Services

Project Action Plans

Consultations

Thinking about building a custom home? There’s certainly a lot to consider. Getting some expert insight can give clarity on what you need and what can be expected.

Here at Letter Four, we offer several options to help you explore possibilities and lay the groundwork for your project. First, we recommend going through a preliminary consultation call so that we can learn about your needs and suggest the right steps to take next. Our firm currently offers two options for consultation calls, outlined below.

Free

Initial
Consultation

Perfect for: When you’re still feeling out what a custom home build entails, and you need to hear what process a professional team would use. We’ll gather your project goals and concerns and give you the information you need to decide how best to move forward.

What’s Included:
Zoom call up to 30 mins with Alex, our Office Manager

Free

Speak with
Our Principals

Perfect for: When you’d like to get some expert input on a few of your project’s goals or concerns and how a professional team would approach them. You’ll come away with an idea of what your unique project is likely to need, and a complete plan for what steps should be taken next.

What’s Included:
Zoom call up to an hour with Lauren & Jeremy, our Architect & General Contractor

Preparing for a business location expansion, a significant tenant improvement project? Getting expert help during the planning phase can ensure your project aligns with your business goals and maximizes your value. Your business needs solid research and planning done before investing in a new build or renovation. Our project action plans will help you evaluate and prepare for your project without committing to construction. 

These packages are designed to offer the first stages of service we implement for every project, giving you the chance to assess costs, design options, and the realities of pursuing a build. By investing extra effort in this preparatory work, we arm you with a detailed plan that accounts for all eventualities, preventing budget overruns and costly delays.

Contracting LETTER FOUR for a Project Action Plan is also the perfect test run for our collaboration. You and our team will have the chance to ease into cooperation without extra pressure. Get a feel for how we work, and whether or not our approach fits with your company’s way of doing business. You’ll be able to assess how well our firm understands your market, your brand, and what you need out of your new space. We can help you to negotiate with your landlord and make the decision to fully commit to your lease when it makes sense for your enterprise. We’ll provide everything you need to plan intelligently, poising you to seize the opportunity when the moment is right. 

Look through our options below to find the package that suits your current planning needs.

Express

OUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT PACKAGE
MOST COST: $1,250

Perfect for: When you need a quick assessment of your project..
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with a minimal investment of time and money. This plan is a great fit if you primarily need the insights gleaned from a professional walkthrough, illuminating what it will take to make the space work for your business.

What’s Included: Identification and review of project goals.

↘ 1 meeting on site/1 Zoom meeting
↘ Project Information Summary
↘ Project Goals Interview and Summary
↘ Inspiration Imagery
↘ Preliminary All-In Budget Range (Soft and Hard Costs)
↘ Educational Materials Relevant to Project Scope
↘ 1 Zoom or In-Office Meeting to Review Our Presentation

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Lite

Our Due Diligence
Most Cost: $3,000

Perfect for: When you’re ready to collect
actionable information on...
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your site and a potential build, but aren’t ready to spend money on the design quite yet. This option is also great if you need to move on a property fast, but want to verify that it can actually accommodate your project goals without too much of an investment. It’s additionally suitable for those who need to understand potential project costs for less complex projects, like interior remodels, ADUs, and simple additions.

What’s Included: Assessing your lot and determining what’s possible for your project

↘ 1 meeting on site/1 Zoom meeting
↘ Past Permit Record Review and Summary
↘ Project Code Summary
↘ Project Scope Write-up
↘ Preliminary Project Schedule/Phasing Estimate
↘ Discussion of Client’s Budget
↘ Proposal Outlining Remaining Project Phases

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Express

Our Initial Assessment Package

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MOST COST: $1,250

Perfect for: When you need a quick assessment of your project, with a minimal investment of time and money. This plan is a great fit if you primarily need the insights gleaned from a professional walkthrough, illuminating what it will take to make the space work for your business.  m that it is suitable for your operations and business goals. It’s also ideal for assessing the potential cost of a project with a smaller scope, such as remodeling the interior of a brick and mortar facility, or retrofitting a mall space.

What’s Included: Identification and review of project goals

• 1 meeting on site/1 Zoom meeting
• Project Information Summary
• Project Goals Interview and Summary
• Inspiration Imagery
• Preliminary All-In Budget Range (Soft and Hard Costs)
• Educational Materials Relevant to Project Scope
• 1 Zoom or In-Office Meeting to Review Our Presentation

Lite

Our Due Diligence Phase

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MOST COST: $3,000

Perfect for: When you’re ready to collect actionable information on your site and a potential build, but aren’t ready to invest in developing the design. We recommend this plan when your company needs to decide on a property ASAP, but first needs to confirm that it is suitable for your operations and business goals. It’s also ideal for assessing the potential cost of a project with a smaller scope, such as remodeling the interior of a brick and mortar facility, or retrofitting a mall space.

