how we work


THE UPSIDE TEAM  engages with clients at different stages of a HOUSE RENOVATION, REMODEL, REBUILD, or NEW CUSTOM HOME BUILD project. The partnership can begin at Stage One when clients are in need of a DESIGN AND BUILD solution  as well as when clients have a set of ARCHITECTURAL PLANS from their chosen architect in hand and ready for a CONSTRUCTION QUOTE and VALUE ENGINEERING. Our promise to our clients is creativity, innovation, transparency, cost-effective strategies, service excellence and quality construction. 

Our Philosophy: Its all about TEAMWORK and COLLABORATION. The best result is achieved when your DESIGN and BUILD team is working together in your best interest to create and design a well thought-out creative functional design keeping in mind time and budget requirements throughout the design journey.

Allow us to curate your Design and Build team or bring your chosen designer to us. Let's begin the talking early. Let's analyze and evaluate all our options before it's too late. There is value in getting input on design, pricing and value engineering early in the process. 

The time and money you save working with a Design and Build team is significant. Whether as part of the same entity or partners of one another the end result of having an architect and a builder onboard from the onset is the key to project success. Save time, Save money. Efficiency is of upmost importantance for heatlhy project execution.

The Upside process is simple: an Integrated Design Process (IDP) to construction. Teamwork provides opportunity for improvements from the builder during design phase, as well as input from suppliers and trade's teams. As Developers, we are able to understand the significance of both Design and Construction pillars and how they both interact  in an intimate marriage that leads to great outcomes and time and cost-effectiveness for our valued clients.

During planning and design phase the client, architect, builder and design team will provide the necessary input at early design stage to ensure we are meeting the client's objectives. With a home as a whole system approach, this process generates ideas from all involved and is the most time and cost effective route.  In construction, changes mean "added cost", and a building permit usually means "its too late".   

The benefits of a Design Build or IDP are multi layered. It usually means higher level design and architecture, a complete team working for the client, advanced systems, quicker construction and cost effectiveness. Whether a client is looking for advanced architecture or renewable energy, smart home automation or to add a swimming pool in their backyard, such a team approach to construction will create a superior result.

Designation of Roles and Responsibilities 

Developer: Project Manager, Construction Manager (Builder), Design Integration,  Supply Chain for material selection and trades team.

Architectural Design Team: Architect, Interior Designers.

System Design Team: Structural Engineer, Mechanical  Engineer, Surveyor, Soils  Engineering, Lighting Consultant, Landscape consultant, Permit Consultant, Lumber  Design, Sustainability Consultant, Home Automation.

Other parties: City, Utilities, Bell, Rogers, Building Inspectors.