FAQ2022-09-24T13:20:27+00:00

Have a look at some of our most frequently asked questions.

Why Use DBC For Your Remodel?2022-09-30T12:10:01+00:00

I believe there are three main reasons you should use DBC for your next home remodeling project: 1) Experience, Dan studied carpentry at H.H. Ellis technical high school in Danielson, CT and has been practicing in the residential construction field ever since. 2) Our team, DBC has spent years developing and nurturing our team of professionals, between our employees and array of trade partners DBC is equipped to get the project completed on time and on budget, but more importantly, to the degree of quality that our clients have come to know and expect. 3) And last but not least, our process, we have developed a set in stone process that we use to deliver the same great experience to each and every client. From the initial phone call all the way to the warranty phase you can expect a smooth and easy to understand process. https://www.dbc.solutions/our-process/ 

What is the payment schedule Like?2022-09-30T12:08:58+00:00

At the time of signing the construction agreement we require a %60 deposit, this will include any previously made consultation or design payments. After that we set a per job payment schedule with milestones such as “materials were delivered” or “painting is complete” and the final payment will be just 5% of the total cost which will be due upon completion of our punch list procedure.

What’s The Schedule like?2022-09-30T12:08:31+00:00

Scheduling is made easy with Buildertrend! We use schedule templates for each type of service we offer and then customize each project schedule individually. What’s great about Buildertrend scheduling is that the schedule is dynamic which means as things change throughout the course of the project and the schedule is updated everyone that needs to know about the change (including you!) will be notified immediately. This system has saved us so many uncomfortable miscommunication issues that were virtually unavoidable before.

How Long Do Projects typically take? Take And What’s The Schedule and Payment Like?2022-09-30T12:07:43+00:00

We do projects as small as a simple bathroom update that only takes 2-3 weeks and in other cases, A large scale remodel/addition project could take 4-6 months or more!! As we being to dream and plan your project, we will be able to give you a fairly accurate estimate of time however sometimes things change during the project, so it is always best to keep an open mind.

Do I need to leave home while you remodel my space?2022-09-30T12:06:32+00:00

Sometimes! but not usually. Most of the time we can use temporary walls to block off the work areas which allow the effect areas to stay clean and usable throughout the duration of the project. For a large-scale remodeling/addition project it may be necessary to temporally relocate, especially if we are tearing the roof completely off to add a second story. Other times it may get a little uncomfortable would be if we are remodeling your only bathroom or doing a kitchen remodel in which case, we will assist you in setting up a temporary kitchen area elsewhere in your home.

Can I buy materials on my own?2022-09-30T12:05:21+00:00

No, at DBC we insist on keeping all material ordering, purchasing, and deliveries in house so that we can offer a consistent client experience. While it may seem easy enough to buy your own materials there is a lot that goes into it besides just stroking a check. Also, we get discounts from our suppliers and use that money to help offset our costs, in short you really won’t save any money and it will cost way more when the materials don’t show up on time, at all, or worse the wrong materials show up!!

How To Use your Buildertrend client portal, Our Project Management Software2022-09-28T13:46:46+00:00

The Buildertrend client portal is a great way for you to keep up with all aspects of your project and for us to communicate seamlessly. The first step is to activate your free account and create your own secure log-in information. Once we have come to an agreement and we begin planning your project you will receive an email from us inviting you to do just that. Next, you can access your portal by clicking the button on our website www.dbc.solutions

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What Happens If I Want to Change Something?2022-09-28T13:40:40+00:00

We try to keep changes to a minimum by walking each and every client through a structured design process, which ends with a floor plan and a 3D rendering of your new space. That being said, change is sometimes inevitable, so we have worked this into our process as well. A change can be initiated by going into your Buildertrend client portal and creating a change request or by simply telling your project manager or team lead and they will initiate the request. After the request has been initiated it will be reviewed in our office, the cost will be added, and then it will be sent back to you for approval. We do require a change order processing fee of $75.

Will Kitchen Remodeling Increase the Value of Your Home?2022-09-24T13:23:03+00:00

Homeowners in Connecticut and Massachusetts are constantly searching for ways to increase the value of their properties. That being stated, some construction remodeling projects pay off more than others. Which brings us to the question of the day. Will kitchen remodeling increasing the value of your home? The answer is an absolute yes. In fact, kitchen remodeling is one of the best home improvement projects that you can do in order to increase the value of your property. Your kitchen is the centerpiece of your entire home. In essence, when it’s properly designed and updated with high quality components it will vastly improve the look and feel of your entire house. Read More …

