HOW DO YOU APPROACH CONTRACTS?
We always work with signed contracts with our clients. We have done fixed bid; cost plus a fee; and time and material projects. We work in any method that allows the project to move forward in an effective and cost effective way. We do a cost breakdown of every job to allow for real time tracking against estimated costs. Our belief it is in the best interest of both parties to have an open and transparent arrangement that lends itself to a high degree of trust and confidence for a project to succeed
DO YOU WORK WITH ARCHITECTS?
We do. Over the past thirty years we have worked with many wonderful and creative Architects. We believe their professional expertise brings to the project unique and important skills plus there are many advantages to the client for having an Architect on the team.
DO YOU WORK WITH OWNER DESIGNERS?
Occasionally. Since all projects bring their own unique set of requirements there has been times that the owner design ideas will require professional engineering and/or structural services. We always enjoy the clients input on the actualization of a project.
DO YOU HAVE MANY SUB-CONTRACTORS?
We have worked with some basic subs for many years and consider them as collaborative partners in the overall success of a project. We are always interested in finding new and creative subs contractors that can bring value and expertise to the specific challenges of a project.
DO YOU DO PROJECTS IN PHASES?
Frequently. We have done both commercial and residential homes in controlled phases . Wineries in particular need one portion of the job completed for crush and allow other phases of the job to be addressed at a less critical date. At times jobs must be phased for financial reasons too and we work with the clients according to those realities.
DO YOU ALLOW OWNERS TO HELP BUILD?
We discourage owners participation in the building process. It is important for us and our subs to keep a timely schedule towards executing the building process in a cost effective manner. It is also important for the owner to recognize and be comfortable with the teamwork and responsibilities needed for a successful project.
HOW DO YOU APPROACH RESIDENTIAL WORK?
We are primarily focused on winery production and hospitality projects. Given our considerable experience in custom residential work, we prefer that our residential work be associated with vineyard estates. These assignments are typically an outgrowth of master plans at either the early stages of a winery development or near the end of that process.
DO YOU DO COMMERCIAL?
Yes we do. We have focused since 1999 primarily on the wineries of the Willamette Valley. These projects have unique characteristics and challenges which bring a great deal of pride and satisfaction to both our owners and our company. Commercial assignments evolve from our experience and reputation in the region and we have several examples that have occurred over the years.
ARE YOU LEEDS CERTIFIED?
We are not. Our company has been environmentally sensitive for its entire history, and will continue to do what "right" for clients and the environment. There has just not been the necessity for us to take on the added paper work required with LEEDS certification. We will however when the right project comes along entertain the option to go this way. We have built many projects where our clients and our company have used re-used and recycled materials, used the latest in energy efficient HVAC systems, and worked with solar and geothermal sub contractors, to attempt to make our carbon footprint smaller and smaller
WHAT GUARANTEES DO YOU HAVE?
By law there is a one year guarantee on product material and workmanship. There are further warranties on separate items installed in the house. We also realize that our next job almost certainly comes from our past recommendations from satisfied clients. It is our commitment to a positive history that allows our company to keep doing business and perhaps this is the best guarantee of all.
WHAT ARE INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS?
Andrew Scott Construction provides liability protection through its master insurance plan and also requires sub contractors to provide certificates of liability coverage naming both us and the “owner” as additional insured. The value of the construction material and labor is insured through the owner’s insurance carrier, for losses due to fire, vandalism or theft. We believe in a SAFE workplace and make no exceptions toward that end.