Best Construction Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will it take to complete my job?
A: "It depends on the complexity of the project and how long the permitting process takes. Different cities take longer than others—San Jose, for example, is extremely busy, so the process of submitting a permit and getting it approved can take up to three months, whereas other areas take much less time. Once we know the scope of your project, we can give you a good idea of how long it will take to complete. "
Q: Will you handle the permitting process?
A: "Absolutely. "
Q: Can you provide design services?
A: "Yes, and we can also work with your architect if you’d prefer. "
Q: Will you use subcontractors on my job?
A: "We handle about 90 percent of the work with our own employees. The only time we use subcontractors is if we need an expert in a specific field. "
Q: Will you protect my home against excess construction dust?
A: "Absolutely. We always use plastic to separate rooms, and we can even build a temporary wall that will be tented off from the rest of your home to keep out construction dust. "
Q: Can I live in my home while it’s being remodeled?
A: "That depends on the size, scope and length of the job. There are some liability and safety issues, so we need to make sure you’ll be safe, but if we’re doing something like a kitchen remodel and you want to stay at home, you’ll likely be able to do so. We can even set up a temporary kitchen for you. "
Q: Do you provide free estimates?
A: "Yes. That’s a good way to start planning your project. Many people don’t have a clear picture of what a remodeling or addition project entails—they might not know how much they’ll have to budget or the amount of time it will take to complete the job. During our free consultations, we educate our clients about how the process works and give them an idea of pricing based on their square footage and project goals. "
Q: Can you help me choose the best way to improve my home’s real estate value?
A: "Yes. We understand that every home is an investment, and an addition or remodel is a further investment. We’ll explain the benefits of remodeling a kitchen versus a living room or adding a bathroom instead of a powder room, and we’ll detail how those changes will affect your home’s real estate value. "