3 Common Questions About UBuildIt Answered
Building or remodeling your home is a big step, and UBuildIt is here to help. Our consulting services are designed around YOU so that YOU are in control of the entire project with no hidden costs or surprises. We work with our clients to come up with the best solutions for their projects—after all, this is the place you live! The following are common questions we receive from potential clients, and our answers.
Do I have time to use UBuildIt rather than hiring a general contractor?
It’s true that any home construction project requires some time commitment from the owner even if you hire a contractor. We generally notice UBuildIt clients spending an average of 6-8 hours per week doing construction administration of their project (this amount can start higher and decrease as the project nears completion). Keeping track of your builder often takes the same time each week.
If you choose UBuildIt Plus (Construction Management), you generally spend 1-3 hours doing general overview of your project, controlling your checkbook, and communicating with your UBuildIt Consultant. With complete awareness of what’s happening, you are able to delegate the daily scheduling to your UBuildIt Consultant and carry on with the rest of your life.
Does UBuildIt really cost less than a builder?
A General Contractor fee is typically between 10- 15% quoted, plus 15- 25% markup buried in their construction labor and materials costs. At UBuildIt, every dollar spent on your project goes straight to your project with no markups or hidden cushions. Just like general contractors, UBuildIt clients buy construction labor and materials at wholesale prices.
We establish a flat fixed consulting fee up front, paid in progress to consult your project. The UBuildIt consulting fee typically averages between 8-10% of wholesale for new construction with no markup on labor and materials, ever. For remodels or additions, the UBuildIt client the typical average fee is between 10-15% of wholesale with no markups.
With no markups or hidden fees, UBuildIt clients are spending 20-30% less on their projects than people hiring a general contractor.
How do I control the project if I don’t know anything about building?
With UBuildIt on your side, there is absolutely no construction experience necessary—you won’t even have to pick up a hammer! Our highly experienced construction consultants take your plans and translate them into a logistical schedule. All you have to do is tell us what you want! With our expert oversight every step of the way, you will have a customized construction plan that specifies what is going to happen and when. With UBuildIt, you’re in great hands!