We are dedicated to optimizing the comfort, longevity, energy efficiency and operating costs of your home by providing professional design services, superior workmanship, state of the art methods and top rate materials. We don’t cut corners and we don’t compromise on what must be done to meet and surpass your needs and current construction codes.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” (Henry Ford). We believe that good communication can mitigate plan and specification flaws, control costs and deliver projects on time to your complete satisfaction. Our client portal software gives you access to your project on a real time basis thereby assuring full transparency on project progress, information and documentation.
Our goal is to provide the best solution that focuses on what you need and delivering the best value for your investment dollars. We start the process by having our project development specialist and architectural designer meet with you to outline your needs, ideas and vision. The design and build go hand-in-hand to ensure that the design meets your wants and that we’re able to efficiently build exactly what the needs and design call for.
Complete Design and Build Services
Upgrades and Remodels
We focus on results
We approach each project with the view to faithfully serving you by delivering outstanding results. We develop a unique and exclusive relationship with you to create a tailor-made plan to meet your specific needs and budget. We are involved in the planning, execution, oversight and follow up on each project and pride ourselves on quality, excellence and on-time delivery.
We are problem solvers
Problem solving and decision making are part of everyday life on most projects. We have a process – (i) clarify the issue(s) that gave rise to the problem; (ii) decide what do we need to correct exactly; (iii) understand what everyone’s interest is in order to help prioritize the corrective action(s) to be taken; (iv) list and evaluate possible solutions and select the best option in conjunction with the owner keeping in mind the law of unintended consequences that each option may create.
We are committed to success
“Desire is the key to motivation but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” (Mario Andretti).
That is the Urbacity commitment to you!
Workmanship and quality materials
During the consultation and design phases we encourage you to choose quality products and finishes to optimize the look and longevity of the work we do. We only hire qualified tradespeople and ensure that they ascribe to our philosophy of continuing education and training.
Safety is paramount
We take our safety seriously both on-site and off. Each construction team member is required to take regular safety training courses, our on-site foreperson is responsible to oversee and enforce all safety rules and procedures and we hire third-party safety consultants to pay regular visits to each project site
At Urbacity, clients, designers, employees, subcontractors and suppliers are an integral part of our design build team. Our focus is to deliver each project with a first rate, inclusive team dedicated to making your vision a reality. All on-site crews and subcontractors are licensed, experienced tradespeople fully insured and WSIB certified. Our core group of employees and managers includes qualified and experienced tradespeople, designers, team leaders, project managers, and project development specialists backed by an experienced management and finance team all with a willingness to work together, learn and improve at all levels.
Starting the Design Build Process
The process starts with our project development specialist and architectural designer meeting with you to outline your general needs, ideas and vision.
We then prepare a preliminary scope of work, rough conceptual drawings and estimated costs.
Once you review the preliminaries and expresses a desire to move forward with the project, we create a design development agreement outlining the basic design parameters. The process involves ongoing collaboration between the designer, you and the build team to produce a full design document that satisfies you, as well as ensuring that the build team can build it in a cost effective and structurally sound way.
Next Steps – Moving Forward
Upon successful completion of and agreement on the design phase, we provide you with final construction pricing, timelines and payment milestones along with high level detailed specifications and blueprints. After agreement on the above, we develop final schedules, specifications and allowances as well as the full construction contract for signature.
We then proceed on your behalf, to submit construction permit drawings which we send to the local municipality for their review and approval.
Building and Finishing
Upon approval of the building permit the construction work can begin at which point you get full access to our web-based construction management software system which provides project scheduling, project management, financial management, customer management and service management in a single suite.
Each project is assigned a dedicated professional foreperson responsible for supervising on-site staff and subcontractors as well as being the main point of contact for you during the construction phase.
We hire only the best tradespeople and subcontractors and select the best materials for each project to give you superior results. Our team leaders conduct regular onsite inspections to make sure the work meets the design and construction plans as well as our highest standards. At project end, we do a thorough inspection to ascertain that the delivered product is completed to your expectations.
The Urbacity warranty covers material and workmanship on all projects for a period of 5 years from date of completion.
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Improving your home or building something new is as challenging as it is important to you and your family. There are a lot of options to choose from and materials and technology are constantly on the move. But, we’re here to help.