Do you charge for estimates?
Yes. Due to the time involved we charge $150 per estimate. After we arrive at your house for the estimate we will discuss the work you want completed, notes and measurements will be taken. A written general estimate including pricing will be emailed to you within 2 weeks of our initial visit.
What happens after the estimate?
If you want to move forward with the work a second email is then sent that includes a complete breakdown of the work involved with your job, a proposal that serves as our contract once signed, a Notice of Cancellation if you decide not to move forward and a copy of our Certificate of Insurance. Start date and payment breakdown are also included within the proposal.
When do you perform your estimates?
Mondays at 10AM and 2PM
What is your service area?
We service a 20 mile radius of West Chester, PA
Payment types accepted?
We accept several forms of payment: check, cash, Venmo and PayPal. At this time we do not accept credit cards.
Will I need a permit for my project?
Permit requirements vary from town to town. If you are having small repairs done more than likely you will not need a permit. If you are performing major electrical, plumbing or structural work a permit will need to be applied for. We always check your township’s website to see if a permit is required for the work we are performing.
Who obtains the township permits?
We will fill out, submit, obtain and perform all township required permits and inspections.
Will you run my job from start to finish?
We will be involved with your job from start to finish. All projects require some level of management. Whether it be dealing with the client, subs, designers, suppliers; scheduling; communications; etc; we can handle the project management. We always build in a certain amount of time into a project to accommodate the management aspect required.
Who hires the subcontractors to work on my house?
Whomsley Homeworks has a list of subcontractors they have worked with in the past. We trust these subs to treat you and your home as we would treat them.
What if I hire my own subcontractors?
If you decide to use your own subcontractor in any phase of a project you are responsible for all aspects of dealing with the subcontractor. That includes; but not limited too; communications, scheduling and payment.
What work don’t your perform?
We self perform most of our work. We have subcontractors for tile work, major electrical, major plumbing, shower glass, cabinets, countertops and HVAC.
Do you offer design services?
We offer light design services to get the ball rolling for your project. We have relationships with several architects and interior designers who we can refer you to to further design your project.
Do you offer consultation services?
Yes, we gladly offer consulting services for a property you may be looking to purchase. We charge a fee of $100 per hour for these meetings. We will gladly discuss pricing and feasibility of any renovation you are planning, during this walkthrough so you can understand the cost and timeline associated with the improvements.