The Budget

The key to a successful project

A realistic budget developed early in the design process is a major key to a successful project. Developing a plan without current and accurate building costs attached to the design can lead to undesirable results.  Too often in the design world, the design isn’t bid on or quoted until the final drawing stages. The resulting “sticker shock” can cause the need for major rework or abandonment of a finished plan. Providing accurate current building costs as the design develops, can keep your design within the target budget.

5 step plan

We have been designing and building custom homes and projects for over thirty years. With our knowledge we are able to inform the design and build process with real world costs at the start and throughout the entire design cycle. 


Feasibility Study utilizing our unique "Building Blocks" system


"Ballpark Budget Range" provided with conceptual plan development


Preliminary Budget for selected concept plan


Final Budget Cost Proposal with final design, selections, vendor/trade quotes


Maintaining the Budget - Construction costs are tracked and communicated every step of the way.

lifetime of ownership

Budgeting for the longterm

There are many budgeting decisions to be made that require balancing the tradeoffs and/or payback considerations of design, selection, and construction specifications.

  • Our dedication to quality is a lasting endeavor.  We design for the long term.  It is the return to the concept of the 100-year home.
  • Building a house is one of the largest investments that most families will ever make.  The materials and methods used to construct your home should be a return on that investment.
  • Building for quality and long-term efficiency can mean higher initial costs.  However, if planned carefully, those measures can reduce maintenance, upkeep, and utility costs. The result is a lower cost over the lifetime ownership of your home.