Our Design-Build Process

Why a Contractor's Remodeling Process Matters

You've started your research, and you have a short list of contractors. How do choose one that will give you a great experience?

We believe a client's experience—positive or negative—can usually be traced back to the process used for project delivery. “Project delivery” refers to the methods implemented to plan, design, and construct your remodeling project.

If you value a low-stress remodeling experience, start by choosing a method of project delivery that maximizes up-front planning and minimizes unpleasant surprises. McLennan's process is based on the Design-Build method of project delivery, which is proven to provide the smoothest, most efficient and rewarding experience for client and contractor alike.

Below is a walk through our five-step Design-Build process, and a brief introduction to the team members you'll meet along the way.

Design Phase

Steps 1-3

1: Discover

Virtual Consultation

Client Needs & Vision
Process & Comparables
Compatibility Check

More about the Virtual Consultation

2: Explore

Preliminary Design

On-Site Evaluation
Initial Concepts
Preliminary Budget

More about Preliminary Design

3: Define

Design Development

Renderings & Revisions
Product Selections
Customization & Approval

More about Design Development

Team Members You'll Meet in the Design Phase

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Tim McLennan

With nearly thirty years of construction experience, Tim is a wealth of remodeling knowledge, and he loves to connect with clients through virtual consultations and on-site evaluations.

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Trish Barley

Trish has a passion for understanding our clients' needs and dreams. She is an enthusiastic and gifted guide who leads clients through the selections process to design a space they'll love.

Build Phase

Steps 4-5

4: Build

Scheduling & Construction

Permits & Planning
Project Management

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5: Enjoy

Project Completion

Professional Cleaning

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Team Members You'll Meet in the Build Phase

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Marsha Hanna

Marsha leads our Production team to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with delighted clients. She is a gifted manager and client support specialist.

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Ryan Snyder

Ryan brings strong project leadership and people skills to the jobsite to deliver high-quality projects with superb detail-management.

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Matt Wagner

Matt contributes a lifetime of carpentry experience to projects large and small. He finds closing a job with a delighted client extremely rewarding.

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Want to Chat about Your Remodel?

Virtual consultations are a free, convenient way for you to ask questions and discern the next right step toward your remodeling goals.