Our Ten Step Process

Our Proven 10-Step Process Endures

For most homeowners, the idea of home remodeling is a double-edged sword; 1) the relief of finally improving or building your home and 2) the angst knowing you are about to start an exciting new chapter with unknown remodeling contractors. The truth is dealing with some home remodeling and building contractors is absolutely regrettable. However, Sierra Remodeling has refined its homebuilding and home remodeling process over nearly 40 years in business here in the Vistas.

Our process has been developed, scrutinized and changed over time in order to remove all the friction points to you the homeowner. We realize your time, money and perhaps even patience are in short supply and, we do everything within our power to construct the home of your dreams sans all the pain and disruption.

Our 10 Step Home Remodeling and Home Building Process
1. Initial phone call

Call Sierra Remodeling and Home Builders at (520) 459-3164.

After discussing your project over the phone and, if necessary, we will schedule a no-cost consultation where we will discuss:

  • Your vision
  • Budget range
  • Timetable

This first step is often the most important since we want to ensure your vision, budget and timetable are all in alignment and fully understood by both parties.

2. Showroom visit

After we discuss your project, we may then need to schedule you for a visit to our showroom. Here we will:

  • Review any drawings of your project
  • Introduce you to our showroom
  • Familiarize you with our samples
  • Let you choose materials for your project

3. Proposal

After fully consulting with you, we will assemble all your information and draft a formal proposal. Our proposal will contain:

  • Outline of the complete scope of work
  • Products by model number to be installed
  • List of your color choices
  • Steps to ensure a successful outcome

4. Customer deposit

In our formal proposal there will be included a total cost of the project and a payment schedule. Your payment schedule is based on a deposit and four project milestones.

Up front will will accept your deposit for work that has been completed to date.

As construction progresses, we will then invoice you as we complete each of the four milestones.

5. Secure financing

Yes, Sierra Remodeling can assist you with financing your project. We offer Wells Fargo Home Improvement loans with rates as low as 6.99%!

We accept a variety of payments including:

  • Cash or personal check
  • Personal credit cards
  • Financing through a third party

6. Schedule project

Upon signing your contract, we take immediate steps to get things in motion! Behind the scenes we get busy:

  • Ordering materials and products
  • Drawing blueprints
  • Applying for permits
  • Drafting HOA drawings
  • Gathering HOA documents that you must submit if necessary

Additionally, we kick in our Planning Department and schedule your job from start to finish. Finally, we assign and meet with your on-site project lead. They will be the tradesperson who will be your main point of contact throughout the construction process at your home.

7. Start project

On the start date of your project, your salesperson will accompany your assigned project lead to your home. They will review the entire project with you, answer all of your questions and ensure your home remodel or home build is on track and off to a great start!

Visit our During the Remodel page to learn what to expect.

8. Site visits

During the construction process, your salesperson will visit your home daily and ensure your project remains on track. They will address any questions or concerns you might have then.

During their regular visits to your home, your salesperson will stay on top of any required inspections and milestones.

9. Project completion

After your project is complete, your salesperson will perform a final walk-through with you and the project lead. Every item will be evaluated, checked for proper operation and functionality.

Visit our After the Remodel page to learn more about this thorough inspection.

10. Construction ends

Upon completion of your project and during our final meeting with you, we address:

  • Any questions or concerns you may have
  • Warranties will be delivered
  • Post construction checklist is completed
  • Final payment will be made to include any change orders

[Patio extension] [Room addition]

I am writing to let you know how much we enjoyed working with your employee, Scott Miller, during the planning and construction of our recent screened-in, extended patio project at our home in Winterhaven at Country Club Estates here in Sierra Vista.

From the time of our first meeting, Scott represented your firm with the utmost of professionalism, competency, and congeniality. Before selecting a contractor, my husband and I researched and interviewed six contestant firms. Scott had me at our first meeting.

He arrived at the appointed time (which we requested after our work hours, AND his), and had done his homework. He enthusiastically participated in the design of our extension, and offered suggestions that we hadn’t even considered. We had some special circumstances in that we had purchased a hot tub and had to increase the height of the structure (and the size of the planned doors) in order to accommodate the possible removal of the tub in the future. Scott’s response to that obstacle was, as always: “No problem, we can do it.” And he did! His drawings were FAR and above what any of the other contractors were able to develop, and once again, his competency and demeanor won us over. While you may consider his actions just “part of his job,” we certainly believe that he went over and above the demands of that job.

During the project, Scott kept us informed every day of developments, and listened attentively and patiently to questions and requests at all times. All City forms were submitted correctly and approved promptly, and he presented us with a complete package that satisfied the stringent Winterhaven Homeowners Association requirements with NO modification, allowing the schedule to be met.

Scott coordinated the services of all the required personnel expertly, including the men who poured cement for the foundation, the framers, the carpenters, the electrician, the drywall and stucco personnel, and the painters. He saw to it that all inspections were conducted (and passed) routinely. He got down on his hands and knees on a Saturday morning to help us design a tile pattern that would disguise the fact that we were not able to match our old tile. And, as my husband remarked to me on more than one occasion: Scott never failed to have something done when he said it would be, and he always had a can-do attitude. We’ve worked with quite a few contractors here in Sierra Vista, and I must tell you that the interest Scott showed in getting our project completed on time and to desired specifications is HARD TO FIND in the general population.

As you know, at the end of the day, of primary importance is the success of the project, measured by the satisfaction of the client. I can assure you that Scott’s project – which he designed and saw through to completion — turned out to be all and MORE than we expected. We are completely pleased with our new addition, and will enjoy it for many years to come. Furthermoe, I will be extolling to everyone I know how well your firm, and especially Scott, performed for us, including a testimonial on the Winterhaven website where, from time to time, our neighbors request information about contractors for home improvement projects.

Please extend our best wishes and thanks to Scott for his services, if you will. It was a pleasure doing business with your firm, and when we are ready to start another home project, we’ll call you first!


Karen C. in Sierra Vista, Arizona

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Contact Sierra Remodeling today for the highest grade of home remodeling.
We proudly serve Sierra Vista and the surrounding communities in Cochise, Santa Cruz and Pima counties.
Call (520) 459-3164 for your free consultation or contact us online.