We just love the people, character, and amazing vibe in Portland. It’s easy to see why so many people want to live there. It’s also easy to see why accessory dwellings are growing in popularity in this unique city. (Clearly, homeowners in Portland know a great idea when they see one.)
When you’re ready to add an accessory dwelling, in-law apartment, backyard cottage, granny flat, or an ADU by any other name to your Portland home, you’ll want the best accessory dwelling builder in Oregon. Here’s how to find the best ADU company for your project.
Look for experience.
To build in Portland, you need someone who knows Portland. Local and state laws play a huge role in residential construction, and it’s important that your ADU builder get everything right. You need the right permits and plans that follow the rules. Otherwise, you could be facing expensive changes or worse—a stalled project and a permanent hole in your yard where an ADU should have been. (We’ve seen it happen.)
New Avenue has been in the accessory dwelling business for years. Our local experts have been through the permitting process countless times; they know what to ask, whom to ask, and how to get accessory dwellings approved as quickly as possible. We’ve saved homeowners like this one tens of thousands of dollars with our expertise.
Look for a focus on the homeowner.
With an accessory dwelling project, the goal should be to get you an ADU that will last for generations and pay for itself in no time at all. Take care to hire an accessory dwelling builder who works to get you the ADU you need.
New Avenue’s experts are fully vetted and 100% focused on making you happy. We only work with the best designers, contractors, and project managers. And since everyone on our team uses the New Avenue system for contracts, communication, and invoicing, you get an extra layer of protection.
We’re also fanatical about transparency. When you make your free project page, you can see real budgets, plans, and timelines from real projects like yours. These aren’t estimates; they’re actual numbers.
Look for tools that make your project run smoothly.
In the twenty-first century, you shouldn’t have to make phone calls all day just to coordinate a meeting with your team or send emails to four different people to get one question answered. You shouldn’t have to keep track of stacks of paperwork and make photocopies of contracts. You shouldn’t have to keep track of which piece of paper has the latest design changes or the latest version of the budget.
New Avenue has a one-stop place for all of that and more. You can use New Avenue’s proprietary system to manage your project. It’s like your project’s personal profile. It keeps all of your contracts, conversations, proposals, paperwork, budgets, and invoices all in one place. And with our unique way of handling payments, you have full control over what gets paid and when.
Look for an insane focus on changing lives.
At New Avenue, we got into the accessory dwelling business because we wanted to change the way housing worked. And we’ve done it. Like this Portland homeowner, we’re all about making people’s lives better through housing. We want to make homes more accessible, more useful, longer-lasting, and more everything for the people who own them and the people who live in them. That’s why New Avenue is the perfect fit for Portland.
If you’re ready to get started, create a free account and get instant access to the New Avenue system. Still have questions? Want to talk to a project manager? Schedule your free consultation call now. Go ahead, ask us anything.