4431 Magnolia Ridge Drive, Rockingham, VA
"Matt has been a creative general contractor working with us every step of the way. Our construction is about to break ground so I am anticipating a very smooth process with Stratford. Matt's design implementation of our concepts have been spot on. We are looking forward to completing this project and are very happy we chose to work with Matt."
Gannon Irons, Financial Planner, Edward Jones, 2010

Bringing it all to life

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
We assign a dedicated project manager (PM) to each of our construction jobs. This experienced individual works to ensure your project runs smoothly. They deal with subcontractor and supplier scheduling, budget creation and quality control. Their overarching responsibility is customer relationship management — i.e. keeping you up to date and involved to ensure your home reflects the design you worked so hard to perfect. One of the tools we utilize to do this is an online project management and collaboration service. This keeps direct lines of communication open between you and your PM. In addition, we issue each PM an iPhone and laptop computer, making every jobsite a mobile office.

ESTIMATING & BUDGETING
Building a custom home requires a fair amount of trust and vulnerability between our clients and Stratford at every stage. You share your needs and dreams, along with your financial information with us, entrusting us to provide creative solutions and a quality product. We believe one way to reciprocate this trust is to operate with open-book accounting. This means that you see the cost of everything including labor, materials, overhead and profit margins for every item in the estimate. We empower you to make choices that align with your budget and your priorities.

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • Initial meeting and needs assessment
  • Sign Design Contract
  • Create house design, or tweak existing plans (1-3 months)
  • Financial planning based on initial plans
  • Acquire financing
  • Sign Construction Contract and make deposit
  • Break ground!
  • Construction (8-10 months)


Every project proceeds differently, providing opportunities and constraints impossible to anticipate prior to the building phase. But that's what we do. Problem solve the issues and capitalize on the possibilities as we implement the ideal design. Contact Us today to set up an intial meeting at get your project started.