Will A Garage Addition Add Value to Your Home?2022-09-24T13:22:13+00:00

You may not be planning to move anytime soon and want to improve your current home. You may be asking yourself if a garage makes sense from a financial standpoint. You already know that it will be incredibly helpful in regards to having a safe place to park your vehicle. You also know that a new garage will be a great place to store things such as your lawnmower, trash barrels and sports equipment to name a few. Your bottom line is that any home improvement type of work must add practicality and value. So, the question of the day is will a garage addition add value to your home? Read More …

Who Will Be Doing the Physical Labor on My Project?2022-09-24T13:19:20+00:00

If you have a large home improvement undertaking in mind, like an addition, you may be asking yourself the following question. Who will be doing the physical labor on my project? Most homeowners hire a general contractor to handle everything. In essence, they are responsible for all tasks related to your project from the planning stages to the completion of the job. The bottom line is that the general contractor is the planner that works with you for the entire project. Subcontractors on the other hand come and go from the jobsite, as they are needed. Read More …

Do Contractors Handle Paperwork?2022-09-24T13:18:13+00:00

The question of the day is do contractors handle paperwork? The answer is a resounding yes. In fact, contractors must handle a significant amount of paperwork starting in the planning stage of your project. They are responsible for all of the documentation that’s required by your city or town. Contractors are in charge of all of the contracts that are executed between themselves and the subcontractors. They’re accountable for providing you with some very important paperwork as well. Read More …

Do Contractors Pull Permits and Schedule Inspections?2022-09-24T13:17:23+00:00

Do contractors pull permits and schedule inspections? If you’re planning to have a construction project done at your property, such as an addition, kitchen renovation or bathroom renovation then you need to know the answer to this question. You may or may not be aware of the fact that your city or town will require various building permits for your construction project. For example, they will require a permit for any structural carpentry work being done at your jobsite. Read More …

Who Buys and Transports the Materials for My Project?2022-09-24T13:16:22+00:00

Here’s a question that comes up a lot. Who buys and transports the materials for my project? You’ve decided to remodel your home. It certainly is an exciting time in your life, and the perfect way to increase the value of your property. This holds particularly true if you plan to add an addition, or renovate your kitchen or bathroom. At this point you must have a lot of questions for your contractor regarding the processes, procedures, and scheduling of your project. You may also be curious about who is responsible for buying and transporting the materials for your project. Read More …

Is your Home Improvement Contractor Good at Customer Service?2022-09-24T13:13:59+00:00

Did you know that the vast majority of successful businesses have one thing in common? They focus on providing a high level of customer service. The same should hold true whenever you’re hiring a home improvement contractor to work on your home. This applies to all projects from the smallest bathroom remodels to the largest home additions and everything in between. So, is your home improvement contractor good at customer service? The following information will help you determine that. Read More …

Why Invest in Custom Kitchen Cabinets?2022-09-24T13:12:49+00:00

If you’re planning a kitchen remodeling or renovation project at your home then you may be asking yourself if it’s worth it to invest in custom kitchen cabinets instead or simply purchasing standard ones from a store. Only you can answer that question, however your new kitchen cabinets should be a direct reflection on the rest of your home. In essence, if you own a high-end property or would like to turn your existing home into one, custom kitchen cabinets are a must. In addition, with custom kitchen cabinets and the exclusive amenities that they offer, both the design and functionality is all but guaranteed to surpass that of your friends and neighbors. Read More …

Should You Have Your Basement Remodeled?2022-09-24T13:11:32+00:00

Should you have your basement remodeled? If you want to add more space to your home in the most cost effective way possible then the answer is yes. If your basement is unfinished at the present time, having your basement remodeled is an excellent way to utilize the space. That’s why finishing a basement is at or near the top of the list of the most popular home improvement projects across New England. However, there is another important aspect that you may not be thinking about. When you have your basement remodeled it will add a significant amount of value to your property. Read More …

Do You Need a Permit to Finish Your Basement or Not?2022-09-24T13:05:07+00:00

Do you need a permit to finish your basement or not? Did you know that a building permit is applied for and granted by the building department of the city or town that you live in. In essence, building permits guarantee that the construction work at your home is done in both a correct and safe manner. In most states, including Connecticut and Massachusetts, it’s actually illegal to complete most home improvement jobs without filing for and obtaining a building permit first. However, there are a few homes improvement projects that do not require a building permit. Read More …

How Can I Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel?2022-09-24T13:04:20+00:00

Did you know that when your home improvement contractor provides you with a start date for your kitchen renovation or remodeling project, it’s necessary to start preparing yourself and your family for the construction phase? This is due to the fact that your current kitchen will be closed down and out of operation for the duration of the job. So, the question that you should be asking yourself is how can I prepare for a kitchen remodel. First and foremost, you will need to create an eating plan for the entire time it will take to complete the project. Read More …

