Conventional construction is when an owner hires an architect who develops the design and produces the construction documents for permitting, pricing and construction. We have relationships with several architects that consistently ask us to competitively bid their projects. A good portion of our workload is acquired in this process.
Clients also bring project ideas or needs to Loken Construction, and we assist in finding an appropriate architect. Working as a team through the design process, we lend our construction expertise in keeping the scope of the project in line with the budget. We then negotiate a fixed price contract for construction. These projects stay on track and have excellent results. A highly recommended method of doing business.
Design and Build
In the design build concept, our company is responsible for both the design and the construction of the project. This is a viable option when projects are fairly straight-forward with minimal design needs.
We utilize this method predominately in basic kitchen remodels; the changing out of kitchen cabinetry with minor reconfiguration. We’ve done many of these projects very successfully. The customers love them, and so do we!
Buyer beware! This is a variable amount of money whereby the homeowner pays everything over the contracted sum. This is great for the contractor because the owner assumes the risk. The cost plus work we do is limited to repairs and handyman-type projects, many times related to dry rot, where the extent of the damage is unknown.