TEAM | DEPARTMENTS
FOUNDER | CEO
Rob Auger has spent the majority of his life working in and surrounded by the construction industry he has racked up almost two decades of experience in general contracting, design, new construction and development, making him a specialist in the industry and versed in even the most challenging projects.
Co-FOUNDER | PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
Principal Designer Jessica Lauren, backed by her 15+ years of combined design and construction industry experience, has the proven ability to lead projects from concept to completion. Just after college, she immediately kicked off her career in design working at an established full-service interior design firm in Palo Alto.
Our design team, led by Jessica Lauren, Founder and Principal Designer of ‘The Design Company’ which specializes in high end residential projects. Jessica has worked on a wide range of projects, both custom homes for end users and spec homes for developers. Jessica Lauren designed homes have sold anywhere from 2 million to 20 million dollars. She has a skilled talent for creating luxury designs using very affordable materials.
Deposits or working capital received are booked as a liability and assigned to an individual project on the balance sheet. This allows each project to have its own accounting to separate and track each project working capital account from another. For all subcontractor payments, we require invoices are submitted with conditional waivers for all payments sent to sub-contractors and unconditional final waivers upon final payment. This ensures there is a clear and concise paper trail for all vendor payments and eliminates property liens. Our accounting department facilitates vendor processing and payments twice per month.
Our animators do an amazing job of bringing homes to life with our photo realistic renderings and three-dimensional walkthroughs. As the design specs are developing, we update our walk through animations and renderings so the client can have a real life 3-dimensional photo realistic depiction of how the house will look when it is done. This service dramatically decreases client disappointments from not knowing how something will look until it's done, and change orders triggered from re-work.
Our drafting team are referred to as ‘walking codebooks’. With over 30 years of combined construction plan development experience, our construction plans and documents are incredibly detailed, easy to follow and builder friendly. Applying learned knowledge, our plans normally get through City and County Building Departments with minimal revisions.
Our purchasing department works closely with the design and construction teams to ensure scopes of work are specific to each trade and each project and encompass all of the detail needed to ensure all sub-contractor estimates are complete and accurate. This process is intended to help to reduce or prevent change orders and provide clarity to sub-contractors for accurate vendor pricing.
Our project management team is on site daily confirming adequate sub-contractor manpower, ensuring the of work being completed on a daily basis is consistent with the construction schedule, all work is being completed safely and with the utmost quality expected in all of our homes. We send weekly schedule updates to sub-contractors, so they are always aware of the production expectations. We also send weekly progress updates to clients which include a description of what took place that week on-site, photos of the work completed and the construction schedule outlining the next critical milestone and how we are tracking towards it.