Our construction budgets cover all aspects of your project.
We analyze your plans and architectural specifications and write detailed scopes of work (SOW) for all trades from plumbing and electrical to painting and tile. The SOW’s are specific to your project and plans and are not boiler plate. The SOW outlines in detail the exact products to be used for the project and the work to be performed by each subcontractor.
Our comprehensive SOW’s have three parts; Conrado Standards, Trade Specific and Project Specific requirements. Often skipped by other builders, these detailed requirements increase the accuracy of the bid.
We solicit two to four bids from experienced and vetted subcontractors in each trade. Subcontractors are invited to examine the plans and provide fixed price bids. We analyze each bid to make sure it is comprehensive. The SOW plus the qualified subcontractor bids are the backbone of the budget.
The line-item budget usually contains over 60 individual trade bids and easily displays the cost to build your home.
In addition to the line-item budget, we examine the relationship of product and system function to the cost for your project. This Value Engineering process identifies alternatives and savings ideas. Optional changes range from substituting different materials and systems, for instance lighting controls, to floor plan modifications to make better use of space.