Consultation & Planning
We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your new home or remodeling project. During the consultation we listen to your vision of the project and gather information, including a list of your requirements, needs and wants for the project, budget, personal wishes, and living style. If you are purchasing land, we will inspect the site for the best location for your new home; discuss sun orientation, access and views.
During the consultation stage, we will also discuss best practices for making your new, remodeled, or restored home more environmentally friendly and energy efficient, depending on your interest. With your budget in mind, we will provide you with insight on the savings that energy efficient design and construction elements may incur.
For us, the consultation and planning process is an opportunity to work closely with you, to be transparent, and to ensure that the final product will align seamlessly with your vision for your home.
the design process
We provide our clients with access to several of the area’s most talented architects that we have collaborated with for many years. The result is a one-of-a kind home customized with all your wants and needs. Keeping your project within your budget is of the utmost importance to us, and is accomplished by providing a preliminary estimate before the building plans are completed. Our years of experience and use of previous cost analyses helps with any budgetary decisions.
While designing your home, we value transparency and collaboration. An open line of communication between McGray & Nichols, our architects, and our clients is our first priority. We trust that you will be beyond satisfied with the skills and knowledge of our selection of architects. While working with the best of the local selection, you will see your vision become a concrete plan.
The Construction Process
During the construction phase, the key words are quality and communication. To ensure quality, each project is assigned a project manager who is on site daily. The project manager is the first person on site and stays as your personal contact until well after completion. We invite you to visit the site during construction, speak to the builders, and ask questions at any time during the process.
We pride ourselves on keeping you as informed as possible on a regular basis and will work with you via your most effective and convenient form of communication, be it email, phone, or in person. Our goal is to keep the entire construction process as stress free and enjoyable for you as we can.