Here at Brunaugh Construction & Design we know that an insurance claim can be very overwhelming. Here’s a breakdown of the process from filing your claim to getting back home.
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If you are experiencing delays in getting an adjuster assigned to your claim, we can write an estimate for you to submit to the insurance company. This will give the insurance company a good starting point for their assessment of the damage and can help speed up the process.
If you insurance company has already assigned an adjuster who has written an estimate, we will review the estimate in its entirety to make sure everything that is needed to repair/rebuild your property is included. We will also review the estimate with you and answer any questions that may arise.
The reconciliation process is when the insurance company and the homeowner negotiate the final amount of the settlement. We will work side by side with you to ensure you understand everything that is happening.
Once your estimate is settled, we will help you set up any construction accounts.
- Mortgage: If you have a mortgage, we will help you in contacting the mortgage company to set up a construction account. These accounts ensure that not only the funds are in a secure place, but you as the homeowner and us as the contractor both have to agree to have the funds disbursed.
- No Mortgage: If you do not have a mortgage and a large enough sum of funds, we will assist you in setting up a disbursement account. This will help to ensure that the funds are used for rebuilding your home and you are protected from fraud or mismanagement.
Often times when the construction process begins, it is possible some reconstruction items are still being disputed because the contractor and the insurance company has not agreed on an amount, if the item should be replaced, etc. We will keep you informed and give status updates on those items.
In order to get items purchased for your home, we will provide you with allowance sheets. Depending on the extent of your loss, we can separate these room by room or just do one sheet. We will help you with your selections and do all of the purchasing and delivering. Our allowance sheets help ensure us that the material is ordered on time and within your budget.
Right before the construction process will start, you will meet with a project manager to ensure we are all on the same page about any changes needing made to the plans or specific details that are important to you are met. This meeting will ensure the project will be completed to your standards and avoid misunderstandings further into the process.
We will provide you with any architectural/design plans needed for your reconstruction. This way we can work alongside the local municipalities to ensure all building systems comply with most up to date code requirements. We will also secure any required permits for the project. This way we are able to save you as the homeowner the time and the hassle of these tasks.
As for subcontractors, we will work with the directly as we have established relationships with many to help move the construction process more quickly. We will invite you to attend any meetings with subcontractors to ensure your ideas are incorporated in the reconstruction. This way we can predicted the project timeline better and be within budget. If there should be any shortages in funds to obtain the subcontractor(s), we will work with your insurance company to ensure they are covered.
We will provide you with a detailed constructive timeline that lays out each portion of your construction process start to finish. The timeline helps you stay informed of the progress of the project and make plans accordingly.
During the demolition process, we will take care to protect and reunite you with any personal items that may be recovered. We know these are very valuable to you and will do our best to treat them with the utmost care.
We will contact all utility companies and work with you to ensure all utilities are restored in a timely manner. By doing so we can ensure that they are restored when needed and less worry for you.
We will assign a dedicated project manager who will work with you on the project from start to finish. The project manager will be your single point of contact for any questions and or concerns that may arise. This way we can ensure your project is getting the attention that is needed.
We will schedule and attend all required inspections throughout the construction process. We will communicate any findings with you as well.
Depending on what schedule works for you, we schedule meetings in order to keep you informed and answer any questions and or concerns you may have. These meetings allow us to keep you up to date and keep strong communication.
We will assist in requesting any required progress payments from insurance companies and or mortgage companies as needed throughout the process. We will consult with you, and once we have your approval, we will take care of the request so it is less you need to be worried about.
We are committed to completing the project to our high standards, so we feel it is necessary to attend all final inspections and ensure they pass with all local municipalities.
We will conduct a final punchlist of the entire project to ensure all work is up to our standards and completed to the homeowner’s satisfaction. Any deficient will be corrected immediately to avoid delays in turning the property back over to you.
In order to make the property ready to move in, we will perform a final cleaning to remove and dust or debris that may have accumulated during the construction process. We will also take final pictures of your property to use on our website and for marketing.
We will schedule a final meeting with you and review the construction process and insurance estimate to make sure all scope of work items have been completed. Any final reconciliation of funds will be discussed in depth.
We are committed to giving you a positive experience and make sure the property is to your satisfaction. We are willing to go the extra mile for you to ensure you are happy with the finished product. We stand by our work and will address any and all issue that may arise after you have returned to the property.