5-Star Remodeling Services
We provide a wide range of interior and exterior remodeling services including:
Professionally Designed and Installed Kitchens & Baths
One and Two Story Additions
ADA Compliant Accessible Design & Build
Screened in Porches and Sunrooms
Home Energy Audits & Solutions
Star 1 – No Sales People
We don’t have a salesperson on staff. You will work directly with the Owner of Lensis Builders and Lensis Kitchen & Bath Solutions from start to finish. No mix-ups, no broken promises, just an up-front, honest approach to all of your building and remodeling needs.
Star 2 – Design & Material Selection
We are residential design, build and remodeling experts – and have successfully designed and completed hundreds of projects with satisfied customers since incorporating in 1995. We also have third party certifications with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI) which require extensive experience, training and satisfactory testing results. Our Design Staff and Field Staff includes:
- Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) – NKBA
- Certified Bath Designer (CBD) – NKBA
- Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) – NKBA
- Certified Remodeler (CR) – NARI
- Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) – NARI
- Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR) – NARI
- LEED FOR HOMES RATER (USGBC)
- RESNET Certified HERS RATER (RESNET)
- CERTIFIED AIR BALANCING (N.C.I.)
Part of our design process includes a design survey to help us understand all of your needs and then you’ll be excited when you walk through your new space with our state of the art CAD design programs.
We will help you with all of your material selections and make sure all of your choices work well with the overall design. One of the advantages of working with a Design/Build contractor is that we can help keep the project within the budget during the design process.
Star 3 – Whole House Approach
Our “whole house approach” not only covers the aesthetics of the project – but the functionality and energy efficiency as well. By considering the “whole house” when remodeling just a section or two, we may be able to solve some other problems at the same time. Energy efficiency pays – as a RESNET Certified Energy Auditor, we can provide an energy audit to find out your home’s strengths and weaknesses. Many times some little improvements can yield big long term savings. Homes that are more energy efficient, comfortable and affordable to live in are our goal. Part of your project may include updated insulation, HVAC systems and electrical updates. Our state of the art testing equipment will ensure that all systems are operating as designed. We can use all of these advanced remodeling techniques along with common sense Green construction practices so that your project has efficiency, functionality and aesthetics at the top of the list.
Star 4 – Pre-Construction Planning
Before any project begins, we will properly plan a timeline and stage all of your materials in our warehouse. We will update you daily when items and materials arrive. This allows us to start your project knowing we can stay until it is completed – instead of wasting time waiting for missing materials. Then we will conduct a pre-construction meeting in your home with you. This will set the stage for all expectations and eliminate all surprises. This meeting will include the Home Owners, the President of Lensis Builders, a Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) and either a Designer or Project Manager. At this meeting we will discuss:
- Access to your home
- What areas in the home are off limits?
- Is there a bathroom we can use, or do we need to order a portable toilet?
- Are there pets in the home that cannot go outside?
- Are there children that will be home during the project?
- Where can we park our trash truck? (NO dumpsters)
- Locations of tent walls and flooring protection to protect certain areas of the home
- Working hours and Home Owners’ schedules
- All necessary job logistics
- Materials storage
- Project schedule and timeline
- Daily clean-up
- Post the building permit
- Any additional home owner’s concerns-we want to make sure everyone is on the same page before work begins.
Star 5 – Construction Process
You can feel comfortable during your project because a Certified Remodeler (CR) or Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) will be on-site daily to supervise and oversee all aspects and keep everything on schedule. Our people are employees of Lensis Builders – have no criminal records, and have passed a drug test as a condition of employment. Our sub-contractor partners are the best plumbers, electricians and mechanical experts in the business – and are fully licensed, insured and understand how to work and behave in your home. We will schedule a walk-through with you prior to completion to compile a “punch list” of items that need to be completed. You will see that our lead carpenters are trained to take care of these punch list items throughout the project and only very minor items will need to be completed at the end of the project. And don’t be surprised when we call or email a few months after we’re gone to see how you’re doing. At Lensis Builders, we want the final result to be a big smile on your face and a referral to all your friends and neighbors – and this is what we are all about!