Renovations

The Next Step Toward Your Dream Home


Are you taking a step toward creating the home of your dreams? Perhaps you would like to breathe new life into an old space in your home. Or, maybe you’ve invested in a house in the perfect location, and you’re planning a whole home renovation to make this house your dream home. Whether you’re starting with a complete vision for your space, or you’re working from a “blank canvas”, Buchanan Construction’s Renovations Division will work alongside you every step of the way. Applying both their many years of knowledge and creative ingenuity, our talented renovations team will work together with you to establish goals for both the design, and functionality of your new space.

Recently celebrating 15 years in business, Buchanan Construction is proud to serve our community, and fortunate to serve our clients as a partner in creating spaces they and their families will enjoy for years to come. Keep reading to learn more about renovating your space with Buchanan Construction.

Contracts

Buchanan Construction is financially strong, bonded, and has a superior credit rating. We are fully insured with worker’s compensation and general liability insurance and 100% dedicated to our client’s satisfaction.

To ensure that everyone is clear about the budget, scope, and billing practices during construction, we use AIA, cost-plus contracts.

The Renovation Design Process

We like to become involved during the preliminary design stage so we can provide ideas and options to keep your renovation within your desired budget.

At our initial meeting, we’ll talk about the vision you have for your new space. We prefer to work with a designer to make sure that you’re satisfied with the finished style — and the price. If you’ve already selected an architect or a designer, we’re happy to work with them. We can also provide a list of designers who specialize in your style of space/renovation.

Once the design development drawings are complete, we’ll provide a detailed estimate outlining all aspects of the cost to renovate your home. This estimate will provide all labor, material, and subcontractor quotes, including our fee. We believe in having an open-book policy with no hidden costs.

Vendor Discounts Passed on to You

We offer our clients a preferred vendor list for every project and every finishing touch. This list includes suppliers for each material category of your home: plumbing, lighting, tile, granite, wood floors, and more.

Some of these vendors offer us discounts of 15%-25% and we pass these same discounts on to you. Our best price is your best price; there are no hidden discounts that come back to us.

We know that the foundation of our reputation is the high level of trust our clients have in us. That’s why we provide materials at contractor discounted pricing and maintain an open-book policy.

Having decided to invest in your home, you should be able to trust the company you’ve selected to oversee your investment.

High Quality Carpentry

When it comes time to trim your new space, we employ our own in-house carpentry crew to make sure that these special finishing touches are made on schedule and at the highest level of craftsmanship. Having complete control of this highly skilled team also ensures that we achieve a cost-effective price for your finished space.

Our carpenters have the ability to frame, install exterior siding, and lay wood flooring, but our focus is interior trim, doors, and decorative timbers — the touches you expect from a custom home builder.

Green Building

We don’t construct renovations simply to exceed the building code — we construct renovations that will last a lifetime, and bring added value and functionality to your home. Energy efficiency is an essential part of this, to ensure a home’s durability, comfort, and long-term value. Rick Buchanan is a Certified Green Professional, his knowledge in Green Building will be valuable in selecting the best practice for your new space. Some of those options might include:

  • Foam insulation
  • Geothermal heat pumps
  • Reclaimed wood
  • Zero VOC paint
  • Radiant floor heat
  • LED light fixtures
  • And other greener, energy efficient options.

We are an Energy Star partner and build several homes each year to meet the Energy Star requirements.

Project Tracking Software

Our new online selection software ensures you’re in consistent communication with our team. Log in anywhere (even with your smart phone) to track the status of your new space’s construction.

View selections, allowances, photos, project schedules, and a questions list. If you forget to select something in time, our software will send you an email reminder about which selections are pending.

All building-related communication is logged in this central location for all of our suppliers, employees, supervisors, and project managers. The software simplifies the communication process to ensure that all of us are looking at the most accurate and current project decisions.

Design Center

Our office’s design center is the most extensive of its kind in Asheville. At your fingertips, in one convenient location, are samples of:

  • Installed tile
  • Wood floors
  • Natural stone
  • Fireplaces
  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Stucco
  • Interior trim
  • Beams
  • Ceiling options
  • Can light options
  • Cabinetry
  • And more!

Our design center is so extensive that you could select everything for your new space, right here!

If you’re not sure what colors will look the best in your space, don’t worry. We provide a professional interior designer to assist you with everything from paint colors, tile, stain, shingles, windows, granite, and more.

We also allow 15 hours for our designer to assist you with your colors at no cost to you.

Warranty Program

Our warranty program is one of the best available, and it’s very simple. If you are not happy with something during the first year in your new space, we want to make it right — so just let us know.

We complete the punch list prior to move in. Then we follow up during the first month to assess any outstanding issues you might have. If at any time during your first year you have an issue, you can call or email us. We’ll work with your schedule to resolve it.

I would be honored to meet with you and discuss your renovation project. You can contact me directly via:

email: mike@buchananconstruction.com
phone: office 828-650-6565; cell 828-702-1344