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Here is a clear step-by-step summary of what happens during a typical building or remodeling job.  "We are all about planning”, said Mark.  “We encourage you to make as many changes as you need during the planning stages.  Once you are satisfied with the plan, then we build.  Our experience tells us that some additional time for ‘what ifs’ on paper greatly reduces potentially costly changes during construction.”  As you can readily see – as a client once said – “there are a lot of moving parts” to any job.  You can relax knowing that mackmiller design+build handles each client with care. 

Phase 1- Initial Client Meeting

  • Understand the project from the client’s perspective
  • Identify the client’s priorities
  • Relate the project to the client’s lifestyle
  • Budget vs. General Costs vs. Value
  • Share some conceptual thoughts regarding project
  • Provide MD+B introduction
  • Discuss Design/Build Process
  • Gather general client requirements
  • Field measure project
  • Offer next step – Client decision point

Phase 2 - Conceptual Design

  • Blue-sky some conceptual design solutions
  • Review conceptual design drawings
  • Note modifications
  • Offer next step – Client decision point

Phase 3 - Preliminary Drawing

  • Confirm design requirements in scope document
  • Prepare initial estimate based on design
  • Review drawings and estimate
  • Offer next step – Client decision point

Phase 4– Construction Drawing Session

  • Prepare set of buildable drawings
  • Prepare revised estimate
  • Present drawings
  • Get final bids from subcontractors
  • Prepare contract

Phase 5 – Financing Session

  • Proceed with financing as needed 
  • Sign Contract:  10% down payment due

Phase 6 – Pre-Construction Preparation 

  • Apply for permits 
  • Interior designer assists client with product selection guide 
  • Pre-construction meeting with workers 
  • Prep site for safety and construction containment 

Phase 7 – Build the project

  • Schedule and start project:  40% progress payment due 
  • Continue work – additional progress payments due
  • Punch list completion
  • Complete work

Phase 8 – Ensure project meets client’s expectations

  • Final walkthrough
  • Collect final 10%

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