THE RAM PROCESS
CONCEPT THROUGH COMPLETION
Ram Construction is one of Charlotte’s only complete in-house construction firms, performing as both architect and builder. This means every project plan is 100-percent original and drawn by us, your custom home specialists, according to your exact specifications. Because of this, we’re able to save you time and money—therefore worry and stress—by streamlining the entire process from start to finish. You, the client, get an easy-to-understand, clearly defined analysis of your project.
Here’s how it all breaks down:
Our first step is to learn everything we can about the project you envision. It starts with us doing something few other builders take the time to do: Listen! We’ll listen as you tell us what’s most important to you about your new home or renovation. At some point in our meeting, we’ll ask questions, too. Together we’ll examine your property to determine layout and restrictions—if any—and from there establish general time-frame, budget, and discuss any concerns or anxieties you may have.
Next, our lead designer will work closely with you to develop a rough plan for what your project will look like once completed. Together, we’ll design a home with features that perfectly match your individual lifestyle and personality. We’ll come up with creative ideas to customize your living space, while also determining which aspects of your design are the most important based on your budget.
Here’s where our process really differs from that of traditional general contractors. Unlike some other builders, who conceal costs and often make dozens of unexpected (and expensive) change orders, we establish your project budget early, before plans are finalized. We provide up-front explanations of how much every feature adds to your project’s total value, so you can decide which of them you most want to keep.
Our detailed drawings represent your house with complete accuracy. These plans, once approved by the county, will be used to build your house. At this stage we also provide our unique 3-D virtual walkthrough to help you visualize the final product.
We’re proud of the long-standing relationships we’ve formed over the years with our subcontractors. Our project managers work closely with these professionals to complete your new home or renovation on-schedule.
THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS : MADE EASY AND SIMPLE
As part of our mission to make building or renovating your home easy and straightforward, we focus on effective communication. One of the best tools we have for this is Buildertrend, an online system that lets us—and more importantly, you—track progress on your home’s construction.
We Keep You In The Loop
Buildertrend gives you access to all important information about your home, from material orders to completion updates, even current cost reports. It instantly connects you to every party involved in building your home—including subcontractors, project managers, material distributors and, of course, us: your custom home builder.
TRACK PROJECT RUNNING TOTAL – Keeping track of how much money you have spent on your project is important. You can now easily view a categorized list so that you know exactly where each expense came from.
UPDATED CALENDAR – View the detailed calendar that tracks current project status, upcoming events, and important dates. Keeping yourself informed of the construction schedule has never been so easy!
SHARE YOUR PHOTO ALBUM – We keep you up to date on your project with a customized photo album. Share progress photos with your friends and family on your favorite social media sites!
EASY CHANGE ORDER APPROVAL – No more driving to the builder’s office, or finding a fax machine to approve that time critical change order request. With 24/7 web-based access, you can approve your change orders from any connected device.