It started when a representative of Dutch Barns came to the house to discuss the project and what options we wanted installed on the garage. We were given a basic estimate that broke down the costs of the basic structure, plus the additional expenses of the extended driveway, septic tank relocation, 12?x12? roof, brick veneer and foundation, thicker block, hurricane straps, electrical (including a 220V outlet), interior and exterior lighting, attic with access, phone line, cable, insulated door, side door, insulation, and drywall. From the outset we were given the option of selecting any sub-contractor we wanted, but aside from the electrical work, we let Dutch Barns select and manage them. Construction began with relocation of the septic tank, then the footings were poured and the foundation was built. We specified 8? block around the foundation even though code only required 4?. The block was set, but they used 4? instead of the 8?, but offered to fix the problem without hesitation. As a result, the garage foundation has 8? block inside 4? block inside brick. The foundation certainly isn?t going anywhere. They then built the structure with a 12? by 12? roof and attic with floor. Brick veneer was attached to the front wall and all around the foundation to match the house. We selected the same electrical and security system contractor which did the house but Dutch Barns still managed the process. We selected the interior lighting and bought the exterior fixtures including motion lights. I painted the interior to save a little money on labor, and the garage was done. They came back about a year later and fixed small warranty items such as ?nail pops? and trim issues, just as any home builder would have done. We had them upgrade our back deck while they were at it, and we plan to eventually use them to finish our basement.