John Jr. Piazza Construction - Design Build Renovate

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Will It Cost?

That depends on you.

  • How big of a home do you need to meet your wants / needs?
  • How fancy do you want it?
  • How tough (expensive) is your lot to develop?

Once we have our initial meeting with you (no obligation) we can give you a ballpark idea of what it will cost to make your dreams come true.
As we refine your selection and the home plans we also refine your costs.

Before a contract is signed we will see to it that you understand exactly what you are getting for your money.

Once our customers finished their selection, they average $135 to $175/sq.ft. Here is where we can really help because without cost controls, bulk purchasing discounts and careful budget review, a home can easily go to $200 to $300/sq.ft.

How Long Does It Take?

That depends on you (again.)

  • How big is the home?
  • How fancy is it?
  • How difficult is the lot?
  • What time of year will it be starting and finishing?
  • Are you going to make your selection on time?

Once the contract is signed:

  • Permit approval in the county is usually 4 to 6 weeks
  • From permit issue we will start in 1 to 2 weeks
  • Once we start it usually takes 1.5 to 2 months per 1000 finished sq. feet

Who Are Your Clients?

Our typical customer is a first time custom home client that has a busy schedule and comes to us with no idea of how to make there dreams into reality. They are willing to pay a reasonable price for good quality and want to be treated fairly and kept abreast of what is going on with their home.

Where Do You Build?

Home Builder will travel. We are not locked into any particular lots or area.

We build homes anywhere in Skagit, Island, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. Most of our clients in the last two decades have been in Skagit and Island Counties.

What Do You Build?

If you can dream it -we can build it.

We have built homes from 950 sq. ft. To 6,000 sq. ft.

Most of our customer comes to us because they want something different to fit their family’s particular needs in a high quality fashion.

We’ve never built a custom home before. How can we possibly Make all the decisions?

Most of our customers have never built a home before, so we know how to simplify a complicated process by going step by step.

Once our customers move in they consistently tell us that everything was a lot more fun and a lot simpler than they had anticipated.

Once you tell us what your tastes are we can suggest selections for every thing in the home but you make the final decision.

We have had customers make 95% of their decisions in 2 meetings

We can’t find any home plans we really like. How can you come up with plans We will like?

John Piazza Jr. has been the president for John Piazza Jr. Construction for over nine years. In that time, he has been skillfully interviewing customers, listening to their answers to our questions and quickly coming up with unique plans that fill their design needs and budget.

We are custom home builders so we except unique requests and have the willingness and skills to meet the most unusual.

Who will we be dealing with?

John Piazza Jr. Construction is a small family owned business that only builds 6-9 houses a year.

You will be working directly with John Piazza Jr. and Bill Inman in the design stage and throughout the construction process.

What happens if we have a question or a problem during construction?

  • We have a 24-hour fax line and an answering machine at the office.
  • We will answer any questions within 24 hour if possible.
  • You will have John and Bill’s 24 hour day cell phone # in case of emergencies.
  • Johns Piazza Jr’s home telephone number listed in the phone book in case of emergency.
  • Ask any other builder for his home phone number and watch for their reaction.

We’ve heard all homes go over budget and that “change orders” are to blame. How can we be assured this will not happen to us?

Before the contract is signed we will walk you through every cost aspect of your home. We will work with you to assign descriptions and prices for all variable cost such as appliances, carpeting, plumbing fixtures, tile, etc.

Once this is done (before the contract is signed), you are provided a very detailed description of everything that is budgeted into your home.

With your contract you will be given a detailed cost summary that shows the cost of each of your selected item.

If you don’t surprise us with drastic deviation from your original decisions, then you will stay in your budget.

We give you guaranteed price for your home and we will deliver it on time for that price unless you choose to change it.

When you choose to make a change once construction starts (change order) we contractually guarantee that you will be charged the same rate that you paid for the rest of the home. No custom home customers should be discouraged or penalized for making changes as long as it is done in a timely fashion.

Our customers have an average of 20 to 30 change orders. Most of our customers (even with 20 to 30 changes) stay within 2 to 3% of the initial contract price.

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