The initial steps of any construction process—even with custom cabinets—involve a delicate balance of planning, permitting, and logistics. With decades of experience navigating projects big and small, Holland’s Custom Cabinets is a powerful ally for property owners.
Every day, we routinely face a labyrinth of building codes, material sourcing and availability, scheduling, and coordinating with sub-contractors. Managing the process is something we do well, including mitigating disruptions in the home or places of business.
Permits & Planning
Navigating the bureaucracy of required building permits and codes can be a daunting task, even for seasoned veterans like Holland’s. While we can’t pull permits for clients, our years of experience put us in a unique position of expert adviser. We can identify the permits you’ll likely need as well as give an idea of typical timelines involved.
As you might suspect, permit timelines can vary significantly depending on the work involved and property type and location. Time frames can range from days to months or even years, especially when new construction is involved.
Holland’s can help identify specific challenges projects may face. Will there be coastal or environmental impacts? Are there height requirements or other city ordinances in play? What about the requirements of homeowners’ associations, gated communities, or even historical societies?
We can also help overcome potential bottlenecks by anticipating whether additional service providers will be needed. For example, renovations and new layouts often require fixtures to be moved and plumbing and wiring to be rerouted. Will plumbers, electricians, or carpenters need to get involved before Holland’s can do its work? If renovations are complex, will engineers need to give a stamp of approval? If so, you’ll need someone to coordinate their activities with ours—and that responsibility usually falls to us. It’s a role we’re glad to take on.
As a trusted cabinet maker and installer, Holland’s doesn’t operate in isolation. We are an integral part of your contractor’s team. We collaborate with plumbers, electricians, appliance vendors, countertop makers, and numerous other trades involved in the process.
We understand the intricacies of contractor preferences, limitations, and restrictions. This knowledge allows us to make arrangements that ensure timely work, even in areas where some contractors might not venture.
Construction in a home, whether it’s renovation of an existing space or a new addition, inevitably brings disruptions. From scheduling conflicts to noise and utility interruptions, the impact on daily routines can be significant. This is especially true for those who work in the home.
With such a long history, we’ve pretty much seen and experienced it all. Our ability to anticipate and mitigate disruptions through project planning and communication makes us an asset to clients and contractors.
For example, have you ever considered the reaction of young children or even pets to having strangers in their living space? Animals, in particular, can find the intrusion stressful.
We work with clients to strategize ways to minimize inconvenience for all parties involved. In fact, we urge clients to ask us for ideas and workarounds when their living areas are out of commission. Chances are we’ve been there/done that and can impart some practical advice.
Our ability to plan and visualize deliveries long before installation day arrives is critical to success. We need to ensure that cabinets and equipment reach their destination on time, regardless of property shape, size, or location. For example, we’ve craned cabinets into unconventional spaces, navigated maze-like neighborhoods, and overcome flights of stairs with good, hard labor and ingenuity.
Put Our Expertise to Work for You
Partnering with Holland’s as your trusted designer, cabinetmaker, and installer helps transform the complex into the manageable. We strive to make the construction process a collaborative and enjoyable experience for both clients and contractors alike.
To discuss a project in greater detail, call us at 619.443.6081 or contact us through our website.