Vanguard's Processes

Vanguard Construction follows detailed processes to ensure everyone involved in your home renovation is aligned with your vision, budget, and expectations.

SITE FEASIBILITY & PRE-DESIGN

If you contact us before you purchase property, or before you hire an Architect or Designer, we will provide the following services:

  • Initial consultation and property review

  • Site analysis, including utility & infrastructure, special permitting considerations, and view corridor/preliminary site plan

  • Comparative property cost-benefit analysis

  • Initial discussion regarding program requirements

  • Architect and Designer selection

  • Basic range of costs based on your stated requirements

PRE-CONSTRUCTION

Once the Site Feasibility & Pre-Design process is complete, and the project is determined to be viable, pre-construction services include:

  • Interface with Architect and Designer throughout the design process providing cost analysis at each design phase (Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents)

  • Permit coordination

  • Selection/Submittal schedule integration

  • Project specification coordination with Architect and Designer; develop Scope of Work documents

  • Produce Project schedule

  • Produce final project budget document (Schedule of Values)

  • Produce photo-realistic renderings

CONSTRUCTION

Once we move into the construction phase, your project will have a Project Manager, Site Superintendent, and Assistant Project Manager, who will work in coordination to provide the following:

  • Quality control and assurance processes at each phase of construction

  • Submittal processes (solicitation, review)

  • Subcontractor requirements/compliance review

  • Change Management

  • Substitution requests

  • Application for payment preparation/% complete review

  • Back-up billing/original invoice document preparation & submittal

  • Schedule updates

  • Solicit, review shop drawings

  • Purchasing and production scheduling and requirements

  • Permit/AHJ compliance

  • Design and specification requirements/version control & distribution

  • Production and inspection reporting

  • Mutual understanding meetings (preparatory, initial, follow-up and final meetings)

  • Punch list distribution

  • Tests and inspection coordination

  • Photographic documentation

  • Coordinate temporary conditions and protection

  • Warranty compliance

We will also give you access to our job site live video feed, which we use to monitor schedule performance and security. We also provide a cloud-based project portal, where you can view the schedule, progress photos, pending decisions, and the current budget 24/7.

POST-CONSTRUCTION WARRANTY & SUPPORT

Once you move in, Vanguard Construction provides two formal warranty options administered by Residential Warranty Company. Our staff will continue to provide support, and we will be there to resolve any issues that arise as you “break in” your new home!