SERVICES

General Contracting

Our Process 

Step One: Initial Meeting

General Contractors play an integral role for the homeowner. To simply put it, we will hire and take care of all the professionals you would need to get the job done! At our initial meeting, we will talk about expectations, timelines, and budgets. Next, we will discuss the professionals necessary to complete the work, such as, electricians or plumbers. General contracting is known to be a stress reliever for our clients. Imagine having to call the lumber yard, the tile company, the plumber, the granite company, the insulation company, etc. all in one day! We would never want our clients to take time out of their busy day to deal with the usual calls of a general contractor.

Step Two: Scheduling and Management

After choosing the professionals for the outsourcing work, we will have to schedule their time wisely. For example, flooring needs to be in before appliances are to be delivered. This is all behind the scenes for us to know, and for our client to see the progress each day. We will keep the work on track by managing each part of the project with supplies and workers. At the completion of each day, we will clean our work area, as well as keep our vendors, or other professionals, to the high standard that we expect.

Step Three: Completion and Inspection

As the project comes closer to completion, the homeowner will be amazed at how effortlessly this has come together. After our own inspection, we will walk around the site with the homeowner giving you the opportunity to review our work and to provide feedback while we are still on site. Our most important job is to have the customer happy with the results.

Home Improvement

Are you tired of one part of your home? Maybe you or your children have outgrown the need for certain rooms? Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. will be your solution! Sometimes homeowners renovate to sell and sometimes they renovate to simply live comfortably, whatever the case may be, we have the answer. Homeowners can be as involved in this process as they want to be. We can bring ideas, samples, color palettes to you or tell you about unique design studios or stores that you may want to visit. Our goal is not only for you to have a renovated room in your home, but also have it be functional and safe for years to come.

Kitchen Remodeling

Step One: Design and Demolition

Whether you have an old, run down kitchen or one that is too small, this part of the project is fun! This is when you can imagine your dream kitchen. We will listen to all your needs and wants and find a layout and design that works best for our customer and their home. When demolishing a kitchen, we take into consideration all the working pieces. Maybe you have grown away from dark cabinets, or you realized marble counters are not for everyone, we can recycle these items to give them a second life somewhere else.

Step Two: Update Plumbing and Electrical

If the new kitchen design relocates the stovetop from the wall to the island, this will require updating the electrical and plumbing. Also, think of new mood lighting trends. Sconces, pendants, chandeliers, and under cabinet lighting for a few electrical ideas. Plumbing would also include moving of a sink or adding in a vegetable wash station, or even a pot filler.

Step Three: Drywall and Paint

Now that planning and prepping are under way, we can start visualizing with new drywall and paint. This is where we see the plan come to fruition. Putting up new walls or new dividers or even a new kitchen island can let the homeowner take a breath of air. Finally, the design is coming to life with real objects that you can see and touch.

Step Four: Install Flooring

Tile or hardwood flooring are the most used in kitchen designs. Both choices are durable and timeless. Think of the flow of the house and other rooms off the kitchen to make your final choice of material and color.

Step Five: Install Cabinets and Countertops

Now the homeowner has a big smile. The cabinets in a kitchen take up a big amount of space so when they are installed the color and material of them are noteworthy. The countertops are also a high ticket, happy item for the homeowner, meaning it’s usually a good portion of the budget and since the sample is usually very small, it’s very satisfying to see a big piece of the stone in place.

Step Six: Install Appliances, Hardware, Lighting, Faucets, and Backsplash

At this time, the project will see multiple vendors from appliance installers to plumbers and electricians. We will add a backsplash or other ornate details at this time. Finally, it is time to enjoy your new renovated kitchen.

Bathroom Remodeling

Step One: Design and Demolition

The designing of a new bathroom is always exciting. Usually a homeowner updates a bath when they can not deal with the old one that just doesn’t work anymore. Demolition can include making the bathroom a larger space and taking a section of a closet or adjacent room. Try adding a skylight or blocking off a window that is directly located in the shower area.

Step Two: Update Plumbing and Electrical

Plumbing is all over a bathroom while electrical only takes up a small portion. At this stage of the renovation, we will work with the vendors to achieve the dream bathroom that our customer desires.

Step Three: Drywall and Paint

Bathrooms are mostly tight spaces so when new walls are installed and painted the interior design of the room is almost complete. Many bathrooms today paint walls instead of using tile, however, tile has come a long way and can look very modern in your space. Also, the use of wood wainscoting is a terrific addition to certain style homes.

Step Four: Install Cabinets, Bath and Shower

Installing cabinets, countertops, and sinks give the bathroom life again. Along with the shower and tub, think about additions like custom cabinetry or an extra vanity area. Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. aims to make this bathroom timeless for you and your family.

Step Five Install Flooring

Ceramic tile is the most common material installed for bathroom flooring. The array of tile on the market today is endless. The only thing to keep in mind is how slippery a tile can be, such as, marble. Hardwood could be installed in a half bath, but not recommended for a full bathroom with the moisture content being high, wood can expand.

