Together our residential design team brings over 76 years of combined experience to the table. Having this level of knowledge and skill set is unparalleled. Experience our quality of work and expert design for yourself when you hire J.L. Tippett for any home renovation needs.
The Design/Build Process
JLT’s designers are experts at helping homeowners define their vision. Your design consultant will meet with you in your home and will listen to your needs and ideas for your project and discuss the issues you want to address and goals you would like to achieve.
The next step is to enter into a preliminary design agreement. Here, you and your designer will develop a wish list for your project and discuss your ideas and your budget. Together, we will work with you to identify your personal style and how you would like that to be reflected in your home. Your designer will work closely with you to guide you through the exciting process of collaborating with our award-winning design staff to narrow your choices and ultimately select a beautiful and creative design that complements your lifestyle and your home.
Because we are the designers and the builders, JLT can accurately determine costs in the design phase, so you will know how each choice affects your budget.
Design Details and Selections
Once your vision for your project has been clearly established, you can begin filling in the details. There are many materials and finishes for you to choose from.
Once the design and project development agreement have been finalized, and the selections have been made, we will prepare a full set of construction documents. These drawings will include specifications, floor plans, elevations, schedules and design selections. Upon, your approval, the plans and the budget are finalized and building permits are obtained.
Shortly before beginning construction, your designer will hold a Pre-construction meeting at your home. You will meet your build team and review your project details to confirm agreement before we build.
Your comfort and quality of life during the remodel is extremely important to us. Although any remodel is not without its challenges, we try to disrupt your life as little as possible. We cleanup the project site each day before we leave. We inspect your home for stray nails, trash or other project debris. We use port-o-lets during your remodel so we won’t need to bother you. And, our employees are trained to respect you, your home and you neighborhood.
During construction, your lead carpenter will meet with you in your home on a weekly basis to address any concerns or answer any questions and keep the lines of communication open. Near completion, we get together again to note and resolve any issues prior to finishing your building project and ensure you are 100% satisfied. Because every phase of the project is directed by JLT, we are accountable for the results. You avoid the communication breakdowns that commonly disrupt projects using separate designers and builders and subcontractors.
Follow-up and customer service
And you don’t stop hearing from us when the job is done. We offer our clients our own warranty in addition to any manufacturer’s warranties, and back it with a dedicated customer support team.