The progression of commencing and completing a Franklin & Sons project is an eight-step process that can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days (on average) depending upon the size of project, availability of materials and performance of required third parties (i.e., permit office, Call Okie, etc.).
The process flows as follows:
Step 1: Initial Visit By Franklin & Sons
Following the initial sales presentation, the customer can choose to have Franklin & Sons generate a proposal for their outdoor project only after initial deposit of 10% is received. At that time, customer’s project will be scheduled to commence. A formal contract will be drawn up with attached drawings.
Step 2: Finalize Design
The craftsmen at Franklin & Sons will finalize all design specifications for your project in order to generate a complete materials list.
Step 3: Permit Application
Many cities in Oklahoma require a building permit for outdoor structures and appurtenances. Franklin & Sons will file an application and submit the filing fee for project review and approval by authorities. Customer is responsible for payment of any permit fees.
Step 4: Call Okie Line Finder
Companies like Okie Line Finder must be contacted to identify the location of all buried cables and utilities before project commencement.
Step 5: Schedule Job
Franklin & Sons will schedule the target date for the start of the project pending permit review, material availability and Okie Bug’s completion.
Step 6: Order Materials
Franklin & Sons will order all required materials for the job. Some composites and specialty hardwoods have longer lead times than other materials.
Step 7: Begin Construction
Franklin & Sons will begin the project and work through until completion. In some cases, the substructure may be built prior to receiving deck board materials in order to expedite the completion of the project.
Step 8: Complete Construction
Franklin & Sons will complete the project as designed and agreed upon. Customer satisfaction is our main priority. Any changes to initial design will incur additional costs.