San Diego ADU Development Services

When looking for ADU builders near you, it’s best to get a sense of the overall process. If you’re reassured that your ADU specialist is a seasoned expert, it will be easier to make your decision.

These are the services that we offer as accessory dwelling unit developers.

Accessory Dwelling Unit San Diego Construction Timeline

Our process always follows the same streamlined steps. These allow us to get to know your needs, make a plan, acquire permits, manage the construction, and take care of all inspections.

With that in mind, there are three primary phases to the construction process:

1. Pre-Construction

During the pre-construction phase, we explain your options and help to come up with a floor plan based on how the unit will be used. Once we evaluate the space, we’ll begin the task of compiling construction documents.

We focus on working within budget constraints, so your project can be both beautiful and affordable.

Once you have the approved structure, we bid it out within our contractor network. Different cities have different zoning laws and codes, but we happen to be experts in San Diego. We are experienced with local regulations and ensure that the permits are granted as efficiently as possible.

2. Construction

The construction process is the point at which we’ll begin work on site. We will use subcontractors that we trust to get the job done. Accountability is a big part of our mission statement, so we supervise the project for quality control throughout.

The construction timeline will vary depending on the scope of the project. But we do our best to finish the ADU in the most efficient manner possible. It’s important to us that we do our best work – and that you get your home to yourself again as soon as possible.

We will remain focused. If we run into any unexpected obstacles, we’ll update you on the timeline. We can also keep you apprised of any incidental costs, including getting your approval for them before we get started.

3. Post-Construction

Post-construction is the last phase of the project – and the most satisfying! Now that the ADU is complete, we can move on to the next steps.

A lot of these steps are purely practical. Our crew will clean up the job site, ensuring that there aren’t any messes or potential hazards left around or inside the ADU.

This is also the point at which final inspections will be done to ensure the ADU is ready to live in. If there are any issues, we’ll correct them right away. The inspections are a way of making sure that everything is perfect before we go.

Once we have the green light, we’ll coordinate a move-in date with you. “Moving in” will mean something different for everyone. It all depends on what you’ll use the ADU for.

For most people, move-in day is when they begin bringing in furniture and accessories. For some, it might be the first day you intend to sleep in the ADU. If you have family members moving onto your property, they might coordinate an actual moving van.

Finally, we’ll do a walkthrough of the unit with you. This is your chance to point out any concerns or ask any questions you have. We want to make sure you’re as happy with your new unit as we were to build it.

Our company offers property management services in San Diego. If you’re a landlord who needs a building manager, our contractors are familiar with local codes and general maintenance needs.

An Organic ADU Development Timeline

Timelines aren’t set in stone, and they might be slowed by unexpected obstacles. But we do our best to be as streamlined as possible.

In keeping with this, these are the steps to a typical ADU timeline.

In the consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and the type of ADU you have in mind. We’ll also analyze your property and provide suggestions for the best type of unit.

We specialize in both:

  • Multi-generational ADUs for in-law apartments
  • Income-producing ADUs for rented spaces
Design Options
Once you’ve decided to begin construction, you’ll be given several different plans to choose from. This is the point at which you can also provide feedback if you want to adjust your plan of choice.

We’ll explain the benefits and drawbacks of each plan, as well as the exact impact there would be on your property.

Plan Submission
After we finalize the plan, we’ll submit it to the city for review. We will then revise the draft until it receives the approval of the city.

Since we’ve been working in San Diego for a long time, we can minimize the revision process. We already have a sense of what will and won’t be approved by the city planners.

Bid Out
The contractor that best fits your needs in terms of affordability, schedule, and style will be assigned to your job. With Organic ADU you can be sure that your whole team has your best interest in mind.

This helps us to keep your labor costs low while ensuring that the people working on your ADU are trustworthy. We’ll use this bidding process to create a budget and timeline for the project, which accounts for labor, materials, and other costs.

Construction will progress according to the established timeline. If anything changes, we’ll let you know right away. We’ll also keep working with city officials to ensure that all construction is compliant with the plan.

We will monitor the subcontractors and hold them to a high standard of accountability throughout the process.

Certificate Of Occupancy
After the unit is occupied, we will help with the Certificate of Occupancy. This certificate from the city states that a building has been inspected and passed all compliance regulations for use.

If you intend to rent the unit out, we offer ongoing property management services. Our ADU specialists can handle any issues that might arise with the building.

Total Project Time

5-14 Months

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  • Research: 1 week
  • Designs: 3-6 weeks
  • Permitting: 2-6 months
  • Construction: 2-6 months
  • Move In / Rent Out

ADU Specialists In San Diego: Who We Are

We are a group of passionate ADU builders in San Diego. Our job allows us to work with city planners, designers, architects, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, and a whole host of other industry professionals.

If you’ve been thinking about adding an ADU to your property, feel free to reach out for a consultation. We look forward to discussing how we can achieve your goals.

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