Our Home Remodeling Process

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We have been in this business long enough to know that if we do not follow certain steps at the outset of any project, we will not meet with success. So we have created a now tried-and-true process that allows us to deliver outstanding design-and-build home remodeling projects for clients across Minneapolis and its southwest suburbs.

Step 1: Phone Consultations

The beginning of our information gathering and planning process begins with our phone consultations. During your first call, we will ask you for all of your contact information, as well as general information about your home and project:

  • Age of home
  • Years lived in the home
  • Basic information about your project

From there we will schedule another phone consultation, this time with one of our designers. During that call, you and our designer will discuss:

  • Project details
  • Design ideas
  • Timeline
  • Budget
  • Design costs

At this point, we will schedule your in-home consultation.

Step 2: In-Home Consultation

The in-home consultation gives us a chance to review the space and discuss topics such as:

  • Design
  • Budget
  • Retainer
  • Past projects

Ultimately, this meeting is a chance to make sure we are a good fit for you and you are a good fit for Excel Builders. Not only will we be spending time together during the design, we will be spending time together during the remodel. It is important that we establish a good relationship from the beginning.

To move forward from here, we will need to complete a design for your space. You may choose to sign a design retainer to start the design process immediately.

Or you can choose to wait if you want to think about it and reach back out to us when you’re ready to get started. Regardless, you will need a design in place before we begin construction.

Step 3: Design

Whether you’re looking for a small bathroom renovation or a whole house remodel, all home remodeling projects need a design. Many clients ask why we require this. It’s quite simple when you take a big-picture view: When you complete remodeling projects on a daily basis you soon realize there are a thousand questions that need to answer before the remodel starts. These questions are answered during the design.

Paying for and completing a design for your project is an investment in your home and investment to ensure your remodel is a success.

We have a three-part design process:

  • First, we start with an as-built plan. This plan will show the space as it is currently. Here are some samples of as-built plans to help you better understand what these entail.
  • From there, we move on to design plans for the new remodel. We will update these plans with revisions as we move along with the design process. View sample design plans here.
  • Finally, we create 3D renderings to show your preferred remodeling design. We have sample 3-D modeling and sample 3-D renderings for you to view.

Once we have an approved design, we can deliver to you a final bid for your remodeling project.

Step 4: The Bid / Proposal

A handful of applicable contractors, such as electricians and plumbers, will complete an in-home walkthrough with the project manager after you have your final design. This allows us to better determine the scope of work, obtain cost information, and provide you with a proposal for your remodel.

Step 5: Final Contract

Upon review and approval of the remodeling proposal, the next step includes signing a contract. This allows us to schedule your remodeling project and order supplies for the remodel.

Step 6: Construction

With designs, contracts and related agreements in hand, we can dig in and get our hands dirty on your home remodeling project.

Ready to Get Started? Call Excel Builders Today!

This process allows us to deliver the utmost in service, design and build. Want to learn more? Put our process to the test by calling us today. You can reach us at 952-361-8664 or you can complete our online form. We believe you’ll soon learn exactly why we have become one of the premier home remodeling contractors in the Twin Cities.

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