We all have that perfect dream home that we envision in our mind. Yet many of us don’t realize that our dream home may just be where we are right now. Custom building a home usually entails a stunning kitchen, a luxurious shower with an elegant soaking tub, a working space isolated from others in the house, or maybe even an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in the backyard as a getaway space. The truth is that most, if not all, of those dream spaces can be readily implemented in your existing home.
Home remodeling can be small, large or mega scale but no matter the size of your project, it is wise to consult a licensed general contractor who can guide you through the process, which usually involves design, architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and of course, the permitting process prior to construction stage.
Joe Glazer, a member of the Glazer Family who owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Super Bowl champion shared his magical insight on winning, “If you want to know the road ahead, ask the person who’s been there.” We found that person, 10 Super Bowl appearances, 7 victories, Tom Brady.” Indeed, it is a wise saying that should be applied in your journey to the home renovation process: Find someone who’s been there and done that.
You can always find a general contractor but finding an experienced, professional builder that you feel connected to and trust is paramount. Tailoring a home to meet your personal style takes commitment from both parties and requires constant, open communication to ensure a successful project experience. While pricing is a valid consideration, it should not be the first or even the second qualification in choosing the right company for your project. It is worth noting that too many homeowners focus on pricing in choosing a builder and/or designer, whereas the independent proposals may not even be an apple-to-apple comparison to begin with. The ancient saying of penny wise but pound foolish should be considered as your guiding principle before making a final decision.
The most practical approach to finding your perfect fit is by getting an in-depth consultation from at least two licensed professionals, who are willing to take the time to visit and carefully evaluate the scope of your project needs.
CHISEL & TOOL, a division of Bliss Holding Group Inc. (est. 2003) is a fully licensed general contracting firm serving the residential and commercial needs of Southern California communities with the utmost integrity. From design concepts to building completion, our valuable insights, level of detail and craftsmanship will be seen through every step of the process. We take the time to understand our clients’ needs and vision, avoid unnecessary spending, and plan with efficiency and functionality. With the highest standards of professional ethics, we commit to turn your vision into reality and only build what’s best for you.
The Principal, Isaac Bliss Tanihaha, is a 19-year construction industry veteran with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Construction Engineering Management from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). With a wide base of applied knowledge and experiences, the principal’s engagement is assured in every Chisel & Tool’s project success.