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Our design-build process

With superior craftsmanship and a design-build process tailored to your home, we renovate and remodel rooms and exteriors that stand the test of time. This is how our design-build process works:

Phase One: We Partner

In-Home or Online Consultation
Initial evaluation of project with homeowner.
Design Agreement
Flexible design retainer which expands or contracts based on your needs, with realistic target budget.
Project Survey
On-site measure, evaluation, photography, and design goal interview.

Phase Two: We Design

Concept Design
Creative exploration of design options, based on project survey with floor plans, 3D drawings, and refined target budget.
Design Development
Consolidation of concept designs with floor plans, elevations, 3D drawings, and fixture and finish selections. Preliminary estimate presented with detailed scope of work.
Contract Documents
Finalize fixture and finish selections, conduct trade walk-through, and develop contract documents. Health & Safety Plan is drafted for homeowner approval.

Phase Three: We Prepare

Construction Agreement
Fixed cost construction agreement with approved drawings, selections, and Health & Safety Plan.
Permit Drawing
Review final details, verify dimensions, orders, and selections. Submit permit set with engineering (if required) and construction details.
Design to Production Hand-Off
Construction prestart meeting with Production Manager, Project Manager, and on-site Lead Carpenter. Introduce production team and thoroughly review project with homeowner.

Phase Four: We Build

Our Production Process
Your health and safety is of the upmost importance to use. We take extra precautions to make sure your family and our production team work well together for a safe and successful project.
Job Site Set Up
The construction area is sealed off, reducing noise and exposure to the rest of the home.
Daily Cleanings
Jobsites are left broom clean at the end of every workday. All staff follow Health & Safety Plan procedures.
Weekly Meetings
Lead Carpenter communicates regularly with homeowners to update on project status and schedule.


About Us

Craftsman Design and Renovation is a nationally recognized design-build remodeling company with contractors who have a passion for Portland’s older homes. We love our work and the association it offers us with like-minded people, who value the history, craftsmanship, and beauty of vintage homes.