Accurate Forecasting During Design

Even though you’re building your dream home, at the end of the day it’s important that you know how much it’s going to cost—and that the budget estimates you’re given at the beginning of the project aren’t wildly different from the actual costs at the project completion. That’s why it’s so important that we accurately estimate both the costs and the timeframe of the project before we break ground.

At the Orren Pickell Building Group, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide accurate estimates for both new home builds and remodeling projects. Our accurate estimates allow us to set the right expectation with you, the homeowner, and ensure that the project can be handled on time and within the agreed upon budget.

Our Design-Build Status Gives Us an Advantage in Estimating

Unlike other firms that simply offer design services, the Orren Pickell Building Group is a full-service firm offering a full suite of design, construction and even maintenance services. Because of this, we have a keen understanding of the real-world costs associated with the remodeling and new home building projects our architects design, and are able to incorporate that experience into our cost estimates. Similarly, we are aware of when our construction teams are available and other ongoing projects, and can provide truly informed estimates of when construction may be completed.

Our team members’ ongoing experience gives us a real advantage in creating accurate cost and time estimates. For example, our licensed architects understand local and state building codes and regulations, which means that they are able to create designs that avoid incurring unwelcome and unnecessary fees or last-moment workarounds which could add to the budget. And our project management team knows which counties are facing delays in processing building permits and which areas are requiring new paperwork, allowing us to adjust our timeframe accordingly.

Solid Relationships with Subcontractors Keep Costs Down and Estimates Solid

Because of our reputation for excellence, at the Orren Pickell Building Group we only work with a select group of subcontractors who are committed to providing the same consistently high level of quality. And over the years we’ve worked with this tight-knit group of HVAC, window and door manufacturers, electricians, etc., we’ve always insisted on a policy of open book pricing so that you, the homeowner, know exactly what you’re paying. Not only does this keep things transparent, but it also keeps costs down and helps ensure our estimates and final bills are on track. Our long-standing relationship with the subcontractor also ensures that the timely completion of your project is high on their priority list, allowing us to stick to our construction schedule and complete everything on time.