At the start of construction, the design is complete and all sections are made.
It is important for us to be fully prepared and equipped at this point. With that, we can begin preparing the project to achieve the end result. For example, knowing the selection of tiles early on allows us to prepare our framing and mechanical roughs to be coordinated with the tile layout.
Being intentional with our design is extremely important to our company and our brand. We do everything we can to help the decisions of the homeowner be intertwined with the architectural and building teams.
During construction, your project will be assigned a Project Manager. They will work closely with the team back at the office, hosting meetings and working on-site with them.
Every one of our Project Managers may work on multiple projects at a time. Their time is tracker per each Project and is billed accordingly. We budget this number while we are designed to figure out how much time is necessary.
Our carpentry team is made up of many kinds of carpenters. Apprentice, trim, frame, and standard carpentry services are all available through Alquimia.
The Lead Carpenter is the hands-on site supervisor who works with and reports to the Project Manager. The Lead Carpenter is also responsible for supervising the Carpenters and Apprentices.
They are the muscle behind the work, from early stages all the way to the finished product. The team will be assigned to multiple projects, and will only be on-site when necessary. Billing is done hourly or per day to the project they are assigned to that day.
In order to keep the project safe, organized, and clean, we keep allowances in the budget to make room for things like general labor and materials. These are budget-line items to cover things such as on-site organization, cleaning, and taking deliveries; anything else that does not fall within the carpentry scope of work.
Changes to the scope of work will be captured in a formal change order process. Any additional work outside of the proposal can be discussed verbally or through emails, but it must be documented through a Change Order.
The Change Order may or may not have a cost associated with it, but it will impact the schedule. Changes to the work will always impact the schedule.
Quality control is our highest priority. Most of the time, we do our own carpentry and millwork. We always closely monitor our subcontractors to ensure all other work meets our standards and timeline. We work repeatedly with many of our contractors, and we consider them a part of our team and family at work!
We treat our homes with respect and make sure the site is clean. We always treat the site as if the homeowner is going to walk the job every day at lunch. We take a great deal of pride in the homes we build and show the same pride throughout the process.
Before cleaning up, we walk through the site with the architect and homeowner to catch any final tweaks and make sure your home is perfect. After cleaning, we take care of permitting and payment.
During construction, we have strong daily communication. To make sure the project progresses as planned, we collaborate with all on-site members and operate as a team. In this stage, you will be in communication with the Project Manager(s), Assistant Project Manager, Accounting Dept., and Owner. Additionally, you will be introduced to the carpentry staff.