OUR STORY

Steel to Wood Construction, just as the name suggests, is a multifaceted high-end remodel company committed to providing the highest threshold of not only artisan level workmanship but also a unique customer service process with personal integrity. We utilize our skills and expertise, paired with unmatched pride and enthusiasm, to build your dreams.

Owned and operated by Michael Gilbertson, a native veteran, who takes great pride in his team and company. Steel to Wood was started with the vision of bringing residential construction and craftsmanship together to provide a service that is thorough, straightforward, and rare. We are committed and involved fully to each job from initial walk through to completion. Providing a Professional Service Agreement (PSA) to ensure that each step of the already hectic building process is completed as efficiently and effectively as possible. This process is what makes us unique.

Your Home is Our Business 
We pride ourselves with the ability to provide all skills and trades necessary to complete your project professionally, on time and on budget with our unique PSA process. Partnering with Steel to Wood that ensures nothing falls between the cracks and money is saved by eliminating the need to hire multiple contractors. Throughout our process we hope to not only build your dreams but also build your trust.

Experts in the construction process from plans, to permits and through inspection. I did a build out of a bedroom in my basement with them, and they kept all my ideas and requirements in mind while making helpful recommendations to improve the final layout. They were eager to communicate schedules and were upfront about all costs and schedule concerns. I will be contacting them when the next project comes around.” – Eric C.

Your Concerns are our Concerns 
As a family business trust is especially important to us. When we enter your home we guarantee it will be treated with the utmost respect and care throughout the entire process. Michael has always insisted upon having a reputation of honesty , integrity and transparency. It has become the standard for Steel to Wood and his crews. Jobs stay clean, safe and thoughtful to the needs of you and your family. We don’t want to push you out of your space if possible, while minimizing any inconveniences along the way.

Quality will be delivered — even where you can’t see it or may never know about it.
There is only one way to do things, and that’s the right way. That is one of the many important pillars that act as our foundation and it shows in our work ethic. That being said, we are not for everyone. There are no corners that we cut, and no easy-way-outs. With a top-shelf mentality, we insure longevity in our projects and craftsmanship, along with our industry leading warranty.

ANYTHING FROM STEEL TO WOOD, WE CAN BUILD” 

— Michael Gilbertson

OUR PROCESS

At Steel to Wood Construction LLC, we are committed to ensuring that your project fulfills your dreams, from whole house remodels, to outdoor living spaces. The Design-Build Process entails that we keep every aspect of construction in house — from planning, to labor, to warranty. This way, we simplify, and consolidate all job needs under one umbrella so that your vision stays perfectly intact, down to the smallest detail. You only have one contract and one main point of contact. This allows for quick, on the fly changes, consistent communication, and accurate budget management. As your one stop shop to make your dream come true, Steel to Wood Construction LLC strives to provide a caring, efficient partnership.

Step 1 (Free of charge) – Let us investigate.
During this phase, we will get acquainted to see if we are right for your project. Since you are reading this document, that process is already underway. We will do a deep dive into your vision and make sure that we “get it”. We will talk about your budget in relation to your vision, consider possible options and explain how financing or payments to Steel to Wood are transacted. We will talk about the schedule, your role in the project and what you can expect from us. We will be unfailingly honest — telling you what will be fun — and what will not. And we will leave you with a complete guidance kit full of useful information to help you understand not only who we are but also how projects like yours work.

Step 2 ( $85/hr billed weekly) – The Professional Services Agreement
Prior to entering into a Construction Agreement together, there will be pre-construction for which there will be fees. These fees are separate from the construction contract. These pre-construction processes will be handled with what is called a Professional Services Agreement or PSA. Your PSA will usually include costs for doing a detailed estimate that assures you a quality, completed project at a guaranteed price. The PSA will usually cover design services and sometimes some demolition and discovery work if required to create a guaranteed project price for you. The PSA does not obligate you to enter into a Construction Agreement with us and you own the results of the design work covered by the PSA.

Step 3 ( $85/hr billed weekly) – Project Development
With all or most of the results of the PSA work in hand we will meet with you to talk through the project. We will take all the time you want to be comfortable and confident. We will go over the scope of work, project plan, progress payments, timelines, logistics and concerns. You will meet your personal project manager and discuss how communications can be handled.

