Design + Build

Our Design Methodolgy

We believe that your home is a place where you will absolutely spend some of the most quality moments of your life, so every space deserves a unique and comfortable creation that showcases your individual style. Rick Russell Homes has always approached building with the simple tenet that says "we build homes, not houses." The firm's original designs, whether they are modern, traditional, cottage, transitional, or something inbetween, combine a certain luxury and functionality, while respecting your budget.

We start by eagerly listening to you, our Client. Our willingness to listen, coupled with our shared excitement about the architectural and aesthetic components of your project beginning to incorporate the ideas into reality, that make our work so wonderful. Our team members follow our Design + Build system and process. We work alongside with you on a new home or remodel to create the project's concept, help make the tangled web of decisions more manageable, and when to make them, and work tirelessly to reach from the startup of construction to final completion.

Below is a sampling of related tasks in the Design + Build process that require expertise and attention:

  • Site Search Analysis & Decision, Site Plot Plan
  • Neighborhood/Development Plan Feasibility Study (Covenants, HOA Rules & Regulations, etc.)
  • Your "Wish List" (with Photos, Ideas, Room Sizes, Mood Boards, etc.)
  • Preliminary Design Concepts & Sketches
  • Plan Review, Estimating, and Bidding
  • Construction Method Concepts & Review
  • Final Designs (Floorplans, Elevations, and Furniture Placement
  • Soil Testing (Drainage & Water Table Analysis, etc.)
  • MEP System Planning (Mechanical, Electrical, and HVAC)
  • Construction Contracts and Documentation
  • Municipality Permitting and Developer Plan Approval
  • Interior Design Consultations
  • Material, Trade, and Supplier Analysis & Review
  • Construction Scheduling & Budgeting
  • Project Bookkeeping & Insurance Monitoring
  • Construction Management & Onsite Meetings
  • Cabinet Details & Drawings
  • Landscape & Hardscape Analysis & Delivery
  • Quality Control, Construction Finish & Inspections, & Project Delivery