Instead of hiring an architect or designer to design a project, who then assigns tasks to several contractors, Henderer Design + Build controls every aspect from start to finish. Bids aren’t passed along to subcontractors – estimates are written here, by the same people who design and will then build to fit a reliable budget.
A home tailored to you
You’ve been imagining and gathering ideas for your home remodeling for some time, investing your heart and energy into planning your dream home. We respect this process and its end result – a home that’s unique and special, a statement of your personal aesthetic. At Henderer Design + Build, we design spaces tailored to your specific needs and taste. We work closely with you to determine design priorities, materials selection, and the budget. Your design inspiration, wants, and needs are our greatest concern. You’ll get custom, design solutions unique to your project.
A Prompt estimate – and a reliable budget
As designers and builders under the same roof, Henderer has a unique ability to estimate costs within a surprisingly short time. We can examine all the trade offs of all your project’s structural, financial, and design challenges at the same time, balancing and re-balancing priorities with you as the process moves forward. But can we give you an estimate when first we meet? No one can. Instead, we quickly give you a rough estimate based on the costs of recent comparable projects. Then we explore the project as envisioned by you. What structural changes must be made? What finishes do you want on new surfaces? What remedial work must be done alongside the remodeling? Professionals know these all effect the bottom line, and must be considered before an estimate can be relied upon. Once we’re sure of the actual project scope, you’ll get a precise cost estimate you can rely on.
Tradespeople who realize the job-site is your home
Our talented local crews work only on approved schedule; and are chosen by Henderer for their demonstrated regard for your privacy and property. You‘ll find them conscientious, clean, and just as dedicated to your project as you are. All carry the appropriate licenses, workers’ compensation insurance and general liability insurance for their trade. Each member of our team shares an unwavering commitment to quality and client satisfaction. Before work begins, we discuss with you the work being undertaken and the logistics involved, so you’ll know what to expect. And if there’s ever a question, we have the accurate answers. This critical communication makes sure we’re meeting your expectations on scheduling, budget, and quality every step of the way.
Answers to Common Questions
What is Design + Build?
We’re designers and builders in one company. That means we examine the trade-offs of all your project’s structural, financial, and design challenges at the same time. That means the total project works within your budget constraints with no hidden costs. Watch our film explaining our approach above.
Can you provide an estimate?
Accurate project costs are a unique advantage to working with designers and builders in one company. We will quickly give you a rough estimate based on the costs of recent comparable projects. The most precise estimate is the result of preliminary design work, after we’ve discussed the project scope in terms of structure and finishes.
Do you work outside of Corvallis?
Yes, we serve clients within a 45 mile radius of Corvallis, including Eugene, Albany, and Salem.
How should we prepare for starting our project?
First, know what you want to accomplish. Do you need more living space or less? Would you like a new kitchen? A new master bedroom suite? More storage? The same considerations apply to a custom ground-up project. Ask yourself what problems you hope to solve with the project. Make two lists: A “Must-have” and a “Wish” list.
- The Must-have list includes things you can’t live without – new air-conditioning, a granite kitchen counter, a larger shower, etc.
- The Wish list is for features you could sacrifice to fit your budget.
Collect magazine pictures, create a Pinterest Board or bookmark Houzz projects. Know your budget, but be careful of preconceived ideas of costs. Often clients will abandon ideas before bringing them to the discussion because they’ve assumed their wants are too expensive. Let us help by letting us know all of your wants! There may be alternative solutions which are less costly, or you may be working under a misconception of real costs.
When we meet with prospective clients, we invariably find that adding space and remodeling their homes or starting with a custom home has been a long-held intention. You have some solid ideas about what you want and need; sometimes distinct, sometimes vague. Our skills include listening and giving form to ideas like these. Our engagement with you and your project begins there, and doesn’t end until the last coat of paint is dry and the final run of our vacuum cleaner over your new floor. In between our first meeting and our last comes a complex process that we’ve learned to manage well and with enthusiasm, giving you the best in personal service. We start with a meeting, contact us to schedule.
Can I build green?
Yes! We take the most conservation-minded approach which is to build a solid, durable, and well insulated home that will last for years and years. We use green building practices on every project, and incorporate green and energy-saving materials and appliances. Share with us your green building ambitions, and together we’ll create a plan for a healthy, efficient and stylish home remodel or custom build.