Renovating is a wonderful way to create a new feel to an old space or to increase the amount of space you have. When designing an addition, we work with our architect partners to identify the best way to marry the new with the existing structure, making sure the old and new blend seamlessly together.
Living through a renovation can be an exciting, creative, and hands-on experience. It can also be a traumatic and messy project in the hands of a sloppy contractor. As our renovation customers can readily attest, Lauer Construction diligently secures, protects and respects both the property and privacy of all its renovation and home
Teamwork and Communications
At Lauer Construction, the same skilled team of craftsmen, project managers, and suppliers who work on our custom homes also work on renovation projects. This ensures that customers receive the highest quality workmanship and materials, and have access to the same resources as our custom home clients.
We believe that continuity is essential in renovation work and is a key to good communications and successful projects. We assign a foreman to your project at its earliest stage and that person stays with your project, as needed, until completion. This continuity allows us to work closely with you when scheduling renovation activities and helps to limit inconveniences to your family.
The value of continuity carries over to our field crews—teams of trusted individuals, many of whom have been with us for more than 10 years. We require all sub-contracting crews to be staffed by individuals who we personally know and with whom we have worked. Continuity and consistency are two values incorporated into our everyday business practices. They’re fundamental to how we get to know you and to learn what you envision—enabling us to deliver the results you expect.
Your home is your castle and the Lauer Construction team goes the extra mile to insure that every project is given the respect it deserves. We pay attention to small details such as cleaning up daily, adjusting schedules to accommodate homeowner schedules, maintaining orderly material inventories, keeping pets inside, and securing the home when we leave. We insist that our field crews participate in maintaining neat and clean work conditions. This is particularly important for a renovation project, since it’s likely that you will be living on site while the project is in progress.
Craftsmanship and Creativity
Renovation projects require a combination of expert building craftsmanship with problem-solving creativity. At Lauer Construction we address potential issues before we begin a project in order to minimize unforeseen challenges. The in-depth experience and knowledge of our project supervisors enables them to solve unique situations, often with creative solutions, and always to the satisfaction of our customers.
Honesty, Integrity, and Dependability
For the past 35 years, we have developed Lauer Construction to be the highly respected and reliable company it is today. We take pride in our solid reputation among peers, suppliers, and customers for honesty, quality, and integrity.
We are licensed by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC #9653) and our Maryland Home Builder registration number is 1227. We are members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC). We are also an affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Architects and Plans
The design team at Lauer Construction can take your dreams and ideas and turn them into buildable, blueprint drawings. We can also use plans that have been created by other architects or designers. All our customers benefit from our more than 35 years of remodeling experience, and our project managers are able to offer sound advice and recommendations throughout a renovation project.
Selecting a Renovation Builder
We understand that many homeowners are happy with their home’s location but wish for larger spaces or updated treatments. A remodeling project can be an affordable and optimal solution with the right building team doing the job.
Over the years, we have compiled a set of questions and discussion points that we give to prospective customers, inviting them to make inquiries and compare our services and reputation to those of our competitors. Below are 12 questions to ask when interviewing home building and renovation contractors. We think these questions can help everyone avoid “fly-by-night” outfits and pave the way for your project to be a success.
Lauer Construction 12 Questions to Ask a Home Builder or Renovation Company. The complete list of questions is available from our office. Call our office or use our information form to request a copy.
1. How many years has your company been in business?
2. Do you have a Maryland Home Improvement Commission license? If so, what is your license number?
3. Are you registered with the MD Office of the Attorney General as a home builder? If so, what is your license number?
4. Do you have an office facility with support staff?
5. Will the workmen be your employees or contracted labor?
6. Do you operate a drug free workplace that includes employee drug testing?
7. Do you maintain a safety program that includes employee training as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Maryland OSHA (MOSHA)?
8. Are you covered by workmen’s compensation, automobile, and general liability insurance? Will you provide a certificate of coverage upon request?
9. Are your immigrant employees documented? Do you check renewals?
10. Are your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical subcontractors licensed and insured?
11. Do you request and have on file current insurance certifications for your subcontractors? Workers compensation and general liability?
12. May I visit a project site under construction?