Our Process

About Us

At Ridgeline Contractors, we are remodel specialists for project specific as well as Whole Home remodeling projects. In addition to entire homes, we specialize in outdoor spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. We utilize a process referred to as Design-build in each project. Design-build means that all the key aspects of your project are integrated within a single team — from design to building to warranty. This approach eliminates finger pointing and ensures the vision you started with equals the home you ended up with — your vision stays perfectly intact, down to the smallest detail. You only have one contract and one main point of contact which means quick on-the-fly changes, consistent and complete communication and ensures things remain within budget. The result is an efficient and sincere partnership. This approach reduces stress and results in one vision.

Remodeling has a lot of moving parts and we know it can be confusing and stressful. Ongoing project communications is key to reducing stress. Here is an overview of the remodeling process with Ridgeline Contractors.

Step One:

Let's Talk

During this phase we will get acquainted to see if we are a good fit for one another. Since you are reading this document, that process is already underway. We will do a deep dive into your vision and make sure that we “get it.” We will talk about your budget in relation to your vision, consider possible options and explain how financing works with us. We will talk schedule, your role in the project and what you can expect from us. We will be unfailingly honest — telling you what will be fun — and what will not. And we will leave you with a complete guidance kit full of useful information to help you understand not only who we are, but also how projects like yours work.

Step Two:

The Consulting Agreement

Prior to entering into a Construction Agreement together there will be pre-construction processes for which there will be fees. These fees are separate from the construction contract. These pre-construction processes will be handled with what is called a Consulting Agreement. Your Consulting Agreement will usually include costs for doing a detailed estimate that assures you a quality, completed project at a guaranteed price. The Consulting Agreement will usually cover design services and sometimes some demolition and discovery work if required to create a guaranteed project price for you. The Consulting Agreement does not obligate you to enter into a Construction Agreement with us and you own the results of the design work covered by the Consulting Agreement.

Step Three:

Project Development

With all or most of the results of the Consulting work in hand, we will meet with you to talk through the project. We will take all the time you want to be comfortable and confident. We will go over the scope of work, project plan, progress payments, timelines, logistics and concerns. You will meet your personal project manager and discuss how communications will be handled.

Step Four:

The Construction Agreement

At this point, we will now have all the information to provide a guaranteed price for your project, you will have signed off on the design and production plan. You have met your project manager and know who will be involved in your project from start to finish. We will provide an Agreement for our mutual signatures. We will go over and explain every deal of our straightforward Agreement.

Step Five:

Project Management

During the building phase we will handle all of the details of ordering materials, scheduling, oversite, and coordination. Concurrently, we will diligently keep you up to date on progress and issues.

Step Six:

In-Process Changes

No matter how carefully we plan your project together you will probably want to make some changes along the way. We are prepared to cheerfully accommodate any changes you want to make. Our Agreement will explain how costs associated with your changes will be handled.

Step Seven:

Project Completion

During this completion phase we will meticulously inspect to ensure that craftsmanship level have been maintained throughout the project. We will do a final review meeting with you to answer any operational questions. We will do a final clean up to the highest standards possible both within the project and anything on the property that we touched. We will set up with a document for you to list anything you might run across that was not done right. And finally, you will benefit from our one-year warranty on our work.

Step Eight:

Time to Enjoy

Enjoy your transformed home and thank you for letting us be a part of your dreams!