What’s Included: Assessing your space and determining what’s possible and required to suit your project

• 1 meeting on site/1 Zoom meeting
• Past Permit Record Review and Summary
• Project Code Summary
• Project Scope Write-up
• Preliminary Project Schedule/Phasing Estimate
• Discussion of Your Budget
• Proposal Outlining Remaining Project Phases

Essential

Our Due Diligence +
Conceptual Design
MOST COST: $8,000

Perfect for: When you have more
time to test the waters and...
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Essential

Our Due Diligence + Conceptual Design Phase

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MOST COST: $8,000

Perfect for: When you have more time to investigate options and test whether LETTER FOUR is the right team to see your project through to completion. You’ll get all of the insights of the Lite package, as well as the chance to prospect design concepts and gain a better understanding of how your space will take shape. 

What’s Included: Site assessment and conceptual design planning

• 1 Meeting On-site/1 Project Meeting
• Past Permit Record Review and Summary
• Project Code Summary
• Project Scope Write-up
• Preliminary Project Schedule/Phasing Estimate
• Discussion of your Budget
• Conceptual Design Package with Design Brief and Inspiration Imagery for each key area
• Proposal for Remaining Project Phases

Complete

Our Due Diligence + Conceptual Design + Preliminary Pricing Phases
MOST COST: $9,500

Perfect for: When you’re confident LETTER FOUR is the team best qualified to execute your brand vision, and you’re set to form an action-ready plan. This comprehensive package is a great fit if your business is still ironing out a budget, and wants to spend time exploring what design features will yield the best results. Our team will deliver all you need to move into the next stages of making your build a reality. 

What’s Included: The complete package of materials needed to solidify your design and prepare your all-in project budget before moving on to technical project documentation

• 1 Meeting On-Site
• Up to 2 Virtual Meetings via Zoom
• Full Due Diligence Report
• As-builts (additional fee to consultants)
• Surveys (additional fee to consultants)
• AirTable Setup + Inspiration Collection
• Full Conceptual Design Package including up to 3 sketched options for the project scope
• Full Preliminary Pricing Document
• Proposal for Remaining Project Phases

Complete

Our Due Diligence +
Conceptual Design +
Preliminary Pricing Phases
MOST COST: $9,500

Perfect for: When you’re confident Letter
Four is the team for you...
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Items Included

Essential

Let's go!

Complete

Let's go!

1 Zoom meeting

Add. meeting(s)

1 site meeting

Past Permit Record Review and Summary

Project Code Summary

Project Scope Write-Up

Preliminary Project Schedule + Phasing

Rough Budget Range

Conceptual Design Package

Airtable Setup

3 Sketched Options

Preliminary Pricing Document

Proposal for remaining project phases

Additional Recommended/Required

As-builts (Consultant)*

Boundary/Topographic Survey (Consultant)*

Sketches

Included/ Required

Recommended

1 Zoom meeting

Add. meeting(s)

1 site meeting

Past Permit Record Review and Summary

Project Code Summary

Project Scope Write-Up

Preliminary Project Schedule + Phasing

Rough Budget Range

Conceptual Design Package

Airtable Setup

3 Sketched Options

Preliminary Pricing Document

Proposal for remaining project phases

Additional Recommended/Required

As-builts (Consultant)*

Boundary/Topographic Survey (Consultant)*

Sketches

Included/ Required

Recommended

Items Included

1 Zoom meeting

Add. meeting(s)

1 site meeting

Past Permit Record Review and Summary

Project Code Summary

Project Scope Write-Up

Preliminary Project Schedule + Phasing

Rough Budget Range

Conceptual Design Package

Airtable Setup

3 Sketched Options

Preliminary Pricing Document

Proposal for remaining project phases

Additional Recommended/Required

As-builts (Consultant)*

Boundary/Topographic Survey (Consultant)*

Sketches

Recommended

Included/ Required

Items Included

Essential

Let's go!

1 Zoom meeting

Add. meeting(s)

1 site meeting

Past Permit Record Review and Summary

Project Code Summary

Project Scope Write-Up

Preliminary Project Schedule + Phasing

Rough Budget Range

Conceptual Design Package

Airtable Setup

3 Sketched Options

Preliminary Pricing Document

Proposal for remaining project phases

Additional Recommended/Required

As-builts (Consultant)*

Boundary/Topographic Survey (Consultant)*

Sketches

Recommended

Included/ Required

Items Included

Complete

Let's go!

1 Zoom meeting

Add. meeting(s)

1 site meeting

Past Permit Record Review and Summary

Project Code Summary

Project Scope Write-Up

Preliminary Project Schedule + Phasing

Rough Budget Range

Conceptual Design Package

Airtable Setup

3 Sketched Options

Preliminary Pricing Document

Proposal for remaining project phases

Additional Recommended/Required

As-builts (Consultant)*

Boundary/Topographic Survey (Consultant)*

Sketches

Recommended

Included/ Required