Frequently Asked Questions
If you are interested in a custom home, you will have to hire the right builders who specialize in luxury homes and renovations. The right company will make a world of difference, and our professional contractors here at HiLife Builders Corporation & Georgio Lolos Design can ensure the successful completion of your dream home. We have the skills, knowledge and experience to deal with this type of project specifically, so you will be able to rely on our team.
If this is a project you are considering, you likely have a number of questions, and the following guide will provide you with a better understanding of this process:
Do I need to have a budget in place?
Absolutely! In Fact, this is the first question we will ask you when you speak to us. Your budget will set the tone for the rest of the conversation.
How does the process work?
Initial Free Consultation
This information-packed session will take place in your home or at our office. Our process is project-specific and will be customized to suit each client’s requirements and the project. Our feasibility process is designed to objectively and rationally uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed venture, opportunities and threats present in the environment, the resources required to carry through, and ultimately the prospects for success. The feasibility process steps include site visits/client meetings, zoning, environmental, planning/timelines/schedule, and initial budgeting.
Next, we will issue a letter of engagement for your signing. This engagement letter makes things somewhat official and clearly states our role and responsibilities. Simply said, once engaged, we will build your home on paper and try to have as much detail as possible.
By the time we finish our work, you will have a rather good idea of the project’s overall cost with your desired finishes etc.
Next, a formal construction contract is produced and presented.
How long will the project take?
The answer to this will be different for each client because it will depend on the size of the project. The construction phase can last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years, so this is something we will discuss with each client individually based on the specifics of their home. We will do everything we can to complete the project as quickly as possible.
What are some aspects we should consider when deciding on who to hire?
Ask questions, do not be shy.
Do not base your decision exclusively on price. Emphasis on your builder’s personality and the characteristics of the team he brings on board. Building a house is a long process and you must be sure that you are relaxed with your builder.
When starting a custom home project, you will have to find your ideal location. Your builder should help you in this process.
Do your research by visiting different websites to get an understanding of your taste. This will help the team come up with a realistic budget while figuring out the features you need to ensure your new home suits your family’s lifestyle.
This information will allow us to build you the perfect home, and we will do everything in our power to bring your vision to life. We will build the ideal home that will be based solely on your needs, so you will play a big role in the completion of the project and will have a say throughout the process. One of the biggest advantages of a custom home is that the homeowner gets to be a part of the project, and the possibilities are endless, so consider your wants in advance.
Choosing a contractor you can trust is extremely important, and our team here at HiLife Builders Corporation & Georgio Lolos Design will make sure you are comfortable by communicating with you every step of the way. We understand that this type of project requires money, energy and time, so we will provide you with exceptional service. We work in the Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Toronto areas and will gladly answer any other questions you may have. Our custom home builders and architects will provide you with the results you’re after, so if you want to work with a professional architectural design and build firm and reputable contractors, contact us today!