Save yourself time, money, and frustration and hire an expert before you start your project so the mistakes will not cost you in the end.

Architectural Plans to Shop Drawings
$ 175

Hourly

  • Floor Plans and Elevation Plan Review w Architect and Contractor
  • Construction Consultation
  • Conversion from Architectural Plans to Shop Drawings
  • Product and Finish Recommendations
  • Jobsite Visit for Field Verification
  • Jobsite Follow Up During Construction
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Building Science Consultation
$ 200

Hourly

  • Building Enclosures
  • Moisture Control Fundamentals
  • Rail Control Strategies
  • Joints, Transitions, and Penetrations
  • Water Vapor Control Recommendations
  • Insulation Systems
  • Rainwater Control Systems
  • Detailing for Moisture Control
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Take Off and Estimation
$ 1.75

per foot

  • Material Take-Off Service
  • Plan Design Analysis
  • Construction Cost Estimates
  • Accurate Lists of Materials
  • Preparing Assembly Drawings
  • Sourcing the Best Supplier for Materials
  • Discovering Potential Drawing Issues Prior to Construction
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*Not sure which pricing plan’s right for you? You can switch plans any time you need

Frequently Asked Questions

We are sure you have a bunch of questions and concerns. We will do our best to update this list to ensure you can always find the answers you need.

Do you provide free estimates?

Yes and no! Yes if the project is small and we have worked with you in the past we have no problem ballparking an estimate. No we do not provide free estimates. Here is why. Projects are complicated. It takes a huge amount of time and effort to research and price these jobs. The bottom line is you might be a tire kicker or shopping a project. That is just fine. Let us know and on our first phone call, we will ballpark the job for you.

What is a general contractor?

In the simplest of terms, a general contractor is in charge of everything on the project. We are the project managers. We are the hub on the wheel and the spokes are your arms reaching out to our network of construction experts who will help deliver your vision.</p> <p>The general contractor handles all the daily construction management duties, including research and purchasing of construction materials, hiring of trades and craftsmen for specific building construction duties, communication with vendors and trades, monitoring schedule and budgetary concerns, and overall supervision of the construction site.

Do you carry insurance?

Yes, we carry general liability insurance. In order to work in a high rise, almost every client we have worked for requires general liability insurance.

Can I be involved in the construction process?

Yes, absolutely! This is your building design and building construction project, and your wants, needs, and desires should always be kept front of mind by your project manager. As a Houston construction company, Alquimia, Inc. is proud to use BuilderTrend software so you are able to keep track of all communications, To-Do, and Tasks via a client portal. You can keep track of the project from afar or come to the Jobsite every day.

Will someone be working on my project every day?

No, there might be days where we do not schedule anyone on your job. Communication is key to a successful construction project. This is why we use Buildertrend and you will have access to who is scheduled to be on your job that day and their tasks. If weather effects the job then the schedule will be automatically updated.

Do you accept credit card payments?

Yes we are set up to accept credit card payments

Do you use a project management system to track your project?

Yes, we use a product called Builder Trend. Easily view documents, mark up plans, manage to schedule, send estimates, and more from the palm of your hand. Our customers will have their own suite of powerful tools to help them stay up-to-date on their projects.

Do you work on the weekends?

Yes and no! Most commercial and high rise construction jobs do not allow us to work on the weekends. Some neighborhoods do not allow us to work on the weekends. Yes, we will work if we can.

Do your trades cary insurance?

Yes, we require all of our subcontractors to carry general liability insurance.

How long does it take to build a new home?

The timeline for completion of your design-build project will vary depending on the scale and complexity of your building design and building construction needs. As your new construction contractor in Houston, we work with our clients through every step of their project. We use modern project management software that has a schedule and calendar in the homeowner portal. When changes are made clients can see their schedule automatically adjust.

What are normal construction hours?

Typically we arrive on the Jobsite between 8 and 8:30 AM. Our crew nomally takes an hour's lunch around noon. We clean up and typically finish at the Jobsite around 5 PM.

How many years have you been in business?

We have been in business for over almost 20 years. Alquimia Inc was incorporated on September 9th, 2002.

What if I want to build my own project. Do you offer consulting services?

Doing your own home remodeling project can be quite rewarding but can also present you with some expensive some challenges. We have over 20 years experience in the Houston construction business. Do not make the costly mistakes that will make you regret doing your own project. Get Alquimia inc involved before you start and let our team of experts guide you through the maze of a construction project holding your hand as much or as little as you want or need. Our consulting services save you time and money!

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