Casting A Vision ~
Todd himself fields inquiries from new clients, answering initial questions and setting up a consultation. At this meeting, Todd’s first questions encourage clients to visualize their new home.
“What do you want?” Todd says. “How do you want to live? What’s your style? These are the first and most important questions.”
Subsequent consultations help define a client’s vision, which is further informed through discussions about such critical issues as land, budget, and timeline.
Developing A Plan ~
Architecture & Design
Because Todd has an eye for layout, he often produces preliminary sketches for a client before the architect ever gets on the clock. But at some point, an architect becomes critical to the process.
“There’s always a fundamental structure to consider,” Todd says. “If it’s a new home, we want to apply a client’s vision to timeless architectural models. If it’s a remodel, we want updates that maintain the strengths of a home’s original design.”
A designer drills down even more details about a client’s lifestyle and aesthetic to create a cohesive, functional style. “A home’s individual character is achieved through details,” Todd says.
Breaking Ground ~
With design plans in place, the client signs the construction contract. Todd has been working with most of his suppliers for more than 13 years. Trustworthy relationships with suppliers are key to craftsmanship, cost-effectiveness, and timeliness.
“I expect trust, talent, and efficiency in my team members,” Todd says. “I hire the same folks for a client’s home that I hire for my home.”
Architecture and design plans help nail down the budget as accurately as possible before breaking ground.