Design Process


Complimentary Consultation

The Hughes Design and Construction, Inc. process starts with a complimentary consultation and preliminary discussion of the scope and goals of your project. The right fit and chemistry between owner and design professional is very important. We try to make the owner feel comfortable and at ease from the very start. Once retained, more in-depth meetings take place to discuss all aspects of the project.

Phase 1 – Design
After initial consultations, Hughes Design and Construction, Inc. has been retained, the process begins with an introductory meeting with the client and all parties involved (architect, project manager, interior decorator, contractor, etc.) to discuss specific project requirements. Owner presents initial budget constraints, design taste and thoughts, and general program requirements. A date is determined for groundbreaking and a date of completion is estimated. (The construction schedule will vary depending on nature of the project). Keeping in close communication with the client every step of the way, we work with you to review your desired architectural style, lifestyle needs, and budget. Your input is an integral and vital part of the process and we help you make informed, educated decisions.

Then we develops preliminary conceptual designs for presentation and evaluation. The client approved designs are then converted into 3D software with future meetings until the design is perfect. The Owner will sign off at each benchmark which typically includes:

  • Schematic Design Phase
  • Design Development Phase
  • Completed Construction Documents.

This process takes as long as necessary depending on the complexity of the project.

Phase 2 – Pricing
The completed plans are then sent out for final pricing.

Phase 3 – Construction
Hughes Design and Construction, Inc. takes the completed and approved plans and obtains the necessary building permits and approvals for construction. As the building process progresses, Bi-weekly meetings are held with the owner regarding product selections, budget and construction updates, travel to vendors to make selections and walk-throughs. This is an exciting time as all the planning and dreaming begins to take form into reality.

Accounting can be e-mailed or hard copy to client on a bi-weekly basis (information is available at any time upon request due to Hughes Design and Construction, Inc. Open Book policy).

Phase 4
Final Inspections
Certificate of Occupancy

Phase 5
Punch Items, the punch list is one of the most important processes in closing out a job. The punch list is more than a list of things to do – it’s an opportunity for Hughes Design and Construction, Inc. to exceed expectations and to show how we will do anything possible to help everyone feel comfortable on the day of occupancy.

Final Accounting Review


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