Project management services infuse expertise and coordination to master the complexities of high-end residential construction.
You finally found it. Your dream home…well almost. A few changes here and there and it will be a dream come true. When those modifications involve a number of contractors and trades people all working around and in conjunction with each other, the dream can become overshadowed by the complexities and challenges of a construction project.
Imagine if there was an effective method to bridge the gap between your remodeling dreams and the construction realities of timelines, budgets, schedules, permits and architectural considerations. Project management services can do just that.
By introducing a level of expert coordination and effective communication, project management services can reduce a homeowner’s time commitment and increase their control of the construction project.
The homeowner has a greater degree of confidence that the project will be completed on time and on budget. They can focus on getting the results they want and worry less about the details, which increases their enjoyment of the remodeling process.
Recently Tom Paine and Teresa Norton of Rancho Santa Fe in North San Diego County had an opportunity to experience just how much easier a remodeling project can be with the specialized assistance of project management services.
When the couple decided to retire, the idea of purchasing a fully furnished model home was particularly appealing. "Over the years, we’d built two houses and remodeled a third," said Tom Paine. "This time, we just wanted to unpack our suitcases and move right in."
To this end, the couple purchased a model home in the Cielo development in Rancho Santa Fe. The 4,500 square foot home is modeled after an Italian country villa with custom furnishings throughout and elegant old world finishes to complete its Tuscan charm.
Before moving in, Paine and Norton decided to make a few modifications so the house would better suit their lifestyle. They collaborated with the original designer to ensure that the desired changes would compliment the style and retain the distinctive character of the house.
Included in the improvements were expanding the library into an adjacent bedroom, converting an existing closet into a wine cellar, adding custom built-in cabinetry throughout the house, constructing a spa and fountains, redesigning the pool house cabana, and reconfiguring much of the original landscaping.
“We wanted to make sure our vision and the designer’s plan became a reality,” said Paine. “So we hired the project management services of Priority One Properties and Ed Earl to skillfully coordinate the myriad of details and integrate the many aspects of the remodeling process.”
Earl was instrumental as the key liaison between the homeowners, designer, contractors and other trades people. He organized a comprehensive construction schedule and oversaw the work to ensure that each aspect of the remodel was completed on time.
Earl provided valuable assistance in identifying contractors and sub-contractors to perform the work, reviewing bid proposals, and awarding contracts. He also developed a regularly updated payment schedule and a cash flow projection to help the homeowners manage costs and funding requirements.
“Ed consistently represented our best interests, as if it was his home and money. With his partnership, we had a clear handle on the project and his comprehensive schedules, timelines and budgets kept everything on track,” said Paine.
Now that their dream house is finished, Paine and Norton are firm believers in the significant value of using project management services to successfully master the complexities of a high-end remodeling project.
“This was the easiest building project we’ve ever done.” Paine stated. “Using project management services let us focus on how we wanted our house to look and function and kept the project stress-free for us.”
For information about project management services offered by Priority One Properties, contact Ed Earl at (858) 541-0207 or www.priorityoneproperties-sd.com
and make your remodeling dreams a reality.