Hillcrest has a very strong remodeling resume. Take a peak at our gallery to see examples and you will be excited about the possibilities working with us on your project.
We are frequently asked “Why would I work with a larger company like yours instead of a ‘hands-on’ contractor?” We know why, and by addressing this question, we are by no means suggesting that there are not many good smaller contractors. We do feel it is important to highlight the different approaches which lead to a different experience for you:
"Guy with a Hammer"
Priced based on our standard features, then do selections - you control the final price that way
Very detailed quote process that typically does not give you “menu options” to choose from to prioritize $s
Our subs are ready when we are, so there is no waiting to get started
Dependent on their crew availability and capacity
Knowledge / experience
We have done it all, including very elaborate complete house re-do projects
Knowledge varies, many are very capable
Highly capable in-house design
Typically complicated and slow, depending on third party design source
Very seasoned project managers whose experience base and skills are honed by a large variety of projects - high level professional
Typically works on-site, which is his main selling point. Skills and experience vary
Our trade partners are proud to work on Hillcrest remodeling projects. Our long standing relationships are based on respect and the shared vision of creating the perfect home for our customers. Hillcrest is not confined by the skills of in-house trades. Rather, we select from a large stable of specialty trades to achieve the "best of breed". We review all our work and invite our customers to participate in this process to any extent desired.
Cost Effectiveness and Predictability
At Hillcrest, we use a different approach to costing and pricing than most of our competitors. For the most part, we leverage our purchasing power and formula-based costing from our pre-priced home plan division. This translates to a significant price advantage for our customers. Because of this formula-based approach, we find our customers can include more items from their wish-list and have a high degree of confidence about the total cost – something the residential construction industry is not renowned for. In terms of pricing, while we accommodate customers who request a "cost-plus" approach, the majority of our customers take advantage of the Hillcrest up-front pricing which creates more certainty.
Scheduling remodeling projects is not an exact science. Planning, trade resource availability, weather, materials delivery, and other factors are part of the mix. At Hillcrest, we consider the commitment to the promised delivery date a critical component of customer satisfaction. Our staff and trade partners have developed processes that make our record of on-time delivery a source of pride.
Architect or In-House Design?
We offer total flexibility in our approach to the design process. We work with architects and design consultants already chosen by our customers. More often, our customer simply sits down with our in-house team consisting of our designer, our President and our sales consultant to develop the concept. This approach offers an efficient and cost effective alternative that has elated many of our satisfied customers.
We offer a wide array of samples for exterior and interior finishes and fixtures in our Hillcrest Design Center. Our in-house designer provides excellent assistance with selections. Our process offers the convenience of all-in-one-place selections samples so you can concentrate on expressing your style, not running from one show-room to the next.