FAQs

Who are our clients?  

Where do I start?

How to hire smart -- finding the right firm.

How much will it cost?

Do I need design help -- or can I just wing it and hope for the best?

How long does a typical project take?

Why is it important to select a licensed general contractor for my remodeling project?

Are all "licensed" contractors considered general contractors?

What exactly does the term design/build mean, and what are the advantages of a design/build?

What is the best way to determine my remodeling budget?

Lyon project standards

Lyon pre-construction checklist 

 

Who are our clients?

Our clients love their homes and take pride in them, want to increase the value of their investment, and need to improve the functionality of their home through appropriate and well-considered modifications.

They have specific acute issues forcing them into action, are very motivated to act, and have been planning a while. They expect communication, cleanliness, and clarity in the process.

Our clients are typically loyal and trusting, open to new ideas but able to make quick decisions. They appreciate professional assistance and are willing to hire the right help for the task at hand. They are often business or creative professionals interested in and willing to appropriately invest in higher-quality, long-lasting, creative designs.

They also have collected ideas and pictures, have stated specific needs and desires, have an idea of cost and a financial plan for their project. They know what quality work looks like and can identify what quality of work they expect.

In short -- they're proud of their home, motivated to act, looking for professional help to assist them, and have an idea of investment and project details to begin the discussion.

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Where do I start?

For most people, talking with a contractor about their home project is an intimidating and daunting task. They typically have many questions, aren't familiar with the remodeling process, and aren't even sure what questions to ask. Does this sound familiar?

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How to hire smart -- finding the right firm

It is not unusual for customers to receive estimates on remodeling projects that vary substantially in price. Often we are asked, "Why are the prices so different? We thought all the contractors we interviewed are of the same quality! We are confused." If this occurs, you're probably not getting prices from equivalent contractors.

We know it's not all about price!

If you're hiring a qualified professional, who ARE you hiring, and why risk it?

BEFORE you sign a contract is the best time to determine which contractor will best satisfy your needs. The following are questions you might find useful in determining if there's a good match between yourself and a contractor:

  • How long has the contractor been in business?
  • Does the contractor have a history of similar projects and a history of servicing projects during the warranty period?
  • Is the contractor a member of any trade organizations such as the National Association of the Remodeling Industry? 

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How much will it cost?

 

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Do I need design help -- or can I just wing it and hope for the best?

 

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How long does a typical project take?

 

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Why is it important to select a licensed general contractor for my remodeling project?

 

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Are all "licensed" contractors considered general contractors?

 

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What exactly does the term design/build mean, and what are the advantages of a design/build?

Lyon Construction+Design creates a team that works within the design/build framework, meaning we handle all aspects of your project from concept to completion. Lyon ensures your dreams are built within your budget.

There are many advantages to choosing the design/build approach, such as: accurate pricing, complete design that leads to appropriate and efficient time lines, a team that ensures communication from the inception of the project, and your budget being a major consideration in the process.

The design/build concept is a departure from the typical way of doing business, where a homeowner might hire an architect to draw plans, and then put the plans out for bid. This system can be discouraging to clients, as they often find that their architect's design far exceeds their budget. 

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What is the best way to determine my remodeling budget?

 

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Lyon project standards

Lyon Construction+Design maintains strict standards regarding safety, cleanliness, and overall management of your project. Our goal is to deliver your project on time and on budget while exceeding your expectations.

 

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Lyon pre-construction checklist

 

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 Thanks (Lyon Construction+Design)! Your Project Manager did an excellent job. I appreciate the way he stayed on the job until he finished. He is a very well organized man - a real pro! 

~B. B., Overland Park, KS