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Clarifying Your Questions With Detailed Information

We employ one of the most detailed and sophisticated estimating processes in the USA. The two steps in computing the price are to compute the unit cost and the management fee. Contact’s costs depend on the number of units, and the current market price at the time of the purchase. Bystry management fee is specified as separate rate. Client is responsible for direct costs, indirect costs and fixed costs related to the production of the home and the management fee. Please view the sample estimate here.

All homes are built on-site. All models are customizable to best suit homeowner’s specifications, budget, and lifestyle. All homes are custom built by BYSTRY Inc.

No. The homes shown on our website are the most popular previously built homes. The price indicated is an adjusted cost of the amount spent to build this particular home. We are a full-service custom design-build company constructing various plans and specifications.

Why BYSTRY Inc. pricing is so competitive?

We run a very lean operation minimizing waste and wasted motion of action.

We have a very efficient structure and low overhead, which enables us to provide our clients with great quality work and rare values.

we spend a lot of time planning construction, optimizing design, and shopping the best value from vendors INSTEAD OF learning on the job and wasting time and money fixing mistakes and shortcomings.

We use latest estimating and planning systems.

We take pride in our achievements in Value Engineering.

We work harder and do most of operations IN-HOUSE.

We buy a lot of materials direct and also enjoy multiple discounts from the vendors. All these savings are transferred directly to our clients.

We prefer staying busy and make a fair return on our services VS. "get rich quick" concept abused by many.

We closely manage projects to avoid costly callbacks and repairs.

The fundamental principles:

  • Build Efficient - Too often, building size is dictated by image and not by function.
  • Design simply and elegantly - A great deal of materials and money is wasted on excesses, such as unnecessarily complex roofs and appliqué decoration, instead of being invested in the design of timeless structures whose appeal relies on beautiful proportions and fine craftsmanship.
  • Design for flexibility - A house that can accommodate a variety of household types, lifestyles, and functions is less likely to require remodeling than one that is designed for a narrowly defined market.
  • Build for disassembly - Too often, the only way to get a building apart is with a wrecking ball, reducing valuable materials to rubble. Use screws and bolts, instead of glue and nails, whenever possible; avoid unrecyclable composites, especially those that are short-lived.
  • Build a durable structure - Repair and replacement of deteriorating wood accounts for a significant percentage of the total demand for new wood. A well-detailed, solidly built house will outlive its DETAILING FOR DURABILITY shoddy counterpart by many years.
  • Plan to minimize waste - Wasted materials are paid for twice: once to buy them, and again to dispose of them. Estimate carefully so you buy no more than you need; use materials to their fullest
  • Collaborate with the rest of your team - Opportunities for material efficiencies and time savings often can be found when the developer, architect, engineer, and builder combine resources. Set a meeting as early as possible in the project to discuss this goal.

Vast majority of our homes are built on our clients' properties.

Should you want to make changes and customizations to the plans you had purchased elsewhere (with your architect's proper permission), or just bring your own ideas into our home plan: we will design your home and now will include a FREE 3D visualization option upgrade available with a valid Construction Contract. Custom design and 3D computer visualization MUST be a part of each project.

8-14 months depending on the size of the construction process and the weather conditions. Our clients always receive a detailed schedule before the construction begins.

Our base area of operation is located between North Chattanooga and South Knoxville.

The website prices include basic and normal construction (City water, regular and accessible septic/sewer, standard parking pad). Default conditions of your building site are: leveled or slightly rolling, not rocky; without large trees within actual building pad. If your building site is rather complicated, we will perform the extra work and utilities hookups with minimum possible expenses to our clients.

Bystry Construction Inc. is a full-service construction BC-A, BC-B, company with years of design and construction experience. We carry all required licensing; insurance and certifications. We have a staff of highly professional craftsmen and carpenters.

No. We are a full-service custom design-build company with a very diverse portfolio. We rarely construct same projects multiple times. Although we do not see fit having open models we certainly able to provide you with a list of previously constructed projects and references. We are also able to show our ongoing projects with owners’ proper permission.

We always require a good faith/commitment deposit with the contract signing including a proof of secured financing or proof of available funds.

There are 3 basic contracts that we use:

Cost plus fixed fee contract.

Cost plus percentage contract.

Fixed price contract.

DESIGN AND BUILD aka Design Build aka Turnkey Contract.

