What We Offer
G. Christianson Construction is a full service, design, bid, and build company. We use our in-house design team or outside architects to develop a plan for your dreams, which our build crew will put together. We are committed to using sustainable building materials and practices, while at the same time maintaining the quality of classic craftsmanship. With these tools we create clean, distinctive spaces that our clients will enjoy for a lifetime. We stand behind the quality and detail of our work, and offer a ten-year transferrable craftsmanship warranty.
Fine workmanship requires quality components and skilled craftsmanship. We specialize in both.
Learn more about our process
During this phase we'll get acquainted to see if we are a fit for each other, diving deep into your vision and making sure that we "get it." We'll talk schedule, your role in the project and what you can expect from us. We'll be unfailingly honest - telling you what will be fun - and what won't. And we'll leave you with a complete guidance kit full of useful information to help you understand not only who we are but also how projects like yours works.
The Professional Services Agreement
Prior to entering into a Construction Agreement there will be a Professional Services Agreement (PSA). This usually includes costs for a detailed estimate that assures you a quality, completed project at a guaranteed price. The PSA will usually cover design services and sometimes demolition and discovery work if required to create a guaranteed project price for you. The PSA does not obligate you to enter into a Construction Agreement with us and you own the result of the design work covered by the PSA.
With all or most of the results of the PSA work in hand we will meet with you to talk through the project. We will take all the time you want to be comfortable and confident. We'll go over the scope of work, project plan, progress payments, timelines, logistics and concerns. You will meet your personal project manager and discuss how communications can be handled.
Cabinetry, If Relevant
With our in-house cabinet shop, custom cabinetry is an easy piece of your project, if relevant. Our cabinet shop team is involved in the design process, working with our designers to help you achieve cabinets that not only look beautiful but function efficiently. We can provide samples of any species or lacquer color you are interested in. Because Ron, who is our cabinet shop foreman, is on our team, he is readily available to personally look at your project, answer any questions, or attend any design meetings as he sees fit, and changes within cabinetry are easy to communicate.
The Construction Agreement
We will now have all the information to provide a guaranteed price for your project, you will have signed off on the design and production plan. You've met your project manager and know who will be doing what to whom. We will provide an Agreement for our mutual signatures. We will go over and explain every deal of our straightforward Agreement.
During the building phase we will handle all the details of ordering materials, scheduling, oversite and coordination. Concurrently we will diligently keep you up to date on progress and issues. If you'd like, we can give you access to our Co-Construct portal. On Co-Construct you can see daily progress photos, schedule updates, payment information, and contract details. Our clients love how communication is efficient and organized by topic. You can use it on your computer or download the mobile app. This is great for our long distance clients!
No matter how carefully we plan your project together you will probably want to make some changes along the way, we are prepared to cheerfully accommodate any changes you want to make. Our Agreement will explain how costs associated with your changes will be handled.
Project Completion & Warranty
During this completion phase we will meticulously inspect to ensure that craftsmanship level have been maintained throughout the project. We will do a final review meeting with you to answer any operational questions. We'll do a final clean up to the highest standards possible both within the project and anything on the property that we touched. We will set up with a document for you to list anything you might run across that wasn't done right. And finally you will benefit from our industry leading ten-year warranty on our work, which will be indicated by our warranty document and a sticker placed on your electrical panel.
What our Clients are Saying
“Attention to detail, integrity, and a fantastic crew made our remodel so much easier. From the first through the last meeting, our team's guidance and care were greatly appreciated and helped us create the kitchen addition of our dreams. We would not hesitate to come back with another project.”
Mark & Mary Johnson, Corvallis, ORSee the project
“We felt our ideas were listened to, incorporated, and enhanced in the final plans. Elizabeth did a nice job adding architectural interest with the arch above the stove and continuing that feature in the new opening connecting the living room to dining space. Eliminating the wall between dining room & kitchen allowed for a much better flow addressing our desire for a more spacious-looking interior without adding additional space. The hot tub cover is a special feature that enhances our ability to use it daily. And creating a space for the washer/dryer in the house instead of the garage was a real win. ”
Kathy Chafin & Steve Wyatt, Corvallis, ORSee the project
“If you are like the majority of Americans you want to continue living at home in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. Aging-in-place means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.”
National Association of Home Builders, "What is Design for Independent Living?" ArticleSee the project