What are the steps to an Oak Alley Remodel?
With Oak Alley, we recognize every home as a distinctive project requiring an exclusive solution. However, we process those solutions with a standardized structured approach developed over years of experience. Our process allows homeowner’s the best opportunity to bring their vision to life with the least amount of drama and within a set budget.
We begin with an initial meeting where we review the property with you and listen to your ideas. We brainstorm and offer ideas of our own to help you understand what is possible, practical, and permissible. If everyone is in agreement, we have a viable project to move forward with, we offer a design agreement for a small fee. This allows us to move forward with measuring the structure, recreating it using our design software, developing potential layouts, and creating renderings to show. This process takes between two and four weeks.
We present renderings to you and decide on a layout. If we need to go back to the drawing board to tweak a few things, we don’t charge extra. We only want to build a project you are happy to have built so it’s important to get it right from the start!
When a layout is established, we draft a letter of intent and take a down payment to move to the next stage. We meet our trade partners on site and walk through the property discussing each aspect of the project from each trades point of view. This allows them to prepare fixed pricing. When the pricing is received, we provide a firm, fixed price presented in the final contract.
Once the contract is signed, permits are applied for and we meet for a pre-construction conference. During this meeting, the Oak Alley Operations Manager outlines project management details, sets the weekly client meeting time, and answers any remaining questions.
From here the project work begins. Each week you meet with the Operations Manager to receive a written report of the previous week’s activities and conversations. The project is reviewed, and any new questions recorded. This allows you an understanding of what has gone on before and what will be going on next. These meetings continue through the end of the project.
We never want to leave you in a position of not knowing where things stand. Keeping you informed of project status is what helps build our relationship!