by their interpersonal skills. No other firm surpasses our workmanship or dedication to excellence.
The fixed price model aids our clients in the areas of critical decision making and budgeting.
Peace of Mind
When the remodel begins, our experienced and carefully screened job site managers are intimately involved in all job related activities to guarantee your peace of mind during the construction phase.
Your peace of mind does not end with job completion. We offer responsive customer service not only during the job but after the job is completed. We warrant all of our workmanship for three years and call all clients every six months during the warranty period to correct any quality issues that may have occurred. We also assist in the satisfaction of manufacturers warranties during their entire warranty coverage period.
For an outstanding remodeling experience, that focuses on your personal happiness and project satisfaction you have come to the right firm.
We stand behind our work with an industry-leading warranty.
We want you to enjoy your new remodel for years to come. That’s why, at The Buckingham Group, we rely on proven engineering practices and top quality materials on every project. And, our outstanding craftsmen are among the best in the industry.
Warranty issues come up very rarely because we do remodeling right in the first place; down to the smallest detail. For more than 40 years, we have done the right things on the front end, throughout the construction phases and after the project is completed.
We are pleased to provide the highest standard of home remodeling protection in the Greater Tulsa area.
Ed Kaplan’s Academic and Personal Achievements
Awards | Professional Associations | Acknowledgements
• Bachelor of Science Plastic Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Lowell
• Master of Science Plastic Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
• Plastics Institute of America, Fellow at Stevens Institute
• Publisher of 35 Articles on Home Remodeling
• Awarded Two US Patents
National Association of Home Builders
Remodeler of the Month 2015
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist
Bathroom Design Contest Winner
Tulsa Executives Association
Best of Houzz Service 2015-2023
9 Consecutive Years
Author of City of Tulsa
Historic Preservation Ordinance
Past Chairman of City of Tulsa’s
Historic Preservation Commission
Tulsa Home Builders Association
• Tulsa Remodeler of the Year 2011
• Tulsa Remodeler of the Year 2017
• 2 Years Publicly Voted Best
Remodeled Home Tours
• Member Board of Directors
• President of Builders Remodelers
Council 1987, 1996, 2017
Tulsa Historical Society
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Ornamental Metals Assoc.
Stairway Design Winner
The Buckingham Group is actively involved in the Tulsa community.
Through our in-kind contributions, we are pleased to have supported the charitable organizations listed below:
- A New Leaf
- AHC (Komen Foundation)
- American Cancer Society
- American Diabetes Association
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- American Therapeutic Riding Center
- Arthritis Foundation
- Assistance in Health Care
- Benefit for Haylee Dowling
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Green Country
- Bishop Kelley High School
- Booker T. Washington Foundation
- Brain Injury Recovery Foundation
- Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP)
- Breast Impressions
- Brush Creek Youth Ranch
- Call Rape, Inc.
- Cascia Hall
- Catholic Charities
- Child Care Resource Center
- Children Services Advisory Board
- Community Food Bank of Oklahoma
- Crime Prevention Network
- Crisis Pregnancy Outreach
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- DaySpring Villa
- Decopolis Tulsa Art Deco Museum
- Dillon International
- Dream Institute
- Eagle Gift Foundation
- March of Dimes
- Margaret Hudson Program
- Meals On Wheels
- Mizel Jewish Community Day School
- Monte Cassino School
- Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- National MS Society (Fab Finds)
- Neighbor for Neighbor
- Neighbors Along the Line
- New Hope
- OCV Control Valves
- “You Don’t Know Jack” Event
- Oklahoma Alliance for Animals
- Oklahoma Israel Exchange
- Oklahomans for Equality
- Operation Aware
- ORU Golden Eagle Club
- OSU Tulsa
- Philbrook Museum
- Prevent Blindness Oklahoma
- Remodeled Tulsa Tour
- Riverfield Country Day School
- Ronald McDonald House
- Rooms with A Heart
- RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program
- Salvation Army
- Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
- Soldier’s Wish
- Stone Canyon Elementary School
- Stop Child Trafficking Now
- Street School
- TCC Signature Symphony
- Temple Israel
- Ten for 10: Water for Africa
- The Boxer Rescue of Oklahoma
- The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges
- The Parent Child Center of Tulsa
- Town & Country School
- T-Town TNR
- TU Letterwinners Association
- Tulsa Air & Space Museum
- Tulsa Boy Singers
- Tulsa Boys Home
- Tulsa C.A.R.E.S.
- Tulsa Camp Fire
- Tulsa Center for Aids Resources, Education and Support
- Tulsa Crime Commission
- Tulsa Executives Association
- Tulsa Global Alliance
- Tulsa Hub
- Tulsa Opera Guild
- Tulsa SPCA
- Tulsa University
- Union Schools Education Foundation
- United Way
- Up With Trees
- Visiting Nurses Association
- Volunteer’s of America
- Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven
- Young Life
- Zarrow International School
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The Buckingham Group | 4727 S. Memorial Drive | Tulsa, OK 74145 | 918-624-2666