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

When you’re ready to start a bit of preparatory work on your project, but don’t want to commit to a build just yet, choosing one of our Project Action Plans is an ideal solution. These packages encompass some of the first steps with which we start every project, and are essential for determining if and how your project can unfold within your budget. We invest extra time in these initial steps to help you avoid costly changes or delays down the road.

This is also a great way to ensure our relationship starts on the right foot. Beginning with one of these packages allows us to ease into a project together, feeling out if we’re a good fit before making the commitment to work together on the entire project. It’s similar to having a “dating” period before deciding to get married. Much like tying the knot, building a house is one of the biggest and most important decisions you can make… so why rush it? We give you a chance to properly plan for your project and gather all of the necessary information so that you can make an educated decision when commiting to the full project scope.

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

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 site work for your residential project.

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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

Express

OUR INITIAL ASSESSMENT PACKAGE
MOST COST: $1,250

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Perfect for: When you need a quick
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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 site work for your residential project.

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 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 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.

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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

Lite

Our Due Diligence
MOST COST: $3,000

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Perfect for: When you’re ready to collect
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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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Essential

OUR DUE DILIGENCE + CONCEPTUAL DESIGN PHASES

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MOST COST: $8,000

Perfect for: When you have more time to test the waters and make sure your Design-Builder is the right fit before diving into the full project scope. You’ll get all of the insights of the Lite package, with the addition of design exploration.

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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

Essential

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

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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, and you want to make the first moves on your project ASAP. This jumpstart is the key if you’re still trying to determine your budget and what’s possible for your home design, but you’re eager to start making things happen. This Action Plan will provide you with a design you love and a budget that works for you before moving forward, full steam ahead.

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What’s Included: The complete package of materials needed to solidify
your design

• 1 Meeting On-Site
• Up to 2 virtual meetings via Zoom
• 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

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Items Included

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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

Need to dig deeper?
Check out samples of our
Project Action Plans.

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