Walczak Design & Build


Our Process

As a design-build collaborative, continuous co-creation is a fundamental part of our process that starts the day of the initial complimentary phone consult.
We spend a lot of time upfront planning the details of your project from budget to schedule to design specifications. This enables us to be as efficient as possible and ensures we have a construction approach that over-delivers on expected outcomes.
Take a read through our high-level phased process below. Keep in mind this is directional, not every project will follow this process exactly, and not all steps are captured.

1 | Initial Phone Consult

We conduct a 15-30 minute phone consultation to learn your vision, align on a realistic budget, and understand your expectations for your renovation or build and what you need in a strong design-build partner. Of course, we will share more information on what we do and how we do it.
If we’re a good fit, we’ll schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation.

We ask that you review our approach + process as well as our Investment Guide prior to booking a phone consult.

2 | Complimentary In-Home Consult

If we’re a good fit for working together, we’ll schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. During the in-home consult, we’ll measure for dimensions to create an as-built plan of the existing space, capture lots of photos and video and conduct a quick discovery session to ensure we have a mutually agreed-upon understanding of your design desires and functional needs.

Following this consult, we’ll present you with an informed probable cost estimate range and high-level project scope definition. Depending on the scope of the project, and at our discretion, we may also offer a conceptual layout.


3| Plan + Design

Once the Design Proposal is accepted, we execute a Preconstruction and Design Services Agreement. During this design phase, we explore your space’s potential resulting in floor plans (layouts) as well as elevations (views) and mood boards (design elements and fixtures). Our team then creates a 3D rendering of your transformed space so you can truly understand what it’ll look like when completed! Design is iterative and a critical phase of the project. We spend a lot of time collaborating with you and our network of trusted partners.


4 | Build + Manage

With a final set of plans, all materials selected and a Construction Services Agreement executed, it’s now time to obtain permits and break out the tools!

During the Build phase we’ll be in your home based on a schedule we’ve communicated and you’ve approved.

Once the build process is completed, we’ll conduct a final walk-through ensuring you are thrilled with the finished product and ensuring we have completed all punch list items to satisfaction so you can promptly begin enjoying your new home.