Frequently Asked Questions
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How much of the redesign is Scott James Construction responsible for?
Our skilled general contractor will manage your renovation from start to finish. You can count on us to design your space and build it from the ground up.
At Scott James Construction, our licensed and insured professionals will work with you to go over the best options for your space and budget. You do not have to worry about hiring multiple companies for different elements of the project, we are capable of handling the entire remodeling job or custom build from start to finish. We will keep you informed throughout the entire process and make sure we are not done until you are satisfied.
How did Scott James Construction get its start?
We started as a family-owned business 35 years ago.
Scott James Construction was established in Arlington, CA in 1986 and since then, we have expanded to service much of Southern California. To learn more about our custom homes or to find out how we can best serve you in your area, call today at (951) 545-3090.
What are the benefits of remodeling my home?
Renovating your home or adding a custom room addition is a great way to add value to your property and make your home more comfortable.
There are many good reasons to get home remodeling services. Just a few benefits include:
- new, energy-efficient appliances and upgraded electrical
- convenient of additional space and storage
- added efficiency and functionality to your property
- reimaging a space for a new purpose
- enjoying your home in a new light without having to move!
What if my renovation project requires a permit?
Our team will handle any permitting for kitchen and bathroom renovations, custom room additions and garage updates.
You can talk to our general contractor or bathroom and kitchen remodeling contractor about which service is right for you by calling (951) 545-3090.
Call (951) 545-3090 today to speak with a skilled general contractor serving the Riverside, CA area. Be sure to ask us about our discount for law enforcement officers, military members and single moms.
What is a general contractor?
When you begin planning a remodeling or construction project, you’ll quickly realize how many different specialists are required to complete the work. Think about a project as small as kitchen remodeling where you’ll need a flooring contractor, cabinetry specialist, plumber, electrician, and more.
A general contractor hires and organizes all the different teams required to complete your project. Scott James Construction has both an in-house team and a number of specialist subcontractors, all of whom have proven themselves to stand by our values of honest hard work and integrity.
What does a general contractor do?
As your general contractor, we will perform a range of tasks. During the initial consultation and planning phase, we will help you settle on the design and materials you want. For construction projects, we will also work with architects and blueprints. During the building phase, we play both the role of highly skilled craftspeople and the role of managing subcontractors.
How does a general contractor prepare an estimate?
Our estimates are calculated based on:
- Type, quality, and quantity of materials required
- Labor required to complete the project
- Specialist subcontractors
- Overall size and scope of the project
- Duration of the project
With this information, we’ll draft an accurate quote that stays within your budget.
Are you insured?
Yes! Every member of our team and every subcontractor we employ is fully insured. We take every precaution to limit your personal liability while we’re on the job.
Are you licensed?
Yes, we are proud to be a licensed general contracting company with a broad range of certifications.
Does my remodeling job need a permit?
It depends on the size and type of remodeling job. The best thing to do is to call us and speak to one of our experts. In almost every case, we will apply for the proper building permits for you. This is one of the main benefits of hiring a general contractor for your remodeling job.
As a side note, we take great care to stay updated on all recent changes to local building code regulations. It is important to us—for our reputation, licensing, and our client’s safety—that everything we do is compliant with local guidelines.
At what point in the planning should I hire a general contractor?
It really depends on the type of project you’re pursuing. If you’re working on a home addition or new construction (residential or commercial) that requires an architectural blueprint, it’s best to get that organized first. We have lots of experience working with drafters and architects directly, as well as with their technical plans.
If your project doesn’t require architectural plans, then it’s best to get us on the job right away. It’s much easier and more efficient to see a project through from beginning to end than to start somewhere in the middle of someone else’s work.
How do I find out how much my project will cost?
Give us a call and speak to an expert. Once we sit down with you to sort out the details and construction schedule, we’ll be in a good place to determine your cost of general contracting services.
We’re looking forward to hearing from you!