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Pre-Construction Consulting

Detached ADU in North Ballard / Crown Hill

In the past decade, the time it takes to get a building permit has increased 2-3x from a few months to over a year. For a builder/developer, getting permits is often a bottleneck. Every moment of delay till completion means that your crews and staff are sitting idle. Prolonged permitting times have caused a lot of financial burden for a number of builders/developers in the area. Holding costs easily add up to thousands or tens of thousands of dollars each month. At Specialty Design + Build, we offer comprehensive pre-construction permit management services to help builders, developers, and homeowners navigate the complex process of obtaining building permits.

With our extensive experience in urban infill development from land acquisition, design, financing, and construction through sellouts, we are here to help you navigate this complex black-box and actively manage the process customized to meet your specific needs and goals.

We are familiar with many project types including single family residential, accessory dwelling units / detached accessory dwelling units, townhomes, rowhomes, cottages, apartment buildings, and more. By streamlining the permit process, we can help you reduce your holding costs and get your project completed faster, allowing you to start generating revenue sooner.

Our group is led by a land use and zoning enthusiast and one of the early adopters of building DADUs (detached ADUs) in Seattle for the purpose of condominimization. We continue to stay on top of land use, zoning, and building trends. For example, the ability to sell ADUs to separate owners has been a game-changing for increasing access and opportunities to homeownership.

Interested in learning more about our experience with your specific project type? Take a peek at our recent projects and contact us.

Leveraging systems and processes we have refined over the years, our management philosophy is to identify dependencies, reduce bottlenecks, and eliminate waste.

We have an extensive network of trusted vendors from ranging from:

  • Surveyors
  • Arborists
  • Soil Specialists
  • Architects
  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Designers

Post-permitting, we also have connections with:

  • Subcontractors,
  • Tradespeople
  • General Contactors/Fee Builders

All of whom can help you execute your project as a developer.

Our goals are to help you reduce the time it takes to get a building permit, save you money, reduce stress, and provide valuable insights from our experience as a developer and a new construction listing broker.

Whether you are looking to build your first home or your 100th home, we are here to provide the resources for you to be successful.

The pricing structure for this service is on a flat-fee basis. Third party costs include the various consultants mentioned above such as the surveyor, architect, engineer, etc.

Ready to get started on your next project? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Call/text Adrian at 206.407.5452 or e-mail