F.A.Q.


Q:Do I have to get a Building Permit? Do you handle necessary inspections?
Q:What are your business hours? Where are you located?
Q:What exactly does “Design Build” Remodeling mean?
Q:Is McDowell insured and licensed? What about subcontractors that might work on my home?
Q:Do you use subcontractors or your own employees?
Q:How do you typically handle clean-up?
Q:Do you have a Showroom? How do I make selections for my project?
Q:Do you have an architect on staff? Who draws the plans?
Q:What manufacturer’s products do you use?
Q:Why is there such a variance in pricing of products?
Q:Some construction companies close during the winter months – Does McDowell work all year?
Q:How do you protect my landscaping?
A:If we are installing siding on your home, or new windows, we may scaffold over the landscaping right next to your home, and in some cases we may need to place a ladder in between the wall of your house and your landscaping. All of our installers use caution, however there are times when it is very difficult not to harm some of the landscaping. In certain cases, where there may be extensive flower beds, or young plantings, our recommendation would be to schedule your exterior project in the winter or late fall, when the landscaping is dormant.
Q:If I’m looking at a house to buy, do you have anyone who would look at it and tell me what the cost of various remodeling or improvements would be?
Q:What are the differences between the small “one man show” type remodeler and McDowell?
Q:Do you give Free Estimates?
Q:When will you start my job? How long will it take? Will you ever leave my project to go to another one once it has started?