ARE WE THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR PROJECT?
Take a look below to determine whether or not we are the best fit for you.
Do We Provide the Services You Want?
Although we provide many additional services to our current clients as add-ons to our larger remodeling projects, generally we do not provide these same services separately. These include small projects that a handyman would likely do, or a tradesman would take on.
Typically all of the projects we do, require a design. The following is an example that will help spell out what this means:
- YES WE DO: Provide services for a full kitchen remodel PLUS the hardwood flooring throughout the entire first floor.
- NO WE DON’T: Provide services for JUST the hardwood flooring throughout the entire first floor.
WHY NOT?: We are built as a design-build company, with a team of people that each supply support for each project. If we were only doing a flooring project, these assets (the designer, the showroom, etc.) would not be utilized and thus, our cost for such a small project would be higher than a single sub-contractor or tradesman that provided JUST flooring installations.
Please Note: We provide many additional services that are not specifically listed here that can be added to larger remodeling projects as part of the scope of work.
- Kitchen Remodeling
- Bathroom Remodeling
- Basement Remodeling
- Whole Home Renovation
- Home Additions
SERVICES NOT PROVIDED
Please Note: We provide many of these services within larger full remodeling projects, but not separately as single services.
- Handyman Services
- Painting, Tiling, Plumbing, Electrical, Flooring, Drywall, and Carpentry (unless apart of a bigger project)
- Detached Garages
- Cabinet Refacing
- Exterior Services, Decks, or Porches
Is Timing Going to Be an Issue?
Many people call us expecting to start their project in the very near future. We understand that a big party may be planned or maybe you want to be settled in for your children before school starts, but in reality, it takes time to plan for large remodeling projects to get done correctly. Many factors can affect how long a project will take, including:
- Estimates & Proposals: A lot of time is spent during this phase, including correspondence back and forth to schedule a time to talk over the phone, then to meet in person at your home. Then will come the time to create the estimate, then to meet and discuss it. After that comes the final proposal that you will surely need to take time to decide if Legend is the best fit for you before signing. If you would like more information on our step by step plan, check out our Process Page.
- Design and Selections: Whether you are remodeling your basement, bathroom, or kitchen, one constant is universal; many decisions will need to be made. These include flooring, colors, appliances, fixtures, and many others. These are big, costly, and hard decisions that ultimately can take days to months depending on how decisive our clients are. So while some people know exactly what they want, we also know that this process take some clients a lot more time before they can finally make the decision and sign off on a selection. A number of other factors may add additional time to this process, including price and availability, which may lead to going back to the drawing board and taking even more time.
- Permits: Every city and township is different – but it does take time to get this process underway because we have to have completed drawings…then submit them…then await any questions from the city… then wait for the approval.
- Cabinets: If you are doing a project that includes cabinetry, whether a basement bar, kitchen, or even a bathroom vanity, then understand that it can take 6-10 weeks to get these cabinets after ordering them (which does not include the phase before; designing the cabinet layout).
Is Our Pricing in Line With Your Budget?
How much a contractor charges is based on a number of factors, they can include:
- Quality of Work and Warranty: In regards to price, the single most important factor to consider is the quality of the work taking place. The price we provide is directly related to the extra safeguards put in place for our client’s peace of mind. These include a 5 Year Warranty on all of the work we have completed. Far longer than the industry standard of 1 year.
- Overhead: While every business is setup differently, many have more overhead than us, but can also have significantly less as well. Overhead for a single contractor with no employees would be a lot less than a company with 100 employees. One key difference between a single contractor doing business out of his home is that he probably isn’t able to provide things a larger company like us offers, including:
- A designer to help make trendy and informed decisions along the way.
- A designated estimator to make sure you get your estimate and proposal quickly, along with accurate change orders during your project.
- An office manager to answer your calls promptly and to ensure you are routed to the right person with answers to your questions.
- And lastly, project managers that are on site ensuring your work is on schedule and done correctly from start to finish.
Take a look at our Pricing Guide for additional information.
Do You Want Someone to Take Care of Every Detail?
Materials: Some homeowners want to buy their own materials for their project. This can be for a number of reasons, but the most common is that they prefer a certain supplier of a product. This may be okay for certain products that we may not already carry or use, but in many instances, we do not allow outside products to be used for a number of reasons, but most notably because we provide a warranty for our services. We know the quality of the products we put into our work and stand by them and would not be able to provide that same level of service and quality without the use of our own tested products.
Labor: We have learned that the most successful projects are the ones that allow us to hire professionals to complete them. It is important that a company doing this work is licensed, insured, and most importantly able to pass inspection.