The Professional Services Agreement
Our remodel process is set up to provide our clients with a smooth remodel experience and a high quality product. We do this by spending the necessary time developing and planning a remodel before any construction begins. We call this planning period our “project development phase.”
The project development phase starts with a Professional Services Agreement (PSA). About 50% of your project will be completed during this time. During this phase, we will provide multiple layout drawings and designs, meet subcontractors on site, and you will make all decisions necessary for us to finalize the scope of work and come to a fixed-cost contract. Therefore, the construction phase of your project is not riddled with decisions: that work has already been done.
If you are comfortable with the range-of-cost given at your initial meeting, and believe we are the best company to trust with your home, you will sign a PSA and pay a retainer fee to begin project development.
All payments made to Buck the Builder during project development are credited toward your final project.
This retainer fee amount varies depending on the size of your project. It will go toward the hours we spend developing your project. Once we exceed your retainer, you will be billed hourly for any remaining project development time.
Below are the 3 categories of project development services offered by Buck the Builder.
- Initial consultation with client on site
- Inspection of lot or site of the remodel to determine suitability for intended project
- Preliminary range-of-cost estimate
Covered by PSA retainer fee;
Billed at an hourly rate after retainer is exceeded
- Layout drawings and 3D renderings of potential remodel designs
- Development of the required scope of work in one document
- Material selection meetings off-site
- Budget development and revisions
- Value engineering
- Permit and contract preparation
- In-house consultations between Buck the Builder employees, subcontractors, and client on site
Services billed directly to the client by a third-party
- Demo & discovery work needed to determine scope of work
- Third party investigations, reports, and renderings (architects, designers, engineers, etc.)
- Survey work