Speeding Up Small Projects

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Anticipating the market downtown and resultant project downsizing, Bill Bartlett, president of Atlanta design/build firm Home Rebuilders, wanted to position his company accordingly.

October 01, 2002

Anticipating the market downtown and resultant project downsizing, Bill Bartlett, president of Atlanta design/build firm Home Rebuilders, wanted to position his company accordingly. Known for ranch conversions and other large projects, Home Rebuilders needed to be able to offer customers with smaller jobs and less money the same top service in a streamlined format. Last summer, Bartlett launched SmartPlan, a scaled-down version of the company's standard DiscoveryPlan. The new program is intended for clients who have a good idea coming into the project of their selections and finishes, and it provides the design for a fixed fee.

 
SmartPlan
DiscoveryPlan
Phase I
Concept sketches
Showroom visit
On-site survey and needs analysis
Concept drawing, presentation and budget review
As-built consultation
Review of needs, lifestyle, goals, budget
As-built measurements taken
Phase II
Design development drawings
Design and estimate development
Final pricing of proposal presentation
Concept plans and budget review
Concepts and pricing presented
Phase III
Proceed to construction
Contract signing
Construction
Design development
Detail drawings
Start making product selections
Detailed estimate development
Phase IV
Client for life
Client notebook received
90-day and one-year warranty service
Handyman service as requested
Decision to proceed to construction
Letter of intent signed
Deposit made
Phase V
 
Final plans, specifications and pricing
Detailed construction drawings, specifications and contract price prepared
Scope of work fully defined
Meeting with project manager
Phase VI
 
Construction signing and start
Construction contract signing
Construction
Phase VII
 
Completion
Client notebook received
90-day and one-year warranty service
Phase VIII
 
Client for life
Handyman service as requested


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