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Design / Build

In the December 2013 issue of Qualified Remodeler magazine, editor Rob Heselbarth makes a case of the importance of the Design Build process for the client.  We aren't crazy about the title, but the article rings true:   Silly Clients Think They Know Better 

Owens Construction is one of the few contractors in Columbus providing a single source for complete design and construction on your remodeling project. From start to finish, you get everything you need from someone you can trust.

  • Convenience - We are responsible for all phases of design and construction.
  • Information - We communicate with you during the process. Our design and construction teams have a proven track record of cooperation, resulting in better management and efficiency.
  • Cost savings - Our design and construction teams work together to determine the most cost-effective means of construction. We build to your budget.
  • Minimal initial investment - Low design fees allow you to explore your options.
  • Time savings - Thorough preparation reduces construction time.

Owens Construction can also offer a tremendous value to homeowners who have already prepared plans for their improvement through other sources. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you and make your project a reality.

Step 1: Initial meeting with Owens project development staff
We will discuss the project overview and set budget parameters.

Step 2: Initial design meeting
You’ll meet our designer to discuss the project scope and your priorities, needs and desires.

Step 3: Project development plan and agreement
You’ll have the opportunity to read the agreement and discuss fees. We will begin design work after you sign the agreement and pay a deposit.

Step 4: Field measurements
The designer will measure your home for preliminary drawings.

Step 5: Design review meeting
The designer will submit preliminary drawings (schematics) to you and collect a progress payment. Revisions, if beyond anticipated will be proposed in advance.

Step 6: Scope-of-work proposal
We will conduct a thorough investigation of the needs of your home and coordinate proposals from trade partners based on your preliminary plans.
We will figure the preliminary proposal based upon your plan, estimates, and product allowances. We will present you with a scope-of-work description and budget range.

Upon your approval, we proceed to the next step. When you give us the go-ahead on your project, things really begin to happen. Get ready for contract!

Step 7: Retainer
You will be asked to sign a construction retainer agreement. The amount of the retainer will be deducted from your final draw.

Then we will:

  • Give you a “shopping list” of vendors so you can choose fixtures and products from our suppliers; if you wish, our interior designer will assist you with selections
  • File for zoning variance and Architectural Review Board approval if necessary, and required building permits
  • Figure the final proposal from the material take-offs, trade contractor proposals and your final product selections
  • Present our proposal package to you, including final scope-of-work description, specifications and draw schedule

Step 8: Proposal acceptance
Upon your acceptance of the proposal, we will:

  • Set up a pre-construction meeting with you, the production manager and the Lead Remodeler
  • Schedule construction

Step 9: Construction begins
We're privileged to have earned your confidence. Our qualiified craftsmen will complete your project professionally and treat your home with respect. If you plan to finance the project, we'll be happy to introduce you to several trusted lenders.

1. Consider all aspects of your new space, for example traffic patterns and the intended use of the space.

2. Have a clear idea of what you would like to do. Gather pictures from magazines, sketches, photos and other ideas.

3. Decide how much you plan to spend on your project. If you plan to finance the work, start talking to lenders.

Begin your design/build partnership today!
Call us at 614.846.1149

"As we have expressed several times, Margaret and I are very happy with your work here for us, and with the end results! You gave us time last year for initial ideas before we were sure we would proceed. You patiently worked with us through planning, adding your experience and expertise to our wants. You gave us not-to-exceed prices, itemized so that we could choose what to do and to delete, and finally stayed within the pre-agreed total with only two small unforeseeable extras. You subcontracted plumbing, electrical, and counter tops so that we did not have to find and coordinate these. You worked around our having Patio Enclosure do the small dining room extension. The workmanship was excellent. And, not least, you completed on time, by working many weekends...To summarize, you are very professional in the best sense of the word. You have our appreciation and thanks."

-John R. and Margaret R. Craun, Worthington

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