Design Group is prepared to design and build
your project for you. Or, if you are already working
with an architect, we will gladly serve as a general
The CDG design methodology starts right where any properly
performed project should...with you! Whether you're remodeling
a kitchen, renovating a restaurant or developing a single
or multi-family dwelling, our process is based around user-centered
- What's the main objective for your project?
- What limitations are you bound by?
- What are your preferences?
These are just a few of the questions we'll address
at the beginning of your project. At CDG we realize
that without first understanding your goals it's
impossible to produce a successful final product.
Once your needs are clearly outlined, we'll develop and refine
overall design concepts (plans, permitting, selections),
working to coordinate all aspects of the project before moving
into construction. Here is a basic outline of the CDG design-build
- Initial Consultation – Capital Design Group
will meet with you to discuss your goals, budget
parameters, and completion timeframe. We will assist
you in defining the scope of the project.
- Initial Budget Draft – Following the initial
consultation, Capital Design Group will draft a
rough budget for your project and outline specific
ideas that may maximize return on your investment.
- Formal Contract – When the project’s
parameters have been formally defined, Capital
Design Group will present you with a contract agreement.
- Product Selections and Drawings – At this
stage, a formalized vision for your remodeling
project begins to take shape. Capital Design Group
will assist you in selecting finishes, accents
and hardware, then we will prepare design drawings
that incorporate these selections.
- Final Estimate – Upon your approval of
the product selections and design drawings, Capital
Design Group will create a formal cost estimate
for your project. Clients may choose for us to
estimate projects for a fixed, bottom-line cost,
or to base the estimate on net materials costs
plus a set fee. No physical construction will begin
until all parties have agreed upon and signed the
- Production Schedule/Timeline – Capital
Design Group will provide you with a written production
- Proceed with Construction – Upon ratification
of the estimate, construction will begin.
- Quality Control/Project Management – You
will be assigned a Project Manager as your dedicated
point of contact throughout the construction process.
Capital Design Group will also give you a printed
Project Specification Book so that you have all
specification details in writing.
- Warranty – Capital Design Group offers
a written one-year structural and workmanship warranty
on your remodeling project.
Capital Design Group has a subsidiary, DBLee Construction,
that is prepared to work with your architect if you have
elected to engage another design professional. Using the
same rigors and standards of our design-build process,
DBLee Construction will deliver a high-quality product that
we will stand behind. We have a strong track record of
working with and building the designs of some of the region’s
finest architects, including BBGM, Bonstra/Haresign, and
Do you have a property that you want to re-develop but you
are not sure what direction to go in? DBLee Development
would welcome the opportunity to work with you in a joint
venture capacity to transform your property into its highest
and best use, while maximizing return on investment. Please
see www.dbleedevelopment.com for
more information on how we work and our accomplishments
Capital Design Group has outstanding
relationships with suppliers of a broad range of
materials that will give your project a unique and
luxurious look. Visit our showroom to experience
the products – we are a” touch and feel” business
and enable you to “try before you buy.”