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Our Process

Construction ProcessWhen you contact our company you will initially speak with Cindy Drake or John Libby who will gather some basic information about your project goals. Many clients enjoy stopping into our shop, calling us or connecting through our website. When you are ready to move forward John Libby will schedule an initial no cost meeting with you here at our office or on your site. At this time we will discuss your design ideas, time frame, budget, and answer any questions you have about our company’s process. John still works closely with each and every client through the initial phase of design development and into the early stages of construction.

DESIGN

Whether you envision a large or small project, we provide full design services with a cost effective and flexible program. Our design work is charged by the hour with a modest down payment. By closely listening to you and gaining your input early in the development phase our design costs typically range from 1% to 3% of the project value.

Construction process

CONSTRUCTION

Once a design and estimate is approved we will present our standard Construction Contract and detailed Project Specifications outlining the full scope of the project along with a tentative project schedule. If the scope of work changes we will provide you with a written Change Order outlining the details of the change and price adjustment, if any.

SAFETY

Houses and Barns by John Libby’s commitment to safety is a prime focus in all our work. The safety and well-being of all our employees, subcontractors and customers as well as the prevention of wasteful, and inefficient operations is foremost in our planning.

SCHEDULING

Keeping a construction project on schedule requires good communication and client decision making which we will help facilitate through providing a list of items to be selected, suggested vendors and target dates.

POST CONSTRUCTION

Process CompletedMany clients are sorry to see our projects end because John Libby and our crews become an enjoyable connection in their lives. If questions come up after a project is finished we will be there to assist – even if it has been years since you first turned the key.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

If you’d like more information about designing and building your own custom home or barn, or about our Signature Series timber frames, please get in touch. Or, fill out our project questionnaire and a member of our team will get right back to you to discuss your project in more detail.