What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Our firm uses advanced budgeting and tracking tools, including our proprietary Design-Build Calculator, a sophisticated budgeting, bidding and project management system that we have developed and refined over more than two decades. This software tool allows us instantly estimate every single potential line item against project's budget criteria, and also provides our team and clients with an advanced planning tool for estimating the impact of different design scenarios, with immediate access to every line item associated with a given project.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
We believe in total transparency regarding all aspects of the project, from each material item to each hour of a subcontractor'Âs time. The spreadsheet we share with you is the one we use, not a summary prepared for you. Every piece of paper associated with the project is available to the client and accounted for in the master budget spreadsheet.
For BSI, advocacy means that we represent your interests in the marketplace with the best value for every component of the project. Not only do we make sure we are getting the best price for the job, but also the best workmanship and working relationship. Our many years of experience in Northern California working with hundreds of contractors allows us to assemble, through a vetting process, your "A Team".