At Embassy Construction, LLC it is our general practice to offer a “free initial estimate” or “consultation.” Not all home renovation projects require the same scope of service. We specialize in larger and more involved home remodels and provide architectural and design services to those customers with projects requiring more intensive design and planning.
We generally know during our first visit if your project will require more detailed design planning and blueprints. When this happens, we can recommend outside resources or we can handle that on your behalf. In those unique situations, you have the option to retain us for the initial coordination and integration of design and/or architectural services as part of a design agreement or formal retainer.
Upfront costs depend on the scope of the consultation. Generally, when we talk to you on the phone, visit your home, and make recommendations based upon your input and our experience we follow-up with a written proposal, for which there is no charge.
However, if your specific project includes detailed design work, multiple design plans, and blueprints, we will ask that you sign a design agreement retaining us as a consultant until we get your approval to perform the work we are collaborating on.
When circumstances warrant a retainer, they serve to protect all parties. When we make use of them at Embassy Construction we agree not to divulge, publish, or communicate any information regarding any customers' financial conditions to any person(s) without our client’s express written consent.
All information obtained by us during this engagement and all suggestions, recommendations, and plans you receive will remain your property and remain confidential.
When working with us our consulting agreements and retainers for residential design services do not commit you to use us for the project. You’re just paying for the agreed-upon services. To be clear, our goal is to build something together.