North Point Builders wants to help simplify the process of using a Contractor by providing you with straight forward responses to some frequently asked questions.
What can we expect at the consultation?
You will meet directly with me, the owner of North Point Builders to thoroughly discuss your project. We will explore topics such as, overall design, your goals, your budget, your concerns, your anticipated timeline, and gladly answer any other questions that you have that will help you better understand the process and aid in us delivering you the best possible job. It is always best to have available as much information as possible for us such as: local governing jurisdiction, HOA contacts, site plans for the property to show set back, zoning and tax map ID information. Depending on the type of project not all of these will be necessary, and if you are unsure how to obtain any of these, no need to worry, we can help you with all of this.
How soon can you start my project?
We are prepared in most all cases to begin working on your project just as soon as we agree to the details and sign a contract. This will ensure that we all understand the expectations and agree to the scope of work involved. In some cases there may be a slight delay in start of a project due to state or local jurisdictions, weather conditions, special order materials or scheduled work. While we can usually handle multiple projects at once, the involvement of some jobs demand a bit more attention, requiring us to complete a prior project allowing us to better focus on your job.
How do we pay you?
Once the contract details of work have been agreed upon, we will create a schedule of draws that will clearly outline the various points of draws during the project to avoid any surprises. Depending on the cost of the project, there is typically an initial deposit prior to starting the project, then usually a few draws during, and a final draw portion left till after completion and any necessary inspections are completed and approved.
How do we finance our project?
While you can work directly with you own bank, we do work with a couple different banks locally to offer you some assistance in the lending process if you need to obtain a personal credit line or a home equity loan. We do have a working relationship with these banks and this can aid in getting a client of ours approved much easier. We do not offer any in house finance options currently.
Can I pay with a credit card?
We are set up to accept credit cards, but we limit this to small service type jobs with smaller dollar amounts. Unfortunately we do not offer credit card acceptance for larger projects.
What can I expect during the project?
Depending on the type of project that you are undertaking, the effects that can be associated with a project can involve areas of your home to be disrupted, unusable for a period of time, hazardous areas that need to be carefully avoided, construction materials stored on site, trash dumpster placed on property, and construction vehicle traffic. We know how important it is for you to proceed with your everyday life, so we take every step to make your project as least invasive and uninterrupted as possible. We will keep you thoroughly updated every step along the way to help make sure your project is an exciting and enjoyable experience.
What kind of crew do you utilize?
At North Point Builders, we are not perfect, but our demands for perfection are high. We have our own in house staff that completes a large variety of the work. We also utilize only the highest quality, professional and skilled trade sub-contractors that we have built great working relationships with over the years for other aspects of the job, all of whom are fully insured and licensed.
Where do the products come from that you need for my project?
All project requirements differ, but we strive to use local resources as much as possible. With years of experience in the industry, we have relationships with many quality manufacturers and businesses that allow us to pass on the savings to you.
We hope the answers to these questions can help you understand the process of using a general contractor such as North Point Builders, LLC. Please contact us with any unanswered questions you may have by email or phone.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
North Point Builders, LLC