At Design Residential, Inc., we offer project management to our customers on projects we design, including custom home plans, residential remodels, catalog plans, lite commercial, and land planning. The service is valuable in that we serve as an advocate for you to achieve the goals you want the home to attain. Often, some of the overall goals of the homeowners are lost or marginalized in favor of seemingly important items that take precedence in a pinch. Having an advocate who explains the purpose of what we are accomplishing in the features of the home helps to ensure that the home you want is what is being built.
This type of project management assists the builder in that they are spending less time trying to understand miscellaneous details and product, and more time doing what they do best: building!
We provide any stage of project management from complete or partial spreadsheet budgeting and scheduling to product choice. We interface between you and your builder to provide clarification of the project and/or products as needed. We make known all changes that may impact the budget by keeping or providing signed change orders and updating the budget. We can meet with municipal planning officials for plan submission. We encourage and will arrange weekly meetings with pertinent subcontractors for scheduling.
Here is a quick review from one of our project management clients: ”
“Carole Berg designed a SIPS home for my husband and I in Ashland, Oregon and the project was a complete pleasure from start to finish. The city lot was not easy to manage with close neighbors on three sides and two large trees that we did not want to remove. Carole designed with my husband’s disability in mind making a home with no steps, ADA compliant, and still beautiful. She went shopping with me almost daily to find the best of appliances, flooring, tile, roof materials, lighting and the hundreds of items needed for a comfortable home. She helped us decide on the use of SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels) which was one of the best ideas we used to build a home comfortable in both summer and winter with little use of heat or air conditioning. Carole was the go-between for the Contractor and us so every decision was seamless. She managed our budget so we were always aware of the money being spent and what was needed for the next part of the project. Carole is both smart and professional with a wonderful sense of humor. She did a fabulous job and I would recommend her for any design project, commercial or residential.” C. Sears, 2014