As a design-build firm, Outside In Construction essentially does it all — they design your new construction home, second floor, addition, garages or remodel and then, make it all a reality.

The whole process is really hands on, starting with a detailed walk-through of all the elements at the initial client meetings so they can provide a detailed project proposal. For new construction, they can work with clients who are starting from scratch as well as those who already have some sketches or even completed plans/designs. Follow up meetings can be done in person or remotely, and once construction has started, they offer clients weekly updates through phone calls or emails if clients cannot visit the site that frequently.

"We are a family owned and run company, and we take pride on quality over quantity," said Jesse R. Lindland, President and CEO of Outside In Construction. "This assures that the owner of the company and management team are intimately familiar with every project we undertake. Communication is also key. We take that very seriously, assuring that all parties including our clients are involved in every step of the process."

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If you're thinking about starting a new project, here are Outside In Construction's tips for getting started:

1) It is always ideal to have a ballpark budget for your project. If you are unsure on how to come up with this, it is best to discuss with a builder of your choosing based off the project. But before getting too far into the design and proposal phase of any project, you'll want to ensure that your budget can support the project you are wishing to undertake. This will save time and headaches when it comes to design, finish specifications and builder selection.

2) It is best to come up with some very basic layouts/designs to any new construction/remodel project ahead of time. This does not have to be a full set of plans or detailed by any means, even just basic sketches on paper/computer showing ideas and spaces and what you want to see for the space. This gives a designer/builder some basis to put together a budget and in turn, workup a complete design for the project. This can save a lot of time in the process and also helps when thinking through different options for both parties.

3) Formulating a basic list of finishes before you start the process of discussions with builders is ideal. Examples include exterior roofing and siding types, interior finishes such as hardwood versus LVT, drywall versus wood wall and ceiling finishes, etc. Even a basic list of desired finishes can save a lot of time in the process. This also can also assist a builder in determination of a project budget requirements.

4) Research for a new builder to complete your new construction or remodel project should consider experience, reliability, ability and reputation. A whole separate article could be written just on this subject, but in general, start by asking a builder if they can provide images of completed projects similar to yours. Have they been using the same business name and location for at least 10 years? How thorough is their website and reviews on Angie’s List, Home Advisor and Houzz? In addition, any building firm should be able to provide you with a list of client references during the design or bidding process so you can contact them yourself. Doing your homework now will prevent heartache later.

Ready to see if Outside In Construction is a good match for your project? Visit their website at oiconstruction.com or give them a call at (603) 875-4734.