Top 10 Questions People USUALLY ask their
Residential General Contractors
build our type of project?
Our projects range from large custom homes, medium-sized remodels, basement
finish, pop tops,
tear-down, historic remodels, commercial building/remodels, tenant finish,
soft and hard landscape projects. (See
Do you work outside of Boulder?
Absolutely. We have References from all over Boulder County. Depending on
current scheduling we can occasionally accept projects outside Boulder
How long have you built in Boulder County?
Odom Construction was established in 1980. We believe our longevity is due to
our focus of offering quality, personal service at a competitive price. (See
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When can you start?
Due to our focus on personal service we generally only run a few projects at
a time. Timing factors are the size of job and length of construction
period. We can help you establish what those are for you. Many people who
contact us and believe they are ready to begin construction are surprised
with delays obtaining a building permit. We often assist our clients even
before they are clients. We can start helping in the idea phase, working
with Architects, working through the building permit stage and establishing
How do you charge for your services?
It depends on your project. Regardless, framing/trim materials and
subcontractor items (the big ticket items) are generally a fixed bid.
Invoices are produced monthly for work complete and payments are due
Do you require cash up-front?
I have long established credit with my subcontractors and suppliers and
usually do not require a deposit of "up-front" money. Monthly invoices are
produced for material and work in place. Some specialty materials
occasionally require deposits.
Do you work with banks whom finance building projects?
Yes. I have "approved builder" status with several local banks. I can
recommend a banking institution if needed.
How long will my project take?
This is established during the bidding/estimating process. I am know for
timely completion of my projects.
Do you have an Architect you recommend?
I have excellent, long-term working relationships with many local Architects
(some have also become my clients). A referral can be made based on the type
of project. I am happy to work with your Architect as well.
Are you a "Green Builder"?
Yes. The City and County of Boulder have many "green" requirements and I am
familiar with them. I can make recommendations for green materials beyond
what the City and County require.
Top 10 Questions People SHOULD ask their
Residential General Contractors
When should I bring a builder into my project?
Anytime is fine. The sooner, the better for you. Having established a
relationship with us several months prior to construction allows us to
assist your Architect design for your budget and help with the building
permit process. It also allows us to give Subcontractors adequate notice of
their start dates.
Do you charge for bids?
There is no charge for preliminary or "rough" estimates. Charges for bidding
depends on the size of the project. If incurred, any charges are usually
included into my fixed fee.
Are you licensed?
I am licensed in the County of Boulder and the city of Boulder. I also hold
several other city licenses within the County. I have both a "B" and "C"
Contractor's license. I have Professional Liability insurance and have been
claim-free since 1980.
Who will manage my project? A superintendent or you?
To ensure personal service, quality construction and building in a timely
manner, I pride myself in being "hands-on". I personally supervise and
manage all my projects. (See
Do you have local references?
Yes. Many. In all areas of my work ... home building, remodels, commercial,
tenant finish, soft and hard landscape projects.
Do you use local subcontractors?
I have long established relationships with local subcontractors (and
material suppliers). And in all areas of my work. (See
Do I need a building permit?
For the most part, yes. We discuss this early in conversations. The
Architects I work with are well-versed in the ever changing requirements of
the County and Cities in Boulder County. This is often a critical part in the
Do I need an Architect or full architectural service?
Yes, you usually need an Architect. The level of service depends on the
complexity of the projects. We can assist you in determining your need. We
are happy to refer you to an Architect who specialized in your type of