Last month, I had the privilege of taking a trip to Hilton Head with my family. We enjoyed a wonderful vacation together and had the opportunity to visit and catch up with some dear friends.
In the past, our vacations and how to spend money on our vacations have been a point of contention for my wife and me. In years past, we would decide to take a trip and we would earmark a dollar amount for the vacation, put it on our calendar, pack up and head out when the day came. On each of those trips, every time we spent money on something, we would have that uncomfortable feeling of uncertainty…was this in the budget? There are few things worse than worrying about money on vacation!
This year was different. In advance of the trip, we took the time to create a realistic budget for the money we planned to spend. Then, I downloaded an APP for my iPhone and used it to track all of our purchases by categories. It really didn’t take much time, and taking these few extra steps provided us the freedom and comfort to spend our money in a relaxing and enjoyable way. Heck, we even came in significantly under budget! It’s amazing what a little planning can do.
On the long trip home, I thought about our vacation budget and the slick new APP and how it might relate to our remodeling business. It made me think about a comment I have heard and read many times over the years.
You should always be prepared to spend 20% more of the contracted price for your remodeling projects.
Fact or Fiction?
Well, the answer to that question largely depends on the remodeling company that you hire for your project. In my world, it’s absolutely FICTION.
When Chris and I started Legacy Builders Group, we were determined not to be the typical contractor. We want our clients to love the end result of a project, of course, but we also want them to enjoy the process. We knew that one of the biggest anxieties for our clients was the budget. With that in mind, we designed our Exclusive Planning Process in a way that’s intended to bring our clients clarity and predictability.
Our Exclusive Planning Process means:
- We start with a conceptual design and conceptual budget range for the project.
- We design your project to meet your intended budget.
- We prepare a detailed specification list that captures the entire scope of the work we plan to perform for you.
- We provide our clients with a fixed price contract with a build to budget promise.
- We even provide you with an APP that keeps track of your projects budget and schedule.
This proven planning process helps provide our clients with the freedom and comfort to not only enjoy the remodeling experience, but to relax and enjoy the new living space for years to come.