Our Process

Better Building by Design

For almost all projects, including our work with outside architects, Meadowlark takes a design+build approach, which we believe helps our clients maximize their budget and make good decisions about their most important investment. There are plenty of good reasons to consider a design-build approach to your project:

  • The time from start of design to finish of construction is usually faster
  • The biggest cost savings in any project comes from value-engineering from the start of design, not from wringing cost from materials at the end
  • The builder can often identify ways to save money before the plans are finalized
  • The designer can consult with the people responsible for building the project
  • You’ll get to set expectations with your builder and project manager before construction starts
  • You’ll get a better handle on finishes before construction starts
  • You’ll usually get a better product in the end, delivered with greater efficiency

Architecture, finishes and construction details are planned in tandem with designers, homeowners and project managers at the same table. Our process maximizes creativity while keeping your budget front-and-center.

Meadowlark uses 3-D design software customized to generate life-like detail in our architectural designs. We can also provide full energy modeling services to help our clients make good decisions about their most important investment.


Dream

Dream

Your Vision. Our process begins either in our design center or in the comfort of your own home. In our Preliminary Planning phase we help you explore your ideas with a process designed to help you organize your thoughts.

We look at budgeting for the project as well as zoning and site restrictions to ensure that plans come to fruition. We develop multiple concepts to stimulate creativity and ideas. It is not uncommon for parts of all design concepts presented (as well as a few new ones!) to end up in the final plan – The Preliminary Planning phase is part feasibility study and part creative charrette.

Design

Design

A Home You’ll Love. Great planning is a big key to a project’s success. In this stage of the project we flesh out concepts and develop details. We weave shapes, light and textures to help create your unique vision of home. Functionality is designed from the start for our smart, efficient homes.

We’ll make sure final materials and plans fall neatly into place and organize a final review of selections and building components. Our fixed-price bid includes all of the project requirements and costs so that you can count on the budget we present.

Build

Build

For the Long Term. We provide superior craftsmanship with our own crews and team members. Here is where you will realize the benefit of tight project management, no-nonsense budgeting in the Design phase and a single point of accountability delivered with a personal touch.

You’ll also discover a better way to build. Our projects contain the best workmanship and the best technology for a high-performing and durable home. We build tomorrow’s homes today: comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient.

Live

Live

Your Life. With a Meadowlark home, health and comfort are built in. We provide a 3-year bumper to bumper warranty for your peace of mind. Our diverse team helps our clients maintain and improve their homes in the years to come. You can rest easy knowing we are always here to help you with anything you might need for your home.

Be Happy

Be Happy

Our Promise. We’ll always put quality first. Your project will stay on track until it is complete. We’ll communicate in a thorough and timely manner. You’ll get a fair and honest price – before construction starts!