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The three components that make up the cost of a construction project.

Workmanship – This is the care and attention that the subcontractors and carpenters put into their work on your project. This means the things that you see once the job is complete as well as the things buried behind the walls and underneath the floors. We take pride in all aspects of our work and demand that of all the subcontractors that work for us. That is why we consistently use the same one’s year after year.  We know they are the area’s best at what they do.


Materials – Items that are incorporated into your house or building can make a big difference in the final product.  Inferior subflooring, thin siding, or cheap windows may not stand out at the time of closing but you’ll find out later as the project ages that perhaps a little more money spent in certain areas would’ve went along way. If something cost more to make the project better, we'll tell you why and how much. On the other hand, we realize that all projects do you have a budget and can steer you in a direction where you can get the most bang for your buck.

Scope of Work - Controlling the size of your project is the area that you truly have the most control over without affecting the final project outcome.   Design plays a big role in the cost.  Does a foundation have 6 corners or 20? Does the roof system have 4 types of trusses or 94?  15 windows or 50?  Does the opening's trim entail 5 pieces of wood or 11? 

      In addition, if you desire to utilize quality craftsmen and higher caliber materials on your project, there may be certain areas of the job that can be scaled back in order to meet the budget.   Certain elements can be temporarily omitted and then added later. Cutting back the scope of work with either the size or design aspect however, does not mean your final product won’t look nice. With the correct scaling and trim, we can make a two-story colonial have just as much curb appeal as a multi angled mansion.

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