Bespoke Design and Construction the Cobblestone Way

Like a bespoke suit, custom tailored to the each customer’s specifications, such is our approach to design. Most of us have watched HGTV, scrolled through Pinterest, or flipped through a home decoration magazine to admire the elegant interiors on display there. Perhaps you saw a design there that captured your imagination and inspired you to dream about your own HGTV-worthy space! Maybe you’re even thinking about exploring a DIY-approach to making this dream a reality. But the truth is that the average homeowner doesn’t have the experience, knowledge, tools, contacts, and—most importantly—time to orchestrate their own major renovation project. That’s where a project manager can help!

Why Hire a Project Manager for Your Home Remodel?

An experienced project manager can masterfully plan and coordinate every aspect of a home remodel from start to finish. He or she has a network of skilled subcontractors, access to hundreds of high-end construction products, and will problem solve the inevitable surprises and bumps in the road that come with any home construction job. As such, a project manager can help you achieve a custom, HGTV-worthy space for less money, less stress, and much less time than it would take to attempt to do it yourself!

Cleveland Construction Project Manager

The Project Manager Approach in Action at Cobblestone

Since 2001, Cobblestone Construction has used a project manager approach to create stunning interior and exterior residential spaces throughout Greater Cleveland. Owner and Project Manager Chris Spear expertly plans and coordinates every aspect of his client’s remodel jobs. He is on-site regularly during active construction, keeping things running smoothly and making sure that the client is informed about the real-time status of the project. Chris oversees:

  • Initial project planning
  • Adherence to timeline
  • Obtaining zoning and building permits
  • Drawing up contracts
  • Preparing the jobsite and managing site conditions
  • Bringing on necessary subcontractors
  • Ordering construction materials and scheduling deliveries
  • Staging equipment and materials
  • Managing construction and installation
  • Problem solving any issues as they arise
  • Maintaining the highest quality control
  • Dealing with any warranty issues
  • Keeping open lines of communication with clients at all times
  • Making sure clients are 100% satisfied with their remodel
  • And much more!

What Can I Expect if I Hire Cobblestone Construction?

How does Cobblestone Construction’s project manager approach work for you? While each remodel is unique, we will guide you along the following general workflow:

  1. Initial Introduction.
    Once you contact Cobblestone Construction, we will come out to your home for a free, no-obligation consultation.
  2. Brainstorming.
    We will chat with you about your home remodel vision and goals. He will help develop a plan that meets your needs, timeline, and budget. If you already have an architect and/or designer on board, Chris will bring them into this discussion.
  3. Preliminary Quote.
    Chris will prepare a preliminary quote based on your brainstorming meeting. The quote usually ends up being within 10-15% of the final cost.
  4. Defining the Details.
    Our strategic partnerships with AIA registered Architects, Structural Engineers and ASID registered Designers often prove very valuable in the planning phase.  Once the Scope of Work is defined, Chris will work with you to create a detailed project timeline and will coordinate all pre-project logistics, such as obtaining necessary permits or inspections from the city.
  5. Line-Item Budget and Contract.
    Once all architecture/design drawings are finalized, approvals have been obtained from the city, and all labor and material estimates have been secured, Chris will prepare a detailed line-item estimate with a total project price. He will work with you to create a contract outlining all details of the project.
  6. Final Preparations.
    Once the contract is signed and a deposit is received, Chris will create a final work schedule with you and the subcontractors. He will also order materials with long lead times, like windows and cabinets.
  7. Realizing Your Remodel Vision!
    Now we’re ready for the exciting step—your remodel gets underway! Your project manager will be on-site daily to make sure that everything runs smoothly with the subcontractors. He will coordinate all material deliveries and installations. He will identify and resolve any problems that may arise so that there is minimal impact to the budget and timeline. Most importantly, he will be in regular communication with you about the status of your project.
  8. Project Wrap-Up.
    Toward the end of the remodel, Chris will prepare a “punch list” of final steps and review it with you for quality control. He will make sure that the job isn’t complete until you are fully satisfied with your new bespoke space!
  9. Enjoy Your Stunning New Interior or Exterior!

Realize Your Home Remodel Dreams with Cobblestone

If you live in Cuyahoga or Geauga County and are considering a remodel in your home, we invite you to find out how the Cobblestone Construction approach can work for you! Contact Chris today to schedule your free consultation.

Building Lifelong Relationships with Clients

  • Cobblestone Construction LLC was very good. The crew was very diligent about leaving the house in tact. The workmanship was top-notch. They made sure to do a good job. They were one of the best contractors I have worked with.

    - Ken B.( Solon Ohio Master Bathroom Renovation )
  • Chris and his team are the most professional, helpful and detail oriented company I have used.

    - Dave and Sandra M.( Novelty Ohio Kitchen Renovation )
  • Very timely. Meets all his commitments to me, and communicates any issues in advance. Very pleased

    - Barbara B.( Kirtland OH In-Law Suite Construction )
  • Chris did such a great job that we asked him to continue work during further renovations of two adjoining rooms.

    - Kay M. ( Cleveland Heights Ohio Major Remodeling )
  • My husband and I are extremely picky. Chris Spear, the owner of Cobblestone, is a consummate professional with an eye for detail.

    - Melissa K.( Cleveland Heights, OH - Bathroom renovation )