Cost -Plus usually being more transparent/flexible homeowner's option.

Cost plus fixed fee contract.

Under this arrangement, the contractor is reimbursed for the actual cost of labor and materials, plus charges a fee (typically an agreed-upon lump sum) for overhead and profit. The consumer and contractor will create a list of specifications and an estimated budget to match to those specifications. Although the contractor under this arrangement will have to keep copious records of its costs.

Where the consumer wants to have open reign to select materials and workmanship as the project proceeds, this arrangement can be extremely flexible and accommodating. Also, cost-plus typically requires the contractor to obtain competitive bids from subcontractors, translating (in theory) to lower construction costs.

Because cost-plus contracts are usually used where the scope of work is uncertain, consumer cannot get spending and upgrading happy- the costs can quickly get way out of control. As one might imagine, the cost-plus contract tends to cause construction lenders fits. However, it is used frequently to great success.

Cost plus percentage contract.

Under this arrangement the contractor is reimbursed for the actual cost of labor and materials, plus charges a fee (typically an agreed-upon percentage of the total costs) for overhead and profit. The consumer and contractor will create a list of specifications and an estimated budget to match to those specifications. Although the contractor under this arrangement will have to keep copious records of its costs.

Where the consumer wants to have open reign to select materials and workmanship as the project proceeds, this arrangement can be extremely flexible and accommodating. Also, cost-plus typically requires the contractor to obtain competitive bids from subcontractors, translating (in theory) to lower construction cost.

Because cost-plus contracts are usually used where the scope of work is uncertain, consumer cannot get spending and upgrading happy- the costs can quickly get way out of control. As one might imagine, the cost-plus contract tends to cause construction lenders fits. However, it is used frequently to great success.

DESIGN AND BUILD aka Design Build aka Turnkey.

In a design-and-build contract, the consumer contracts with a single party that both designs and builds the project. It results in possible substantial cash and time savings by using one party; predictable cost; and better execution of the project due to clearer understanding of the creative vision by the builder.

Also, in the event of problems, the consumer may look to a single source for the responsibility for the finished product. In other words, whenever a problem arises in construction, the consumer will not be stonewalled by a separate builder and design professional each blaming the other for whatever error occurs.

Fixed price contract.

This type of contract promises to build X project for Y dollars. A Fixed Fee or Lump Sum Contract is suitable if the scope and schedule of the project are sufficiently defined to allow the consulting contractor to estimate project costs. For consumers who are able to fully articulate the project specifications they want.

Estimating.

There are two kinds of estimates that we provide:

  1. Preliminary, study estimate. This is a PRECONSTRUCTION ENTRY ESTIMATE that is generally derived from the client's specification description, considering today’s labor/material pricing and Bystry Inc. previously complete similar project, This estimate is designed to serve as a study (ballpark) estimate.
  2. Detailed preconstruction estimate. This estimate is provided as the client and Bystry Inc. enter in a construction contract. Bystry Inc. uses very detailed, transparent and comprehensive estimating systems. Estimates include everything to quantity of nails and screws used, specified as a line item. These estimates could be as extensive as 100+ pages. It is required for the client to have a proof of available construction funds, construction schedules, and to be willing, able and ready to start construction immediately.

Most BYSTRY Homes include the following: Stainless Steel Appliances| Custom Cabinets| Laundry Area | Premium Fixtures | Wood Flooring | Energy Star Windows |Energy Star Envelope |Vaulted Ceilings | Display Niches | Foam, Cocoon or Spider Insulation | Maintenance-Free Exterior | 50+ Gallon Water Heater | Central Air | Electric Furnace | 4 Phone Jacks (minimum) | 3 Cable Outlets (minimum) | Garage Door Opener w/Remote |Landscaping

Structural

All “Stick Built” Construction
Conditioned Foundation
Professionally Engineered Roof System
Reflective OSB Roof Sheathing
Energy/Electrical

Central Efficient Air/Heat Pump
200-400 Amp Electrical Service w/ Circuit Breaker
Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows
Industry Leading Envelope Seal
HERS Rating Higher or Equal to the Energy Star Requirement
Exterior

Maintenance- Free
Polished Brass Light Fixtures
Minimum 2 GFI Exterior Electrical Outlets
Minimum 2 Exterior Frost-Free Spigots
Minimum 30 Year, 3 Tab Roof Shingles
Interior

Designer Interior Doors
Semi-gloss Enamel on Wood Trim and Doors
Electric Smoke Alarms
Hookups for Washer and Dryer
Kitchen

Range - Electric, Self-Clean
Range Hood
Dishwasher
Refrigerator, Ice-maker
Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink with Sprayer
All Wood Cabinets

BYSTRY Homes are owner-ready with a complete kitchen appliance package: stove/range, above-stove microwave/vent, dishwasher, refrigerator, and in-sink disposal. Your home will also come with a remote garage door opener.

