Our Process

The introduction:

Our first meeting is all about listening to you and developing an understanding about our services, your goals and how you currently use your home; what you love, what you’d like to change, and how you envision living in your home in the future. It’s not uncommon to share magazine clippings, rough sketches, or detailed drawings.

We love working with architects, so if you have one on your team it would be great to include him or her in the meeting. We would also be happy to help you find the right architect or designer from our own network.

Budgets and Cost Strategy:

The first budget we assemble is complimentary. Estimates are detailed and thorough and show you exactly where your money is going. We develop a financial framework (or preliminary budget) for your project; this includes: all the information gathered at our first meeting, any design documents, historical, project-cost data, and consultations with our trade partners. This complimentary budget will be a tool for understanding your current project and what you can include in your target budget.

Our experience helps us to recognize potential pitfalls across the budget, schedule, permitting, materials, and design spectrum. And we have the know-how to implement strategic solutions.

This is a great time to work with the project architect and engineer to make sure we are achieving the most value with your dollar. Our experience allows us to pinpoint potential problem areas and work with the design team to ensure we chart a smooth course together. Often, we carry a preconstruction contract with clients to help them develop the project scope, budget, and schedule. This important part of the process allows both parties to be certain of the plans, details, schedule, budget, and approach to the project.

Finalize the Plan and Contract:

We meet with our clients to review the budget estimate and schedule, and to clarify any logistics or other details before we begin work. The project officially starts after the contract is signed.

Mobilize and Build:

We start the project by setting up dust control, site protection, and any other details specific to your project environment. Schedules, estimates, drawings, contact information and first aid are delivered to the site. Materials, tools, and tradesmen are brought in to prepare for any required deconstruction, and then the project begins.

Communication:

Throughout the project, our clients meet with Harjo Construction’s owner and the project supervisor. This allows us to stay on top of budget, schedule, and any design details that will need clarification.

Wrap-up:

Near the completion of the project, we tour the project with you and keep a list of any needed corrections or touch ups to ensure that expectations are met and that we execute a smooth and clean departure from the project site.

Follow up:

When the project is done, we’re still here for you. We genuinely appreciate your feedback on our performance and are glad to answer any questions you may have. Let us know if you need anything.