Depending on the type of project you are working on, we provide a host of services for you. Our standard services for most projects typically includes planning & design, community standards applications, engineering, permits, inspection fees, demolition & clearing, construction, painting, and site cleanup.
If you live in a planned community or subdivision, typically you must obtain approval for most exterior modifications to your home. At Advanced, we work with you and the appropriate standards committee to obtain the necessary approvals for your project.
For additions, remodels, and pools, we typically allow 6-8 weeks for the planning, permitting and approval processes and 12-16 weeks for construction depending on your specific project type. For custom homes, those time frames extend to 9-12+ months for construction depending on the size of the home.
At Advanced, we will never ask for any money down. We will bill you progress payments after work is done. Typically, you will be billed in 3-6 installments, with 5-10% due at completion to ensure the work has been completed and inspected.
No, typically you do not. In fact, there is usually a maintenance and utility easement present on most properties to give contractors room to work. This can be especially important when excavating for a pool or large addition in the back yard!
No! We work with many absentee clients. In fact, we have worked with clients as far away as China! You can go North for the summer, on vacation, visit friends, go away for work, whatever. All we require is access to your property. If required, we may need a garage door opener or key to complete the work. Of course, we are licensed and insured with $2 Million in liability insurance, workman's comp, and auto liability insurance.
Our office is staffed Monday through Friday. All of our project managers have cell phones and frequently communicate with clients via text message and email to keep them appraised of the construction progress.
Good question! We are a full service contractor and can provide as little or as much as you like. In addition to your main project, we can also provide landscaping, lighting, irrigation, stone work, murals, metalwork, decorative painting ... the sky's the limit! Typically we will bid your project to exclude these ancillary items, unless you tell us otherwise. If you are concerned that something is or is not included in your estimate, just ask!
You Bet! We have many clients that do some parts of the project while letting us do the heavy lifting. Some of the things that our clients have done themselves include: electric, trim, painting, flooring, appliances, gutters, landscaping, and sprinklers. Just let us know what it is you want do on your own and we can exclude it from your estimate.
No problem! This is a very common occurrence during construction projects as it is sometimes hard to picture the job until it is underway. We will work with you and the necessary people to identify the cost of the changes and revise the project to meet your expectations.
Check! We recommend that you check with your local building department, The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, the Better Business Bureau, Seniors vs. Crime, contractor supplied references, and your friends and neighbors to get information on whomever you are considering hiring. The most important rule to remember when hiring a contractor is NEVER-EVER give any money to a contractor up front. If a contractor can't afford to order your materials without a down payment - you should RUN THE OTHER WAY! Unfortunately, we have worked with far too many clients that have been ripped off by ignoring that rule.
Call us! We will answer any final questions you have, prepare all the necessary paperwork for the building department, the community standards board, and a contract for your project. We can arrange for you to come to the office to sign, mail, or even email the paperwork to you. Once we receive the signed paperwork, we will work with the design team to get your project drawn and into the approvals processes. Once your project has been approved, we will contact you to make sure you are ready to go. From there we will start building your project!