Contract Documents

Once your Project Manager has prepared your contract documents, he will schedule a meeting with you to review:

  • Plans and drawings that apply to your project.
  • General conditions that apply to all projects.
  • The unique specifications for your project.
  • Alternates for items that you may want to include.
  • Allowances and a list of selections that you still need to make.
  • A proposal/contract that includes your payment schedule. (A typical payment schedule will require approximately 35% deposit, an interim payment at a specific milestone and your final payment upon substantial completion).
  • All other documents required by law to be given to homeowners.

Your Contract Documents will be used to:

  • Obtain variances, building permits and financing.
  • Allow construction to proceed smoothly and without unnecessary delays.
  • Clearly separate each party's responsibilities.

Upon receiving authorization and a deposit from you, we will schedule your project with our production department. See Communication & Scheduling and Construction Phase for more information.

Change Orders:

  • To keep construction moving along and avoid delays, decisions are best made before construction begins. However, for many reasons during the course of construction, you may desire to make changes that result in either additional charges or credits.
  • You should make requests concerning any changes, additions or alterations in the work directly to your Project Manager or Production Supervisor, not to any worker or subcontractors' workers.
  • The cost for change orders shall be determined in advance, whenever possible. Payment of change orders is due upon authorization of each change order. Any change order resulting in a credit will be deducted from the next scheduled payment. Changes resulting in the return of materials may incur restocking charges, for which you will be responsible.
  • Changes in work required by a public body, utility or inspector, unforeseen subsoil conditions, insect, mold, dry rot or other damage or unforeseen structural or mechanical obstructions and defects below grade or hidden in walls may require you to pay additional charges.