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We are a boutique custom home-builder in Orange County improving neighborhoods in the City of Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach, Aliso Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. We are involved in your new construction and custom home renovation project from design to completion handling all aspects of the homebuilding process. As a full service design-build contractor we are also equipped to manage kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, room additions, ADUs and backyard renovations as our most common construction homebuilding projects that are custom built to meet our client's needs, improve their neighborhood and add value to their most valuable asset.

WHY HIRE US AS YOUR CUSTOM HOME-BUILDER?

Home-Builder Services

Custom
Home-Builder

Custom Home-Builder from design to completion we handle all aspects of construction, including plans & permits, construction project management, inspection problem solving and job site quality control.

Home
Renovations

Remodel the spaces of your home that will add the most value at resale. Areas to focus on are kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, interior and exterior painting, and don't forget the yard's curb appeal.

Construction Management

When you are hands on we provide effective construction project management to meet the construction schedule, project costs, workmanship quality, job site safety, and function of the project at hand.

Planning
& Consulting

Planning is the first step in any project. We guide our clients from setting a budget to designing their dream home. Consider the existing building conditions and prepare for the unforeseen to avoid costly delays.

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WHY HIRE US AS YOUR CUSTOM HOME-BUILDER?

During the traditional homebuilding process you as the homeowner communicate with at least four different parties. This means you manage several different contracts to include the architect, the designer, the contractor and should you desire, the sub-contractors (which are many). With that said you can imagine the problems in communication that can arise on top of delays that already occur during construction and the time required from you throughout the homebuilding process.

When you hire us as your Design-Build Contractor we implement the fastest growing and most popular method used to deliver construction projects in the nation. Applying the design-build process we handle the entire home remodeling or new homebuilding project from the initial visit, into planning and design, budgets, permits and construction. Every aspect of the project is handled by a seasoned team of professionals overseen by us while you as the homeowner only have to worry about one single point of contact until the completion of the project.

To elaborate on the process, you receive one contract, one point of contact with responsibility in managing the construction project. The contractor works together with you from the beginning, providing recommendations to fit your design style and budget. Any changes are addressed to your contractor and are corrected in the shortest amount of time possible with no excuses and always working as a team toward collaborative problem-solving and innovation.

As your Design-Build Contractor we begin with the planning phase of your home prior to drafting the homebuilding plans and coordinating with engineering, we take care of all due diligence at the city prior to applying for building permits, we take charge of the construction project management, show up for all city inspections, adapt to all situations in project problem solving and make sure of workmanship quality control. Our goal is to simplify the complexities of homebuilding so that you can focus on the details that will adorn the living spaces within your newly remodeled or custom built home.

CUSTOM HOME-BUILDER SERVICES

432 16th Place
Complete Remodel

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

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Current Project
Teardown / New Construction

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Innovation Design Builders - Custom Home Builders

Private Project in Progress
(Tustin, CA)
Interior Remodel

BEFORE

DESIGN - 3D RENDERINGS

AFTER

EMAIL US
Include your project details and any attachments you would like to share along with your contact information.
We will reach out to you almost immediately
to schedule your next remodel!

DESIGN/BUILD RETAINER AGREEMENT

Initial Project Deposit

PROJECT DESIGN CONSULTING

206 E 15TH ST
Surveyor Payment #1 (Back Alley Property Corners)

206 E 15TH ST
FINAL PAYMENT

Item 27: Garage Drywall ($500), Item 35: Front Wall 1st Floor Siding ($2,000), Item 41: Bathroom Glass Installation ($2,400), Item 49: Baseboard Material ($1,588.43), Item 58: Garage Door Trim ($1,000), Air Handler soffits and chase ($800)
[$8,288.43]

Agreed Interior Work Management Fee $18,000, broken out into 6k installments at installation of tile, wood flooring, garage doors; $6k paid and $12k to be split 50% stairs and 50% main door. 2/3 of main door completed frame, glass; pending wood
[$4,000.00]

Release and transfer of all design rights and use of building plans and owner's voluntary termination of agreed work pertinent to project address: 206 E. 15th Street, Costa Mesa, California, 92627; APN: 425-331-02
[$7,500.00]

Floating Bathroom Vanities:
Powder Room, In-Law Suite, 2nd Floor Suite, Jack-n-Jill and Master Bath. Laundry Upper Cabinets.
[$9,820.00]

Interior Work:
Project Management
Progress Payment: Agreed Trades to be installed - Tile, Flooring, Garage Drywall and Garage Doors
[$12,000.00]

Front Patio Metal Roof:
Close match to gutter and window trim color, 16" on center seams ($17.80/sqft @ 500sqft)
[$8,900.00]

Interior Door Hinges:
Concealed SOSS Hinges
Matte Black (10 Doors and 4 additional replacement hinges)
[$2,980.93]

Garage Deck Railing Posts and Metal Top Rail to match Metal Structure and Interior Stair Railing
[$2,625.00]

PENDING:
Interior Work:
Project Management
Progress Payment: Main Entry Metal Stairs
[$6,000.00]

