From small kitchen extensions to dream additions, we excel in working hand in hand with our customers from the conception stage of a project through the final building stages. Our goal is to build positive, long-lasting relationships with our customers, their friends and families. We achieve this by using quality craftsmanship, dependability, honesty, and excellent project management as our main tools.
Regardless of the size or scope of your project, it must start with a carefully crafted design which expresses your individual tastes. Distinctive Carpentry can provide design services to ensure all aspects of your project meet your needs and desires. We make sure to design in accordance with local and international building codes as well as achieving the highest energy standards that are conducive to your project and budget.
The second phase of your project is pre-construction. Distinctive Carpentry will ensure all construction drawings are completed in a timely manner and all necessary permits are applied for. Depending on your project you may need one or several permits. Most projects will require a general building permit. If you are building an addition or custom home, zoning and storm water management permits may be required.
The final part of your project is the actual building phase. After all permits have been issued, a project schedule will be finalized and the construction can begin. The project schedule will show you the day-to-day estimated progress of your project and will be updated weekly as needed. We believe that the key to successful project management is communication; we will communicate with you face to face every day of the project, if possible, and we recommend at least one hour each week is set aside to discuss the project’s progress and review any changes or needed selections.
Distinctive Carpentry is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a certified renovator and will test the existing surfaces for the presence of lead paint before any project is started on a structure that was built before 1978. If lead paint is present all work will be completed in accordance with the EPAs Lead Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule. Following this procedure will add cost to your project but will protect not only the health of your children, yourself and the environment but also with ensure that no delays are created due to EPA enforcement actions due to code violations.
As with all of our projects, we will finish your job as per the original scheduled completion date. Upon final punch-list and inspections by township officials, your project will be complete. All workmanship is guaranteed for two years or when property is sold, whichever comes first.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any building needs and are looking for a contractor that truly cares about craftsmanship and long lasting relationships.