Duane Stiemert (far left) expects to have his clients take care of all their selections in Marymoor Construction's new idea center. “We don't send them out shopping — once you do that you've lost them,” he explains.
Marymoor Construction's sweet spot is a $250,000 addition that includes a kitchen and a bathroom remodel. Stiemert prefers to have his clients work with experts on design and selection, leaving him to focus on what his company does best — construction management. “Some clients have a hard time understanding the drawings. I'd rather the architect explains to them,” he says. When necessary, Stiemert also brings in interior designers to work with clients on product and paint selection. “I bring in people to make my life easier,” he says.
Stiemert also uses subcontractors for all the contracting, and has a full-time project manager who handles scheduling.