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Wethered Timberworks LLC dba Wethered Construction Builder of Value Engineered Wethered Dream Homes



a custom home
Custom Home - Kettle Falls, Washington

By Angela Wethered July 9, 2024


Building Dreams of Today since 1994


Who We Are

At Wethered Construction, we believe that building is not just about construction – it's about creating spaces that inspire, connect, and endure. As a family-owned and operated business with over 30 years of experience, we have built a reputation for excellence in construction, project management, and customer service. Washington License No. WETHETL760CL


Our Leadership Team

Mike Wethered Leading our team, Mike Wethered brings over 30 years of expertise managing complex, multi-million dollar projects across several states. Starting his journey as a concrete finisher, Mike has risen to become a respected industry leader known for his meticulous attention to safety, quality, scheduling, and budget. His engineering skills and artistic vision enable him to deliver innovative, customized designs, seamlessly integrating aesthetics and functionality in every project.


Angela Wethered With over two decades in the construction industry, Angela Wethered complements Mike's expertise with her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to quality service. Her extensive experience in business development, marketing, field labor, and management has been instrumental in our success. Angela’s commitment to education and communication ensures efficient, successful outcomes for our clients, reinforcing our tradition of excellence.


Timothy Wethered Practically born into the construction industry, Timothy Wethered brings a lifetime of hands-on experience and a natural talent for the trade. His role in the company is pivotal, focusing on building dream homes and driving our commitment to quality and innovation. Timothy's comprehensive training in multiple trades and his operational expertise ensure that every project benefits from his deep industry knowledge and dedication.

Together, Mike, Angela, and Timothy embody our deep understanding of the construction industry and our unwavering dedication to excellence.


Our Mission

Wethered's mission is to create custom homes that reflect the unique personalities and lifestyles of our clients. We believe that building a home is an exciting and personal journey, and we take pride in providing a personalized experience that ensures our clients' needs and expectations are met every step of the way. Our team of experts is committed to delivering professional quality craftsmanship from foundation to finish, while also providing the highest level of customer service and transparency throughout the entire building process. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and community, we strive to create homes that not only meet our clients' immediate needs but also stand the test of time and leave a positive impact on the world.


Our Vision

Wethered's vision is to be the premier design builder in Stevens County, Washington. We believe in building lasting relationships with our clients, delivering exceptional quality and value, and continuously improving our processes and practices. Our goal is to create spaces that inspire, connect, and endure—from commercial buildings to residential homes and everything in between.


We believe that every project is an opportunity to create something exceptional, and we are committed to delivering the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our reputation for honesty, integrity, and hard work is the cornerstone of our business. We foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning, where every member of our team is valued and supported.


At Wethered Timberworks LLC dba Wethered Construction, our vision is to leave a legacy of excellence in the construction industry, built on a foundation of hard work, honesty, and family values. We look forward to working with you to bring your vision to life.


 

Looking at the Bigger Picture: A Guide to Value Engineering

At Wethered Construction Co, we are dedicated to delivering luxury dream homes that exemplify excellence in design and construction. As part of our commitment to quality, we employ value engineering—a strategic and systematic approach designed to maximize efficiency and value throughout the project lifecycle.


Value engineering is more than just a cost-cutting exercise; it is about enhancing the overall quality, functionality, and sustainability of a project. By focusing on four key principles—life cycle, function, cost, and value—we ensure that every aspect of our projects is meticulously analyzed and optimized.


In this blog post, we will delve into the core principles of value engineering, explore the process involved, and highlight the numerous benefits it offers. Whether you're a client looking to understand how we can add value to your project or a fellow professional interested in improving your own practices, this guide will provide valuable insights into the world of value engineering.


The Four Pillars of Value Engineering

  1. Life Cycle

  • Definition: The life cycle of a project encompasses all phases from initial conception through to design, construction, operation, maintenance, and eventual decommissioning or demolition.

  • Importance: Understanding the full life cycle allows us to anticipate future costs and maintenance needs, ensuring that the project remains cost-effective and functional throughout its lifespan.

  1. Function

  • Definition: Function refers to the specific purpose or intended use of each element within the project.

  • Importance: By clearly defining the functions of each component, we can explore alternative methods and materials that can perform these functions more efficiently or at a lower cost without compromising quality.

  1. Cost

  • Definition: Cost encompasses all expenditures related to the project, including initial construction costs, ongoing maintenance, and operational costs over the project's life span.

  • Importance: A detailed analysis of costs helps identify areas where savings can be achieved without sacrificing functionality or quality, allowing for a more budget-friendly project.

  1. Value

  • Definition: Value is the optimal balance between function, cost, and quality. It is the measure of how well the project meets its intended functions relative to the resources expended.

  • Importance: Enhancing value means achieving the best possible outcomes for the investment made. This involves not just minimizing costs, but maximizing the utility and longevity of the project.


The Value Engineering Process

Value engineering is a collaborative and iterative process involving the following steps:

  1. Information Gathering

  • Collect comprehensive data about the project, including objectives, requirements, constraints, and existing designs.

  1. Function Analysis

  • Break down the project into its fundamental functions and explore different ways to achieve these functions. This step often involves brainstorming sessions with key stakeholders.

  1. Creative Phase

  • Generate a wide range of ideas and alternatives for achieving the necessary functions at lower costs or with improved performance.

  1. Evaluation and Analysis

  • Assess the feasibility, cost, and impact of the proposed alternatives. This step includes detailed cost-benefit analysis and lifecycle cost analysis.

  1. Development

  • Refine the selected alternatives into workable solutions, complete with detailed plans and specifications.

  1. Presentation and Implementation

  • Present the final recommendations to stakeholders for approval and integrate the chosen solutions into the project design and construction plans.


Benefits of Value Engineering

  1. Cost Savings

  • By identifying and eliminating unnecessary expenditures, value engineering helps reduce overall project costs without compromising quality or performance.

  1. Improved Functionality

  • Focusing on the essential functions of a project leads to more efficient and effective design solutions, enhancing the overall performance of the final product.

  1. Enhanced Quality

  • Value engineering promotes the use of better materials and construction methods, resulting in a higher quality project that stands the test of time.

  1. Sustainability

  • Incorporating lifecycle analysis and sustainable practices into value engineering ensures that projects are environmentally friendly and economically viable in the long term.


Conclusion

At Wethered Timberworks LLC dba Wethered Construction, value engineering is a cornerstone of our approach to delivering exceptional projects. By focusing on the life cycle, function, cost, and value, we ensure that every project we undertake provides the best possible outcomes for our clients. Whether you're planning a new construction project or looking to optimize an existing one, value engineering can help you achieve your goals efficiently and effectively.

If you're interested in learning more about how value engineering can benefit your next project, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Let's build a future together that is both luxurious and value-driven.


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