Front Entry Wall Stone:
Fond du Lac Country Squire Rustic Blend Stone including shipping and corner stone pieces
[$3,933.68]

Main Entry Door Glass
Milgard Glass to Match Milgard Window Gray Tint (Slightly darker due to thicker glass and Tempered Glass code requirement) Delivery without Installation
[$747.89]

Gutter Installation
Black Metal Seamless Gutters, Modern Square Downspouts
[$3,400.00]

PENDING
PROGRESS PAYMENTS

Interior Staircase
Single stringer, metal railing w/stainless steel wire, metal top railing


Exterior Turf:
Garage Deck, Courtyard and Between Driveway Concrete


Garage Deck Lights/Shade Metal Structure Kit:
Metal posts with brackets to easily insert into post bases





Bottom Twelve Paid

Progress Payment for:
HVAC Air Handler Connection to Condensers, Linear Supply & Return Duct Work and Vent Materials
[$5,870.00]

Final Payment for:
HVAC Exterior Condenser Unit Installation include mounting and condensing lines pressure test
[$2,625.00]

Kitchen Cabinets
Progress Payment
Pending Refrigerator, Freezer and Wine Cooler Panels
[$9,640.00]

Final Progress Payments for:
Wood floor and tile installation (Line items on payment schedule)
[$5,370.00]

Final Progress Payment for:
Front yard walkway, planters, fountain, enlarge side yard and back patio.
[$8,700.00]

Garage Deck Waterproofing
Progress Payment 3
Non-Slip Texture & Color
[$2,040.00]

Garage Doors:
Progress Payment #3
Final Door Install
[$5,700.00]

Garage & Master Bath Electrical (Car Charger Outlet Wire Materials and Bath Glass Film Switch)
($575.00)

Exterior Work:
Project Management Progress Payment 2 of 3
[$6,000.00]

Main Entry Door:
50% Including Deposit for a 2 week Delivery and Installation.
Total Including Paint & Install = $9,100
($7,900 Door, $550 Paint, $650 Delivery & Installation)
Deposit: $500, 2nd Installment: $4,050

Tree Installation Equipment:
Excavator and Telehandler
Baker Rentals Receipt
[$586.00]

Tree Installation Equipment:
Excavator Operator
and spotter
($300.00)

Garage Deck Waterproofing
Progress Payment 3
Non-Slip Texture & Color
[$2,040.00]

Tree Installation Equipment:
Excavator and Telehandler
Baker Rentals Receipt
[$586.00]

Tree Installation Equipment:
Excavator Operator
and spotter
($300.00)


Garage Deck Lights/Shade Metal Structure Kit:
Metal posts with brackets to easily insert into post bases

Garage Deck Side
Railing to match stair railing with stainless steel horizontal wire

Garage Deck Waterproofing
Progress Payment 3
Non-Slip Texture & Color

Bottom Three Paid

Interior Electrical Outlets and Switches Installation Progress Payment

Tile Installation Progress Payment (Pending Master Bath Tile and Laundry)

Master Bath Floor Tile Material (170 sqft @ 15.75/sqft = $2,885.00)

Garage Deck Waterproofing
Progress Payment 2
Fiberglass Resin, Slurry Coat

Yard Electrical Rough-In
Materials, Pipe Run, Outlets, Trees, and Street Planters

Project Management
Full-Time Onsite
Through April 2021

Footing Dirt Removal Progress Payment

HVAC Fujitsu
Heat Pumps &
WiFi Air Handlers

Progress Payment
Dated:
8/28/2020

Progress Payment
Dated:
9/4/2020

206 E 15TH ST
T GROUP WINDOWS AND DOORS - INITIAL DEPOSIT

Glass Wall and Kitchen / Courtyard Window

1132 Letty Lane
Initial Project Deposit

36 Apple Valley
Initial Project Deposit

3816 Alberan Ave
Initial Project Deposit

Recommended Bathroom Fixtures

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

24" Linear Drain w/Tile Insert

HALF-BATH

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

Cost Estimate

$1,800 - $2,700

Items

  • Upgrade to new vanity

  • New sink

  • New Toilet

  • Recessed lighting and reposition light above toilet

HALLWAY BATH

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

Cost Estimate

$10,000 - $12,000

Items

  • New Vanity / Reposition Sink to allow entrance clearance

  • New Toilet

  • New Bathtub

  • New Bathtub Surround Tile up to ceiling

  • New recessed lighting and wall switches

  • Install crown molding

  • Paint walls and ceilings

MASTER BATH

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

Cost Estimate

$15,000 - $18,000

Items

  • New Vanity / Wider with space between and sinks

  • New Toilet

  • New Shower: Tiled floor and walls up to ceiling

  • New Shower fixtures, double shower head / shower wand

  • New recessed lighting and wall switches

  • Wood flooring to remain

  • Install crown molding

  • Paint walls and ceilings

HALF-BATH

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

Items

  • Upgrade to new vanity

  • New sink

  • New Toilet

  • Recessed lighting and reposition light above toilet

HALLWAY BATH

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

Items

  • New Vanity / Reposition Sink to allow entrance clearance

  • New Toilet

  • New Bathtub

  • New Bathtub Surround Tile up to ceiling

  • New recessed lighting and wall switches

  • Install crown molding

  • Paint walls and ceilings

MASTER BATH

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

Items

  • New Vanity / Wider with space between and sinks

  • New Toilet

  • New Shower: Tiled floor and walls up to ceiling

  • New Shower fixtures, double shower head / shower wand

  • New recessed lighting and wall switches

  • Wood flooring to remain

  • Install crown molding

  • Paint walls and ceilings

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Materials List

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2 - Paquetes ($5-$6/ea)

