Our Process

Innovative Construction was founded in 2000 by Clark Harris. Over the years, the company has grown and our processes have improved, but some things remain the same. The value we place on our client relationships and our commitment to quality work, are the cornerstones of our foundation. We work closely with our clients to ensure we are providing the best possible service. We understand that this is your home, not a job site. We stress cleanliness and would not allow anyone in your home we would not have in ours. Our team members specialize in remodeling, not new construction. We employ master carpenters and highly skilled tradesmen. A project manager oversees all work and updates the client regularly until the project is complete. We stress communication, cleanlines, and consideration. Our end goal is a satisfied customer. Client referrals and repeat business are the primary ways we are introduced to new clients. We look forward to meeting with you and working on your project together.

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Beginning Stages Timeline: 2 Weeks

1. Initial Meeting

A free inhome visit for about an hour to discuss:

  • What will be renovated and why
  • View client Ideabooks, pinterest board or pictures
  • Understand client vision

2. Design Agreement Meeting

A free inhome visit to discuss design ideas for the project

  • Present ballpark estimate and projected timeline
  • Review Design Agreement
  • Client signs agreement and pays fee to cover work completed in the Design Stages

Design Stages Timeline: 8-10 Weeks

3. Basecamp

  • An online forum used to communicate with the entire team
  • The client will receive an invite via email
  • Share ideas, images and plans for the project
  • Client can view and check off a list of “To-do’s”
  • Calendar schedule for material deadlines

4. Meeting with Designer & Selection Coordinator

  • Designer and Selection Coordinator will visit the client’s home
  • Meeting will last about one hour
  • Discuss finishes, cabinetry, countertops, tile, etc.
  • Measurements will be taken to create plans

5. Shopping

Selection Coordinator will assist clients in choosing finishes by:

  • Setting up appointments and accompany clients to vendor locations
  • Provide vendors with necessary plans/measurements
  • Consolidate findings and post to basecamp
  • Assist client in casting vision and creating a new space

6. Design Presentation Meeting

  • Designer and Selection Coordinator return to client’s home
  • Initial Schematic plans will be presented by the designer
  • Designer will make adjustments to the Schematic Plans
  • Plans will be posted to basecamp for final approval

7. Trade Meeting

  • All production staff necessary for the project will meet at the client’s home
  • Most of the time this includes, electrician, plumber, craftsman for cabinetry, etc.
  • Discuss the specific details of the project

8. Construction Agreement

  • Client receives a fixed price for the project
  • It will include an extremely detailed scope of work
  • It will state a start date and timeline
  • Client will need to sign contract and make deposit to lock in start date
  • Final Construction Drawings for a Permit will be completed

Build Stages Timeline: varies by project

9. PreConstruction Meeting

  • Client will meet production staff to discuss the logistics of renovation
  • Some things to consider will be pet safety, location of dumpster, lockbox on door, portable toilet location, and material storage space
  • Contact information of Innovative team provided
  • Client questions or concerns will be addressed

10. Construction

  • Home will be prepared with a barrier to keep dust out of living space before demo begins
  • The area of renovation will be cleaned daily
  • A Project Manager is assigned to the project and will keep the client updated
  • No changes will take place without client approval of “Change Order”

11. Completion

  • A “punch out” list is created and any final tasks are completed
  • All items discovered on a final walk through with the client will be corrected before leaving

12. Warranty

  • Client will keep a record of any items you would like corrected
  • A date will be set 60 days out for us to return to address any concerns
  • A final warranty punchlist will be created after one year

Ready to move forward?

If you like our process, please Contact Us  to get started! Call 404.400.2406 or send us an email at info@innovateatlanta.com