Our Remodeling Process
What makes Reliable Design-Build-Remodel different from other Birmingham remodeling firms and residential contractors? A process crafted, evolved over time and a dedication to work with and for our clients. This process we will follow with every job from conception to completion.
- Clear Communication
- Client Questionnaire
- Detailed Scope of Work
- High Quality Trade Partners, Craftsman, and Materials
- Design Selection Requirements
- Transparent Project Management.
By now, you have received a ballpark bracket cost estimate based on your questionnaire, our onboarding call, your submitted pictures, and our 30+ years of experience. However, a decision cannot be made without answering a few final questions: Have we done a great job of communicating and understanding your goals? Do our estimates make sense to you? Are we inside your expected budget range? These are the things we consider when drafting up our Scope of Work for your project.
We ask our clients to understand that this step takes considerable time, energy and resources; with an consultation fee, we offer selective on-site appointments for our clients. Please give us approximately three hours and we will generate floor plan drawings if needed, exterior elevation drawings if needed, and further discuss your project to delineate design selection allowances to create a detailed Scope of Work that is in line with your project vision.
Our Scopes of Work are compiled through transparent cost code accounting, “progressive incrementation”, architectural drawings, interior design, material and labor costs, and are developed with easy to understand descriptions. Reliable guarantees that you will feel confident that your project is starting off on the right foot, with easy to understand descriptions and costs based on reality-not just vague estimates. Upon your acceptance, we will apply the consultation fee as part of your initial deposit.
If you would like to begin this process immediately, fill out our Questionnaire!
By hiring Reliable Design-Build-Remodel to transform your living space, you expect subject matter experts and industry veterans to create and make your vision a reality. Only this process isn’t supposed to be a burden. Everyone has heard a horror story from a neighbor, friend, or family member that just hated their remodeling process. Bad remodeling projects usually occur because of the lack of professionalism and communication from subpar contractors. To combat this, we have led the effort as one of the first builders in the State of Alabama to utilize Buildertrend’s project management software.
Our battle-tested Design-Build-Remodel process is made even more transparent through Buildertrend, allowing you to manage your own project from the comfort of your own home. This website guides all aspects of construction and communication between Reliable, our suppliers, and our craftspeople. With this system, miscommunication and problems, if they occur, are solved almost instantaneously.
Once every detail is nailed down, Reliable puts boots on the ground and begins construction of your dream home remodel. But that doesn’t mean your input is no longer necessary. What happens when your project is larger than say an average master bathroom or kitchen renovation? Maybe you’ll want to build a new room addition or expand to a whole house remodel. Perhaps an extensive basement addition to gain more family living space?
Remodeling projects often require substantial dedication, time and energy. By designing to your budget, making adjustments, and then building what you imagined for you and your family, we can help reveal hidden opportunities to inch closer and closer to your perfect dream home.