The Chesapeake pledge is to deliver a well-managed construction process, infused with creativity and attention to detail. We are our clients advocates. Bringing the experience, business process and professionalism that is required for delivering premium custom homes on time, on budget, and transparently.
Chesapeake is here to work with your architectural and design team during the planning process. The means in which we manage a project budget and how we are compensated is, for the most part, a decision left to the preference of our client. We simply strive to enable our clients to be comfortable. To this end, we have successfully managed projects in each of the following ways and leave it up to you to decide which you prefer.
When we enter into a cost-plus relationship with a client the project budget is based on a completely transparent model. Our clients can see literally everything that goes into formulating the final construction budget and how each aspect of the project is accounted along the way. No cost is incurred without approval and sign-off. No invoice paid without client review of the workmanship and confirmation. Chesapeake is compensated for project management and receives a set percentage-based fee on, not all, but only certain costs incurred.
A fixed-price budget offers the most cost certainty to a homeowner. With complete, detailed construction plans, specifications and finish schedule Chesapeake is able to competitively bid the project and provide a firm, reliable budget. Unless you make changes along the way or truly unknown conditions are encountered there is no risk.
We understand the level of investment building or renovating a home entails. We understand that for many, no matter how many safeguards, years of experience, awards, or references a builder has, relinquishing control is difficult. We’ve spent the past few years pondering this predicament and coming up with a model that enables a successful construction project while leaving complete control in the homeowner’s hands. Our Homeowner Representative model provides for complete financial security and allows the Chesapeake team to manage the construction process transparently and with a constant eye on quality and design. We manage the construction process, review completed work with you monthly, and you pay the recipient subcontractors and vendors directly. We are paid a fixed monthly fee and make sure the project meets your expectations.