that I bought the Proposal Pack. The reaction from my existing clients has been great! They are very impressed with how detailed and professional my new business proposals are."
Jane and Sam Larkin PO Box Everett WA 98201 1023 Dear Jane and Sam Thank you for taking the time to meet with representative from Watson Custom Homes. Based on the information he shared with me think our business would be perfect fit for your needs. We’ve been building custom homes in Snohomish County since receiving multiple awards. The quality of our work is well known. We don’t just build homes we build dreams. And that’s our goal for you if you choose to work with us. We understand that you have already done your site evaluations and are on your way to obtaining building permit for your property. We would like to point out that permit requirements are stringent in Snohomish County and we would like to help coordinate with you so that you can obtain the necessary permits without delays. Based on the copy of the blueprints you provided have drawn up some documents for you including preliminary cost summary statement of the work we intend to perform if you hire us and timeline. Please do be aware however that building materials prices fluctuate rapidly and often so we cannot guarantee final costs until the materials are purchased. Also in consideration of the fact that you would like to use top grade materials throughout the home the initial building cost estimate comes in at $256.00 per square foot which is higher than the average Snohomish County price per square foot of $192.00 but reflects the quality you have chosen. Please be wary of any estimates that come in at this average price or lower; it simply means that the builders will be using lesser grade materials or taking shortcuts. On final note we will provide you with contracted price after final materials are chosen and before the construction work begins. We believe you should get into your home on budget and on time and we will not surprise you with hidden labor charges. Once we sign the contract the price we have set is what you will pay making it easier for you to obtain the proper financing. Of course if you would like to make changes beyond that point we are happy to provide "change order" which may slightly alter the final price of the home. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions you might have either about our services or about the building process. We would love to help you build your dream home. Sincerely
Alan Watson Owner General Contractor Watson Custom Homes 425.388.9926 office 425.762.4833 cell firstname.lastname@example.org www.watsoncustomhomes.com
We understand that building home can be daunting prospect. But set your mind at ease. At Watson Custom Homes we've built hundreds of homes; we know what we're doing. We are your partners and we share the same goal—to give you the home of your dreams. During your home construction project you can expect the following from us. A Consistent Schedule There's nothing more annoying than waiting for crew to show up. Our crew is dedicated to your project and each person will arrive at the scheduled time. Work will stop each day as needed to obey all noise ordinances for your area. Open Communication The construction superintendent assigned to your project will be in constant communication with you the client giving you regular progress reports and consulting with you if any glitches should happen. The construction superintendent will also be in communication with your architect as needed as well as with all inspectors and subcontractors. Proper Identification of Personnel Our employees have all passed thorough background checks. They must wear Watson Custom Homes tee shirts or sweatshirts when on the job and they are required to produce company identification when requested. We insist that our subcontractors also follow these rules. Proper Handling of Construction Site Issues Let's face it there's no way to build house without some noise and dirt. But we will strive to keep both to minimum. We obey all local noise ordinances.
If runoff could be an issue we use appropriate barriers to keep wastewater and mud out of the street and waterways. If dust might be an issue we will spray areas with water to minimize airborne dirt. All hazardous chemicals will be handled according to federal and state regulations and all chemicals will be locked into our storage container each evening. The crew will leave the jobsite as clean and secure as possible when wrapping up work each day. Please be aware that for sanitary purposes we will need to place portable toilet on your worksite but we will strive to place it in an unobtrusive location while keeping it easily reachable for regular cleaning. Employees have been instructed to carpool when possible to keep parking issues at minimum. When parking is restricted onsite we will work to find alternative sites and shuttle employees to the jobsite. Site Development Costs Price
Surveying and Grading Septic Water hook up fee Electrical hook up fees $24 000.00 $17 800.00 $3 200.00
$10 065.00 Total Site Development Costs. Permits $55 065.00 Electrical Snohomish County PUD Water Purveyor Snohomish Health Septic Snohomish Planning and Development Building Permit County Access
Final Inspection $250.00 $360.00 $175.00 $4562.00 $40.00
$950.00 Total Permit Costs. Building Costs $6337.00 Final construction costs average of $256.00 per square foot 562 square feet using only top grade materials $1 872.00 Total Building Costs. $1 872.00
TOTAL AMOUNT $1 274.00 Standard Disclaimer. The numbers represented above are to be used as an estimate for the projects discussed. The above Cost Summary does in no way constitute warranty of final price. Estimates are subject to change if project specifications are changed or costs for outsourced services change before being locked in by binding contract. The following are the responsibilities and duties of the parties in the project. Completion of the total home building project requires the coordination and interaction of Watson Custom Homes clients Jane and Sam Larkin and various subcontractors. It is our understanding that Watson Custom Homes is responsible only for construction of the house and that the clients wish to contract with separate site preparation company for the lot clearing and leveling as well as separate septic company for installation of septic field and lines landscaping company and painting company for final work after construction is complete. We understand the division of responsibilities to be as follows. Clients Jane and Sam Larkin. Obtain and make scheduled payments on construction loan. Contract with site preparation company to mark property boundaries remove trees and other vegetation and level building site as needed.
