True Words by Jay True
Allowances aren’t Just for Kids, but also Luxury Custom Homes and Commercial Projects
The allowances I’m referring to are placeholders in estimates for items that have not yet…Read more
Budgets by Luxury Custom Home Builders in Sonoma and Napa
Construction budgets can mean many things to many people. They can be anything from a…Read more
Change Orders, The Scourge of Luxury Home Builders in Napa and Sonoma
Most project owners think change orders are a pot of gold for contractors. In situations…Read more
Custom Home Design in Sonoma and Napa – Sources of Savings in GMP Projects
When building a custom home in Napa or Sonoma County, a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP)…Read more
Markup for Top Construction Companies in Napa and Sonoma
Markup at first glance is incredibly simple; it’s what gets added to the costs to…Read more
Project Delivery Systems and the Worldview of the Players
This somewhat pompous sounding title actually hints at a fundamental issue in construction as well…Read more
Team or Counterweights?
When a person or business needs a building constructed, they have several fundamental and difficult…Read more
Time Value of Money & Construction Quality Decisions
Time/Quality/Money - pick 2! That is a simple way to frame the decisions that owners…Read more
To VE or not to VE: That is the Question for Top Custom Home Builders in Sonoma
VE is the popular acronym for a complicated and controversial process called “Value Engineering”. At…Read more
What Can a GC Do for the Owner Before Construction?
The best luxury home builders and top construction companies in Napa and Sonoma have developed…Read more
What Is and Isn’t Guaranteed About a GMP?
Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts are widely used, widely vary, and are widely misunderstood. The…Read more
What is Contingency, and How Does it Affect Custom Design in Sonoma and Napa?
At the risk of sounding like a politician, “it depends”. At early stages of project…Read more
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