We have a portfolio of examples that demonstrate the design capabilities, the attention to detail and the first-hand knowledge that proves Lorne Paulson Construction is the right choice for your project.


We use Microsoft Project to track the scheduling and organize resources. We realize plans change and updating can occur as details become available. We have systems in place to update schedules as information becomes available and will email the architect and project manager with such information. Taking advantage of Microsoft Project Management, we do a project and budget review each month, keeping track of exactly where we are at and sharing that information with the architect and owner via established methods. Each month a Project Review Document can be provided to the project manager as well as an update to each line item of the estimate tracking document


Lorne Paulson Construction is available for preconstruction consultation to work with architect and owner designer to provide valuable input. Time will be billed at our normal rate. Any costs spent on preconstruction consultation would be rebated at the start of project construction when awarded the contract.


Estimate tracking and job control

To fully understand the project, we go through the entire process of building it, anticipating all the moves that will be required, then we take the house apart piece by piece, doing full material take-offs, estimating each step of the process. The subs are given full plans and specifications so that we can get comparative bids that address the specifications to insure the best quality and a project that meets the specifications. As bills come in we check that the bill matches the original proposal. Each month we update both schedule and budget so both architects and owner knows where the budget is at.


Knowing how important momentum is and keeping the project in sequence, we have graphs and flow charts of critical decisions giving ample time for decisions on details, mockups and samples so that the critical flow is not disrupted, keeping risk management in check.


Coordinating trades and achieving high quality workmanship

We have very high standards at Lorne Paulson Construction and know through years of work on high end projects on San Juan Island the kind of quality that is expected. We have very experienced foremen who know the quality required.
We use Microsoft Project to track critical decisions. This is something we give the architect and owner’s representative so that there is plenty of lead time to gather samples and mock ups and get decisions.


One of the strong suits of Lorne Paulson Construction is our wealth of experience working with architects, designers and subcontractors to create systems and details that work together to create clean details and efficient systems. One of the places that goes unseen but is very important is our attention to water and flashing issues. We’ve seen what improperly flashed buildings can do and we go the extra mile to insure weather tightness of a custom home. It is work that you can’t see, but we’ll guarantee you’ll appreciate it 30 years down the line when you have a house that has stood the test of time. Trim details are another area that you might not see the attention to the joinery. We biscuit, glue and screw all joints, which keep the details tight, waterproof and aesthetically pleasing, something you might not know exists unless we tell you. It just feels good, looks good and weathers well


The crew that we work with is committed and has been together as a team for a very long time. That cohesive network creates a project that is seamless. People want to work with us because of the team environment that we foster. The standards we hold are very high. The details come from decades of experience. We’ve worked on some of the finest custom homes on San Juan Island, working hand in hand with nationally recognized architects. Some of those projects have been published in national magazines.


With a wealth of knowledge of projects, details and systems needed for life in the San Juan Islands, Lorne Paulson Construction brings the long view to a project. We look at the longevity of a project…twenty years down the line, and how it is going to weather the test of time.