Costa Mesa Custom Home Builders

2 - Calentadores ($50/ea)

Newport Beach Custom Home Builders

1 - Caja ($25)

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TOP 3 TOPICS YOU SHOULD MASTER
These apply to you if:
#1 - You are new to the construction industry as your own boss
OR
#2 - You have been in the field for a while and are now trying to move onto the next big project
OR
#3 - You own the business, but often find yourself jumping back and forth between the handyman and the business owner; in summary, the business owns you.

Here's what you need to work on: Knowledge, planning, and communication.
These are your 3 biggest assets, before, during and at the time of exiting your business.

KNOWLEDGE – Yes, you have acquired a certain skill-set, but mostly as a tradesman. Just as in the field, the more tools you bring to your project even if you won't use them all, the better the outcome. You MUST learn as much as possible about design, materials, building systems, CONTRACTS and the contractors you hire, COSTS, and RISKS before proceeding with any project (and NO, it doesn't matter how many years you've been in business without "ANY" issues, it only takes ONE project to put you right back where you started). Take advantage of all the FREE YouTube videos and information available on the Web and elsewhere (think about where your clients find their information and be ahead of them). Without business knowledge, your trade knowledge truly has you in the dark!

PLANNING – This might not be your favorite step in the process. We all just want to get in, get out and move on to the next one! Truth is, the more time you spend planning, the faster, better, and "MORE PROFIT" your projects will generate — with the fewest headaches. To your client's, the actual progress during the construction on the building / site may be the most exciting phase, but you must stress to them that no matter how long it takes prior to starting the job, the PLANNING phase is the MOST IMPORTANT. Surprises on the job site will ALWAYS cause headaches and these headaches will cost YOU money, yes YOU, not your client. Your client might be paying for it, but you need to realize that the longer you spend on a project, the less MONEY you are making! More hours equals less pay-per-minute and that's not including your client's friends and neighbors, the ones that are your direct referrals ready to give you more work. Your client's friends and neighbors don't know the details behind the delays and their assumption will be, "THOSE GUYS ARE TAKING FOREVER! THE HOUSE DOWN THE STREET WAS BUILT SO MUCH FASTER!" — So don’t be surprised — PLAN AHEAD!

COMMUNICATION – Don't forget, you might be running the project, but it’s your client's project. If you don't understand what the client wants and you don't clearly write out the scope of work for approval before doing any work or express exactly what needs to be done to your team and the subs you hire, don’t expect things to come out the way you want. Guaranteed they won’t! Communication starts from your back-and-forth emails before delivering your initial estimate, to your final bid, your contract, final approved building plans, client specifications and budget, and throughout the development of the project. These are all tools that take you back to your KNOWLEDGE book. Use these tools to communicate, especially if it's not in your blood to express yourself, REMEMBER, your client won't know this until you mention it. Learn how to use these tools effectively to keep everyone working together and on track to meet your deadlines — ONLY THEN WILL YOU BE ABLE TO REACH YOUR GOALS.

So, LESSONS LEARNED, don’t flake on any of these KEY ASSETS. Remember that this too, like life itself, is a marathon, not a sprint. TAKE THE TIME necessary to LEARN the ropes (even if you think you already know all the ways), to formulate a good plan and create a realistic budget, and to communicate clearly with everyone on your team.

OUR ADVICE TO YOU:
Overall, if you INVEST your time in excellent planning, the building will almost build itself.

Now, you're here to take advantage of the shortcuts we provide to get ahead on the construction marathon. Below are the services we provide if you're a go-getter or self-starter and know what you need just pick from the list below. Yes, there are fees to every service we offer, given how much we enjoy the trade and although we would like to, we still cannot work for free. The goal here is to expedite your learning curve as much as possible, where the fees we charge cover our costs of doing business in the beautiful State of California, they will surely save you 10x the amount it would cost you to figure them out by trial and error.

DON'T CARE TO READ AND JUST WANT TO JUMP IN?
FOR THE BUSINESS OWNER WITH A MINDSET TO GROW
If you are just starting or have saved up enough and are ready and willing to get the ship sailing, reach out via email so we can discuss your goals AT NO COST (the call or meeting that is) and once a budget is decided we will provide the full business package tailor made to your business, from learning to create an estimate, writing out a bid, generating a contract, our hand-holding along with the game plan (your weekly tasks as a business owner, especially if you wear many hats as we all do initially) and marketing tools you'll need to attract new business. If cost is an issue, the profits you see at the end of the tunnel will also be questionable, but given the individual circumstance, need and drive we might accommodate a creative strategy to get you started.
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