Getting to know you...

  • Initial design and construction consultation with staff architectural designer.
  • Listen to specific needs and wishes of client.
  • Discuss client’s expectations.
  • Establish preliminary budget.
  • Sign architectural design agreement.

The design process

  • Measure existing conditions.
  • Develop preliminary floor plans and elevations.
  • Meet with architect/designer to select finishes.
  • Meet in client’s home to review design.
  • Present comprehensive project estimate and specifications.
  • Sign construction contract.


  • Certificate of insurance.
  • Detailed construction schedule.
  • Employs full-time master carpenters and painters.
  • On-site daily.
  • Coordination of trades, deliveries, and inspections.
  • Dust protection and daily cleanup.
  • Respect for client’s home, family, and pets.
  • Transparent communication between J.A. Smith and client.
  • Comprehensive one-year warranty and limited five-year warranty.