Through a refined process and skilled project management we are able to move from design concepts through to their realization, staying on schedule and in steady communication with our clients. We find our clients prefer to be informed about the process — and the status — of their projects, so we always provide an efficient flow of information and respond promptly to calls. Below is a quick look at what can be expected at every stage of an Oriole project.
Consultation with Landscape Designer
We’ll gain a clear picture of your objectives, wish list, and the demands of the site. We’ll also leave you with our information package to give you the details you need about working with us.
We present our proposal for design work and review the Design Contract. We’ll go over the process in detail including project timelines. With your approval of the Contract we can move forward with the design development.
…Deposit fee for design development (50%).
We’ll make a pre-arranged visit to take measurements, photos and review the relevant issues of your property.
We invite you to the Oriole office for a review of the base plan and proposed design concepts. This is a great opportunity to give your input and discuss any necessary revisions. We’ll also provide an estimated cost for the proposed construction.
Final Design Plan
Once we’ve finalized the concepts into a cohesive design plan, we can review it in detail together. And now that we’ve identified each element and the materials, we can go over the final estimate and schedule line by line. With your approval we can start making it happen!
…Payment for balance of design phase and deposit for construction phase (30%).
We’ll take care of the ordering your materials, securing locates and permits where needed, coordinating any specialty trades and reviewing your site for construction details. Everyone involved is well informed on the plan details to ensure a smooth flow during installation.
Our crews, equipment and foreman are on site and making it happen. We’ll make every effort to keep disruptions and mess to a minimum. We’ll provide weekly project reports so you’re always fully informed on the progress, and we can make sure you’re pleased with our work. Feel free to speak with your foreman at any time, or contact our office with any questions or comments if preferred.
With the close of the construction phase, we’ll do a walk-through together to identify any issues, questions or unfinished items. Any incomplete items will be resolved promptly and before the project is considered complete.
We’ll meet again for a closure meeting once every detail is complete. This is always such a pleasure for us because it’s the point where our clients are newly aware of the wonderful enhancement to their home and their lives.
…Presentation of final invoices.
If you’re interested in further enhancing your home and life by leaving the ongoing care in someone else’s hands, ask us about our garden maintenance service.
With your approval, a photographer will visit to capture images of your new landscape for use in publications and award submissions.