Lynch Design | Build
“I believe our 60 years of experience has proven our method successful. Our thorough conversation and discussion with our clients; our meticulous attention to pre-planning and project monitoring; and our dependable adherence to our timeline ensures complete customer satisfaction every time. Let’s get started on your project. Give me a call.”
Don Lynch, Jr. President
The Lynch Design | Build Process
During our initial contact with the homeowner, we listen carefully to your needs, and gather general information. Your wants and needs will stimulate specific project questions, the answers allow us to understand some specifics regarding the project you have in mind.
Once we finish gathering the initial contact information, we schedule a no-charge consultation appointment (about 1-2 hours) with you at your home.
Every one involved in your project should attend this meeting. This not only includes the homeowner(s), but also their children!
At consultation we will take photos of:
- your home
- your lot
- and the area involved in the proposed project
- Design criteria
- Structural considerations
- Window/door styles and brands (as appropriate)
- Cabinetry and countertops (as appropriate)
- Bath fixtures and ceramic tile
- Options to be considered
The Initial Site Visit is your opportunity to assess Lynch Design | Build as well.
You will learn that Lynch Design | Build is sensitive to your concerns about security, construction dust and debris, communication, and the all-important issues of safety. We treat your home as if it were our own.
There is no charge to create the Budget/Estimate.
This feasibility tool allows homeowners to have a benchmark for or on the project budget.
In most cases, the project’s final cost ends up within a plus or minus 10% range of the original estimate.
The range may vary due to:
- The age of the home
- Hidden structural features of the home (these may not become apparent until construction begins)
- Factors such as high level of detail
- The complexity of the project
If you’d like, we’ll attach a list of our references with names and phone numbers of homeowners in your area where we have worked on similar projects.
After a review with our design team, we will schedule a follow-up phone call to discuss the estimate.
When you accept the Budget/Estimate, you give Lynch Design | Build the “go ahead” via a Design Agreement, and the Design Phase now begins.
Our designer combines site photographs, project photographs and concept sketches, and with the help of a sophisticated software program, produces a visual digital design rendering that allows the homeowner to see what their finished project will look like – usually with options and suggested variations to consider.
Our digital rendering allows you to see things from many different angles.
Working together, we will review with you the new floor plans and elevations, and analyze them for space planning, suitability and construction feasibility; the best ideas are redrawn and reviewed again.
Once both you and we are satisfied with the concept, we print preliminary drawings. At that point, we schedule a meeting at your home for our trade contractors to review the project. This important step gives our clients the opportunity to speak with representatives of the trade contractor companies that will be working on your home.
After selections have been made, Lynch Design | Build will then obtain specific price quotes as needed from siding, framing, HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors. Depending on the complexity of the project, consultation with a structural engineer may be required.
Once quotes are received, we compile the information into a report that includes the following:
- The Project Specifications Sheet
- The Project Budget/Payment Schedule
- The Construction Agreement/Legalities and Permits
At a pre-construction meeting, Lynch Design | Build and the homeowner will review all documentation again and decide upon a forecasted start date. Other topics covered at this meeting may include (as appropriate to the project):
- How you should prepare your house for remodeling
- Setting up a temporary kitchen (if necessary)
- Location of the portable toilet
- Location of the material staging area
- Location of the debris/dumpster
- Dust control
- Home security and project safety
- Children and pets.
- Parking for our construction crews
- How production schedules and working hours will impact your family
- Payment schedules
- Delays incurred and why
- Job signs and permit box locations
Remodeling can be stressful. We will go over all of the details pertaining to the entire family and their adaptation during the remodel.
We pride ourselves on a neat and orderly workspace. We make extensive use of drop cloths, plastic room dividers, shoe covers and vacuums – but remember: sheetrock and plaster dust are difficult to completely control.
When construction is ready to begin, Lynch Design | Build will draft a production schedule that is shared with all parties involved. Remodeling is exciting, this is where it all comes together.
Lynch Design | Build never lets a homeowner operate under the illusion that a remodeling project is a “walk in the park.”
That’s why good communication – and hiring a contractor who is sensitive to your expectations and needs – can make the experience exciting, fun and rewarding.
The construction process continues through completion of the project and the final "punch list." Workmanship matters! Although Lynch Design | Build strives for perfection, everyone knows that small details will inevitably need attention. Created at the end of the project by the homeowner with the project manager, the “punch list” contains items or tasks that need repair, adjustment or completion.
Here are some typical “punch list” items to check for:
- Painting flaws
- Caulking flaws
- Missing hardware or hardware needing adjustment
- Trim flaws or missing pieces
- Inoperable electrical fixtures and outlets
- Plumbing fixtures that need repair or adjustment
- Appliances that need adjustment
- HVAC controls that need adjustment
Upon completion of the “punch list,” the final payment is due; this payment initiates the one-year standard warranty. Lynch Design | Build guarantees our quality of workmanship will exceed the Home Builders Residential Construction Performance Guidelines as published by the National Home Builders Association.
Lynch Design | Build has a reputation for customer satisfaction that we intend to uphold. We will continue to perform periodic check-ins with you to make sure your project, now complete, continues to meet and exceed your expectations.
We will reach out to remind you when your warranty period's end is approaching. We will advise you to check things that are covered to make sure everything is exactly as it should be.
Thank you for your interest in our services.
Building on over 60 years of experience in the construction industry, Lynch Design | Build employs a proven, step-by-step process that ensures customer satisfaction.