Step Six: Install Hardware, Lighting, and Faucets

Our last step in this process is adding the hardware, lighting, and faucets. This is when the homeowner can physically use the space and see their dream come to life. Bathrooms have such a high impact on family life and by having a newly remodeled one in any home brings value to the home itself as well as the people living inside of it.

Interior Paint:

Our Process for Interior Painting

Step One: Protection and Surface Preparation

Before any work begins, Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. takes all necessary measures to protect your belongings, while providing you with the highest quality service. Our crew will gently move all your furniture and décor to the center of the room and cover it with clean, new plastic sheets. We then roll up any area rugs that you may have and put that in the center of the room. Our next step is to cover the floors with paper and mask all necessary fixtures that may be in the room, such as hinges, doorknobs, and light fixtures.

Preparing all surfaces starts with making them as smooth as possible. First, we will remove any loose nails or hooks, sand any rough edges, and scrape any leftover pieces of wallpaper or wall border. Then, we will use joint compound or caulking for any sealing of gaps or holes that may be present. We will hand sand and hand wash any areas that become dusty from this step.

Step Two: Prime and Paint

Priming will begin once the surfaces are smooth and dry. We use a latex primer to ensure proper adhesion and quality color control. Primer is the under coat of any successful paint job and gives the room, or area, an overall setting for the paint color. We use only the highest quality of paints, such as, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, or California. We will gladly help the homeowner when choosing the right colors for your home’s interior.

Step Three: Clean and Inspect

Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. always likes to keep our work space clean, not only for the aesthetic view, but also for safety reasons. We will always store away paint materials, ladders, drop cloths, and other equipment at the end of each work day. At the end of the job, our crew will inspect the site to make sure that all surface areas have a uniformed appearance in color. After our own inspection, we will walk the site with the homeowner giving you the opportunity to review our work and to provide feedback while we are still on site. Our most important job is to have the customer happy with the results.

Exterior Painting:

Our Process for Exterior Painting

Step One: Inspection and Protection

Inspection of a job is a key element to any exterior house painting project. We will meet with the homeowner during a free estimate to talk about expectations. We inspect with our eyes and identify any signs of chalking, peeling, or blistering on the paint, as well as noting any water damage. Here at Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. we let all our customers know that when we start chipping and scraping away at paint and start removing the damaged rotten wood from a home, there may be more damage than what can be seen on the surface. We include a carpentry allowance directly on your estimate so that we have some leeway with materials in case more damage is found underneath the surface. We take pride in offering the homeowner a full disclosure about the carpentry materials and will provide all receipts at the end of a job with absolutely no markup. If the allowance is not met at the completion of the job, the homeowner will be refunded. Our quoting of the carpentry allowance is our way of being completely honest and transparent with the homeowner from the start.

We protect the jobsite like it is our own home. All exterior features, such as lights, shutters, and lattice will be removed and stored safely to protect them from dripping paint or damage. Next, we place drop cloths around the edge of the home and over landscape to protect the grass, stone, or bushes from paint chips, paint drops, or damage. We also protect the roof and any other non-painted area to ensure the new paint is only seen where it belongs.

Step Two: Surface Preparation

Our next steps happen simultaneously. We scrape, sand, and repair any issues. Scraping and sanding the paint helps to maintain the integrity of the original wood. We do not want to layer on new paint, this would end disastrous for the homeowner. Paint can bubble, peel, chalk, and chip along with growing mold, mildew, and algae. We work to eliminate the issues, not bring new ones. Repairs will be made to any clapboard, fascia, or window sills that may have rot or simply need to be re- nailed. These areas are most commonly repaired because of normal wear and tear from weather or aging of wood.

Once all repairs have been made our power washing process begins. We first hand scrub any stubborn areas with water and our Simple Green and TSP solutions. Next, we use our pressure washer machine and detergents to remove any mold, mildew, or algae. After the treatment, your home will need time to dry. We like drying time to be a total of two to three days.

Step Three: Paint

Now that your home is dry and ready to paint, we can move forward with adding premium caulking on all joint, around windows, and areas that have spacing in between the wood. Caulking is used to prevent future moisture from entering behind wood, which could in turn prevent mold growth or leak damage inside your home.

Priming will begin on all surfaces with oil based or latex primers. This is done to all bare wood areas to increase adhesion of the final paint work. Special priming will also be done on problematic areas with cedar bleed or rust.

Finally, the exterior painting can begin. We use only the highest quality of paints, such as, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, or California. We will gladly help the homeowner when choosing the right color for your home.

Step Four: Clean and Inspect

Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. always likes to keep our work space clean, not only for the aesthetic view, but also for safety reasons. We will always store away paint materials, ladders, drop cloths, and other equipment at the end of each work day. At the end of the job, our crew will inspect the site to make sure that all paint chips and other materials are not on the ground or in landscaping around the home. After our own inspection, we will walk around the site with the homeowner giving you the opportunity to review our work and to provide feedback while we are still on site. Our most important job is to have the customer happy with the results.

