An important component of a successful historic restoration is a clear project plan that outlines the work to be done, and the processes required to complete that work safely, efficiently, and with historical integrity in mind. Without such a project plan, restorations can be rushed, the work can be ineffective, craftsmanship can suffer, and projects can experience significant and costly delays in completion.
This is where our field-proven Monarch Elite Process (MEP) helps create a clear, concise plan of action that helps you understand the overall health and liabilities of your historic structure, the scope of work and timeline for completion, and how our restoration specialists use state-of-the-art technology and time-tested craftsmanship, experience, and expertise to restore your property to its original glory.
Of course, this begs the question: How does the Monarch Elite Process work, and why does it matter in historic restorations? Let’s take a closer look at the MEP to better understand how it helps our team successfully execute commercial and residential restorations.
what is the monarch elite process?
Designed to help property owners understand the connected nature of their structure’s components and systems, the Monarch Elite Process consists of seven distinct steps that not only make property owners a part of the restoration process via communication and collaboration, but also helps our team best allocate time and resources for a smooth, trouble-free restoration.
Each step of the MEP contains specific tasks or actions that work hand-in-hand to create a clear project plan. The seven steps of the MEP include:
1). Introduction. Our objective to provide the best possible service for our clients requires us to first determine if the goals of your project align with our historic restoration skill set. This initial call will determine if scheduling an MBA is the correct next step.
2). Performing the MBA. The assessment process includes an inspection of your structure along with photographic documentation of our findings. In addition, the assessment may include inspections of the interior of the structure to identify other potential concerns.
3). Developing a scope of work. Our Historic Building Specialist will take 1 to 2 weeks to create a project plan for work and price agreed upon between Renaissance and the property owner.
4). Our Promise. Our team then presents a plan and a price to complete the necessary work. This plan also includes a review of potential complications that are part-and-parcel of every restoration project.
5). Pre-Flight. This behind-the-scenes work includes ordering materials, the manufacturing of custom components, sourcing of equipment, and assigning specific tasks to our team of production and restoration specialists.
6). Restoration Work. The timeline for a restoration project can be anywhere from several weeks to several months depending on a variety of factors such as weather or other environmental conditions.
7). Completion. Once work is completed, our team will photograph the property to document areas of the structure that were restored. Warranties on our workmanship are a standard part of restoration projects. Also, we offer maintenance plans to help protect your investment.
Why is the monarch elite process an important part of a quality restoration?
Our restoration process is documented to help historic building owners better understand the complex nature of a building restoration project. Restorations are a stressful, time-consuming, and expensive process, and partnering with a professional contractor that has been in the restoration business since 1992 provides invaluable experience and insight. Our team has more than 100 years of combined experience, and we utilize that experience on your project.
The process also helps identify and address any disconnect between those involved in the restoration process. As part of our Magellan Building Assessment, our restoration specialists review every aspect of a historic building to find and diagnose areas that may require work. These are typically extremely valuable nuggets of information that help determine the best course of action. Attic access has allowed us to identify structural issues, previously installed portions of roof, or remnants of prior roofing systems that were removed. Discovering these issues during the Magellan Building Assessment is of superior benefit in the evaluation process.
Setting realistic project schedules is also part of the success of the project. Factors such as long lead time in sourcing materials and labor shortages can delay the start and completion of restoration projects. Once a project begins with a clear plan of action, we work consistently and diligently to complete work in a reasonable period of time. The MEP sets up realistic expectations early and throughout the process.
Our Monarch Elite Process not only provides clarity and peace of mind for the property owner that their historic structure is in capable hands, but it also helps our restoration specialists put their superior craftsmanship and experience to work in the most productive way possible. Learn more about what goes into our Monarch Elite Process, and how it helps unlock the best possible historic restoration.