The process begins with you contacting us. You probably have some ideas for the cabinetry that you would like to have designed and built. At this time we will request that you provide us with a description of the work that you are interested in having done. The information you provide may include some of the following:
• Location of your residence or business where the project will be
• Nature of the project
• Time line
• Materials you would like to use
• An idea of the style you would like
We may set up a meeting at the location of the project or in the interest of being energy efficient in these times of high fuel prices, we may request that you provide us with digital photographs and measurements of the area in which your project will be located.
Our service area is limited to Ventura county and parts of Los Angeles county in Southern California. For more information regarding our service area, please give us a call. For clients who are located out of our service area, we offer the following:
• Design services for larger projects over the internet.
If you are interested in our over the internet design services please drop us an email or
give us a call toll-free at 866-514-7776.
The objective of the site meeting is for us to take our collective ideas and create an initial design. This initial design will have enough information for Doopoco Enterprises to proceed with giving you a ‘ballpark’ estimate.
What to bring:
• Pictures from magazines or from design idea books from houzz.com that reflect some of the design elements that you would like.
• Equipment list for AV equipment, appliances, office equipment.
• Samples for colors and other materials that will be in the same room; carpet, tile, other wood elements etc.
What we’ll do:
• Take measurements and pictures of the area in your home where the project will be located.
We will discuss the design possibilities using the information that you provide. We may make some simple sketches there at the meeting to confirm the elements of the design as this process moves forward. Once you are comfortable that your ideas are reflected in this initial design, we will have the information necessary to complete the next step of providing you with a ‘ballpark’ estimate.
The Next Step
The purpose of the ‘ballpark’ estimate is to see if the proposed initial design fits your budget concerns. Once you are comfortable with the estimate, we can proceed to the next steps of:
1) Refining the design
2) Providing you with drawings
3) Providing you a firm price for the project
To begin this process, Doopoco Enterprises requires a retainer/design fee.
The amount of this fee will be determined based on:
1) The scope of the project
2) The estimated time to complete the design and associated drawings.
Having completed drawings for the project gives us the information that we need to provide you with a firm price for the project. Paying this retainer also guarantees your project the next available place in our schedule which is ‘first come first served’ based upon the retainers that have been received. The amount of the retainer/design fee will be deducted from the total cost of the project. In most cases this fee is non- refundable. If for any reason construction does not commence, this fee might be forfeited.
Once the design is finalized and the drawings approved, we will enter into a lump sum contract to complete the project. The contract will outline the scope of the project, the time line, the terms for payment and the rights and responsibilities of the client and Doopoco Enterprises.
The amount of payments will be determined based on the scope and time line for the project. Typically a deposit of 40% to 50%, one or two progress draws (depending on the time line) and then a final payment at the time of installation makes up the payment schedule. All payments are due upon receipt. We cannot offer terms. For your convenience we accept Master Card, Visa and personal or business checks.