Not sure where to start? You're not the only one. You probably have ideas but aren't sure how to discern what's possible or what's the best course of action.
We'll help you work through your ideas and figure out the best way to build the home you're gonna love living in.
Not sure how to plan for your remodel? That's okay.
We'll give you a timeline and scope of work that details how much time and money each phase of your remodeling project will cost.
Who handles getting approvals from the city? This one is one us too!
We'll handle creating plans and dealing with your city's building department from beginning to end.
Now for the part we love, building your new home! We'll remove the old and build the new.
You'll see your ideas materialize as we build out the plans we created at the start. This is the fun part!
Why this matters: All construction projects create a significant amount of dust and particulate debris. If you're planning to live in the home while our crews remodel or you plan on moving in shorty after a remodel is completed, you'll likely breath in harmful particulates if you don't wear respiratory PPE.
What we do: We use construction grade air purifiers to filter out all the debris and particulates released into the air so you won't have to worry about wearing PPE in your home while our crews are at work.
Why this matters: The use of various adhesives, paints, water proofing barriers and synthetic construction materials will release smelly & harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs), into air.
What we do: We seal off the sections of the home our crews will work on with an impermeable plastic barrier in addition to the air filers mentioned above. This keeps the VOCs isolated to the construction site to either be filtered out or exhausted through a window.
Why this matters: Construction crews are inevitably going to be loud. If you work from home or have children that still need their nap - let's be honest, most of us still need a nap - the noise of construction can be a serious problem.
What we do: At your request, your project manager can schedule crews to work around these important parts of your daily routine.
Why this matters: Construction projects will likely leave your in need of a cleaning.
What we do: After every one of our projects is completed, we hire a professional cleaning company to visit your home for a deep clean at no additional cost to you. Our goal is to leave your home better than we found it.
Why this matters: If you live in your home while the remodeling, you probably won't want others sharing your restroom.
What we do: We bring in a portable toilets to every one of our job sites for our crews to use. These toilets are delivered when crews start, cleaned out regularly and is immediately picked up once the project is complete.
Why this matters: Construction debris & power tolls left on site can be a hazard to kids & pets in your home.
What we do: All our crews are instructed to haul away all construction debris from our job sites & take their power tools with them at the end of every day to keep your home hazard free.
We'll visit your home for free to talk about your remodeling ideas and make an in-person assessment on the work to be done. If applicable to your project, we'll also schedule an engineer or architect visit for free.
Our estimator will create a proposal for you that includes a scope of work, the total cost of your project, and the duration of the project.
If needed, we'll connect you with our Renofi lender representative to find the best loan product for your project.
Our design team will help you create a 3D draft of your project. This will give you and our crews a clear idea of how you want your home to look when finished the project is done.
We'll help you find, select, buy, and schedule delivery of materials from local suppliers for your project. We'll also pass on our discounts to you!
With all the paperwork, designs, and materials taken care of we can start remodeling your home.
Some projects need expert advice from an architect or structural engineer. We cover the cost of an in-home with consultation with a licensed architect to get your questions answered.
We do it all in-house so you don't have to look any further. From pre-construction design, to engineer plans, and permit acquisition our team provides end-to-end construction services.
You'll get a detailed scope of work that outlines how much your project will cost and how long it will take.
You'll never have to wait on us. Our team is never short handed. So as soon as the city grants us the building permits, we'll start remodeling your home.
Have the peace of mind with our Builder Warranty. If anything goes wrong with our work within 1 year, we'll come back and fix the problem for free.
You'll know exactly what you're going to get. Our team will create 3D renderings modeled after your design ideas which will be used by our team to refer to during the construction stage.
Planning & budgeting: Generally, this is where we will figure out what specialists will need to be involved (i.e.: an architect), how much the project will cost, and how long the project will last. A project manager from our team will walk you through this entire process and ask all the necessary questions to create a clear scope of work & estimate for the project.
