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  • Writer's pictureBarry Shaw

BSA Client Nets $19,000 For Second Story Addition in Westminster, CO

We received a call from a homeowner in Westminster, Colorado who admired their friends Second Story Master Suite Addition plans for Broomfield, Colorado. They also wanted the addition designed and built on top of their two car garage. I asked them why they wouldn’t use their friends Architect and they said they valued our (30+) years experience not only in the architecture business, but also in the general contracting business.

Both homes had the same size garage, wood siding and asphalt composition shingle roof, which would be the same exterior materials on the second story additions. The interior finish materials and design was also very similar, with double lavatory vanities, extra large shower, walk-in large master closet and wood floors.

They provided us with a retainer to design a floor plan for a new Master Suite Addition. We actually designed two floor plans, for the same retainer and they liked both of them so much, that we ended up combining attributes from both into one attractive, functional and cost-effective design that is part of our architecture and engineering contract with them.

Their friends cost of architecture, engineering and construction cost estimate was $19,000 more than ours. Where’s the difference?

We value engineered our plans to optimize the architectural design, so that a more cost effective delivery of construction could be realized by the Owner. This included alternative methods for foundations, framing, electrical and hvac work. Additionally, the projected construction schedule was about (30) days earlier.

Let us know what type of project you’re interested in adding to your home and we can possibly provide you with an on-site Architect evaluation. Additional cities we serve include: Niwot, Louisville, Erie, Frederick, Superior and other cities throughout Colorado for Architecture and Engineering services only. Best Always! Barry R. Shaw AIA, GC BSA Inc. Design & Construction www.bsadesignbuild.com

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