Red Branch Outdoor Living
A consistent process to produce unique projects that create seamless transitions between indoors and outdoor and will impress your guests.
Our process is broken into 5 main steps that can take between 3 – 8+ months to complete. Seems like a long time (we know), but our process shows how your dream can become a reality. Don’t forget… We only accept 6 new clients per MONTH.
* Timelines may vary based on project complexity and size
a. Schedule an introductory call – 20 min
We’ll discuss what you are looking to have done, your timeline for the project, your budget, and answer any of your immediate questions.
b. On-Site Project Consultation – 60 min
We’ll continue the conversation to make sure we understand your project properly and answer any of your remaining questions about us. Our goal at the end of this meeting is to know if we want to work together.
c. Sign Design Agreement and Make Design Deposit
We apply all design payments toward the cost of construction.
a. Due Diligence
Property Documentation: We’ll work with you to obtain and review your property plat, existing architectural features, and HOA guidelines to ensure any necessary design constraints are accounted for.
Site Analysis: We’ll take comprehensive measurements of your property and chart your existing utilities.
Additional Professional Services: Soil tests, legal surveys, septic mapping, and other services are sometimes required. These services are billed separately and are not applicable to the Build Fee.
b. Design Kick-Off Meeting
Following our thorough Site Survey, embark on a design journey with our Design Kick-Off Meeting. We’ll dive into all the details from our due diligence, explore your design preferences, and gain inspiration from project photos
c. Round 1 Design – Establishing a Budget and Scope
Align your project’s budget and scope
– 1 conceptual sketch
– Proposal with pricing
– Inspirational page that provides pictures of suggested materials, colors, and design ideas
d. Personalized Material Selection
As we move into the Second Round of concepts, we’ll collaborate with you to make all the essential selections for your project. We offer guided vendor tours with Red Branch Outdoor Living, where we explore material options and gather samples together when applicable.
Round 2 Design/Details
To hone in on your Round 1 selected design with updated ideas and selections
1 updated sketch
Complimentary 3D Model
Proposal with pricing
Inspiration page – updated with your recent selections
e. Final Design Meeting
Finalize the design for your project and view the Construction Agreement
– Your refined sketch
– Complimentary 3D model
– Construction Agreement
– Additional Design Help
– Need to make substantial changes? No problem! Additional rounds of revisions will be billed as outlined in the Design Agreement.
f. Sign Construction Agreement and Make First Project Payment
Typical project deposits are 25% of the total project cost (less Design/Proposal Fee)
a. Detailed Construction Plans
A full set of construction details will be created for all structures of your project.
b. HOA & Permitting
Our documents have been designed to provide all of the information required by your HOA and we’re happy to field any further questions they may have. Additionally, Red Branch Outdoor Living will handle all permitting required for your project.
1. We will begin scheduling construction as soon as the Construction Agreement is signed. Start dates are a function of the HOA and permitting process, material and product availability, and our existing construction schedule.
2. Through the preparation phase, we will touch base with you weekly on progress.
d. Pre-Construction Meeting
Prior to construction, we will help you prepare for our arrival. We will conduct a meeting to walk you through our pre-construction checklist, explain what to expect during construction, and answer any remaining questions you may have.
a. Weekly Progress Updates
1. Estimated completion date
2. What we completed during the week
3. What we plan to complete next week
4. Anything you need to be aware of
5. Answer any questions you may have
b. Progress Payments
A progress payment schedule will be outlined in the Construction Agreement and is project specific.
c. Project Completion
It’s almost time for you to enjoy your new space! We will review your Red Branch Outdoor Living Maintenance Guide and our warranty process.
Your New Outdoor Living Space is Here! Imagine a special haven just steps away, where laughter and cherished moments shine, and the sun lifts your spirits. Whether it’s relaxing weekends or exciting gatherings, your stunning outdoor space becomes your personal oasis of beauty and leisure. Let’s make your dreams a reality!
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What Our Customers Say
Exceptional company! Very professional, polite, kept work area clean and always wanted to make sure you were satisfied with your project. My husband and I highly recommend Red Branch Construction for all of your projects!
I interviewed several contractors and ultimately hired Jacob Toler because he was far and away the best listener. He took the time to listen and understand what I wanted. We couldn't be more happy with the work his crews turned out and I would hire him again in a minutes
Being new to Alabama can be hard especially when choosing the right company to work on your home. From start to finish RedBranch Construction and there team worked hard to create a new and beautiful enclosed patio for my family. The team communicated very well and met all of our needs. It’s life changing when you work with people who care. I love my enclosed patio! This is the team you want.