Building Process

Preliminary Agreement

Once a comfort level has been established between the client and Landmark, we ask that the client sign a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) and provide a deposit. The agreement and deposit secures a spot in Landmark’s future construction schedule and initiates Landmark’s pricing efforts.

  • Sign Professional Services Agreement
  • Refine conceptual plans
  • Develop a preliminary estimate
  • Identify other key members
  • Refine final plans
  • Identify pre-construction selections

To create a truly one-of-a-kind custom home/renovation, the best approach is a team approach. Therefore, during this stage Landmark will assist with forming a solid construction team, which includes the architect/designer (if not already chosen by client), the owner, the engineer (if not already chosen by client), the interior designer and the builder – working together to create a unique and special project. Other consultants, such as landscape architects, civil engineers and/or pool contractors, may be brought in early and added to the team if the situation requires such.

During this stage, Landmark will also help to resolve any plan related issues and work with the client to identify all pre-construction selections. Identifying selections at this stage enables realistic pricing for the client’s preliminary and final budgets (see the attached file: Making Selections).

Another advantage to the team design approach is the monitoring of the budget throughout the process. As the plans progress we will provide budgetary input on how certain design features will affect the bottom line. This increases the likelihood that the clients will ultimately realize their goal of a beautiful custom design that fits within a realistic budget.

Therefore, after preliminary plans are produced, which includes floor plans and elevations, Landmark will develop a preliminary budget. This preliminary financial insight enables clients to make design changes prior to incurring the expense of full construction drawings and engineering.