Step 4 – The Construction Agreement
We will now have all the information to provide a guaranteed price for your project, you will have signed off on the design and production plan. You have met your project manager and know who will be doing what to whom. We will provide an Agreement for our mutual signatures. We will go over and explain every deal of our straightforward Agreement.

Step 5 – Project Management
During the building phase we will handle all the details of ordering materials, scheduling, oversite, and coordination. Concurrently we will diligently keep you up to date on progress and issues.

Step 6 – In-Process Changes
No matter how carefully we plan your project together you will probably want to make some changes along the way. We are prepared to cheerfully accommodate any changes you want to make. Our Agreement will explain how costs associated with your changes will be handled.


Step 7 – Project Completion

During this completion phase we will meticulously inspect to ensure that our craftsmanship level has been maintained throughout the project. We will do a final review meeting with you to answer any operational questions regarding appliances, heating and cooling systems and any other operational questions. We will do a final clean up to the highest standards possible both within the project and anything on the property that we touched. We will set up with a document for you to list anything you might run across that was not done right. And finally, you will benefit from our industry leading three-year warranty on our work.

Step 8 – Enjoy your transformed home and thank you for letting us be a part of your dreams!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What type of services do you provide?
A: We pride ourselves on being a one stop shop with providing all skills and trades necessary to complete your project professionally, instead of hiring multiple companies to suit your remodel, saving you time and money. We offer general contracting, in house architectural designs, permitting, project management, and all construction trades i.e. framing, electrical, plumbing drywall, tile and flooring install, finish carpentry, etc.


Q: Why should I sign/pay for a PSA?
A: A PSA is an agreement between you and Steel to Wood Construction to develop a detailed scope of work which includes hard bids from subcontractors, detailed material selections- not allowances, and as close to accurate as possible timeframe for your project. This in turn makes the project run as smoothly as humanly possible once we “break ground”.


Q: Is the PSA mine to keep?
A: Yes. The PSA is a document packet you have paid for and therefore own once we are finished with the process.


Q: Is the price of the PSA included in my final contract price?
A: No, the PSA is a separate design agreement that we develop before we get to the contract phase of the project and is not related to the contract price. Though we do consider the PSA cost towards your overall budget


Q: How will you finish up the project?
A: We have a 3 step process where we will 

  • Walk through the project once we wrap up production with you the customer and identify any items that need attention.
  • At around the three month mark we will send a sheet for you to fill out with anything we may have missed on the initial walk.
  • We will do the same process in 11 months just before the standard 1 year warranty for manufacturer warranty items is up

Our Warranty

Steel To Wood Construction, LLC. Transferrable Lifetime Warranty

When we decided upon the warranty to offer to our clients, we had two main objectives. One was the importance for us to offer an industry leading warranty to show our clients just how much we stand behind our work. The second was to look at our warranty from our client’s point of view and offer something that will make them feel at ease knowing that their investment is covered well into the future. We believe that we use the most efficient processes, use the best materials, and hire the best employees. Because of this we can offer a Transferable Lifetime Warranty on our Craftsmanship.

To provide the Lifetime warranty on our craftsmanship, and ensure any manufacturer’s warranty on products, we will come back after 3 months to check in with you and address any possible issues that may have surfaced. Additionally, after 11 months, we will come back and do a complete home inspection before product warranties expire, so we can address any additional concerns that may arise. NOTE- You can use our integrated online software to track any warranty issues you may have so we always have a complete list of things that need done and nothing slips between the cracks.

Some of our work will require maintenance, and should this be the case, we will give you a maintenance list at the completion of the project. This will cover all maintenance that needs to be performed and the frequency in which the maintenance tasks will need done to keep your home looking and operating at the highest level. NOTE- It is important to perform maintenance on this schedule both to keep your home looking great and to keep your Lifetime Warranty in effect. This maintenance should be done per our specifications, by our staff or an approved vendor.

While we truly hope you never need to use our industry leading Lifetime Warranty, we hope it helps you to find comfort in the fact that you are working with a team that strives to be the best of the best. It’s our goal to not only provide the highest quality projects but to offer a truly unique and outstanding customer experience throughout our Personal Service Agreement & Construction processes.

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