As a business or othercom professional organization, it is imperative that you stay on budget and on schedule with your project. One of the most obvious advantages of hiring DeForest Builders for your residential project is that we will save you time. We have a vast network of subcontractors, architects, engineers, and others who we work with often and trust to work within our timeframes. We also have the advantage of experience and a strong working knowledge of many different types of projects—from schools to office buildings to restaurants— which allow us to develop realistic schedules and budgets. Coordination and communication are two of our greatest strengths, and have helped us develop a track record of success with many satisfied clients.
At DeForest Builders, we pride ourselves on being able to take our customers vision and turn it into a buildable project, and then build it. One of the many benefits of using a design / build remodeling contractor is that the firm can design your project to fit your budget.
Working together begins with a phone call or email. During that first contact we will ask a few simple questions about your project and we will set an appointment for us to come out to meet with you and discuss your project in more detail.
- At this meeting we will get as much information about your project as possible. From your ideas, goals, time frame and budget, to the types of materials and finishes you would like to use. We will inspect the area you are planning your project, and take measurements if necessary.
- Following our first meeting we will provide you with a preliminary proposal within a few days. This will be accompanied with some preliminary sketches if necessary.
- If we have arrived at a comfort level with each other and agreed to work together at this point and signed our contract we will begin to plan and schedule the project. This will include assisting you making the final product selections, ordering products and coordinating their delivery. We will then schedule a start date and provide a projected completion date.
Our goal is to build excellent long term relationships with our clients. We are committed to providing a quality finished product that your family can enjoy and be proud to share with friends and family.
Why hire a general contractor?
As a homeowner, you may not understand the many risks involved in managing a construction project or major renovation from start to finish. Even if you an experienced handyman, are knowledgeable about construction, or just enjoy doing work yourself, acting as your own general requires an entirely different set of skills. To do a job well, you must plan every aspect of the project at the outset. And once you get started, many tasks require the knowledge of an experienced firm like DeForest Builders, such as arranging for permit inspections, wiring and positioning of all electrical outlets, and coordinating various subcontractors. While taking on the role of general contractor may save you money, it will very likely cost you time and quality of the finished product. To an inexperienced person, managing your own renovation or other project can be very stressful.
Design Your Own Plans
FLOORPLANNER is the easiest and best-looking way to create and share interactive floorplans online. With Floorplanner you can recreate your home or office in just a few clicks and furnish your plans with our huge library of objects.
Floorplanner is the easiest and best-looking way to create and share interactive floorplans online. With Floorplanner you can recreate your home or office in just a few clicks and furnish your plans with our huge library of objects.
Do you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch? Visit the Apple iTunes Store and download the free Room Planner by Chief Architect to create realistic floor plans and 3D models in minutes.
Listed below are several free applications to help you choose the specifics of your designs
With the Sherwin Williams Color Visualizer, you can visualize and discover the perfect coordinating paint colors and bring your ideas to life. Use this tool to help choose what colors you would like us to paint.
With the Armstrong Flooring Design-A-Room system, you can simulate all types of flooring designs to help choose what types, styles, and colors of flooring you want. Then you can save your project for editing or viewing later.
Want to see what local vendors around the Houston Metro area have to offer for your project? Follow this link to a list of catalogs and literature that show everything from trim materials, various wood flooring, tiles, windows to door styles. You name it and you will find everything you can imagine. Click here.
Another great place to look is on the website www.Houzz.com. They have a huge assortment of ideas on designing rooms to even lighting and furniture.