CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FAQS
What is a general contractor?
An individual that has meet the state requirements to obtain a license to initiate and oversee construction projects.
Does it cost to get a quote?
Quotes or estimates are generally free on most projects.
How are payments made, and when are they made?
Method of payment is flexible. Timing is not. A draw schedule is provided at contract signing. The draw schedule will usually be in phases with payment being require at the start of each phase.
What about permits?
Permits are the responsibility of the contractor and the cost are generally covered with the initial deposit for the project.
What should I be asking my contractor?
For their license number and the name in which they are doing business. Always verify their license. Sate issued licenses can be verified at myfloridalicense.com. County licensed contractors can be verified by the building department in that county.
What is a change order?
An official document authorizing the contractor to change the original agreement. It requires the project owner's approval and details the change as well as any cost difference that will be associated with the change.
Can I be involved with the design build process?
Yes and No. You will be involved in the design process. You generally will not be allowed to be involved in the build process due to insurance regulations.
What is my project timeline?
The contractors best estimate of the time the project will take to complete in a schedule format.
Should I remodel or should I sell?
Your realtor is better equipped to help you determine which choices best fits your situation.
How do I communicate with you?
Phone, email, or portal.
Will the cost of my project change?
It is always recommended that you have at least a 10% contingency for construction projects. The contractor gives estimated cost because there are to many factors involved to give exact pricing.
What can I expect regarding the project schedule?
A reasonable schedule and updates from the contractor if changes occur.
What causes schedule changes?
Weather, product availability & delivery, subcontractor schedule conflicts, inspection discrepancies, change orders, and unforeseen problems like a pandemic.
What type of materials do you use on your project?
Products that meet the Florida Building Code standards.
REMODELING COMPANY FAQS
Where are you located?
What is included with a free remodeling estimate?
Detail of the project costs.
Will I need to pay for a design agreement?
What is the difference between an estimate and a design agreement?
Estimate is provided by the contractor detailing the cost. Design agreement is made between customer and design agency or designer selected by the customer. The contractor will utilize the design created to provide an estimate.
How long will my project take?
That depends on the scope and if permits will be required.
How much will my construction and remodeling project cost?
Depends on the scope and product quality selected.
Do you use subcontractors?
Yes, all general contractors are required by Florida law to utilize subcontractors for Electrical, Plumbing, Roofing, & Air Conditioning.
How do you handle communication with us during our project?
We utilize Buildertrend to manage our projects and encourage all customers to communicate through the portal messaging system.
Are you licensed and insured?
The contractor holds the highest General Contracting license level available in the state of Florida. We are properly insured for general liability and workers compensation. Builders risk is also purchase by project on ground up builds and additions.
Can you provide references?
What payment methods do you accept?
Cash, check, and most major Credit Cards with a 3% convenience fee.
Do you provide a service warranty?
Yes 1-year full coverage on new construction and 90 days limited to the scope on remodels.
Should I plan more money than the contract price?
It is always recommended that you have at least a 10% contingency for construction projects.
Can I live in my house while it is being remodeled?
Depends on the scope of the project.
Do I have to worry about any permits?
No, the contractor will acquire any permits that are required. If structural changes will be made the owner will be responsible for hiring the engineer or architect that will provide the plans the contractor will need for obtaining permits.
When is the best time to remodel my home?
In Florida construction is consistent throughout the year. The best time will depend on your schedule.