Building & Remodeling, LLC

Luxurious Custom Homes

I design and build luxurious custom homes & offer extensive remodeling solutions in Philadelphia and suburbs, the Main Line & Chester County.

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Built on quality, integrity & dependability, reflecting three decades of successful homebuilding and unique remodeling solutions.

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A solid client-builder relationship is key to a successful project. I achieve this with clear communications and complete transparency.

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I offer creative pricing options, from fixed-cost to cost-plus; contact me to discuss which arrangement is best for you.

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Project pricing is based on a thorough assessment of your requirements, and is set to ensure your project is completed on-budget with no surprises.

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I understand how busy your lives are...rest assured, I handle all aspects of the project so you can continue enjoying your lives.

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My designs focus on functional flow, reflecting the way you live and move around your home.

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My building methods exceed local/state and national building and energy codes.

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I take pride in delivering superior results and have a team of specialists who share my values.

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I make sure I fully understand your project requirements and expectations before getting started.

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I keep your requirements at the forefront through every step in the process, with no surprises.

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My process

Each project follows a detailed process developed and refined over decades, ensuring that wise choices are made up-front, and that no detail is missed. You can read about my process below.

My process begins with an allocation of budget which matches your expectations and provides financial value to your asset.

This allows me to tailor a design that is specific to your needs and avoid any surprises later.

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I include a Land Development analysis to assess site conditions, natural features and zoning regulations.

I also provide a market analysis to be sure we keep your property financially viable in the community.

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My expert Code Review research will identify any and all issues related to national, state and local building codes.

My value engineering investigation lets me present creative options and use of materials for cost-effective design options.

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My team is committed to thoroughly planning your project to prevent any missteps and changes later on in the project.

My comprehensive process and disciplined approach ensures that no step is overlooked.

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A well-defined, comprehensive methodology

My process includes a detailed methodology that demonstrates our commitment to excellence and illustrates how we include you in each step of the process.

STEP 1 - Initial Meeting

We start off our project relationship with you with a detailed kick-off meeting where we jump into your project to establish an understanding of your needs and goals. Our extensive experience allows us to discuss a wide range of information, on our way to providing you with realistic recommendations and costs estimates to meet your objectives.

When appropriate, we can let you know how potential changes in scope or materials might affect your costs. Our goal is to avoid change orders with proper planning and proper expectation management upfront. Change orders are one of the largest issues that mar the reputation of building professionals and we strive to avoid them as much as possible.

STEP 2 - Site Visit - Existing Conditions

We visit the site to evaluate and measure existing conditions, combined with code regulation analysis to develop an accurate and cost effective plan.

STEP 3 - Preliminary Design

Based on all information collected from our discussions and site visits we develop a scaled drawing of the proposed floor plans and exterior elevations, providing you with the ability to see your project come alive and positioning you to provide valuable feedback.

STEP 4 - Specifications

A comprehensive meeting where we discuss everything from window manufacturers, flooring materials, siding materials, all the way down to where to locate and how to use the light switches. No need to be overwhelmed as we have a process to assist with all of this detail to help you achieve your desired outcome. From this meeting, we will prepare specifications for your project.

STEP 5 - Working Drawings

We prepare complete drawings including all required project details; for example: floor plans, elevations, wall sections and structural details. We complete the tasks and documentation necessary to secure building permits, inspection approvals and construction documentation.

STEP 6 - Pricing

Create a pricing package that includes: Complete drawings of all floor plans, elevations, sections and details; detailed project specifications; site plan completed by a civil engineer; detailed cost estimates; and upon approval, we will create a construction contract and be ready to proceed.

STEP 7 – Permitting

We apply for all necessary permits required to complete your project. This process is critical to ensure no delays or unforeseen complications with local regulations. We know township ordinances and take the time to ensure that our drawings and paperwork are complete and accurate by the time we turn them in to the township.

We have long standing relationships which have positioned us over the years as being very knowledgeable and capable. We have worked hard to earn the trust of local townships and they know that they can count on us to know their requirements and meet/exceed their regulations.

STEP 8 - Pre-Construction

While waiting for approval of permits, we use this time to make selections of items such as roofing colors, flooring, paint colors, etc. – which allows us to keep the overall construction process moving forward upon approval of the necessary permits.

STEP 9 - Construction

This is the task where all of the decisions become reality and our collective hard work becomes tangible. Our focus is on quality throughout the build process. We bring to bear our extensive experience and keenly inspect each phase before the next phase begins. Weekly meetings with you ensure open lines of communication and a continued shared project vision.

STEP 10 - Post Construction

Post Construction: While we hope that you are enjoying the quality of your new home or addition, we understand that minor items arise. Rest assured, when you need us most, we are an email or phone call away. Your inquiry will never go unanswered.

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I offer extraordinary craftsmanship & attention to detail.-1

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I built my firm on a foundation of solid principles.

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I offer my clients integrity, quality and dependability.

Brian C. Cox

I entered the building industry in 1987, and after three decades I am proud to have had a part in some of the finest residential building projects in southeastern Pennsylvania & New Jersey.

As business has grown, my values have remained the same and are the cornerstone of my operations. I’ve seen my share of changes in the industry in my more than thirty years building custom homes.

In the end, one item stays constant – the client needs to remain at the center of the project to ensure a successful outcome. I will be straightforward in our communications about price, deadline and workflow, and will deliver the quality that you are expecting and deserve to receive.

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My interest in form and design goes back a long way.

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Ancient design concepts continue to influence designs even today.

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These photos are from a recent tour through Egypt.

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