Beyond building: A Design Build Approach

For customers that need a locked in budget & help in the design and selection process of large scale jobs that have a lot of variables & costs.

Design Build Approach

The Full Service Way to Manage Your Project

As a Design Build Firm, we manage all aspects of the project for you, from concept to completion. Your designated project manager will work with our sales associate, production manager, architect, designer and contractors, as a team, in order to deliver your project on schedule and on budget. The HDC team approach allows us to collaborate and effectively problem-solve as well as innovate throughout the entire Design Build process without you having to manage multiple entities.

Step 1: Introductions and Exploration

The process and partnership begins with our initial contact. Once we receive an inquiry, we pride ourselves on quickly getting back to you to discuss your project and set up an initial consultation. 

At that consultation, we will listen to your needs and ideas to ensure we have a clear understanding of your desired outcome. We will ask a lot of questions to fully understand what you are trying to accomplish and to help us come up with some possible projects to achieve your goals. We can then use our previous experience to provide you with an estimated budget range.

Step 2: Discovery Contract

Once the customer agrees to the budget range, the next step of the process is the discovery contract. Depending on the scope of the project, different members of our team will be needed to help design your project. A simple bathroom project may only require a space plan and selections help, while a whole house remodel may include architects, civil engineers, designers as well as complete review of all plans and selections. Once we decide on who will be involved, you will be presented with a Discovery Contract. This contract is a meeting on site with all the parties involved in the design. The entire HDC team will walk through the objectives and ideas discussed in the initial consultation so that we can understand and define the costs associated with designing your project.

Step 3: Design Contract

After the Discovery meeting,  we will present you with a Design Contract with discussed construction budgetary goals. This pricing is for all design and development work on your project including architectural development, design planning, as well as civil and estimating work. After signing the Design contract, you will begin to meet with a designated architect and designer to develop the plans and selections for your space.

Once our team has gotten your input, the architect and designer will work together to create a cohesive structural plan to present. Final revisions will be made with your feedback and input. Our architect will finalize his structural drawings and the design plan will be completed.

Step 4: Estimating and Planning Your Build

Upon completion of the Design plans, our Sales Associate will have a site meeting with our subcontractors to establish a fixed price for your project based on the plans. During this phase, the scope of work is defined. This is presented to you in a Construction Contract. The Construction Contract will include the scope of work for each individual trade as well as the list of selections made during the Design Phase. 

Once the Construction Contract is signed,the plans are handed off to our production manager, a project manager is assigned to the job, and a site visit is set up in order to review plan details as well as allow for introductions. At this point, your project manager becomes your single point of contact.

The Project Manager takes 2-8 weeks to finalize construction plans (ordering materials & scheduling subcontractors), submit for permit, determine a start date, and populate our online state-of-the-art project managing software.

Step 5: Construction

The Customer is invited into the job’s online project management system which allows the Client to monitor the construction progress and see everything that we are seeing. The Project Manager will reach out to keep you updated and is never more than a phone call away during the construction process for questions as well.

Step 6: Project Delivered

Schedules are adhered to, quality is guaranteed and your project is delivered on time and on budget.

How Much Will Your Kitchen Remodel Cost? 

While no two projects are alike, our free pricing guide will help you know what to expect when meeting with contractors to discuss your project. At Hogan Design & Construction, we will continually provide you with accurate estimates throughout the design process and establish a fixed price before construction begins.