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QUESTIONS                                                               ANSWERS

How soon can you start my project?


After signing a contract, most projects can start within two weeks of receiving a permit.
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How are payments set up?


There is an initial deposit of 25%, and then we collect progress payments along the way. The final payment of 10% Is paid after the job is 100% complete, and the client is satisfied. Schedule a Consultation

What kind of crew do you utilize?


There is an initial deposit of 25%, and then we collect progress payments along the waWe use in house skilled craftsman who are background checked and vetted. We use the best guys. If a subcontractor is needed, they are licensed subcontractors and the best in Tampa Bay. Minimum of 10 years experience. Schedule a Consultation

Where do the products come from that you need for my project?


We have several accounts with supply houses and lumbar yards local to Tampa Bay. We aim to use locally owned and operated supply houses and specialty shops.
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What kind of crew do you utilize?


There is an initial deposit of 25%, and then we collect progress payments along the waWe use in house skilled craftsman who are background checked and vetted. We use the best guys. If a subcontractor is needed, they are licensed subcontractors and the best in Tampa Bay. Minimum of 10 years experience. Schedule a Consultation

Why choose Onsite Construction and Restoration?


Because we demand the best and expect the best. You are not looking for a second rate company. We are proven and trusted being in the business for 15 years.
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Can I still live in my home during the remodel?


It depends on the size of the renovation, and it also depends on the homeowner's ability to adapt to change. Most homeowners are willing to live around the renovation, whereas some homeowners find it easier to find temporary housing units their project is completed. Schedule a Consultation

What is included with a consultation?


A professional consultation to go over your vision for the project paired with advice from a contractor and direction on how to best move forward. Lastly, and estimated budget to give you an idea of what your project may cost. Schedule a Consultation

Do you use subcontractors?


Majority of our work is done in house for both residential and commercial. There are some instances where a licensed trade would need to come out such as plumbing, electrical, solar and air conditioning. We utilize licensed plumbing, electrical, solar and air conditioning trades that have been vetted and are the best in Tampa Bay. Schedule a Consultation

How do you handle communication with your clients during the project?


We strive to excel in quality customer service. Whether you are talking to your project manager or communicating with our operations manager, we communicate via phone call, text, and/or e-mail.  All lines of communication are open! Schedule a Consultation

Who will be in my home and for how long?


Onsite employees, supervisors, and possibly Onsite certified vendors (licensed subcontractors) that are vetted, and trusted among homeowners and professionals. You will receive a contract that lays out the scope of work and a project timeline that gives you a good idea of when we will be in your home. Schedule a Consultation

How do you keep dirt and dust out of other areas of my home?


Construction can be messy. We take pride in keeping a tidy work area. We use plastic wall curtains and protective floor coverings to cover any work areas and areas that will have high foot-traffic from our crew. A job site clean-up is performed at the end of each day.
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How long will my project take to complete?


All projects are different. The size of the project is a big factor. However, other factors would include permits and if materials are custom ordered. We don't like to keep our clients in the dark, and our goal is to keep you in the loop every step of the way. Schedule a Consultation

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