How To Save on Remodeling CostsFrequently Asked Questions about Home Remodeling Projects and about Owner Assist Remodeling LLC
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Saving Costs on Remodel Planning and Design
Why use Owner Assist Remodeling instead of just going to a typical general contractor or architect?
Owner Assist Remodeling will work with you to reduce the cost of your home remodel or construction project. We save you thousands of dollars by not charging typical general contractor overhead and profit mark-up, and by allowing you to do a part of the work. You do as much or as little as you are comfortable with, and we do the rest. You’ll save 20% to 40% or more by working closely with us to contract and manage the work yourself, and you can save even more if you are able to perform some of the work. This approach is extremely cost-effective, and much easier than you might think.
We give you referrals to trade contractors that will be a perfect fit for you and your project. These pre-qualified craftsmen are highly skilled, insured, and trustworthy. You’ll get competitive pricing, professional workmanship, and the ability to meet timelines. We know the good guys!
Where is Owner Assist Remodeling located?
We work with Colorado homeowners from Brighton and Commerce City to Golden and Lakewood, and everywhere in between!
Can’t I just call three general contractors for bids and compare the price? After all, contractors are all about the same?
- Industry Knowledge and Experience. Because there are no specific industry standards for education and training, contractors only know what they have personally experienced. Pulling together a remodeling project that meets your needs using skilled tradespeople and is cost-effective requires careful planning and management of detail. Look for a contractor who has many years of direct experience specializing in exactly what you need. The experts at Owner Assist Remdodeling have completed hundreds of remodeling and building projects and will help you achieve the quality and value you deserve.
- Pricing and Mark-up. There are hard costs that go into your project, and then there is contractor mark-up for overhead and profit. Some general contractors may claim a low profit mark-up, but what you will not hear about is their large overhead mark-up. Others will cut corners to provide a low bid. With Owner Assist Remodeling you won’t pay for high overhead, and you won’t worry about someone cutting corners.
Can I really save 20% to 40% or more remodeling or building my own home?
Do I need construction skills or knowledge?
How much of the work can I do myself if I have the ability?
Sounds awesome! What’s the Catch?
Save Through Trade Contractors Referrals
Are the Owner Assist Remodeling trade contractor fees high or low as compared to the market?
How is the Owner Assist Remodeling referral service unique?
What are the benefits of using the Owner Assist Remodeling referral service?
Does Owner Assist Remodeling guarantee the trade contractors’ work?
Will our project cost more if we use your referral service?
Construction Management and Contractor Supervision
Who will pull my building permit?
How will I know the work is done right?
Who picks the materials that go into the project?
What if someone does something wrong—how does it get fixed?
Who pays the bills?
I already have a full time job. Do I really have the time to manage a remodel of my own home?
Can I use my own trade contractors, and can I do some of the work myself?
How do you charge for your services? Are the rates hourly or a flat fee?
Our compensation is based on the amount of time we spend on your project, how much you want to do yourself and how much you want us to do. Every project is different, just as every homeowner is different, so our flexible services allow you to use us where you need us.
Our fees can be hourly, as a percentage of the project cost, or by bid. Hourly rates will vary dependent upon the number of hours involved. They typically range between $75 and $95/hour. We will discuss all of this in more detail when we understand your needs and desired participation.