- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We typically price the design or construction by the size and scope of the project as a lump sum fee after obtaining quotes from vendors and specialty trades that will perform the work. For small or unique projects we may provide our services based on hourly rates.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We begin with a phone conversation to understand the basic size and scope of the project. If we're a good match we will meet at the property with the owner to discuss more details about the work and the process. We then provide a proposal for our design and or construction services. Throughout the project we communicate regulary and respond to any concerns the owner has while we procure all of the permits and materials and manage all the details of the work performed by the various trades.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My staff and I have received extensive education and training in the field of Architectural Design, Construction and Energy Efficiency. These include Master of Architecture Degree, Passive House Training, LEED Accreditation and continuing education for various licenses.