Meet Our Team

 

Larry Weidl
Principle
Larry has been  in the construction industry since 1975 and specializes in ground-up  projects he takes from concrete, through framing, plumbing, electrical,  insulation, drywall, finish carpentry and cabinets to finish work.

Larry is a member of the Western Regional Master Builders  Association, the Santa Barbara Contractors Association, and active in  the community, living in Santa Barbara since 1966. 

Larry has a custom  skill level or better through working in the area on fine homes,  properties and other projects.  His personal specialties are design and  layout, concrete, framing, cabinetry, and finish work. The finish is his  passion.

“We love nothing better than a complete project and  a happy client – which is how we have built our business over the  years. We rely very little on any marketing or advertising. We are proud  to be able to rely on word of mouth and referrals. The best part of my  job is being involved from start to finish and seeing a project  transform from a drawing to a completed product.”
~ Larry Weidl


In-house employees 

Our in-house team of employees includes journeyman level expertise in  all of the trades we perform to provide you with the best finished  product.

This Is What We Do

 THE CONCEPTUAL ESTIMATE

Our first step begins with a "snapshot" estimate of your budget and project requirements that is derived from a conceptual set of plans.

THE PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE

Working from your preliminary plans, each aspect of the job is categorized into line items and quantities of necessary labor and materials. Using unit costs, a detailed estimate is created that outlines the likely cost of your project.

THE SCOPE OF WORK

To develop the Scope of Work and to help us understand your goals, you will attend planning meetings where your choice of materials and certain design elements are determined. You will be offered many suggestions concerning the cost of completing your project based on the choices you make. This process is called value engineering and is crucial for your project's successful completion.

Weidl Construction's approved trade contractors are contacted and they will submit bids for their portion of the work. The goal of this stage is to identify any gray areas, and create a Scope of Work that details every material and cost used in the building or remodel of your home.

To complete your home in a timely manner, we will work to clarify and define the scope of work, identify and manage problems early on so we minimize the number of change orders which could impact your project's completion. You, your design team, Larry, Weidl Construction estimators, and a project manager selected for your project will attend meetings as needed.

REACHING AN AGREEMENT AND THE START OF CONSTRUCTION

The Scope of Work is now completed, all materials and prices are determined, and the agreement is signed. Construction starts, and you begin to see your dream house or remodel develop. You will have a detailed Scope of Work and Schedule (which gives a projected timing for each phase of your project).

As you enter this stage of work, you will continue to develop your relationship with your professional and client focused project manager whose responsibility is to meet the building schedule, ensure quality and cost control, coordinate all work done, answer your questions, and address any new ideas you may have.

As the project develops, we will accommodate your new ideas, and will calculate the impact of the changes to your budget. A change order is written, signed, and your new requests will be incorporated into the work on your home. Some requests create new time frames, which are reflected in a revised completion date.

Larry will continue to remain involved in your project, visiting the site often, attending meetings with you and your project manager, and are available to address any questions you have during the building or remodeling of your home.

PROJECT COMPLETION

At last, your new home or remodel is complete! Prior to your occupancy, our quality assurance team will walk through your home, noting any questions or concerns you may have. Extended warranties and maintenance care are addressed, and you will receive a manual that is specific to your home's warranties and maintenance needs. Additional quality walkthroughs will be scheduled for 3 months and 11 months after completion.

Labor & Equipment Rates

All work will be done by licensed, insured professionals. Certificates of insurance will be provided by all subcontractors and the status of license is accessible thru the California State License Board at www.cslb.ca.gov/. Referrals upon request.


All architectural fees, engineering, survey, permits, special inspection fees, and street deposits shall be provided by the owners.


All labor and material are subject to a 15% fee to cover the cost of 10% overhead and 5% profit.


Hourly Labor Rates

General Contractor/Principal ……………………………………………………………………….. $70.00

Project Manager/Superintendent…………………………………………………………………. $65.00

Cabinet Shop………………………………………………………………………………………………… $65.00

Electrician…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. $65.00

Plumber………………………………………………………………………………………………………… $65.00

Lead Carpenter/Finish Carpenter………………………………………………………………….. $50.00

Carpenter/Form Setter/ Finisher………………………………………………………………….. $55.00

Carpenter’s Apprentice/Concrete Helper…………………………………………………….. $35.00

Laborer…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. $35.00

Equipment Operator/Mobilize equipment………………………………………………….. $65.00

More than 8 hours per day shall be at time and one-half per law.