Renovators LLC

Design Service

Renovators, LLC can provide you with an in home consultation for your proposed project with no up front cost, or commitment, based upon the actual scope of the project as you describe it,

Renovators will then offer you a custom design using CAD based program, and a ‘thumb-nail’ type estimate of the overall costs that might be involved with the labor for a project of this type.

At the time of presenting the initial proposal, the homeowner would then make his initial commitment. Allowing for the necessity of making revisions to the initial design, based on feedback, and estimation, at this point the customer has the choice to pay a design/oversight retention fee. This will indicate a plan to proceed with Renovators through the ensuing steps, leading to a full project Quotation. The fee (which is refundable toward the eventual purchase of the project) is determined at this point and collected.

Renovators would then proceed with revisions as needed to refine the design, schedule and meet any necessary subcontractors (plumbers, electricians, etc) needed to compile an all inclusive Quotation, research and make recommendations to homeowner regarding the best places to purchase the cabinetry, counter tops, etc., furnish lists and sketches necessary for pricing quotations, make the final presentation.

At time of final job commitment, Pricing, and payment terms are agreed upon, a detailed Scope of Work is provided, the initial fee is deducted from the initial payment to Renovators, and the work schedule/calendar is agreed upon.

From this point, by visiting our other tabs on this site, you can see that we will strive to provide you with the desired result.

We look forward to working with you soon!

John Harris
Renovators, LLC
Co-owner

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We show you what it will look like

When you hire us, you will get a mock up of how your design will turn out like the one above. This makes it much more clear from the beginning that you will get the end product that you desire.

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Why choose John Harris for your design?

As noted in his bio, John Harris is a seasoned cabinetry and millwork designer with nearly 3 decades of design experience. It is a common difficulty for homeowners to receive a high quality design when trying to decide on a kitchen project. Much of that comes from a common factor: Most designers are only designing with the ‘catalogs’ of the cabinetry manufacturers they represent. Their software will limit their designs to conform to the scope of their particular offering.

This limits even a qualified designer from being able to fully realize a customer’s needs, in many cases. This is an industry-wide norm. Unfortunately, that is designed to make it easier for the manufacturer, NOT the homeowner.

Additionally, as a homeowner shops, they invariably will have at least one experience in a ‘big box’ supplier offering ‘free design assistance’. Most of the staff are not, however, professional designers in the true sense. Many have only rudimentary training ‘in house’ that prepares them to ‘fill the spaces’ correctly, but again, their imagination is already mechanically limited by their being conditioned to the limits of their suppliers. Even when visiting privately owned design / sales showrooms, another common weakness presents itself.

The vast majority of designers (not all, of course) have little or no practical, on-site experience giving them no basis for understanding what their idea might require in order to work properly in real life. It is all too common to find that a design that looks good ‘on paper’, won’t pass muster when it comes to the actual installation. Many times this is a cause work stoppage, extending the length of the project, and many time extra costs that may or may not be absorbed by the companies. It can ruin what should have been an exciting, positive experience.

These, and other factors that can be described at a later date, lead to an opportunity for what can be the best chance for success. Design kitchen first with a professional, one that will also be with you through the length of your project, helping to offset / avoid most common pitfalls. Let the professional help you find what you want at ANY of the supply locations, keeping those staff people limited to supplying prices for a list compiled by your professional, purchase your products directly wherever possible. Utilize your professional’s strengths.

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About Us

Renovators, LLC is resolved to take the lead in attaining the highest standards for communication and response, to achieve the goals set by our clients. Success will be directly related to our commitment to design excellence, remaining informed and/or certified for the most currently available materials, and our continued commitment to providing only professional and courteous workers. We will be driven to see our clients’ projects through to a successful, defined conclusion.

Renovators’ success to date has centered around these 3 keys:

  1. Customer focused communication with an emphasis on imaginative problem solving
  2. Maintaining quality craftsmanship through use of experienced, trustworthy workers
  3. Willingness to conform to changing needs, embracing new materials /technologies as they apply
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