The ONE Group remains involved closely with you through every step of the process — from the concept stage to the final walk-through. Whether you are undertaking new construction, a renovation or an addition, our comprehensive design – build process ensures the success of your project. There are a lot of important decisions to be made and we help guide you through the process to make it as simple and convenient as possible.
Our process is summarized below:
- Initial Consultation
During the introductory consultation, we listen to your ideas, learn about your family’s lifestyle, discuss the feasibility of your project, decide how much you can afford and determine a realistic scope of work that meets with the approval of all parties. This stage is the foundation for the rest of the project, so you should try to be very clear about your goals and needs. Based on your desires and your budget constraints, we may need to prioritize your wishes or explore new ideas.
We begin to bring your ideas to life with concept plans and preliminary drawings. As the drawings become more detailed, we review them with you and make adjustments as needed. Then we determine the timeline and working budget for your project. Once the budget is approved, we move forward and develop more detailed drawings. The plans are essentially complete before being handed over to the architect for technical review and permit drawings
At this stage, we work on the construction drawings, specifications and details. Decisions made regarding specific materials and products allow us to firm up the budget and obtain the required permits and municipal approvals. We develop contract documents that include product choices and line item pricing. At this point, specific changes and price adjustments can be made. Once the budget is finalized, the construction contract is signed.
The schedule is established, subcontracts are signed and work begins at your site. We closely manage and inspect all work on your project. The ONE Group meets with you regularly to review the progress made and keep you apprised of upcoming work. Any necessary final changes or adjustments to the schedule are addressed during this stage.
We provide maid service for the final cleaning and any other services as needed. You receive documentation and maintenance information regarding your newly completed project. Rest assured that we stand behind our workmanship and quality even after project completion.
Track Your New Home
Building your very own custom home is an exciting experience! You have many important decisions to make, from the time you approve the initial drawings until you move into your new home. We know how important every decision is, and how important it is that you can follow every aspect of the building process.
That’s why we offer secure, online access to your very own webpage with all the details of your new home. Track photos of the construction progress, see the build schedule, view and approve selections and change orders, and access important documents. We make it easy for you to communicate with our team 24/7 — from home or work, or even while you’re on vacation!