True Blue Remodeling

The True Blue Way to Remodeling

The True Blue Way to Remodeling

Our 7-Step Process

The True Blue Way to Remodeling has been developed to emphasize the detailed planning required to bring your vision to life. Our proven system also helps to reduce the frustration and hassle of hiring and working with a general contractor. Let’s look at the overall process, then get into specifics.

Step 1: Phone Consultation

Step 2: On-Site Consultation

Step 3: Bid Development

Step 4: Bid Proposal

Step 5: Contract Acceptance

Step 6: Execution

Step 7: Delivered

Step 1: Phone Consultation

The first step in the True Blue Way to Remodeling is the phone consultation. It usually takes about 15 minutes and can save you much time and potential frustration down the road. We will listen to your timeline, expectations, and remodeling goals during this conversation. We will ask questions to understand the “why” of your project and then determine if we are a good fit for your project. Also, we can usually share a ballpark estimate of your project’s cost. The phone call is free and a great way to determine if we’re a good fit for you and your project.

Step 2: In-home Consultation

The next step is an in-home consultation if you’ve determined we’re a good fit. This involves an in-person meeting at your home. If possible, we always ask that all the project decision-makers be present for this meeting. That way, we’re all on the same page, and True Blue Remodeling can better understand your vision, goals, and priorities. This meeting usually takes 1 to 2 hours. It involves a scope of work development session, material selections, product recommendations, takeoffs, and sketches. This is also an excellent opportunity to discuss dust management plans, site conditions (trash, parking, etc.), and anything else we should be aware of while working in your home. If your project requires design services, typically, our preferred designer will be present to assist in understanding your vision for the space. This step does require a $300 consultation fee, which gets credited to you once we sign a contract, applied directly to the deposit payment.

*Step 2b: If your project requires design services, you will work closely with the designer in a series of meetings and collaboration to draw your plans. Once the design is complete, we can move on to the next step. This step, if needed, usually takes about 1 month.

Step 3: Bid Development

Once we understand the scope of work, we can begin bidding for your project. True Blue Remodeling will start writing the scope of work, developing a price quote, creating a tentative schedule, and a proposed contract with a payment schedule. Depending on the scope of work, this process can take 2 to 4 weeks and is custom-tailored for your project. As we work on generating the bid, the client has a few steps to complete as well. This is the time to determine what your actual budget will be, complete the design phase and make final material selections.

Step 4: Bid Proposal

Once ready, we will schedule a meeting to review the bid. You’ll be presented with a few documents. Scope of Work, Price Quote, Schedule, and Contract. We will review and discuss the scope of work, allowances, project timeline, payment schedule, and the contract. During this meeting, clients usually have a few questions about the scope of work, materials, and logistics. We will revise and email out the changes if any edits need to be made.

Step 5: Contract Acceptance

The contract signed and the deposit paid moves us into this step. Many things need to take place before we can start your project, and these factors ultimately control the precise start date of your project. We will order materials and schedule subcontractors. We prefer to have all materials on hand and subcontractors confirmed before we begin demolition.

Step 6: Execution

Once we have our materials and labor in place, it’s time to begin the remodel. This step will generally follow the bid proposal schedule but stay flexible as things can come up during this phase and cause minor delays. The most common delays are caused by change orders or unknown site conditions which should be addressed (such as rotted framing below a shower). Scheduling delays can come up as well since our team includes subcontractors.

Step 7: Delivered

The project is complete, and all punch-list items have been addressed. Congratulations on your new space, and enjoy!