Our Proven Process

A single source for both design and construction.

When you collaborate with Cowdin Design + Build, you will be engaged by your own personal team of design and home construction professionals, who will walk you through every step of the process, listening to your goals, imparting our experience and expertise, and presenting options that bring your project to life.

We strive to create the home of your dreams, not ours. As such, we will work with you to identify your priorities, incorporate “must-haves,” and keep the project moving forward both on time and on budget.

Once all details are finalized, your project will move seamlessly from design into production, our team of craftsmen will work with the singular goal of exceeding your expectations at every turn, making your investment into your home one of lasting enjoyment.

Step One

Let's Get Acquainted

After getting a few details about your needs and vision in a discovery video chat, we’ll make sure we’re a good fit for each other. We’ll then schedule a time to come out, sit down and together, discuss the project scope, budget bracketing, and all timelines.

Based on our initial meeting, we’ll develop a target budget, rough scope of work, and lay out the upcoming design process. We’ll make everything official with a signed Design Agreement/ Feasibility Study and a design deposit.

Step Two

Concept Development

During this step, we will develop your design and perform a feasibility study. We will work with you to see preliminary drawings and renderings of the completed project. You may meet additional design staff and will gain further clarity into the project budget and timelines. Aside from the fine details of your project, barring any last-minute changes, the scope of your project will be finalized and the Project Cost Estimate, including our fixed builder fee, will be drafted. This step ends with entering into the Construction Agreement.

Step Three

Fine Design and Planning

This is the fun part! Upon entering the construction agreement, we gather aspects that turn your project into a home.

Our design team will work with you in our Design Center as well as at our local suppliers to guide you through selecting every choice that determines the look and feel of your home. You’ll be able to see, feel, touch, and choose all the elements to personalize your home: textures, colors, upgrades, styles, and more! Our designers walk you step-by-step through the entire process to bring your style to life. <br> While the fun happens above, our Project Architect will create your Blueprints and all shop drawings will begin. 2-D plans, 3-D models, and final estimated costs will be defined based on your selections, allowing you to truly grasp how your new space will look from every angle and how that works within your budget.

Step Four

Time to Build

⦁ After all designs and selections are approved, we’ll create a project schedule, finalize all permitting and pre-construction orders, and begin work.

Our production team will build your project with the utmost attention to detail and quality. Since transparency is a driving factor, communication will be open and frequent with your production team. We will have regular scheduled meetings at certain milestones along the way to ensure your project is on track and progressing according to plan, along with any additional meetings as required.

You will have 24/7 access to our online Client Portal with your schedule, job progression photos, important documents, the ability to request or approve change orders and make progress payments, and a messaging interface.

Step Five

Project Completion and After

After the project is complete, we will hand over your new space along with a warranty and completion package. This will include aftercare instructions, user manuals, and all manufacturer warranty paperwork. We will walk the space with you, explain all features, and answer any last questions you may have.