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Remodeling and Additions

CALCBS utilizes its 38 years of  building contractor experience and expertise to assist their clients in remodeling their existing homes and/or commercial spaces

The Remodeling Process

Nothing is more important to the success of your remodel and/or addition project than your existing home and its sense of place.  We provide the building expertise our clients need and deserve.  Elasticity and a willingness to listen to our clients desires is the key to a successful relationship.

Our understanding of the remodeling processes allows us to foresee glitches and suggest resolutions to problems, via job site visits that include inspections of your attic and underfloor crawl space.  Our Home performance Energy Upgrade expertise helps aid the design professionals to know about existing conditions, especially ones that impact the building envelope and its ability to maintain and deliver comfort through efficient heating  and cooling systems.  We look for what's missing and make sure it's included in the working drawings.

Your desires become our directives.  Be it cabinets or counter tops, appliances or light fixtures, flooring or plumbing fixtures, custom colors or granite slabs, we accommodate your requests.  All will be carefully assessed, with feedback provided to the impact on your budget.

Everyone who works on a CALCBS project is a carefully screened, established expert who must meet our exacting requirements of professionalism, timeliness and attention to detail.

From flooring to roofing materials, hardware to lighting, superior quality and precision craftsmanship are our general building standards.

Our Services Include :

Pre-Construction

Attend and participate in pre-construction meeting with the Owner to assist in developing the project work scope

Coordination with Design Professionals

Collaborate with the Owner's Architect, Interior Designer and Engineers to identify areas in the construction documents to be sure we're all on the same page prior to construction commencement.  Attend meetings with governing agencies to aid in the design review and permit approval process.

Material Specification and Plan Details Review

Evaluation of material specifications and design details and consult on price, availability and "compatibility" with the plans

Lead Time Evaluation

Identify materials that will impact the schedule and budget.  Note materials that require pre-ordering, and disclose the impact they have to the schedule, if any.

Budgets

Preparation of and updates to job cost estimates starting from the conceptual design development stage, through the final working drawing stage and ultimately to the build out stage.  This included budget vs. actual tracking with reference to owner authorized change orders.

Schedules

Prepare, track, and update project schedules from design and working drawing stages, permit process, bidding, contract and actual construction phases.  Our clients receive weekly updates to the building progress.

Bidding and Contracts

We handle all contract administration to include identification of a qualified list of vendors for each trade.  We will prepare all bid documents, monitor bid collection and tabulate all bids by trade.  We will review vendors qualifications and bids with owner.  Once final vendors are selected, we prepare all subcontract agreements and insure all vendors have current contractor's licenses and appropriate insurance coverage.  Vendors will be required to provide additional insured endorsements naming the owners as additional insured prior to commencing work.

Construction

Provide quality, experience on-site supervision to insure plans, specifications are adhered to and vendors workmanship is held to the highest standards.

Warranty Service

Provide 24 hour emergency service for key trade items.  Administer warranty service so vendors respond to warranty requests in a timely fashion and repair any items that are deemed under warranty.

Areas that are remodeled typically include :

  • Kitchens

  • Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms

  • Great Rooms

  • Exterior elevations

  • Decks

We can help you create new space by:

Enlarging existing spaces; Going outside your existing building envelope, either out or up; Adding or modifying decks and patios,; Expanding to, or building a new garage including game room or granny unit above.

CAL Custom
Building Services, Inc.

formerly Pinnacle Homes