620 East 24th Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

563-581-3338

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR - RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

GENERAL CONTRACTOR - RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

GENERAL CONTRACTOR - RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES GENERAL CONTRACTOR - RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Consultation Services & DESIGN AGREEMENT retainers

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Construction Consultation Services

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. 

What usually Happens

 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.

Agreements & Retainers

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.

four step process

1. DESIGN CONSULTATION

2. SCOPE OF WORK & ESTIMATE

2. SCOPE OF WORK & ESTIMATE

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  1. On our first visit we do everything we can to fully understand the scope of work you’re looking for and determine if we can meet your needs. 
  2. We strive to get to know you and the type of project you are looking to complete. We are good listeners and encourage you to ask us any questions you have related to your renovation or new home construction project.

2. SCOPE OF WORK & ESTIMATE

2. SCOPE OF WORK & ESTIMATE

2. SCOPE OF WORK & ESTIMATE

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  1. On our first or second contact, we'll provide you a comprehensive scope of work, clarifying the details required for your project. 
  2. Determining design details, such as layout, lighting, cabinets, fixtures, etc. and your budget will enable us to provide you a realistic estimate to complete the home remodel you envision. 
  3. Your entire project will be built on paper from start to finish exactly as we have designed it with you before we begin construction.

3. SIGNING THE CONTRACT TO BUILD

2. SCOPE OF WORK & ESTIMATE

3. SIGNING THE CONTRACT TO BUILD

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  1. Once the scope of work has been finalized, and the budget is set and agreed upon, payment for the design services retainer is due.
  2. If Embassy Construction is authorized to complete all or at least 90% (by dollar volume) of the work proposed, the fee for preparing plans and specifications will be credited in full against the cost of the construction. 
  3. If you elect not to enter into a contract to build after signing this agreement, the retainer is non-refundable.

4. BUILDING THE DREAM

4. BUILDING THE DREAM

3. SIGNING THE CONTRACT TO BUILD

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  1. We will plan, manage, and perform all of the construction work. Mike Vondal is a licensed general contractor, the business owner, and a highly regarded general contractor in the Dubuque area.
  2. He will be your point person and work hard to get your project completed as soon as possible. Mike will keep you informed and answer any questions during the entire process, and, of course, deliver on your dream.

THE LARGE PRINT

4. BUILDING THE DREAM

FOR VETERANS ONLY

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  1. Embassy Construction, LLC will provide two (2) sets of plans and specifications to the owner prior to the  signing of the design agreement.
  2.  Plans and specifications will be sufficient for the requirements of the local building department having jurisdiction to issue a building permit for the proposed remodel.
  3. If Embassy Construction,  is authorized by the owner to complete all or at least 90% (by dollar volume) of the work proposed, the fee for preparing plans and specifications will be credited in full against the cost of the construction. If the Owner elects not to enter into a Construction Contract subsequent to the signing of this agreement, the retainer is non-refundable. 

FOR VETERANS ONLY

4. BUILDING THE DREAM

FOR VETERANS ONLY

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  1. In support of those who have served on active duty in our nation's military, we offer our Veterans a 5% discount. 
  2. This discount is available for work invoiced and paid up to $25,000 on the first job we complete for a qualified Veteran. 
  3. For example, the discount on a $25,000.00  job would  be $1,250.00 
  4. Offer void where prohibited by law and cannot be transferred or used as a downpayment on services.