Our process

General Contractor and Construction Services in Nashville Tennessee

At The Dan Company, we’ve streamlined our construction process to ensure clarity and ease through every step of your project. From initial planning to final touches, our tried-and-true process keeps our work on track and allows for the unexpected.

The Dan Company project process.


  1. Our project management team meets with Dan to begin laying out and planning your project from start to finish.
  2. A member of your project management team will reach out to schedule a pre-construction meeting at your home.
  3. Post-meeting, our team plans, organizes, and schedules your project to ensure a smooth process and adherence to budget. This includes ordering materials and scheduling based on lead times.
  4. You’ll make all design decisions now to avoid delays and streamline efficiency.
  5. We confirm a project start date with you.


  1. Work begins! Expect multiple on-site visits from the project manager during work weeks.
  2. You will receive progress reports throughout the week from your project manager.
  3. You can expect onsite working times to fall between 7 AM and 5 PM Monday-Friday.
  4. Schedule changes may occur due to weather, scope/design changes, or illness.
  5. Weekly invoices are issued, detailing any expenses against your deposit as per your contract.


  1. Our project manager will schedule a punch list walkthrough after substantial completion of your project to identify any remaining punch list items.
  2. During this walkthrough, we’ll collaborate to create a unified list of final details based on your list and your project manager’s observations.
  3. Your final punch-out items will be scheduled and completed.
  4. With the punch list complete, its time for final walkthrough, sign-off, and final invoice. (Additional requests after this point will be billed accordingly).

New Client Resources

Starting a construction project can be exciting and overwhelming all at once. This collection of resources is tailored for new clients like you, providing all the information and tools you need for a successful renovation experience.

Hi. We’re the Dan Company.

From custom homes and full remodels to simple projects and repairs, construction professionals, builders, and home remodelers is here to treat your project with care and craft a space that’s uniquely YOU.

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What people say

Michelle T.
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A colleague referred me to The Dan Company for repair of the patio / roof on the third floor of my house, after I noticed water intrusion on the ceiling of the room below. The Dan Company did a great job diagnosing and fixing the issue, and their team communicated clearly with me every step of the way — from the first visit to provide an estimate until following up with me to ensure I was happy with the outcome. I really appreciated having an assigned project manager (Rusty) as a primary point of contact, and the office team (Perry and Ashley) were terrific, too. I would absolutely call The Dan Company again in the future.
Gabe W.
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My third time to use this company. They’re super professional, prompt and insanely clean. When they leave it’s as if no one had been there. This last job could’ve destroyed my landscaping, but they left it completely untouched. Recommend!
Sally S.
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The Dan Company exceeded my expectations. From the initial consult to finish they helped me to understand my project and feel involved every step of the way. . .most of all, the finished project is everything I hoped it would be. Great work!
Chelsey W.
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The Dan Company did a great job with the repairs I needed. I appreciated everybody being responsive with my questions and getting back to me quickly. Andy was on site everyday to give me updates and to plan for the next day as well.
Michael H.
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Dan Company installed and painted new front and back doors for me. Any questions or issues I raised were addressed promptly and the end result is as expected and as discussed. The team was professional and worked quickly to get the job done.
Adam H.
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We hired The Dan Company to do a repair to a rooftop deck at our home, and they far exceeded our expectations every step of the way. From the initial estimate to our project manager’s oversight of the project, their workmanship, professionalism, and customer service were absolutely exceptional. I will be recommending The Dan Company to anyone in need of home repair/renovation work, and would gladly hire them again in the future!
Chase G.
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Everyone at the Dan company has been extremely professional and responsive to all my questions. The team has been excellent to work with, has a friendly demeanor, and has made the entire process smooth. The building crew exemplified a skilled and efficient team. I am very happy with their work and they have earned my customer loyalty and recommendation. This really has been an impressive experience all around.
Matthew H.
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The Dan Company basically held our hands through the process of bidding on a serious remodel project with architect’s drawings, they won the bid and then were the main contractor and project manager for the entire affair. It was a 7 month long project with a new roof, new electric work, a new bathroom and a lot more. The Dan Company selected excellent sub contractors for jobs and then made sure all the sub-contractors delivered work to our satisfaction. The workers from the Dan Company all delivered excellent work, were very respectful and were just a real pleasure to have on our project. The job estimates were all very honest and transparent and the Dan Company delivered regular progress reports with cost breakdowns to keep us informed. They are highly recommended.
Jim B.
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Had Dan install a Murphy door and shelves in my game room. Did an amazing job, better than I had hoped for. Finished earlier than expected, went above and beyond to get things absolutely perfect. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Katherine K.
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The members of the Dan Co. team who worked on our project were incredibly professional, friendly, and engaging. They listened and adjusted to our mid-project tweaks, and I have no concerns whatsoever in recommending them to anyone.

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Dan Company FAQs

Are estimates free?

In most cases, yes! We love the opportunity to talk about process, timing, and financial details to help you make informed decisions about your project. Even if we don’t work together, we want to be a resource for you as you navigate the planning process. 

If we are creating estimates for a property you are considering purchasing (but do not currently own), or if the estimating process requires extensive discovery (hard-to-reach areas, removing pieces of the structure to find a problem), there will be a fee associated with the estimate. If that’s the case, we’ll always tell you in advance.

Our standard hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, so we do not typically schedule meetings on the weekend or after hours. That said, there are special circumstances that may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Our estimator is well versed in the many different aspects of the construction field, and a phone call can usually get us pretty far along in the bid process. However, until a site visit is scheduled, hard estimate numbers are difficult to determine. We always strongly recommend a site visit if possible.

We do not provide in-house design or architecture services, however, we collaborate with trusted architects and designers in our area on projects of all sizes. We would be happy to provide you with a list of designers and architects we know and trust.

Drop us a quick message with your ideas and goals and we’ll call you back ASAP! (Really, we’ll actually call you back).

Project billing typically involves an initial deposit followed by progress payments according to project milestones, with detailed invoicing for transparency.

We are sticklers when it comes to our quality control procedures. We hire experienced and reliable subcontractors, regularly inspect our work, and adhere to strict safety protocols and building codes.

We hand-pick our subcontractors based on their expertise, reputation, reliability, and past performance. Our project quality is only as good as the workmanship our subs deliver; that’s why we only work with the best of the best in Nashville.

As your general contractor, we are responsible for staying updated on building codes and regulations, as well as obtaining necessary building permits and scheduling inspections to ensure the project complies with local regulations and codes.

Construction projects are notorious for unexpected curveballs – it’s just the nature of the work. We’ll address changes by discussing options with you, providing revised estimates, and adapting the project plan as needed. Should unexpected challenges arise, we are quick to discuss any issues with you and create a clear solution and plan.

Transparent communication is one of our service pillars. We will be in regular contact with you through meetings, progress reports, email and phone, keeping you informed about the project status and alerting you to any issues ASAP.

Here at The Dan Company, our warranty covers one year from the date of substantial completion. We reserve the right to correct any deficiencies after the 1 year period that are due to neglectful workmanship or other.