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What To Look for When Hiring a Contractor

Check out their website. Do you have a process for making a decision? Do you have a budget? A clearly written contract. Think beyond price. Ask questions.

Pre-Construction Consulting Services

Would it be convenient to move right from the design process to permitting and construction? We help inform design decisions so that when the design is completed, the cost is known and your project matches your budget.

How to Decide If You Need an Architect for Your Renovation Project

If you are planning to do some remodeling at your home one important consideration will always be the design of your project. Designer vs architect: What's the difference? Do you need a design, a scope of work, or both?

How Do I Decide If I Want to Involve an Architect in My Remodeling Project?

If you are planning a significant remodeling project at your home you are probably also trying to decide whether to use the services of an architect.The nature of some projects will require an architect be involved.However not all projects will require a …

Remodeling Estimates, Bids and Fixed Price Proposals: What’s the Difference?

There is a lot of confusion out there.Unfortunately many consumers as well as contractors don’t know the difference between a remodeling project estimate, a bid and a fixed price proposal.To make things worse many people use these words interchangeably as…

Controlling Construction Costs Once Your Remodeling Project Has Started

When we meet with remodeling customers many ask us how to control construction costs during construction of their projects.Many share they are worried the final cost of their project may exceed their budget and or their available funds.Others are afraid t…

What To Do Before Calling a Contractor

At HTR we believe our customers have fun and really enjoy the project pre-planning process because we work hard to setup the right atmosphere and to guide homeowners through the process in a thoughtful, but at the same time, a realistic way. Here are thre…

Do You Want a Remodeling Estimate or a Fixed Price Remodeling Proposal?

​The terms estimate and fixed price both, in some way, relate to putting a price on a proposed remodeling project. However, and unfortunately, the two words are often used interchangeably as if they all mean the same thing. This article is intended to fir…

Three Reasons One Contractor’s Price Is Different than Another’s

If you have ever completed a remodeling project at your home, you are probably already well aware of the potential difference in price that there can be between various contractors looking at what you assumed to be the same project. There is much more to …

How Making Changes Midstream Can Really Increase the Cost of Your Project

Contractors and homeowners share a common priority when working together on a remodeling project; controlling project costs. For example, homeowners are wise to keep an eye on the costs of individual remodeling product selections against their allowancest…