Managing Your Construction or Remodel Project

 

Custom Home Construction

What to Expect During the Building Process

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Large remodel projects and all new construction work will first require an architect, though it is advisable to involve your contractor at the earliest possible time during the design process.  This will allow you to select specific features of your home based on detailed construction estimates.  Wayne has been operating this full service construction company for almost twenty years, so call him today to tap into his wealth of experience and recommendations!

One of the many benefits of working with a small, local builder is regular communication with the general contractor.  Wayne takes the time for ongoing meetings and inspections with the home owner to ensure that custom selections are processed and managed effectively.

Along with communication, Wayne recognizes the importance of a budget and continually explores ways to increase quality and green efficiency while still respecting the customer’s financial limitations.

Unlike large, commercial builders with little face-to-face time and accountability to the home owner, Parallel Construction expects professionalism, timeliness, and approved licensing from the crew and sub-contractors.  Call today for a list of a few of the trusted suppliers and sub-contractors that Parallel Construction partners with regularly!

At the close of any project, Wayne thoroughly inspects the craftsmanship and engineering, following a detailed quality checklist in conjunction with the expectations of the home owner.

Home Additions and Renovations

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need an architect for a remodeling project?

The answer to this question depends on the nature and complexity of the project.  It is, however, always a good idea to talk with either your contractor, architect, or designer before getting bids on your dream project.  Often, home owners have a vision but need the insight of an independent professional to see the big picture aesthetics alongside the details, like functionality and traffic flow.

How long will it take to build my home?

There is no set time frame for the construction of a custom home.  Its size, location, and the season of construction are key factors in determining the length of a project.  The same is true with remodels and additions.  With the detailed bid that Parallel Construction produces for every prospective customer, we provide an estimated completion date for the project.

Is cost per square foot applicable in the custom home or remodeling world?

While cost per square foot is a fairly easy way to compare spec houses and modular builds, it is not a reasonable way to evaluate bids on new custom homes nor remodel projects.

What kind of detail should I expect on a bid or estimate?

With years in the construction business, we understand that the price of building materials and equipment rise and fall.  Therefore, Parallel Construction provides detailed yet flexible estimates that allow room for customization and quality satisfaction.

What are the benefits of green building?

Residential and commercial construction has an enormous impact on the environment, human health, and the economy. By creating resource-efficient buildings, we can maximize both economic and environmental performance. Green design and construction can enhance and protect biodiversity, improve air and water quality, reduce waste streams, and conserve natural resources. Minimizing water and electricity consumption can reduce operating costs and lower strain on local infrastructure. An increase in natural lighting and better airflow can enhance occupant comfort and health and heighten aesthetic qualities. Additionally, building green will create, expand, and shape markets for future green products and services.

Information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

What is the single most important factor in a successful building project?

At Parallel Construction, we believe that communication is key in any construction project.  Our company is built on the relationships and connections we have formed within the community. Many of our clients are repeat customers or have a referral from another patron.  Just check out our testimonials!