Our Process

Custom Woodcraft Inc. has been using the same process, which has proved itself, for over four decades. It is this attention to detail that has built CWI’s reputation since 1974.

INITIAL MEETING – This meeting is a “meet and greet” meeting to discuss the project/plans in order to familiarize ourselves with the clients wants and needs for the Project. We are sure to listen carefully and take detailed notes at this meeting so when we review the plans we can integrate all the custom details our clients would like included in their Project.

DESIGN – If the client has not consulted an architect we will hit the drawing board based on items discussed at the initial meeting. We design everything including Custom Additions, Renovations, Kitchens, and Bathrooms.

A-TEAM MEETING – CWI calls a meeting at the site of the work to be performed with each craftsman to explain the detailed scope of work for his area of responsibility. All labor and materials are specified at these meetings to assure that everyone on the team is on the same page. It is this attention to detail which enables us to ensure that your expectations, as well as ours are clearly understood.

BUDGET – CWI is known for having one of the most detailed budgets in the industry. Our budget outlines everything from site work, all mechanical work, all finish work, and much more.

Please view our Sample Renovation Proposal

BUDGET PRESENTATION – Once the comprehensive budget is complete it is time to meet with the Client again to review the final scope of work. We are able to present the different options in each trade so that the Client can decide exactly what equipment and materials will be used in their project.

GANTT CHART (SCHEDULE) – Building a Custom Home, Addition, or Renovation involves a great deal of planning. We provide our clients with a detailed construction schedule, known as a Gantt Chart, so the client knows what is happening and when. This Gantt Chart also includes Owner Decisions so the Client will know when they have to make important decisions regarding the selection of materials being installed.

Please view our Sample Renovation Gantt Chart

CONTRACT – Once CWI has come to an agreement with a Client, the contract is a signed and it is time to submit the application for the building permit. All the work performed is in accordance with all the current IRC Building Codes and local codes that may apply.

BUILD – Time to get started!!