Sales Process

Are you thinking about building a garage but have no idea where to start?

Here at HGB it is our philosophy that we are here to educate our customers to the best of our ability and help them make an informed decision about their garage project.

When you book an appointment for HGB to provide an estimate, you will be asked a few questions so we can be prepared for the initial appointment. We need an accurate plat of survey for the appointment and it is helpful for us to have an idea of what size garage you want built.

HGB consults with Chicagoland’s premier permit coordination company, Mach 1, Inc., on every single project we estimate and/or build. We want to be certain that we can build what you are looking for and what obstacles there could be like zoning variations, storm sewer connections as these can drive a significant portion of the cost.

When an HGB consultant comes to your home to discuss your project they will take full pictures of the property and existing garage if there is one and then listen to you as you describe what you want out of the project. They may even mark out the new garage location to give you a better sense of what the impacts the garage will have on your property.

The most exciting portion of the sales process is discussing what the garage will look like. Trim details, roof style, siding color, window locations, lofts for storage are all the types of things that get talked about and are used to determine the final costs of the project.

The HGB consultant will also discuss obstacles that may exist to building your garage that most other builders do not consider grading, utility issues and trees that may need to be removed are some of the items that will be reviewed. Again, our goal is to educate you on the entire process, even if that means having a difficult discussion about removing trees or having a utility company relocate the electrical service.

How long should it take to get an estimate is a common question we get here at HGB. The answer is quickly. If the project is straightforward and does not need a zoning variation or major utility work, the HGB consultant may be able to leave a floor plan sketch and full proposal for your review at the end of the initial visit. If the project requires HGB to do some investigation with the village this may add to the time it takes to get a full proposal.

After you receive your HGB proposal, we will follow once you’ve had time to digest all the information. What HGB will NOT do is badger you, ask what we can do to get you buy today, or use any other typical old school sales tactics to brow beat you into signing a contract. We want our customers to move forward with HGB because we are straightforward, honest and answer all their questions!

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