The Hamtil Process
At Hamtil Construction, we create more than the kitchen you’ve always wanted or the finished basement of your dreams. We craft solutions that are tailored around you. The Hamtil Process is a multi-pronged approach to home remodeling that focuses on your challenges first, ensuring that your house doesn’t just get finished — it becomes complete.
1. Human Contact
When someone considering a new project reaches out, we strive to quickly respond by phone or email with the intent to engage in a short conversation. This 15- to 30-minute call is meant to be an initial and informal gathering of information so that we may learn more about you and your potential project. Questions we often ask include:
- What are you trying to accomplish with this project?
- What are you looking for in a contractor (i.e. labor only; design and build; etc.)?
- Do you have a level of investment in mind?
- What is your desired timeframe for wanting to use the new space?
Your comfort is extremely important to us, which is why we always want to leave time in our call for you to ask us questions. Who are we? What are our qualifications? How do we approach projects? Moving forward, we want both parties to be confident in the relationship.
3. In-Home Consultation
If we’re a good fit, we will work with you to set up an in-person consultation at your home. During this meeting we will take a look at the potential project areas as well as discuss how you use the space, your future plans for the home, and project “must haves” and wish-list items. In addition, we will cover our process for next steps and budget discussions.
4. Complete Projections
By the end of the consultation, we will collectively identify the best course of action for the project (often, this involves interior design or architectural planning). Informed by the consultation, a Project Development Agreement and fee are presented with a defined scope of work.
5. Real-world Concepts
Taking into consideration the project budget, as well as the design aesthetic of the home and client, we prepare a comprehensive Design Concept for the project. In tandem, we perform a Feasibility Assessment that is completed on site. The objective of the assessment is to fully understand the precise condition of the space and its systems so as to limit costly surprises that traditionally occur as the project is underway.
6. Ready to Launch
Once the Design Concept is finalized and the Feasibility Assessment is completed, our team will prepare a Final Proposal for the project. Traditionally, the proposal includes a fully detailed scope of work, a bottom-line price, and a deposit request. After both parties agree to the proposal, a start date and project schedule are set. Any remaining selections are made prior to the start date, and materials are ordered.