Basement/ Attic Finishing

Adding more space in your home by finishing a basement or an attic would be a no brainer! Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. would be there to help every step of the way. Sometimes basements are the better choice for a finishing project especially if they have a walk out door and windows. If the basement feels too cave-like, then head upstairs to the attic. The attic may have more natural light and the character of the home tends to shine through with the style of the roof. Also, most people keep storage in these two rooms of the house, think about having one be finished off, where will you move the storage items to? Basements can be broken into different areas to hold extra stuff, but an attic can be trickier since the shape of the room could already be limiting from the peaks of the house. Either choice will give the homeowner more room to grow without adding onto the foundation.

Additions

Additions are simply additional rooms or spaces added on to the original home. Most of the time it means that the homeowners are outgrowing the space. Thinking about adding on to any room can sound very appealing and can change the whole look of your house. With a bigger kitchen, a bigger living room, or a bigger bedroom, possibilities are endless. You deserve to have the home of your dreams and if adding square footage to your current home is the way to do it, Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. can guide you in the right direction.

Window and Door Replacement

Energy efficiency, home value, and reducing drafts are all great reasons to replace windows and doors in your home. This is one overall renovation, similar to a roof, that will last for years, will be aesthetically pleasing, and will help on the cost of heating and air conditioning all at the same time. Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. will guide you through the this project to make sure your investment in your home is well worth it.
 

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Renovations

Are you tired of one part of your home? Maybe you or your children have outgrown the need for certain rooms? Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. will be your solution! Sometimes homeowners renovate to sell and sometimes they renovate to simply live comfortably, whatever the case may be, we have the answer. Homeowners can be as involved in this process as they want to be. We can bring ideas, samples, color palettes to you or tell you about unique design studios or stores that you may want to visit. Our goal is not only for you to have a renovated room in your home, but also have it be functional and safe for years to come.

Pressure/ Power Washing:

Our Process for Pressure/ Power Washing 

The Power Washing team applies the same basic process to each worksite with tailored detergents that best meet the needs of the material and space we will be working with. 

Step One: Evaluation 

Every project starts with a free estimate and a complete assessment of your project. We begin with a conversation with the homeowner to better understand what finish and look they want to achieve. 

Next, we work with the homeowner to select a test area. This space allows us to evaluate the material’s response to our cleaning, stripping, and brightening processes. We count on this step to help us select the best stripping agent, brightening agent, stain, and sealer for your project, if necessary. During this step, we also measure the pre-project moisture content of the material, especially wood. 

Step Two: Cleaning, Stripping and Brightening 

After completing the test area and assessment, we hand scrub and brush the project with the detergents chosen for this specific job. Next, we dive into the stripping and brightening process. Our team selects the stripping, brightening, and neutralizing detergents based on the results of our test area evaluation. We’re dedicated to selecting a product that will get you excellent results. This is when the power wash machine is called to the job site.  After the power wash with the specific agents, we let the project dry for two to three days. This ensures that the moisture is completely out before applying a sealer and stain. 

Step Three: Staining and Sealing 

This step is only necessary when wood is involved, such as a deck. Stain application is usually achieved using several different methods for any given project. We are happy to use a stain color chosen by the homeowner or can recommend oil based or latex colors and finishes. For sealing, we use Tung Oil for optimal long-lasting results.

 

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Deck Repair/ Rejuvenation:

Our Process for Deck Repair/ Rejuvenation 

Step One: Inspection and Preparation 

Our first step is to inspect the deck in its entirety. We will look for any rot, weak spots, and house connection issues.  Next, we find out from the home owner what they have in mind for the project. This could be anything from fixing the broken stair to a whole deck redesign.  Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. will give our feedback and supply ideas that will be structurally feasible in the space and in budget. Then, we clear and clean out the rotted or unwanted deck framing or flooring. Our most important part of deck renovation is safety. The deck will be closed off while we are working to prevent falling and injuries. Please be aware this could last several days. 

Step Two: Installation 

New footings and new framing will be installed and concrete will be dry before working on the next step in the process.  Floor boards, steps, and railings will be cut and fitted.  Iwano and Sons Construction works with wood, PVC, and Trex systems for decking. Each material will have their own process such as the hidden screws that can be added with Trex. This is all the homeowner’s preference and can be decided based on maintenance requirements and longevity of the decking. 

Step Three: Clean and Inspect 

If the decking renovation only required a few new floor boards or new railings, the homeowner would benefit from adding a power wash service to the whole deck. This will help maintain the old deck appearance with the new. Iwano and Sons Construction, Inc. always likes to keep our work space clean, not only for the aesthetic view, but also for safety reasons.  At the end of the job, our crew will inspect the site to make sure that all loose materials, such as nails, are cleaned up and all deck furniture and décor is back in the original place.

 

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