ARE ESTIMATES FREE?

Estimates are free for the Owner of the listed project address. If you are not the Owner, then a $350.00 Estimate Fee will apply, but if Sanz Construction is chosen as your Contractor for the project then the $350.00 will be credited to the Final Invoice. 


I AM NOT THE OWNER OF THE PROJECT, WHY AM I BEING CHARGED FOR AN ESTIMATE?

From the initial phone call, scheduling an appointment, having the Contractor visit the project, developing an Estimate, and answering general/specific questions through email and/or phone calls; the entire Estimate process requires our undivided attention. We strive to provide the attention to detail each project, either current or potential, deserves beginning with the Estimate. Through the entire Estimate process and with our attention to detail a single Estimate requires an extensive amount of time before it can be sent to the recipient. Unfortunately, in our experience, non-owners of the listed project address typically wish to use our services as a means of negotiating with a seller, for instance, with no intention of working with our organization. Therefore, in order to appropriate our time wisely we charge $350.00 for Estimates for non-owners of the listed project address. However, if Sanz Construction is selected as your Contractor for the project then the $350.00 will be credited to the Final Invoice. We do waive the Estimate fee for Professional Management Companies. 


DO YOU OFFER FREE DESIGNS/PLANS?

For certain projects we may include, at our discretion, a preliminary and complementary floor plan or layout design, such as with a kitchen renovation. On the other hand, we do not offer free Plans, but we can get you pointed in the right direction. Please give us a call for more details.


WHY DOESN'T MY ESTIMATE INCLUDE FINISH ITEMS IN THE PRICE?

We give our clients the freedom to select all their finish items for their project. Therefore, it is really up to you on how much you are looking to spend on your finish items because we do not have any control over those costs. Over the years we have developed great relationships with vendors throughout the San Gabriel Valley that are ready to assist you on your finish item selections. 


I RECEIVED AN ESTIMATE AND READY TO MOVE FORWARD, NOW WHAT?

The next step is to sign and return the approved Estimate. Once received, we will begin working on a Contract for your approval and signature. When we have obtained a signed Estimate, Contract, and any supporting documents then we can schedule a start date. Then, construction begins!


I WANT TO REMODEL, RENOVATE OR ADD TO MY HOME, WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP?

The first step to a successful remodel, renovation or room addition begins with an approved set of plans, stamped by the City's Building Department. Don't have an approved set of plans? That's OKAY! We can help get you pointed in the right direction. Please give us a call for more details.


DO I NEED A PERMIT FOR MY PROJECT?

We highly recommend you contact your local Building Department for any questions regarding permits, plans, and requirements. For most projects it is safe to assume that a permit is generally required. 


WHEN CAN YOU START MY PROJECT? AND HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Projects are scheduled based on our current availability. While we do our best to complete a project in a timely manner, things happen, often times beyond our control. Such items include, but not limited to; current work schedule, holidays, strikes, work shortage, material shortage, acts of God, weather, Owner delays, etc. 


WHAT ARE CHANGE ORDERS? AND, CAN I AVOID THEM?

A Change Order is work that is added to or subtracted from the initial agreed upon Scope of Work. At Sanz Construction, we understand that construction can become very overwhelming, very quickly! We do our best to provide an Estimate that encompasses all the Scope of Work being asked of us to perform. Additionally, we understand that a budget is typically established before a project begins and unforeseen Change Orders can impact that budget. However, the reality is that nearly 95% of projects contain Change Orders due to unforeseen conditions. Change Orders can include, but not limited to; adding work, subtracting work, mold remediation, structural repairs, reimbursements, etc. Unfortunately, we cannot foresee all that may happen on a project, however, with over 30 years of experience we do our best in educating our clients of what may happen once construction begins. 


WHY CAN'T YOU GIVE ME A "BALL PARK" PRICE OVER THE PHONE/EMAIL?

We understand the convenience of receiving a "Ball Park" price to establish a budget, determine if a project is worth pursuing, etc., however, it is very difficult to provide a "Ball Park" price. Why? There are many factors used to establish a price for a project, including; but not limited to: Scope of Work, location, equipment accessibility, work schedule, etc. Without knowing these crucial elements and a site visit we cannot provide a "Ball Park" price.