How the Program Works — What to Expect — The Cost Involved

Level 1: Moulding and Carving Specification

White River will give product suggestions via phone 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 usually no charge for Level 1 Design Services.

See the Possibilities

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 2: Standard Design Assistance

White River will work with you to develop your project. It may be an elevation, cabinetry, 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 review existing conditions, take photos and measurements, and discuss initial concepts and ideas with you. This meeting can take 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).

Get started

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.

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