Get in touch over the phone or by email, and we’ll be happy to hear all about your project. In first calls, we usually discuss timeline, location, challenges, scope, and rough budget. If it looks like a good fit for everyone, we will then meet in person, usually on-site. We take measurements, discuss possibilities, explore potential challenges, and walk you through our Design Service Agreement (DSA).
Free High-Low Estimate
Following the on-site meeting, we can usually provide a high-low estimate of what your project will cost. Final costs depend largely on choice of finishes, but the free estimate provides a good ballpark range.
Design Service Agreement (DSA)
The DSA is a service provided by The Little Building Company at the start of projects to make you a permit-ready design and prepare a ready-for-construction estimate. We’ll begin the DSA with an initial concept drawing based on your ideas. We will work with you and one of the architectural designers we work with to create the ideal design for you and your budget, bring in any necessary subcontractors to get quotes, and seek to identify any issues that could arise. By the end, you will receive permit-ready drawings of your project and a fixed-price quote based on all of the design options chosen.
Once you are happy with the plans and the projected budget, we complete a formal contract to begin construction. Included in the contract would be a set of plans, schedule of work to be performed, and a legal document setting out expectations, billing, warranty, and related items.
This is where the magic happens. During the construction process, we will keep you up to date with the schedule and the budget, and work with you on all the finishing details. We pride ourselves on keeping a tidy site and on progressing our jobs rapidly. We will work with you throughout the process on any changes you may want to make as the project unfolds.
Because how the work gets done is just as important as the work itself.