Project Management

 

 

Testimonial:
“Good Morning Everyone,
Well this certainly was an interesting experience building this addition! I am so happy to have the support and guidance of Nauta Homes.
Hank ~ Thank you for the fabulous design and helping me through the troubled times with my first contractor. You saved the day by having Wilf taking over the project.
Wilf~ There are no words to thank you for being there during the tough times but also sharing in the joys as the project took a turn for the better. As I always said you were my knight in shining armour contractor!
Thank you to Dustin, Brenda and Emily for your kindness !”
– Recent Client, Linda L.

 

 

Nauta Home Designs provides experienced, knowledgeable, and transparent Project Management Services to help you build or renovate the home of your dreams.

 

We know that today’s Clients want more information on their build and the costs, more accountability from their Builder/ Manager, and in some cases, more involvement in the process. We are happy to provide our Clients with Project Management as a solution to the typical frustrations with conventional Builders.
 
Our Project Management Services include New Builds, Additions & Renovations, Multiple-Dwellings, and Commercial Projects.
 
Our Project Manager, Wilf Wiens, has a high level of experience in the construction industry. Previously managing construction projects for Home Builders and running his own Framing Business for nearly 30 years as a Red Seal Licensed Carpenter. Wilf has passed his successful framing business on to a senior employee and has taken on the more flexible position of Project Manager with great success and satisfied clients thus far.

 

 

Our Project Management Process:

  1. Begins with an Analytical Costing process, completed by the Project Manager for a flat fee.The price for Analytical Costing for most homes* (Some larger or more complex homes may require a custom budget fee) is $1000 +HST, which can later be used as a credit towards management fees if you sign up with our Project Manager. The Analytical Costing breaks down the construction process line by line, providing 1-3 quotes per item depending on local availability of trades and pricing. The Costing is provided for the client to view, and the client may discuss options with the Project Manager as quotes are collected.
    The Client can choose to wait until the entire Costing is completed to begin the build, or if the Client is in a time-sensitive situation, can begin construction with a preliminary budget for the initial items. In this case, the budget will develop throughout the build process.
  2. The Project Manager’s Fee is typically 15% of all invoices related to the project. This is not charged additionally on the Analytical Costing.
  3. Following the Analytical Costing process and signing of the Project Management Contract, the Project Manager will apply for the Building Permit (if not already in place) and will also apply for any other required Permits and deal with local Municipalities and Authorities on behalf of the client where needed.
  4. Following Permit approval and the completion of any required applications, the Project Manager and the Client will agree upon the chosen quotes and the Project Manager will begin to engage Subcontractors and Suppliers that have been chosen.
  5. As the work starts, continues, and is completed, the Sub-Contractors and Suppliers will require deposits and/or provide invoices. These documents will be provided directly to the Project Manager. The Project Manager will submit these invoices in a timely fashion to the Office Manager at Nauta Home Designs. The Office Manager will log the invoice for fee billing, and then the invoice will be given to the Client for direct payment to the Subcontractor or Supplier.
  6. We believe that this is a more transparent way to bill our Clients. Using this method, the Client knows exactly what the cost per item is, and exactly what they are paying for management of the project. This avoids flat-fee systems that are typically used in the Building Industry, where the client is typically left unaware of the allocation of funds and/or whether payment deadlines are being met on their behalf.
  7. Project Management Fees will not be billed per Subcontractor or Supplier invoice.The Project Management Fee invoices will be sent to the Client at intervals throughout the project, depending upon the amount of accumulated fees. This will vary throughout the project as some stages are busier/ more expensive than others.
  8. The Project Manager will oversee all aspects of the Project through completion, using the Ontario Building Code as a minimum for quality. The Project Manager will arrange inspections and will enforce the rectification of any infractions.
  9. The Project Manager will also provide follow-up support where needed. IE. arranging landscaping and other post-build services as requested by the Client.

 

 

The Project Manager’s goal is to ensure a smooth and enjoyable process for Clients throughout the entire Project.

 

This is a basic synopsis of our Project Management Services, please feel free to make an appointment to further discuss this service over the phone, at our office, or at your home.

 

"Everything worked out great with our addition. We will send you some photos when we get a chance. We have taken lots along the way. People walking and driving by stop and admire the house often commenting to us on how good the house looks. They ask when are you moving in? No one can believe it is an addition."
- J & L M
"Just wanted to say thank you for the great job you did on the plans for the house on Lakeview. It is exactly how I envisioned it when I bought the property. You and your team are very professional. It is nice to deal with people like Nauta. We will be more business in the future for sure. Thanks again."
- G.S, Fort Erie, Ontario
"Thank you for our wonderful house plans! We are very excited to build our new home, and we truly appreciate your professional and personal approach.....we look forward to sending photos of our completed house! Thanks again!"
- Cheryl & Pete D. | Perth, Ontario
"I would recommend your firm to anyone building a home. I am still baffled at how many people have probably been declined their dream home because they didn't have your vision and tenacity for you clients."
- Shirley
"Cathy and I could not be more satisfied with the professional service that we received from Hank Nauta. Nauta Home Designs has architecturally transformed our simple cape cod house into the home of our dreams. We cannot recommend highly enough the professional services offered.”"
- Gary & Cathy, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario