Partnership with Windham Millwork will ensure a successful project within your budget and timeline while developing a relationship that will last through many future projects.


Road 1: The Traditional Bid Route

  • The architect presents a concept at some level of detail.
  • In the total open bid process, you receive several bids. Therefore, each bid has a different scope and some are from qualified architectural firms and some from unqualified firms.
  • You sort through, try to select the “best deal”
  • Then begins the agonizing submittal process, where the millworker is working to minimize their cost and you are trying to get what you thought you asked for and would like to receive.
  • Months go by as re-submittals happen with both sides digging in because they both think they are right.
  • Sometimes all the partners are unhappy with the result.
  • All too often, one of the partners is unhappy.

Furthermore, read this article on 7 Disadvantages of Competitive Bidding

Partnership with Windham Millwork

Road 2: Windham Millwork’s Partnership Model

  • We will work out the basic construction requirements and provide a preliminary estimate of the millwork cost. Additionally, we will do some early value engineering.
  • We will discuss a final plan with you and we will provide details of complex assemblies electronically to the architect for their inclusion on the architectural drawings.
  • Additionally, we will provide mock-ups, if required, so the owner has the visual view.
  • After completing the drawings for 100% of the project we will roll the design time and mock-up cost into the final price.
  • You will sleep well knowing that a firm which performs and cares will see the millwork through to a timely completion.

Road two is straight and flat; an honest partnership that gets you there on time.

Contact us to learn more about a partnership with Windham Millwork.

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