What Is Design Build?

A design/build system, in contrast to the traditional “design-bid-build”, contracts all phases of design & construction with a single company. This format minimizes the projects risk for the homeowner by keeping everything under one roof. Design professionals are employed directly by the contractor, allowing the design and construction phases of a project to overlap more fluidly. The design/build concept also eliminates communication issues that arise between separate designer & builder entities.

How Do I Know If I Can Trust D & J?

At D & J, our honesty & integrity are vital to our success. As Darius has been known to say, “The only thing you are born with and have complete control over throughout your life is your integrity”. We pride ourselves in our implementation of excellent business practices and adhere rigidly to the NARI code of ethics.

How Do You Gauge Your Quality Of Work?

D & J Kitchens & Baths, Inc. has set our own standards for quality that typically exceeds what is seen in the industry. If there is ever any doubt we refer to “Residential Construction Performance Guidelines for Professional Builders & Remodelers” (third edition).

How Do I Get Started?

  • Call D & J Kitchens & Baths, Inc. at 916-925-2577, to make an appointment.
  • When you call we will ask a few questions and then we will make an appointment to come and give you a no cost in-home consultation.
  • Have your ideabook of designs ready. A good place to get some ideas is Houzz.
  • Their website address is, http://www.houzz.com/pro/djkitchens/dj-kitchens-and-baths-inc.
  • We will present you with a packet of information including: a sample contract, referrals, insurance certificates and planning suggestions.
  • There will be a discussion about project investment at the initial no cost in home consultation. You may want to establish an investment amount. More involved projects will require a scope of work and conceptual design. All decisions will be made and products approved by you before we start any work.

How Will You Be Communicating With Me?

We at D & J feel that good communication is the key to a successful project. From the beginning of a project, we format a plan to assure that the chosen methods of communication work for all parties involved. We send weekly emails outlining updated schedules and have structured walk-through meetings at pivotal points of the project.

At the start of your project, a design professional will be your primary point of contact. After the design phase moves to production, our project manager will take over. And of course, you are more than welcome to contact any of us at any time, we strive to make ourselves available by phone, email, and text.

We are available 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday at our office. You will also have other contact information available once your project is underway.

Are Your Employees Reliable And Dependable?

D & J has spent years building our reputation in the Sacramento community and we do not accept any employee conduct that could jeopardize our standing. Our reputation is our most valuable asset. We have also worked hard to find the best project partners in town, some of our subcontractors and suppliers relationships go back more than 20 years.

How Do We Know You Are The Company For Us?

We supply you with several full pages of references segregated by zip code. We ask that you call any of the references and ask questions that are of importance to you. We can also supply you with a list of our subcontractors who will answer any questions. We do not expect you to simply “take our word for it”.