Most projects are ready to begin upon delivery of a proposal or estimate. For larger or more complex projects requiring additional services regarding aesthetic or logistical issues, J G Humphreys Llc General Contractors offers Design/Build services.
Homeowners describe it as one-stop shopping. Remodelers describe it as streamlined process which saves the homeowner time, money, and the frustration of dealing with multiple parties. The industry is finally catching up these days with catch words like ”lean management" and BIM. We have perfected the art of efficiency and careful project supervison since our start as a way of ensuring our ability to offer a unique and valuable service, yet survive in a competitive marketplace. Being a leader in innovation is nothing new for J G Humphreys Llc General Contractors!
Our Design/Build process allows for an entire remodeling project, from concept through final walkthrough, to be organized and implemented by a single company. The same team designs and builds the project, which fosters a more complete understanding of the whole project. It creates operational efficiencies and ensures that each job is done correctly at every step, and minimizes challenges (or problems!) passed from one firm to another.
This concept results in better management of time, budget, quality, and resources. As the sole designer of many of our projects I can assure immediate access to construction expertise during all phases of design, including the most appropriate and cost-effective construction materials and methods. This can eliminate much of the concern and frustration that comes with using an outside entity that develops ideas which cannot be executed, or develops ideas that are cost prohibitive, or develops ideas that do not pass local code or zoning regulations. What I design can actually be built. Expectations are set correctly upfront. The question "I wonder what the designer meant?" does not need to be asked.
Since the designer is part of the team, everyone (the client, the designer, the construction team) is on the same page at the start of the Build phase. Gaps are closed and everyone understands what needs to be done. This provides a single point of responsibility and accountability that enables more consistent construction throughout the project, and more consistent service after the project is completed.