South Face Design/Build
SOUTH FACE has built about 200 projects throughout the
Upper Valley area of Vermont & New Hampshire, from Lyme to Ludlow,
Woodstock to Hanover. Ranging from small renovations and remodels to large
custom houses, these projects all get the same professional, sensitive,
small-company attention. Some have been architect-designed or sketched
on a napkin by the owner, but most have been SOUTH FACE designed, in close
collaboration with the owner. Most of our clients are professionals or managers, people who have the intelligence, sensitivity and curiosity to want something a little different, special, and uniquely theirs. They are willing to pay a little more, but live in the real world of budgetary constraints. They appreciate our concern for costs and knowledge of where to make needed cuts to maximize savings while minimizing the impact on the finished product. We also appreciate the occasional high-end project where quality is the overriding factor, and we get to show off our talents. But, the client's needs and wants (not ours) shape the project all the way through.
Although you are not committed to having South Face do
the construction on our designs (nor are we committed to only building
SOUTH FACE designs), we feel our reputation for client satisfaction is
based on the smooth and efficient design/build process, taking the project
from concept through to completion. We bring design-conciousness to the
job-site and reality to the drawing board.
Actually the drawing board is now an efficient CAD system.
Our drafting, scheduling, estimating and billing systems have been computerized
for more than 15 years, allowing us to offer an equitable billing system
called Savings/Overrun Sharing. Builder and client work together to keep
costs down by careful tracking and periodic analysis of budget versus detailed
printouts of actual costs. Computers are but tools; our people are very
human refugees of the 60's with a concern for energy, our environment, and producing something of lasting value.