Choosing the Right Builder

Choosing the builder for your cabin or custom garage is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Here are a few tips to help you find the builder that’s right for you.

Expertise In Design

Working with an average designer versus working with a talented designer can be the difference between an “okay” structure and an amazing structure. Choose a company that has passionate designers who love the process of helping you design the perfect structure.

Customizability

Look for a builder who can customize the design to meet your needs. If a company is unwilling to adjust their floor plans to match your lifestyle, you’re probably not going to get the building that’s perfect for you.

The High Cost Of Low Bids

Everybody likes to save money, but we’ve all had bad experiences with cheaply made goods. Cabins and custom workshop garages are the same way, both in terms of materials and customer service. If you want the best, it’s going to be a substantial investment.

When it comes to an Ulrich structure, ‘investment’ is the right term. An Ulrich building will greatly increase the value of your real estate.

Experience With Permits

Getting the right permits, particularly for a custom garage, is critical to avoiding legal headaches with your city. Look for a builder that will help you through the process, rather than dump it all in your lap.

Warranty

Like your home, a fully finished cabin is a complex structure. You want to make sure that your builder stands behind their work, offering cheerful, no hassle warranty service in case there are any issues. Since most of the issues will show up within the first year or two, look for a builder that offers a really solid warranty for the first several years.

Reviews

Don’t forget to check out the reviews. Any company can claim to offer great service, but the proof is in the pudding. Reviews can help you find a builder with a reputation for treating their customers fairly, and keeping their promises.

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Our Proven Process™ will make you a Raving Fan from Discovery to Installation.

  • Complete a feedback survey to ensure we met your expectations
  • Become an Ulrich Showcase Customer
  • Have your project highlighted on Ulrich TV
  • Submit to win our “Most Improved Lifestyle” award – quarterly
  • Years of memories knowing your invest is back by Ulrich’s best-in-class warranty

Installation

Once your building nears the end of production, your delivery date is confirmed or adjusted for weather complications. Your installation team conveys your delivery window on the day of install. Your building is placed exactly as planned and all accessory items are installed. Final touches and inspections are done to ensure your building is level and ready for you to move in. Once final payment is collected, all keys and documents are left with you, and your “Raving Fan Guarantee” coverage period begins – after which your warranty will start.

  • Confirming your delivery date
  • Onsite Install (or assembly) occurs and final touches (leveling, doors square, ramp installed, etc) and inspection after installation
  • Collect final payment, then hand you the keys & documents
  • Our “Raving Fan Guarantee™” starts and is in place for 2-weeks

The installed solution will be as purchased or a mutually agreed plan will be in place by noon the next business day from install.

  • Your warranty starts after “Raving Fan Guarantee™”

Production

Your design plans are reviewed in detail and then handed off to our production team. Any permits are submitted for review. Pending permit approval, your delivery date is then scheduled and materials are then prepped in our environment controlled facility (safe from the elements).

  • Internal order review and confirmation
  • Project site inspection virtual (or in person as needed)
  • Permits submitted / approved
    • If required, CAD and other engineered docs are drawn and certified at customer’s expense
  • Materials ordered and prepared – change order fees apply at this point
  • Order is checked prior to production completion / onsite build date

Design

Together, we custom design the best solution using our unique process to ensure a Smart Value investment for your lifestyle. 

  • Complete the “Deep Dive Process” to clearly identify all factors and details about the usage, positioning, delivery method, permit requirements, and amenities of your structure
  • Create the blueprint of your perfect structure to precisely fit your property and lifestyle
  • Confirm that this structure is truly your perfect / dream structure and place deposit / sign documents
  • OUR PROMISE: If your structure is permitted and cannot get approved, we will refund you the deposit less any 3rd party fees

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

Discovery

This is where we sit down and talk about the specifics of your project – including your needs, dreams, wants, and project investment goals as you learn about our proven process and our 3-uniques.

  • Overview of the Ulrich Proven Process to clarify your expectations
  • Project site overview
  • Learn about your needs, dreams, wants, and budget
  • Lifestyle usage and long term goals
  • Identify any known local building codes / HOA restrictions
  • Direct to the perfect team member to design your structure

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