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    Administering The Construction Budget

    Last week we spoke about all things financial, but our story doesn’t end there. Completing a custom budget for our clients build is just the beginning of a very long road together.  It’s one thing to set a budget, but…

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    Job Cost Variances

    No one likes job costs that increase.  That can be said with confidence! Our team is committed to exhausting every possible effort before construction begins to create a solid budget.  The good news is that a lot of our sub-contractors can…

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    How to Manage Your Construction Dollar?

    Managing money through the course of construction of a new home is no easy feat. We’re proud of the team we’ve assembled who watch over your construction dollar.  We can’t say enough about the integrity of the professionals at Quail…

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    Budget and Design

    Recently a prospective client stopped by our office to talk about building a new home.  The first question they really wanted an answer to was what the price per square foot would be to build their dream home.  This is…

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    Inspections and Final Occupancy

    Our topic last week was about taking a preliminary project through the permitting process. All of the permit documentation that’s submitted and approved by the municipality prior to building, acts as the beginning of a series of inspections that take…

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    Navigating The Permit Process

    Even after all these years we feel a great sense of accomplishment when we have a complete package of documents ready to submit for building permit approval. This vast mound of paperwork includes the custom dream home plans for our…

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    Flooring For Your Home

      One of our favorite parts in construction is when the flooring goes into the home. This is the first glimpse of all the design elements together in the house and the project really starts to look like a home….

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    Quartz Vs. Granite

    Have you heard the slogan “ Heartbeat of America”?  What about the heartbeat of a home? Beautifully designed kitchens have become the heartbeat of a home. The kitchen island is a gathering spot for entertaining, a practical area to prepare…

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    Carbon, Asbestos, and Radon

    One of our favorite sayings is “safety never takes a vacation.” This month we have spoken about safety in our homes on this blog, on the radio, and in our Ask The Builder column in the Columbian newspaper. To wrap…

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