White River provides a wide range of millwork design services (preliminary sketches, CAD elevations, sections and plans, and construction details) for residential and commercial projects, ranging from 25,000 sq. ft. interior projects to single rooms. Their highly skilled staff has more than 100 years of combined experience in the specification of traditional millwork. They will work with the homeowner, dealer, architect, or builder from initial concepts and build-ups to whole house millwork designs and estimating. White River takes great pride in their ability to take your ideas and transform them into the interior of your dreams.
How the Program Works — What to Expect — The Cost Involved
Contact one of our Design Professionals to discuss your project at 1.800.558.0119 or Designs@WhiteRiver.com. At this phase, we will help you evaluate what level of service you require. This initial consultation is free.
Level 1: Moulding and Carving Specification
We will give product suggestions via phone, fax, or email. These suggestions may be accompanied by hand sketches or simple CAD drawings. This may involve selecting crown, base, casing, chairrail, panel moulding, etc. It usually involves an hour of design time or less. There is no charge for Level 1 Design Services.
Level 2: Standard Design Assistance
We will work with you to develop your project. It may be an elevation, a piece of furniture, a single room, or an entire building. All work at this stage is billed at an hourly rate of $75. Design time is estimated based on project scope and must be pre-paid. Standard Design Assistance involves several stages:
1. Preliminary Design
We will produce initial design ideas, working to present a visual picture of our millwork and moulding concepts. This may include sketches over photos, rough elevations, and other CAD drawings as needed.
2. Design Refinement
Once you are satisfied with the initial concepts, we will begin to create the technical CAD drawings. Standard technical drawings include dimensioned elevations, reflected ceiling plans, and detailed sections.
3. Takeoffs and Pricing
When the design is completed, we can provide a material takeoff and price estimate for all White River millwork and carvings within the project.
Level 3: On-Site Consultation
If desired, one of our Designers can visit your project for an On-Site Consultation. Our Designer will take photos, make measurements, and discuss initial concepts and ideas with you. This meeting can cover 1/2 to 2 days, depending on the scope of the job and services needed. All site visit time is billed at $75/hour plus expenses, including airfare, travel time, lodging, and meals. The average investment for On-Site Consultation is $2,000 to $3,000. After the initial meeting, Level 3 design will follow similar steps to Level 2 (Preliminary Design, Design Refinement, Takeoffs and Pricing).