Our proven design-build general contracting process delivers results
Lipka Builders completes custom residential and commercial construction projects in Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley. Whether you’re remodeling or starting fresh with a new construction, our team executes every single design-build with skill and care.
Take a peek behind the scenes of our tried-and-true, stress-free custom design-build process. It starts with a consultation, during which we discuss every last detail of your project. Next comes design, which includes establishing a project budget, drawing up a planning agreement and fee, and preparing conceptual drawings and specs. When you green-light these preliminary plans, the selection process begins. Final plans include a clearly defined scope of work. With a roster of trusted subcontractors and suppliers, we provide a firm, fixed project price before you sign off on a construction agreement. During the construction process, we provide daily updates and regular progress meetings, as well as a client walk-through at the mechanical stage, at the beginning of the finish stage, and at the end of construction. We will address and resolve any issues at a final walk-through within two months of completion.
Throughout every step of the process, we consider green building options. This means accounting for energy and water usage, indoor environmental quality, materials, and the building’s impact on the site. Certain building techniques can increase a building’s green rating, including proper insulation and air barriers, as well as energy star-rated doors, windows, heating and cooling equipment, and appliances. The most widely used green building rating system, LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, measures savings in water, energy, and resources.