Making Sense of Allowances

Making Sense of Allowances

Allowances, that is, budgeting general costs for line items before the specific items are chosen, are a fact of life on many custom home projects. 

For an allowance to positively serve the homeowners' interest, it must be based on accurate numbers. For example, the homeowners should at least decide what grade of products they want - a decision that can require legwork as well as self-awareness.

Meet the Maestro

Meet the Maestro

The professional who conducts your project to its finale draws from a deep well of knowledge.

While the builder creates the business processes and sets the quality standards needed to build a custom home, someone has to make sure those processes are followed and those standards achieved. The job demands an experienced professional with the same level of technical and interpersonal skills as a front-line manager in any complex industry.

A good supervisor is like a blend of engineer and orchestra conductor, with a bit of psychologist thrown in.