Every new BYSTRY Home comes with 1 (2 to 10*) Year Builder's Warranty. *Additional warranty is available.

BYSTRY INC. is committed to making homeownership affordable and sensible. We build homes that should allow most people to own for less than they would pay to rent a comparable home. Although interest rates are constantly changing, our experience over the last year has been that a buyer with a moderate to good credit rating can qualify to finance a Home.

To find out how much your monthly payment would be to own meet with a loan originator to get Free Pre-Approval for a mortgage. Pre-Approval won’t obligate you to purchase anything but it will give you accurate financial information so you can make better decisions about buying. How much will my mortgage payments be?

Although some people are fortunate enough to be able to buy their home outright, most will have to secure a mortgage in order to purchase a home. Mortgage lenders have numerous criteria for qualifying an individual for financing and determining the rate at which they will approve a loan.

Much like getting a loan for a car, it is necessary for a person to complete a formal application for pre-approved financing in order to determine exactly what their monthly payment will be and their ability to afford owning a BYSTRY Home. In general though, we have had the most success qualifying individuals with a household income of at least $27,000 per year.

There are many reasons for owning your own home but we believe the most important is the opportunity for you to build equity through ownership. Your monthly payments go towards ownership of your home rather than into your landlord’s pocket. In addition, it can be less expensive than rent and the interest on your mortgage payments are tax-deductible. Don’t forget the other advantages of home ownership, which include the opportunity to keep a pet and to decorate any way you like.

Under this arrangement the contractor is reimbursed for the actual cost of labor and materials, plus charges a fee (typically an agreed-upon lump sum) for overhead and profit. The consumer and contractor will create a list of specifications and an estimated budget to match to those specifications. Although the contractor under this arrangement will have to keep copious records of its costs. Where the consumer wants to have open reign to select materials and workmanship as the project proceeds, this arrangement can be extremely flexible and accommodating. Also, cost-plus typically requires the contractor to obtain competitive bids from subcontractors, translating (in theory) to lower construction cost. Because cost-plus contracts are usually used where the scope of work is uncertain, consumer can not get spending and upgrading happy- the costs can quickly get way out of control. As one might imagine, the cost-plus contract tends to cause construction lenders fits. However, it is used frequently to great success.

Under this arrangement the contractor is reimbursed for the actual cost of labor and materials, plus charges a fee (typically an agreed-upon percentage of the total costs) for overhead and profit. The consumer and contractor will create a list of specifications and an estimated budget to match to those specifications. Although the contractor under this arrangement will have to keep copious records of its costs. Where the consumer wants to have open reign to select materials and workmanship as the project proceeds, this arrangement can be extremely flexible and accommodating. Also, cost-plus typically requires the contractor to obtain competitive bids from subcontractors, translating (in theory) to lower construction cost. Because cost-plus contracts are usually used where the scope of work is uncertain, consumer can not get spending and upgrading happy- the costs can quickly get way out of control. As one might imagine, the cost-plus contract tends to cause construction lenders fits. However, it is used frequently to great success.

In a design-and-build contract, the consumer contracts with a single party that both designs and builds the project. It results in possible substantial cash and time savings by using one party; predictable cost; and better execution of the project due to clearer understanding of the creative vision by the builder. Also, in the event of problems, the consumer may look to a single source for the responsibility for the finished product. In other words, whenever a problem arises in construction, the consumer will not be stonewalled by a separate builder and design professional each blaming the other for whatever error occurs.

This type of contract promises to build X project for Y dollars. A Fixed Fee or Lump Sum Contract is suitable if the scope and schedule of the project are sufficiently defined to allow the consulting contractor to estimate project costs. For consumers who are able to fully articulate the project specifications they want.

Estimating.

