A Comprehensive Project Evaluation (CPE) includes design drawings, a detailed job scope, photos of the exisiting structure, and a cost analysis. When presenting this to the clients, the author withholds the final cost of the project until the clients understand all the services that his company, DBS Remodel, will provide. While this investment amount is derived from a careful estimate of every task and labor hour, it is presented as simply as possible as a lump sum.
To develop a complete Job Scope, the author works from detailed questionnaires when interviewing clients. A complete scope, however, may take more than one interview and multiple site visits.