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Design/Build - how to separate the costs

Janet D
26 days ago

We’re working with an architect who owns a design/build firm. He does offer design-only. We never stated or signed that we would use him for the whole thing, but there was definitely that ”feeling”. Now that we’re about to get the full set of plans, we told him that we’re going to bid it out. I’m hoping that his bid is competitive because I think his construction guy knows what he’s doing. It just seems financially irresponsible not to get some other eyes on the project. The scope is the overhaul of a 2700 sq ft ranch and will include an addition to bring it to just over 4000 sq ft. We’ve given him $15K and he has asked for 10K more. Is that reasonable for the design part?

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