FAQs

What areas do we service?

Tigard, Sherwood, Tualatin, Beaverton, Raleigh Hills, West Slope, Cedar Hills, Beavercreek, Canby, Clackamas, Oregon City, Portland, West Linn, Wilsonville, Damascus, Eagle Creek, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Marylhurst, Molalla, Maywood Park, and Milwaukie.

Do I need a designer? 

Our designer works with you from the beginning of the project to help make your dream home become a reality. When you work with our designer, you create a roadmap for the construction process to run as smoothly as possible. This saves you time and money!

 

For example, if you're renovating a bathroom and all the plumbing and tile is finished, the next thing you need is the vanity with a stone top that you love. When you pick out the vanity you realize it's a 14 week lead time and an additional 2 weeks to template and fabricate your stone top. Now you have to wait 4 months for the vanity and your bathroom is left unfinished. Your designer knows how long it takes for items to arrive and plans for it to arrive when the installer is ready for it!

If you decide to work with an outside designer or select all the materials yourself, our PCA process is best suited for you. However, we have found that our designer ends up saving you money in the long run because of our streamlined process and her incredibly talented skillset. 

What does a designer do?

A designer incorporates your life into your new home. Our expert designer will carefully manage your project to look and function as desired. This is achieved by streamlining communication between you, Axel, subcontractors, installers and product showrooms.

What is a PCA?

The pre-construction agreement is for our clients that want to work with an outside designer or select all the materials themselves. This allows our GC to collaborate and prepare for the construction phase. Working closely with you to develop plans, material selections, budget revisions, and more. This phase is essential to ensure the project is on time and within budget. The construction phase will not begin until this process is complete.

What if I have a subcontractor I like to use?

We’ve built strong reliable relationships with our subcontractors and we prefer to use our own. We leverage these relationships to keep your project on time and on budget. We do not allow subcontractor changes after the construction agreement is signed. 

How long will my project take?

Bathroom remodels typically take 3-5 weeks and kitchen remodels usually take 4-6 weeks to complete once the construction contract is signed. Typical pre-construction timelines, take 4-8 weeks to complete depending on how decisive and efficient a homeowner is during the material selection process.

 

Do you want the pre-construction process done faster? Working with our designer will save you time and money!

Can I live at home during a remodel?

We do our best to minimize the effects of construction. If you are remodeling a kitchen we can set up a temporary area for you to cook during the remodel. If we are touching multiple areas in your home we recommend vacating during construction. If you have nowhere to have peace and quiet, a remodel can get tiresome quickly.

What is the Cederberg Construction Process?

We start with the initial consultation at your home to review your project needs. We will figure out if you are in need of a designer for your project. At that point, we will set up a free design consultation. We will share a project estimate range, finalize the design and materials, agree to the construction contract, and finally kick-off construction. You can learn more about our process here.

Does our team execute the work or do we sub it out?

We use both in-house and specialty subcontractors to complete your remodel. Some trades like electrical, plumbing and mechanical require special certifications and licensing.

What are my next steps after the Estimate Proposal is signed?

Depending on your design needs, we will set up a project kick off meeting with the key stakeholders. If you decide to hire our designer, we will hand off all communication to Tasha to work with you on finalizing the design. We will be in close contact throughout the process, but you will work directly with her before we are engaged again for the construction proposal. If you decide to handle design on your end, a production schedule and checklist will be provided. The homeowner must provide a final materials list so we can provide an updated contract reflecting all selections to be signed for construction.