“Can you give me a picture of the overall process if we decide to work with Skycastle?”

Step 1 – Interview & Contract

Meet with our design and construction team, and ask all your questions. We will provide you with references, a portfolio of our work, examples of the administrative tools we use and a contract proposal. If it looks good, sign the contracts for design & pre-construction.

Step 2 – Design & Initial Estimate

Work with our award-winning designers at Rodwin Architecture to create the home you are dreaming of.  By joining both design and construction expertise right from the start, we are able to optimally help you set an accurate budget & schedule, and complete the project in the fastest and most cost-effective manner.We utilize a sophisticated 3D CADD drafting program (REVIT) for maximum accuracy, efficiency and to provide you with realistic 3D renderings of your home, so you can see what it will really look like early in the design process.If you are building in Boulder County, we prepare and submit your Site Plan Review application at this point.

The Design process is iterative and we’ll often continue to work on certain elements for several months.


Step 3 – Specifications & Shopping

Once we have the basic design on paper, we guide you through a detailed process of shopping for the products that will be included in your house. Often we establish an “allowance” for certain items based on your priorities and overall budget.  Then you take a “shopping list” to our preferred vendors, and either with our designer at your side or on your own, pick items for each category.  Specifications and engineering both run concurrent to the design process.

Step 4 – Engineering

We have an experienced team of consultants in all necessary disciplines (structural, civil, energy, mechanical, landscape, interiors), and bring them in as necessary as subcontractors.  For projects in Boulder, that will also include a HERS (energy) rating.

Step 5 – Final construction documents

We create a detailed set of drawings and specifications.

Step 6 – Apply for Building Permit and obtain the Bid

We submit for Permit and send the Construction Documents out for competitive bid to our subcontractors and suppliers.  We present the final Bid to you for your approval; this becomes the basis for the Guaranteed Maximum Price.

Step 7 – Build the House

Our veteran Site Supervisors manage your project from start to finish and insure that you get the highest quality work.    We meet with you regularly throughout the construction process, both on site and in our office.  We provide you with detailed updates, tours of the work in progress, material samples for approval, revised schedules, and most importantly – detailed financial reports.  All changes to the contract documents, price or schedule are properly recorded and approved by use of a formal Change Order.

Step 8 – Construction and Contract Completion

Our entire team comes together to inspect the final work, deliver the Warrantee and close out the project clearly, cleanly and to your satisfaction.  With our single point delivery system, we maintain comprehensive responsibility from start to finish for the delivery of a superb home and process.