Home design and construction is client-driven
Over the years I have learned that the most successful projects are cooperative ones where the client(s) bring their well-focused Wish Lists and creative energies to the task. This includes sharing accurate budget limitations and true priorities.
The designer and in turn the builder, working for the client, deliver a high-quality, timely, and professional product. Working in a straight forward manner yields the superior result.
My preference and my practice is to schedule regular face-to-face communication to discuss expectations, budget reviews/projections and quality concerns.
Email and phone methods are effective ways to communicate details and daily heads-up info, but are not a replacement for on site decision-making and the processing of progress-related issues.
Saying “thank you,” to the workers powers up positive group energy. It supports craftsmanship and ownership of the project to achieve the highest potential for all.