Where Do I Begin?

Taking on a remodeling project can be overwhelming and confusing.
Let CROSS help guide you to find the best solutions for you.
Read below for some of our frequently asked questions.

How do I know who to work with?

Look for companies with a long track record of performance and reliability. Client reviews & testimonials can provide meaningful insight on what you might expect while working with a remodeling company. Designers and builders all have varying organizational structures and processes. Finding the right team to work with is important to ensure that they will be a good fit for your project.

What is possible, how much will it cost, and how long will it take?

Candid conversations with both design and construction professionals are invaluable when it comes to determining a project’s feasibility and the design possibilities based on the planned investment. This means talking about cost, design direction, and timeline right up front. Working with a design-build firm offers the convenience of covering all of these subjects at one time with the same team.

Project planning and design comes first, execution comes second. Free “guesstimates” might save time and money at the beginning, but most clients end up spending more of each after the project has started if plans and the direction of the project are not carefully evaluated. By investing in well-designed and thorough construction documents prior to beginning the work, your project will have a clear roadmap to inform you how much you will need to invest and the length of time to complete it.

What is unique about a design-build firm?

One path to completing a remodel involves searching for and working with separate architects, designers, and builders throughout the entire process. By taking the path with a Design-Build firm, homeowners can experience a “one-stop shop” with all essential players working together under one roof.

The Design-Build model:

  • Handles every step of the process from start to finish
  • Creates a single point of accountability
  • Ensures close coordination between project planning and project execution
  • Gives clients better predictability and knowledge over the cost and schedule
  • Lowers the risks of miscommunication, delays, and other obstacles that can significantly impact the completion of your project.
  • Provides confidence and peace of mind for clients