8 Important Interview Questions To Ask A Design-Build Firm

June 10, 2022 | Andray Shcherban

designers building a blueprint for remodeling a house

When it comes to hiring a design-build firm in South Carolina, there are many decisions to consider. Even if you thought your home was great when you first moved in, it’s not uncommon for many homeowners over the years to have something they want to update or modify to make their home picture perfect— there’s always room for improvement.

There are many ways to make your home even more comfortable and appealing than it already is.

South Carolina homes are typically known for their charm, and they don’t get that way on their own. Whether you need major renovations or minor ones it can be difficult to know just where to start. 

South Carolina homeowners have relied on design-build firms like the experienced team at Kamanski Home Builders for over 30 years to bring their remodeling dreams to life. Don’t trust your home remodel to just anyone. Before you make the big decision of hiring a design build firm, ask these 8 interview questions to get the ball rolling. 

1. If Hired, What Will the Process Look Like from Start to Finish?

Decide on the Scope 

Choose a Style

luxurious modern bathroom with two sinks and a bathtub

Sketch a Floor Plan

Schedule Your Home Remodeling at a Convenient Time 

2. Do You Foresee Any Obstacles During the Course of the Project?

remodeling a home

Although obstacles are inevitable and may come up any time during the remodeling process,a rigorous process should be adhered to from start to finish to establish a clear and consistent communication process.

Before the project commences, it’s important to prepare the space and the level of preparation depends on how extensive the remodel is.

A few things to consider: 

3. Do You Have Any References? (Are References Important?)

Checking references and asking home builder interview questions is a fundamental step in the home remodeling process. There’s so much more involved outside of creating a beautiful space; selecting a remodeler is a big decision; it’s important to do your homework initially to save time, money and frustration. Check out online ratings and reviews from sites like HOUZZ.com, Better Business Bureau, or Guild Quality.

4. What is the firm’s history when it comes to keeping projects on schedule and on a budget?

different paint colors and a home blueprint

At Kamanski we follow a very detailed remodeling process centered around you and your lifestyle. We want to hear every idea and look at every sketch to ensure a unique and agreed upon cohesive vision.

5. May I see a portfolio of past projects that are similar to the one I’m interested in doing?

Absolutely, if you’re looking for some inspiration for your next remodel, here are a few favorites from our portfolio. Let us know if you see anything that you like! 

6. Is the firm licensed, insured, and well-versed in obtaining correct permits?

modern living room with oak hardwood flooring, a brown wooden door, stairs and a kitchen in the background

The short answer is yes, take a look at what our customers have to say about our work. We have an A + rating with the Better Business Bureau and we are proud members of HBA and NARI, we were also proud to receive the 2017 Super Service Award from Angie’s List recognizing our quality craftsmanship and intergrity of work. 

7. How does the firm handle communication? Will there be a “point person” assigned to my project?

We pride ourselves on thorough communication. Remodeling projects have a lot of moving parts, contractors work on everything at the same time which requires expert communication across the board. 

Prioritizing efficient communication is crucial to getting the job done on time and to your specifcations. We develop a reasonable timeline and budget so both parties are clear about expectations and timelines. 

No matter the size of the project we’re committed to keeping you in the loop so you never feel left in the dark about your investment.

8. Can you explain your existing relationships with materials providers and specialty vendors?

caucasian male construction worker holding a hammer doing home construction

At Kamanski, teamwork and collaboration are important, we value our relationships with providers and vendors to ensure expert quality every time; one way we do this is by working with long-time, trusted contractors. 

We believe in using quality materials for lasting results, in addition to helping you pick out state-of-the-art appliances and fixtures tailored to fit your newly remodeled home.


Ready for a Home Remodel? Let’s Get Started! 

At Kamanski Construction, we have over 30 years of experience.

We believe in quality work done right and making sure the process goes as smoothly as possible— let our highly skilled team of designers and contractors help you customize your newly remodeled home today, it’s just one click away.

Check out our portfolio. Questions?  Give us a call at 864.800.9912 or drop us a line. Start your project today!