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?
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?
A:

Yes, no matter what your project might be, your first two consultations are free. Then depending on the scope of the project (see below) we will create a Proposal for the project for you, or create a Design Development Agreement (DDA) which explains the general scope of the project, the potential budget range for the proposed work, and the fee for the DDA.

Exterior projects - (ie. Siding, Windows, Doors) All Estimates Free
Interior projects - (ie. Kitchens, Room Additions, Baths, Whole House Remodels, Sunrooms)
DDA fee = 3 - 5% of the projected Budget
Exterior projects - (ie. Porches, Pergolas, Decks) DDA fee = 1 - 3% of the projected Budget

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?