Contract with and schedule company for installation and inspection of septic tank and drain lines as specified in the blueprints. Maintain proper insurance and security on structure and building lot until construction is complete. Make all payments to Watson Custom Homes as scheduled in contract. Coordinate with all parties to apply for permits in timely fashion. Purchase all appliances specified in blueprints and arrange for delivery in coordination with Watson Custom Homes. Contract with painting company to do final painting of interior and exterior walls and trim after home construction is complete. Contract with landscaping company to do final landscaping after home construction is complete. Septic Company. Install septic tank and drain lines as specified in blueprints.
Arrange for and finalize inspection of septic field. Cover septic tank and lines in safe manner so that equipment and personnel may safely cross on top of them without damage. Mark septic tank and drain field to ensure that no structure will encroach on them. Clearly mark stubs for attachment by Watson Custom Homes personnel. Landscaping Company. After notification by Watson Custom Homes and clients that all construction is complete and inspections have been finalized complete landscape work as directed by clients and architect. Painting Company.
After notification by Watson Custom Homes and clients that all construction is complete and inspections have been finalized complete painting work as directed by clients and architect. The following Watson Custom Homes personnel will be assigned to this project. Personnel have been selected based on their ability to work together as team for your project. Bob Pearson – Construction Superintendent Bob has been with Watson Custom Homes for eight years and has built custom homes in that time. He has led teams of up to people and is well known for his perfectionism. Prior to joining Watson Custom Homes Bob was construction superintendent with Tenside Developers. Bob Pearson has more than twenty years in the residential construction business and holds degree in Construction Management. Bob will be responsible for maintaining schedule and budget and seeing the project through the permit and inspection processes. Bob will inspect and sign off on all work done by subcontractors. Christine Reese – Master Carpenter Christine broke the gender barrier when she first became carpenter more than years ago and she has been moving the bar of excellence higher ever since. Christine is an expert in all aspects of carpentry from basic framing to fine woodwork. She is accustomed to supervising teams of up to eight carpenters. Prior to joining Watson Custom Homes Christine was lead carpenter at Knowles & Baker Homebuilders. Christine received her carpentry training at multiple institutions and on the job. Christine will oversee all carpentry work on the project. Jake Morsall Foreman Jake could build house from scratch all by himself. And he has done just that on several occasions. Jake knows all aspects of home construction from the concrete pour for the foundation to installing and finishing drywall. He has served as Foreman for us for nine years. Prior to joining Watson Custom Homes Jake ran his own remodeling company Morsall Remodels.
Jake has received training in various specialties along the way but most of his experience has been gained on the job. Jake will supervise all crews on the job site on day to day basis. The following is our projected production schedule for the home based on your desired completion date of May 31. Proposal acceptance. December Secure Financing. December Building Permits. December Review and Finalize Site and Construction Plans. December Contracts December Construction Loan Settlement 1st Installment December
Site preparation complete. December Foundation work complete. January Rough Carpentry complete. March HVAC Plumbing and Electrical complete. March Roofing Exterior Finish and Insulation complete. April Patio Porch Driveway and Paving complete. April
Cabinetry complete. April Drywall Interior Finish and Trim complete. May Flooring complete. May Hardware Installation complete. May Final Inspection. May Use & Occupancy Certificate. May First Walkthrough. May
Landscaping complete. May Cleaning Final Punch out and Touch up. May Final Walkthrough. May This project is legally required to obtain the following permits and to be performed by individuals licensed to complete the project. Permits Required. Permit #1 –On Site Sewage Disposal System Permit Authority. Snohomish Health District Sanitation Division The Sanitation Division must approve plans for new construction to ensure that water supply and waste disposal methods meet health code requirements.
You will need to fill out Health District Clearance Request form and submit along with copy of your plot plan. Permit #2 –Electrical Permit Authority. Washington State Department of Labor & Industries You will need to obtain an electrical permit from & prior to receiving your building permit from the County. Permit #3 – County Building Permit Authority. Snohomish County Planning and Development Services You will need to submit copy of your Health District clearance copy of your electrical permit sets of structural blueprints copy of your site plan property location map and water availability letter obtained from the water purveyor of the Snohomish County PUD. Permit #4 – County Access Permit Authority. Snohomish County Planning and Development Services You can submit this at the same time or prior to your building permit. You will need to request permit to have access to your property off county maintained road. Certifications Available for Your Home Clean & Green Certificate Authority. Master Home Builders USA We are certified as Green Builder company and can complete your home to meet the national Clean & Green standards. Energy Superstar Home Certificate Authority. National Association of Builders for Energy Efficiency Our construction supervisors and architectural advisors have all received energy efficiency training. If you are interested in incorporating solar energy or wind energy or passive solar construction into your home we can advise you on how to meet the standards to earn the Energy Superstar Home Certificate. Due to the nature of your homebuilding project Watson Custom Homes will subcontract out portions of the project to the following experts. This will ensure an on schedule process and the highest quality of workmanship. You may see the following company names on equipment or uniformed personnel on your home site. We have worked with these trusted subcontractors for years. We will schedule supervise and pay for all their work.