Hiring a Remodeling Contractor? Read this first.
The Integrity Woodworking process explained
Hiring a contractor can be a daunting task for any homeowner. Not only do you need to comb through the noise of all the potential contractors in your area, you need to vet them and make sure they are the right fit for your project. To help you with your decision, let us explain our process.
The Integrity Quoting Process
Our goal at Integrity Woodworking is to simplify the process of getting a quote. We encourage all potential clients to use our request a quote form on our contact page. This form helps us gather all relevant information to give you an accurate over the phone quote for your project.
When filling out the form, please include as much information about your project as possible. They say a picture is worth a million words; that is certainly true of the quoting process. We encourage our clients to upload pictures and videos along with their detailed request. The more details you can include, the better.
We also encourage our customers to know their budget. The thing with finish carpentry is that a contractor can quote projects from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousand or more, depending on your project. It all depends on your needs, wants, and budget. If you know what you want to spend, share it with your contractor. It will help them find a solution for your project.
This entire process eliminates the hassle of waiting around for a contractor to show up that may not be the right fit for your project. After all, if a contract is too expensive or doesn’t specialize in the project you’re looking for, do you really want to waste your time?
The Integrity Contract Process
Once you decided on using us for your finish carpentry needs, our administrative team will send you a contract. This contract will include your information, the project information, payment information, and general legal terms and conditions required by our company and the State of California License Board.
We use DocuSign for signing and making the ten percent down payment we require at signing. It really simplifies the process and cuts down on paperwork for all parties.
There are a few things to focus on with our contracts.
1) Make sure your name and address are correct on the contract. We do our best to proofread them, but mistakes happen.
2) Make sure the project information is accurate. We detail out the basics of the project on a few lines, but we keep some of the standard information, like “includes paint”, in a checklist format for readability.
3) On the second page of our contract, we include a payment schedule that is based on percentage of completion rather than cost. We did it this way because except for the ten percent deposit the State of California does not allow us to charge for labor or material not complete or materials not delivered to the project site.
4) The last page of the contract includes a cancellation policy. If within three days of signing the contract, you decide you no longer want to go through with the project; you may cancel your project for a full refund. Any projects canceled after the third day will be prorated based on time spent and materials purchased.
The Integrity Installation Process
Allowing people in your home to remodel it can be stressful. We try to keep the dust and the hassle to a minimum.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before we arrive.
1) Please have the area we will work on clear of items and furniture before our arrival.
2) If you are providing the materials (i.e. door, locks, trim, etc.) please have them ready and available for our team to inspect upon our arrival.
3) If your door or trim is not already painted or stained, please have them painted or stained within two days of installation.
4) If there is a code to get in your community or gate, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can relay that information to our installation team.
5) We will put up plastic and drop cloths around our work areas and sweep up and vacuum our mess. We will do our best to minimize the mess, but please keep in mind the construction process can be dusty and messy. It’s always a good idea to schedule a cleaning day after our team leaves.
6) If anyone is sensitive to chemicals, it’s best if they stay away from the construction area or possibly the home until our team is finished.
7) If anyone in your household is sick, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can reschedule your project.
8) Review your contract before we arrive. If you have questions or need to add a service, please call our main number. Change orders on the day of the project will cost you more than, having them set up beforehand.
After the Project is Complete
Once your installation is complete, we’ll check in with you from time to time to make sure everything is going well with your project. Should you need additional help or adjustments, we will be happy to work with you.
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