Frequently Asked Questions

Custom projects have custom questions.
Here are some of the common ones.

Budgetary Estimates:

We will provide a rough order of magnitude regarding the cost of your project. However, a window package for the same project could cost $5000 or $25,000 depending on selections. Cabinetry could be $20,000 or $75,000 for the same size kitchen. When you factor in the 75-100 elements of a renovation project, it is impossible to predict a final price without all specifications in place.

Project Management & Communication:

All of our projects are managed with a cloud based tool called BuilderTrend. You will be given a login for your project, and in your portal you will be able to see all project documentation (drawings, scope of work, contract, etc), the payment and construction schedule, change orders, and daily updates from our staff.

Payment Schedule:

Generally there is a 20-30% deposit to order long lead time items, and the remainder of payments are in 10-15% portions based on completion milestones.

Construction Schedule:

Once we have an approved scope of work, we'll build out a construction schedule and it will be viewable on Buildertrend.

Project Pricing:

Catalyst provides fixed-price, lump sum pricing. We of course provide allowances for various finishes, but we do not break down costs line by line.

Staff & Sub Trades:

Catalyst has 12 full-time carpenters on staff. We subcontract to our professional trade partners for tasks like electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.