Our Process: A Six Step Approach To Quality

Our refined process is what sets us apart as a premier renovation destination.

Step 1:
Video Call With Catalyst

Estimated Time: 2-3 weeks

After we gather your initial information, you will meet with Catalyst's Founder / Sales Director, to discuss your project in more detail. During this meeting, we will discuss your project goals, constraints, budget, and timeline. This meeting will also be a chance for us to explain our process and answer any questions you may have to see if Catalyst is the right fit for you!

Step 2:
Pre-Construction Proposal

Estimated Time: 2-3 weeks after video call

We'll provide you with a formal pre-construction proposal that will outline the deliverables and costs related to the planning of your project. There will be documentation of existing conditions and project scope included, as well as a comparison of the desired budget to what the work is projected to cost. We are happy to set up an in-person meeting to review the pre-construction proposal and your space prior to approval.

Step 3:
Kick Off Meeting

Estimated Time: 2-3 weeks after Pre - Construction Proposal Agreement

With approval of the pre-construction proposal, a meeting with Catalyst's design team will take place on-site, to discuss everything you hope to accomplish with the project, to introduce ourselves, and get to know you and your space a little better.

Step 4:
Drawing, Scope, and Budget Review

Estimated Time: 4-6 weeks after Kick Off Meeting

From here, we'll review layout options presented in the first draft of drawings and revise as necessary, we'll review budget and scope implications as necessary, and we'll highlight any changes since initial budget conversations. At this stage we'll revise drawings / scope as necessary to meet budgetary needs.

Step 5:
Drawings &
Budget Approval

Estimated Time: 4-8 Weeks, or as long as necessary for review

Catalyst will finalize the permit package by adding structural elements to the architectural drawings based on approved layout. Design feasibility will be confirmed with our production team, and quotes will be gathered from sub-trades as necessary. Additionally, Catalyst's design team will provide you with an Interior Design Proposal and will help you with making any required selections for the project.

Step 6:
Final Estimate and Construction Preparation

Estimated Time: 4-8 weeks

At this stage, the permit is applied for, the scope of work and construction details are clear, and all selections are finalized. Catalyst will be working to firm up all construction - related pricing, and integrate any selections, overages or credits into the final estimate. Once complete, you will receive your Final Estimate for approval. We will introduce you to our construction team and arrange a kick off meeting where we will answer any questions you may have about the construction process. From here, your start date is confirmed, and work is soon to begin! Construction schedule, payment schedule, and construction contract are released. Purchase orders for the project are issued, and selections are purchased.
Your dream home is on its way!