Although the subjective nature of design does not permit us to give firm bids or quotes, we will be happy to provide a written estimate of what an assignment will cost. We will adhere to this estimate unless the specifications of the project change. If a firm quote is absolutely required, we will oblige. Please note, however, that to protect ourselves we will generally estimate high in these instances. Clients are almost always better off with a flexible estimate.
Because we recognize the need for budget control and financial accountability, we always supplement written estimates with verbal (and sometimes written) reports as each job progresses. These progress reports will identify any changes in specifications and any possible need to re-estimate the assignment. We also keep detailed time sheets to assist in our billing process and copies are available upon request.