Q: How does Momentum Construction differ from a typical construction company?
A: Momentum is a Design/Build remodeling company. That makes us different from a typical construction company because we simplify—and are accountable for—the whole process. You work directly with one company that’s responsible for both the designing and building of your project, from concept to clean up.
This also simplifies communication because you have a relationship with only one company (Momentum) instead of two (construction company and a design company/architect). It’s a simplified model that reduces mistakes that often crop up as a result of miscommunication between three parties. Your project benefits through lower overall costs and faster project delivery.
Q. Comparing different contractors, why do I want to work with Momentum Construction?
A. Momentum’s owner, Mike Smith, holds a degree in engineering and has built his company to approach projects as unique undertakings instead of cookie cutter solutions. We are problem-solvers, but even before that, our engineering approach allows us to be problem-avoiders. Our attention to front-end planning and design helps us complete your project on time and on budget.
Q: I’m concerned about people I don’t personally know coming and going from my house. How do you manage security?
A: Momentum Construction controls who accesses your house. Our subcontractors are not given keys. We do not employ day laborers. We do not use lock boxes. We value your privacy and respect your home the way we would want ours respected.
Q: Is Momentum Construction licensed?
A: Momentum is licensed and insured. We have a Georgia Residential and Light Commercial license (RLCO002075) and a California General Contractors license (B830263). As of July 1, 2008, the state of Georgia requires a license for any individual performing work in excess of $2,500 with the exception of some specialty trades. See the State Licensing Boards for additional information: http://sos.georgia.gov/plb/contractors/default.htm and http://www.cslb.ca.gov/
Q: Does Momentum Construction use subcontractors?
A: Yes, we do use subcontractors for a number of reasons. They allow us to focus on managing the whole renovation process so that work is completed as scheduled and no detail is overlooked. Our team of subcontractors are each experts in their respective fields and allow us to be the experts at ensuring your project is completed in a timely manner and with attention to creating a high quality result.
Q: Is it a better investment to remodel a kitchen or a bathroom?
A: Both kitchen and bathroom remodels are good investments because—more so than any other renovations—they are typically recovered when you sell your house. If you’re not sure whether to invest in a kitchen or bathroom, you may want to consider which will most increase your enjoyment of your home while you’re still there.
To optimize your return on investment, and to avoid over-building or under-building in relation to the value of your house, here’s a helpful budgetary rule of thumb: A good guideline for a kitchen remodeling budget is between 15% and 18% of your home’s value and between 10% and 12% for a master bathroom.
Q: During a kitchen or bathroom remodel, will the house be without water?
A: Only during very short periods while we’re working will you be without water. Through most of the renovation, you’ll have full use of plumbing throughout the rest of your house.
Q: What are the advantages of a using a Design/Build remodeling company?
A: Since Momentum doesn’t outsource your design, the buck stops with us. We design it, we build it, we take full responsibility for the entire project from concept to clean up. We’re your single point of responsibility for delivering a quality remodeling project, on time, on budget, and on schedule.