There are two kinds of estimates that we provide:

1. Preliminary, study estimate. This is a PRECONSTRUCTION ENTRY ESTIMATE that is generally derived from client's specification description, considering today’s labor / material pricing and Bystry Inc. previously complete similar project, This estimate is designed to serve as a study (ballpark) estimate.

2. Detailed preconstruction estimate. This estimate is provided as the client and Bystry Inc. enter in a construction contract. Bystry Inc. uses very detailed, transparent and comprehensive estimating systems. Estimates include everything to quantity of nails and screws used, specified as a line item. These estimates could be as extensive as 100+ pages. It is required for the client to have a proof of available construction funds, construction schedules, and to be willing, able and ready to start construction immediately.

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INITIAL MEETING Free
Client-Contractor Interview Free
A.           Contractor qualifications Free
General Liability and Workers compensation insurance Free
Appropriate licensing Free
References Free
Financial stability and readability check Free
Quality construction, green construction and value engineering competence check. Free
Company successful history check Free
Contractor warranty and warranty record check Free
B.            Client Background Information Free
Client proof of available funds Free
Client proof of being able ready and willing to start construction. Free
Client property and construction wish list assessment Free
Project Overview by Priority Free
Budget Discussion vs. General Costs vs. Value Free
Discussion on Design-Build Process Free
Design Choices and Costs of Services Free
Industry Standards (Residential Construction Performance Guidelines) Free
Client Living Requirements during Construction Free
DESIGN MEETING Free
Reviewing of past designs Free
Reviewing of clients design ideas and priorities. Free
Reviewing Project Overview and Budget Free
Discuss Fees and Design Agreement Free
Choose a design concept Free
Evaluate project Free
Develop a conceptual (preliminary, no line items) estimate Free
Assess design/project concept  versus the budget Free
DESIGN AGREEMENT MEETING
If project conceptual estimate is within budget -Read, discuss, and sign Design / Cost Planning Agreement
 Collect retainer for Design / Cost Planning Services *5% of the estimate, charged $100 per hour, refundable once construction is complete by Bystry Inc.
Create conceptual design $100/hr- refundable*
Verify that concept is within budget. $100/hr- refundable*
Develop design and budget $100/hr- refundable*
Schedule design services $100/hr- refundable*
COST PLANNING, DESIGN ASSESMENT $100/hr- refundable*
Forecast areas and magnitude of likely change orders. $100/hr- refundable*
Flag other necessary construction that can be most cost-effectively done at same time as primary project $100/hr- refundable*
Determine requirement for new Survey of Lot $100/hr- refundable*
Establish feasibility of project $100/hr- refundable*
Verify zoning $100/hr- refundable*
Field measure home for Preliminary Drawings $100/hr- refundable*
Block out tentative place in schedule for construction. $100/hr- refundable*
Create preliminary design / Create preliminary estimates $100/hr- refundable*
Propose ideas for construction methods that will lower cost of realizing design. $100/hr- refundable*
Suggest alternative construction methods to help maintain alignment of design with the owner's budget. $100/hr- refundable*
Suggest technologies for decreasing long-term costs for operation and maintenance $100/hr- refundable*
Present ideas for maximizing environmental benefits. $100/hr- refundable*
Optimize plans with respect to lumber ,sheathing sizes and all materials $100/hr- refundable*
Ensure a tight seal throughout the structure. Minimize size of opening for mechanicals through framing and air barriers $100/hr- refundable*
Present alternative contracts for construction. $100/hr- refundable*
Analyzing logistics and waste reducing techniques $100/hr- refundable*
Discuss Design alternatives, Estimate cost of alternatives $100/hr- refundable*
Produce final design drawings, specifications, and final estimate $100/hr- refundable*
To protect against incompetent contractor building from Bystry Inc. plans all the plans are stamped “Not for construction purposes unless build by Bystry Inc.” $100/hr- refundable*
Sign construction contract  
Collect construction deposit Construction contract
Schedule construction. Develop full schedule present to the homeowner Construction contract
Complete preconstruction work Construction contract
Produce working drawings Construction contract
Obtain permits Construction contract
Build by Coordinating designs with construction crew and subs. Construction contract
Manage and control all construction Construction contract
Post Production warranty service Construction contract

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General Information

Sales and planning:
Andrew@bystryinc.com

Customer Service:
Kimberly@bystryinc.com

Design and Construction:
BDIC@ConstructionTN.com

BYSTRY Development Investments Construction Inc.