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 can provide meaningful insight on what you might expect while working with a company for your remodel as well. 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 this at one time.

Project planning and design comes first, project execution comes second. Free “guesstimates” might save time and money at the beginning, but most clients end up spending a lot more of each after the project is 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 work, your project will have a clear roadmap to inform how much the project will cost 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 these 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 control 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