Why would you choose a contractor who specializes in design build? That's easy. You are hiring a contractor who is also a designer with a very extensive architectural, structural, and designer background. Many general contractors specialize in one area of construction such as framing, concrete, roofing, windows, cabinets, etc. but we bring to the table an extensive level knowledge due to experience and training in architecture. I was trained in architecture and have worked with all aspects of the trades. In other words because of the architectural background I understand everything from the foundation to the roof to the finishes. My CAD background allows me to sit down and whip up a set construction documents in minutes.
Give me a call, shoot me a text, or email me. I have three structural engineers in Naples, and one in Miami that I have worked with over the last 18 years and they are the best. I have access to interior designers who specialize in everything from contemporary to traditional. Tile, Cabinets, Tops, Appliances, Roofing, Electrician, Plumbers, and it goes and goes....
Give your home or condo a face lift and bring it up to date. With over 20 years in the design and construction profession, let us help you with all of your remodeling needs.
We offer expertise in all areas of construction from design, to permitting, kitchens, baths, closets, libraries, and finishes. We can help you with tile, stone, trends, painting, electric, low voltage, hvac, framing, molding, doors, windows, pools, landscaping, ....basically all of your construction management needs.
Does your drop ceiling in your home or condo having you feel claustrophobic? Many of the homes and condos built in the 1980's and 90's put in drop ceilings with the fluorescent lights and grids. That was the trend then but for many it's a source of ugliness and quite frankly a plain eyesore now. In most cases that ceiling is unnecessary and strictly facade. In some cases there may be duct work for a/c however not enough to warrant the entire kitchen ceiling. Most of our Florida homes and condos lack storage so any extra is an absolute plus. Please contact me and let me help you come up with a design and some solutions. I have gutted many kitchens in homes and condos and opening them up can make a world of difference.
Hi Everyone. This is my first blog post of many to come on my web site.
New Home Construction, remodeling, and renovations are coming back to Southwest Florida at a break neck pace. If you are new to the area you will learn that as the pendulum swings in this direction so does the shortage of good qualified labor. When the real estate market took a nose dive in 2007 and 2008 so did the construction industry. Many of the qualified contractors and subcontractors closed shop, retired, or moved to other areas of the U.S. What I am seeing now is a shortage of good qualified subs which is forcing a combination of price increases and potential delays. Smaller builders and remodeling contractors are scattering to find subs that aren't married to the "big" builders doing the large scale subdivisions and production jobs. Many of the subs working on these large projects don't have the time or labor to work on smaller projects like a custom home or remodel so they bid and price the project ridiculously high. The old "supply and demand" scenario. . This is a pattern that always seems to go hand in hand with a recovery in the area. Often a lot of talented workers will break free and go into business for themselves opening up the market for smaller qualified specialty subcontractors. This helps to level things back out.
Keep the above in mind when hiring a General Contractor to build your home, renovate your condo, or remodel your kitchen or bath. Does the contractor typically do single family homes, custom homes, high end, or are they a production builder doing tract housing or possibly specializing in high rises? Do they understand your price point to budget as in are they selling you a $30k appliance package when all your really want and need is around $8k? Do they listen to what you want? Contractors will give you an allowance for IKEA cabinets when you thought you were getting all wood. And....then hit you with a $20k change order. Ask around, ask other contractors, and pay attention to communication. Don't get "yesed" to death by someone who's not paying attention to what you want and need. After all, you are the customer who is paying for the work being done.