Our Process

How We Work

Ensuring everyone’s in lock step

No one likes surprises. We certainly don’t, which is why we believe in keeping the lines of two-way communication open throughout your renovation project. With a structured approach from start to finish, we make sure everyone involved in the completion of your build is on the same page at every stage of work, setting and meeting clear expectations on both sides.

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Call us today to start the process.

A high-level overview of our process

Phase 1


Initial Contact and On-site Consultation

During this one-hour, on-site visit, you’ll share your vision for the remodel, including photos, other sources of inspiration and your budget. We’ll listen carefully and provide experienced feedback on the best way to turn your great ideas into reality, as well as outline our full work process and next steps.

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Phase 2

Define and scope your project type

Level 1 Projects May Include:
  • Kitchen and bathroom updates with no moving of plumbing or electrical
  • Simple basement finish with small bathroom and existing plumbing
  • Exterior re-deck with new flooring and handrails
  • General and Multiple Renovations such as window and door installations, small shower updates, and curb appeal jumpstart
Level 2 Projects May Include:
  • Kitchen and master baths including re-design layout with wall removal and appliance relocation with custom built cabinetry
  • Full basement renovations with kitchenette and shower
  • Exterior full deck replacement, new screened porch or outdoor living space with fireplace or fire pit
Level 3 Projects May Include:
  • Elegant Kitchen and master bath suites
  • Whole house renovations
  • Room additions
  • Lower level finished basement renovation with kitchen, shower, wine storage, entertainment area
  • Larger exterior living spaces
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Phase 3

The Building Process


Shack Built orders all selected materials, prepares schedules, obtains necessary permits and conducts detailed on-site meetings with you, project manager and subcontractors.

CoConstruct App

Shack Built uses CoConstruct software to facilitate the construction process and serve as a communication hub with you and other partners on your project. It’s a tool that provides accountability throughout the process and helps us provide you with a positive, transparent experience. Learn more here.

During Construction

Your project manager remains in close contact, including almost daily visits to the job site while work is underway. We closely monitor all subcontractor work and ensure schedules and safety are maintained.

Project Completion

We’ll conduct a final walk-through of the entire build with you, resolve any punch list items, secure final payment and commence our One-Year Work Warranty.

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Take the First Step

Give us a call, and tell us about your home renovation plans. We’ll answer any initial questions you might have and provide more details about our process and current schedule.