Oil on canvas by Artist Ron Turner - Bell residence built by Ron Turner Construction Inc.
Home Building Remodeling & Decorating
Mystical Lavender oil on canvas by Artist Ron Turner
I am currently an oil on canvas painter, construction consultant, and General Contractor. I started contracting in 1978 as a licensed California Contractor and have done hundreds of projects including home remodels, multi-million dollar custom homes, production homes, from trench to move in. I have worked with many engineers, designers, architects and subcontractors. I’m also an oil on canvas artist, so I can provide you advice from the start of your remodel or custom home to decorating the finish of your home. Here’s one of many custom homes my company managed and built from raw land to move in ready.
Padua Estates, 10,000 SF Custom Home, Claremont CA built by Ron Turner Construction Inc.
Getting started. Assuming you have plans and permits, how do you find and choose the right subcontractors? You can save a lot of money by doing the management and hiring of subcontractors yourself by acting as owner/builder. This eliminates the General Contractor like me. I’m going to help you step by step through the process and advise you on what to look for in subcontractors, how to contract, making sure your scopes of work cover everything to avoid change orders and extras.
Make sure your plans are including everything you will be constructing. You must have detail and descriptions including a demo plan, structural plans done by a structural engineer, architectural plans that include the main components of the construction: framing, plumbing, heating & air, electrical, fire sprinklers, data wiring, lighting, and designer plans. Designer plans are optional but great to have so all of the finish decorating items are listed by manufacturer, style, color, including tile layout and cabinet door styles.
IF any walls are being removed and are load bearing walls you will need a structural engineer. If you’re not sure if the wall(s) you want to remove are load bearing you will need a structural engineer to evaluate and determine if structural calculations and plans are needed.
If you decide to act as the GC and be an owner builder you definitely have your work cut out for you, But that’s why I’m here to direct you through each step so you won’t get burned.
MAKE sure you get multiple bids (at least three) from each subcontractor category. Make sure they are licensed with your state and have been in business NO LESS than 5 years.
Check them out on the state board web site and make sure they have a clean license record and have a bond, and workers compensation for their employees.
Visit my site rmtartist.com to view many beautiful art works originals and prints to decorate your home or office. Sign up to receive updates on my latest paintings. I accept custom orders as well.
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