Your Experience

If you dream it, we can build it

Starting the process of remodeling your home can be both daunting and exhilarating. What do you want the new space to accomplish that you don’t have now? How will you make the new construction blend with the rest of your home? What will you do without a kitchen during the project?? We understand these challenges, and the unique needs of each family. We will work with you to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible, and enjoy the fun of creating a new space together.

Wondering what your project might cost?

As compiled in the Remodeling 2016 Cost Vs Value report for the Portland metro area, you can find descriptions of different levels of projects, and the associated average costs. This is a valuable resource when starting to budget for your project.

2017 Cost vs Value report can be downloaded for free at Cost Value report.

What happens when you call us?

REMODELING PROCESS

  1. Step 1Initial Consultation
  2. Step 2Pricing
  3. Step 3Construction
  4. Step 4Maintenance

Step 1: Initial Consultation

We first talk on the phone to discuss design ideas and get a rough outline of your needs and wants. We then set up a meeting to see your home and further discuss the design of your remodel, your expectations and our availability.

Step 2: Pricing

After the initial meeting, we will project a rough price range for your remodel to give you an idea of whether you’d like to proceed with a formal price estimate. If you do decide to go forward, a small deposit will be required, which will allow us to spend the time required to estimate the job and reserve a scheduled start time for the remodel. This deposit is credited toward the total cost of the job. We will then work up a full estimate for the price of your remodel, including firm prices for labor, materials and any needed subcontractors. We will meet again to review the estimate and discuss any necessary modifications. Once we have a final project outline that you are happy with, we will draw up a contract with final specifications and a payment schedule.

Step 3: Construction

Depending on the stage of the development plans, your needs and the status of permits, we will determine when to begin work on your remodel. During this time, we will discuss with you what you can expect during the remodeling process, and how we can best work together to complete your project successfully. Throughout the remodeling process, we will meet with you regularly to discuss the project, scheduling and any questions you might have. You will have access to our online project management system, with a real-time project schedule and the ability to see project information anytime, even away from home.

Step 4: Maintenance

In completing your remodel, we will work with you to make a punchlist, and your final payment will not be due until the final items have been completed. We fully warranty the project for one year, and are available as needed for maintenance and repairs.

Our team

We use a combination of employees and specialty subcontractors to complete our remodeling projects. Our subcontrators are extremely skilled in their trades, and have the same dedication to customer service and quality construction that we do. Most of our subcontractors have worked with us for ten years or more.

We do not employ designers at Markt & Company. Rather, we believe that it is in your best interest to work with someone who best fits your needs and who you connect with personally. We have several designers and architects that we can refer you to based on your project.

Aging In Place

An overwhelming majority of us would like to be able to remain in our homes, regardless of physical changes due to age, illness or injury. Accessibility is a special area of construction that focuses on architectural details for people with different physical abilities. It addresses details like steps, ramps, doorways, grab bars, faucets, door knobs, elevators and more.

In a remodel, there are several ways to plan for future accessibility needs. We encourage you to think about small changes that can be incorporated into your remodel, when appropriate, that may not even be noticeable until you need them. For example, it is sometimes much easier to build in low threshold doorways, or eliminate steps, or widen hallways from the start of a project, rather than going back and changing them later. Or put in levered fixtures in the first place instead of paying for an extra set of fixtures or handles later. Some of the most common changes for added accessibility:

  • Low threshold doors
  • Wider hallways
  • Bathrooms and other rooms should have a 60” radius to turn a wheelchair around
  • Levered faucets and door handles
  • Hard-surface flooring or low-pile carpet
  • Consider eliminating the one or two steps that are common to enter a house, or include a gradual entry
  • Consider eliminating the curb on the edge of a walk-in shower
  • Install a bench or seat in the shower
  • Install grab bars and handrails, or at least make sure the walls are built with blocking (extra framing behind the drywall) to accommodate future grab bars
  • Put in lower counters that can be reached from a sitting position
  • Consider how high your cabinets should be
  • Install swing-clear hinges on doors, allowing them to open fully for more clearance. Pocket doors are another space-saving option
  • Include pedestal sinks or roll-under countertops

We have unique experience in this field, and would be happy to talk with you about things to consider. Please ask us about products or features that might enhance your remodel by making it accessible.

Call us today at (503) 657-5557 to discuss your project.

“The ability you displayed to read and understand your client’s needs and desires, along with the meshing of all the personalities was directly reflected in the end result that you provided. A marvelous, well made, working, beautiful kitchen!”
-Grace and Sean

“Markt & Company Construction employees were very friendly and easy to work with. These people have great integrity!”

“Whenever something out of the ordinary occurred, you kept us well informed. There were no surprises to us. When the wrong roof tiles were delivered, you made sure to get this corrected as soon as possible. We weren’t asked to deal with the supplier on our own.”
-George

“Your estimates are clear and concise.”
- Kirstin (Designer)

“Markt & Company Construction employees were very friendly and easy to work with. These people have great integrity!”

“Your workers showed up on time, did great quality work, and cleaned up the work area before leaving.”
-George

“I feel like an equal team player and appreciate the respect I’m shown as part of the remodeling process.”
- Kristen (Designer)

“The professionalism by the staff while on site, the cleanliness of the job site, the prompt response to issues that arose, backing up work done, and, most importantly, the adherence to time and budget are why we recommend Markt to this day, and plan to use you on any future projects.”
- Greg

“The professionalism is great, and the employees all are conscientious and courteous. The quality of the work is outstanding.”

“You have the ‘tri-fecta’ of great customer service skills, business skills, and technical skills. In my experience, that has been the hardest combination to find in contractors.”
- Kirstin

"This is our second big project with Markt & Company as the contractor. This first project was so successful we knew they would be our only contractor in the future and we were not disappointed when we used them for this remodel of the main bathroom… With their guidance and the excellent help of their designer Ellie Wellstead, they turned this into a very functional and glamorous space…I love it!”
-Cherie

“Your consistent positive communication really made this such a pleasant experience. Remodeling a kitchen was not something we looked forward to. But because it stayed on schedule and every one that worked on it was happy to be there, it seemed to pass by quickly.”
-Grace and Sean

“Markt is very upfront when quoting a project and carried out every phase in a professional and friendly manner, their subcontractors are trustworthy and great to work with. We have more projects in mind and they will be our choice in the future.”
-Cherie

“Jonathan Markt was great to work with; he is dedicated to his trade, listens intently, and delivers promptly with quality work. He was diligent about staying in touch and any questions we had were answered immediately. Most of all he is a contractor with integrity and I would recommend him without reservation as someone you can trust.”
-Terri

“With our total re-design and remodel everything fell into place and on time as promised.”
-Grace and Sean

“All of your staff were consistently friendly, professional, on time and always cared for our property like it was their own.”
-Grace and Sean