How Long Do Projects Typically Take?2022-09-24T13:03:28+00:00

So, how long do projects typically take? When you’re planning a home renovation project, there are a bunch of factors that come into play. Your budget is typically at the top of the list. However, time is another incredibly important variable. This is due to the fact that many home improvement jobs require you to close certain areas and or rooms in your home for extended periods of time. The bottom line is that every type of project will interrupt your daily life in some form or another. It’s important for you to understand and be well prepared for the timing of the project in order to make your life easier during the construction phase. Read More …

What Does a Normal Basement Remodel Timeline and Process Look Like?2022-09-24T13:02:38+00:00

A full basement remodel is an exciting project that will add a significant amount of livable space to your home. It’s also a great opportunity to incorporate a room or multiple rooms that you’ve always wanted to have such as a movie theater, bar area, or apartment to name a few. When you start to think about and then plan a basement remodel, it’s important that you fully understand how long the various steps will take and what occurs during the different phases of the project. The following information will answer your questions regarding what does a normal basement remodel timeline and process look like? Read More …

If Our Last Contractor Didn’t Pull Any Permits Can You Work With Us?2022-09-24T13:01:43+00:00

A significant number of clients have asked us the following question over the years. “If our last contractor didn’t pull any permits, can you work with us?” We figured it was about time to answer in the form of a blog article. So, here goes. Yes, we can work with you if your last or previous contractor failed to pull the necessary permits. However, it will most likely cost you both time and money. First and foremost, at DBC Solutions we always take on the responsibility of obtaining the necessary permits. The permitting process in each town, county, and state can be very different and difficult to navigate even for us. Read More …

Who Will Buy and Transport the Materials for My Project?2022-09-24T13:00:49+00:00

Many clients ask us, who will buy and transport the materials for my project? Did you know that managing the materials for your home improvement project is an incredibly important part of the construction process? Although the vast majority of homeowners think that it only involves purchasing the materials and having them delivered, the process actually involves a lot more than that. For example, it encompasses planning, procurement, and disposal including waste management. Read More …

What’s The Best Flooring to Use in a Bathroom?2022-09-24T12:59:37+00:00

Choosing the flooring for most rooms in your home usually comes down to appearance and affordability. In essence, you want your bedroom, living room, dining room and family room to look good. Although performance and durability is important, it typically becomes a lot less important than how the flooring looks from a design standpoint. However, the script is flipped when it comes to what’s the best flooring to use in a bathroom. When you pick the flooring for a bathroom remodeling project it’s important to consider how it will hold up against the elements. In this case, the elements are water and steam. Read More …

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DBC Solutions  have completed  a deck / handrail project for my mother’s house.  From start to finish, this project was discussed and completed in a very professional manner. I would recommend this company to anyone who has a home need.

Jim Cournoyer

Worked with DBC to replace an old deck. They were great. Very responsive to any questions or concerns I had. Work kept getting delayed due to heavy rain (through no fault of DBC) and they were great with reaching out, rescheduling, and keeping us in the loop. Everyone was super professional. Will work with them again in the future!

Erin H.

I’ve asked Dan and his crew to do a number of projects at my East Brookfield home since moving here 2 years ago. In every case, I was very satisfied with the results and appreciated their collaborative approach to turning my ideas into a successful, turn-key projects where I didn’t need to worry about a thing. In addition to being true professionals and great to work with, one thing that distinguishes Dan and his crew is that, while they’re expert carpenters, remodelers, and builders, they all know how to do pretty much everything. This gives both great flexibility in getting the project done correctly and an assurance that all work is completed in the context of the total project. I can’t recommend Dan and his crew more highly.

Bob W.

“Dan and DBC Solutions recently completed a large renovation project in my home — the addition of a massive, attached two-car garage as well as a master ensuite and interior renovations. This project was made more complex due to the requirements to have additional approvals and stipulations from the local conservation committee. I am thrilled with the final result, as well the process (which can be stressful and challenging) was made easier due to the transparent, and honest communication Dan exhibited throughout. All his staff and sub-contractors were timely, left the worksite as clean as possible, and the job was finished on schedule. I am left with a beautiful home and a great to keep my cars toasty during winter.”

Colin R.

“This past winter, I had the pleasure of meeting Dan Bennett through Chase Builders to install a front door. What normally would be a 4 hour installation turned into concealed water damage and a day and a half of labor. Dan stayed on the job until completed, and completed correctly! He is a craftsmen and a true professional.”

Sandy V.

“Dan and staff at DBC recently did a lot of work in my house that was due to water damage. They replaced walls, ceilings and tile flooring. We were very impressed with the professionalism of Dan and his staff. Very friendly and courteous. They turned a real ugly situation into a beautiful new home for us. We couldn’t be happier with the Quality of work Dan and his staff performed. .”

Bonnie R.
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