Ask the Contractor: Why is My Project So Damn Expensive?

We often get asked “Why is my project so damn expensive?” And while there could be a handful of reasons, we are ten reason why your project could reach or exceed the higher end of your budget:

  • Planning is expensive, but a lot less expensive than the consequences of not planning
  • Raw land costs and basic utility installation, such as your water/well, septic, and power
  • Extending, and re-extending, or pushing up the project deadline
  • Additions or changes to the original plan
  • Elaborate custom design
  • Fancy finishes or finishes added after the fact
  • Permit and plan approval delays
  • Good quality labor and materials, in most case the old saying “You get what you pay for” is true
  • Changes to regulations
  • Energy efficient options cost more up front, but save you in the long run

We’ve been designing and building custom homes and commercial buildings since 1972. It is our goal to create unique and functional spaces using quality materials while maintaining a high attention to detail and customer service.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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