As the homeowner, your home renovation plan should focus on 2 main things: the finish materials and appliances. Ordering the finish materials and appliances are generally not included in the scope of work unless you negotiate it into the contract. But as part of standard practice, your home renovation company will tell you how much of each material the project will need. For example, your project manager should tell you how many square feet of flooring material you’ll need to buy.
On your plan, make sure you answer each of these questions:
Pro tip: buy 10% extra for potential mistakes.
No. The quote you receive covers the cost of labor, rough materials, and installation of standard materials. So you'll have to budget separately for the appliances and finish materials you want.
Generally speaking, rough materials include the lumber products, insulation, fasteners, electrical components, plumbing components, drywall, and siding.
We separate the cost of finish materials because we want you to be able to shop around for the materials that best fit your aesthetic. To get an idea of how much we charge for our projects, explore our portfolio. On there, you'll be able to see the price of each project and how long it took.
Our advice, don’t try to estimate it yourself unless you’re also planning to do the work yourself. Each home renovation company works at different price points so you’ll never get a clear idea if you try to estimate the work yourself. Anyway, we offer free estimation services so why not just book a free estimate.
There are a variety of financial products available on the market from traditional HELOC loans to easy but expensive unsecured loans. If you’re doing the renovations to improve your standard of living or for other personal reasons, we recommend going with a HELOC loan through Renofi or your current mortgage broker. HELOC loans will offer you better interest rates and for longer terms. If you’re renovating your home to quickly sell it for a return on your investment, then an unsecured or personal loan through SoFi might be a good fit. (Disclaimer: consult with a professional tax or financial adviser. We are neither of those.)
A rule of thumb is 1 month for every 100sqft. This accounts for the time needed for planning, permitting, and construction. Due to worldwide logistics issues, the materials might extend this timeframe so ordering your materials early is key to a quick turnaround.
Our team will acquire all the necessary permits, engineer plans, and architect plans if applicable to your project. You are more than welcome to do it yourself if you prefer to work with a specific architect/engineer or want to be more involved with the process.
The cost to acquire plans and permits are typically not included in the quotes we provide because each city building department have different pricing. That being said, when the project manager you're connected with becomes more familiar with your project you can ask them to include the cost of permits in the quote they give you.
Not necessarily, no. This totally depends on you. You can be as involved in the design process as you want. You might want to consider hiring a designer if you don’t want to or have the time to shop for materials. Most building material suppliers will have large showrooms where their staff can help you pick materials out. Try checking out places like All Natural Stone or Friedman’s Appliances.
Not always. You will only need architectural plans or engineering plans when you’re moving or removing walls. Once your project manager is familiar with the ideas you have for your remodeling project, they will be able to tell you right away if an architect or engineer will need to get involved.
Yes. Our offices are located in Concord, San Jose, and Grass Valley. Our crews and project managers are all in-house and we all live in and around the areas we service.
Yes, we can come in and finish an ongoing project if you are unhappy with the contractor you are working with.
We cannot fire a contractor for you but if you have already requested that the contractor stop working for you, then we can come in and would be more than happy to finish the project.
The difference between each contractor is the license they carry and what each license allows them to do. General contractors carry a class B license which essentially allows them to take on a project that involve 2 or more unrelated trades. Other contractors carry trade specific licenses that only allow them to do work that is strictly within their trade. A good example of this is a C-10 electrical contractor. A C-10 license holder is only allowed to “[place, install, erect or connect] any electrical wires, fixtures, appliances, apparatus, raceways, conduits, solar photovoltaic cells or any part thereof, which generate, transmit, transform or utilize electrical energy in any form or for any purpose”. For a full list of contractor licenses and what they can do, visit this CSLB link.
Yes, we are. We carry a class B - General Building Contractor license, carry General Liability insurance coverage of up to $2,000,000, and provide worker's compensation to our staff. You can view all this information on the CSLB website.
Payments for a remodeling project are due whenever each stage of the predefined scope is completed. The duration of each stage of work is unique for each project. We prefer to accept payments in check or cash.