Interviewing Your Contractor
All of these topics are typically covered by Houseworks Unlimited, Inc. either during the initial phone call, or when a representative comes to your home for a site evaluation.
Specifics such as project supervisor and project specific information is reviewed at the “Pre-Construction Meeting” that is held prior to the start of the project. This meeting lays the groundwork for the production staff and establishes lines of communication. It takes place at the site before construction begins. The owner, production manager/lead carpenter, along with the homeowner and any specialty trades people all meet to review the details of the drawings, specifications, site conditions and special requests the homeowners have regarding their project and how their home will be respected during the process.
All construction documents are reviewed for clarity and interpretation. Anticipated schedule of events are discussed that will take place in the first stages of the remodeling process.
This is an important one….. Details on paper may alter once they take shape in the physical world. A reliable builder uses written change orders to manage the process. This form goes over the initial changes, and describes the cost to both the owner and contractor. It’s best to steer clear of individuals who state “Let’s go ahead and get started and we’ll see what happens” or “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it”.