Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need a General Contractor?

If you are considering a project for your home, or building a new house - you maybe wondering why involve a general contractor. Just to highlight a few considerations that hiring the contractor makes sense: time is money. The general contractor understands the sequencing of the project and  will get the Trades lined up to be onsite when needed. We also have long standing relationship with our various Trade Partners. As the homeowner, it can be hard to get quality, experienced crews to your project - if you do not have relationships with the different companies.

Can you give me your “Price per Square Foot” to build?

For the “Shell” we can give a ballpark figure. The Shell price does not include Foundation or Finishes. The "Shell" is your framed structure: floors, walls, and roof. Each site has unique challenges so the Foundation can have large variance in cost. The Finishes are what you want, we do not have a set menu, so this can also have a huge range. For the best estimate every detail needs to be outlined, we typically revise the proposal 3 times or more to clarify as many details before construction begins. Putting a proposal together takes many hours, so an initial Ballpark estimate is free; a Permittable Proposal package we need to cover the cost of our time and you will have final plans an excellent sense of the costs related to each aspect of the project and the time needed for completion.

Don’t forget the Big 4, before the House

When building on your land, especially in the Rural areas, there are 4 items that can be big ticket items and do not buy any house

  1. Driveway, or access – Considerations: length, width and materials (paving, gravel, other?) and meeting County requirements
  2. Power – where is the connection point for utilities?
  3. Water – hook up or digging well?
  4. Sewer hook-up or Septic (conventional or pressurized system)?
What is the difference between a Bid and Proposal/Estimate?

Bid: we will do this defined scope of work for this dollar amount. We do not provide Bids.

Proposal/Estimate: with the information available, we expect the cost to be this amount.

New Creation Construction works to understand the goal for your project; we will re-visit the Proposal until you are comfortable with the scope of work and the Estimate. When done, we have a road map on best course to complete the project.

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