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Tulsa's Buckingham Group - A Home Remodeling Firm
The more experience. The better.
Founder and Design Principal Edward Kaplan has been designing and building from his childhood days on the family farm, through college and commercial construction prior to forming The Buckingham Group in 1981. Originally created as a design company, we quickly became disenchanted with what we found to be the roadblocks and challenges that were characteristic of a typical home remodel of that era. Within a year, we changed our business model from design to design build. We became one of the pioneer remodeling contractors that embraced the concept of one source responsibility that provided client support from design through project completion. Today we are full service design build remodeling firm that offers outstanding craftsmanship, creative architectural services and project management for home remodeling within the Metropolitan Tulsa area.
But the focus of Ed is broader than just his involvement with his firm. He is the past chairman of the City of Tulsa’s Historic Preservation Commission and has been a speaker for two years on Contract Development at the National Kitchen & Bath Associations annual convention. The expertise of both Ed and The Buckingham Group coupled with their civic involvement and contributions to the industry were recognized by The National Association of Home Builders with the National Remodeler of the Month Award for November 2015. The Buckingham Group’s projects have been featured in both regional and national publications.
We invite you to find out more about our company by starting with the "Before and After Gallery" where you will find examples of our ability to transform both the exteriors and interiors of homes into both architecturally pleasing and functional spaces. To get an in-depth understanding of the challenges and the creative results of our work dig into a cross section of individual "Case Histories" which are also found within our website.
A consummate Buckingham Group restoration; filled with flair and functionality. Insightful space creation and utilization are hallmarks of the Kaplan style. View more photographs of this assignment inside our popular "Before and After Gallery."
Everything is just right.
100% commitment - start to finish
We are committed to making our design/build remodeling process work for our clients. Our initial meeting is structured for the mutual evaluation of both the client and The Buckingham Group. If there is a fit, we move on to planning, presentation and pre-construction meetings. During this time our focus is on creating a remodel that is perfectly suited to your tastes and lifestyles. The fact is, we want you to hire the right remodeler for your job even if it’s not us.
Our commitment is intact through all project phases, from design to the successful completion of the job and beyond through our three-year workmanship warranty. For our clients, we are one hundred percent “here today” and “here tomorrow” working tirelessly and looking out for their best interests.
When you choose the Buckingham Group, our focus will be on transforming your home to meet the wants and needs of your family. We are passionate about making your home renovation a pleasant, efficient and rewarding experience independent of whether it is whole home renovation, addition or exterior or interior remodel.
This whole house remodel is one of our favorites. It features timeless design on a large scale with seamless integration both inside and out. The "Before and After" images of this home illustrate a jaw dropping transformation.
Classic Beauty in South Tulsa
Count on it.
In design/build remodeling, reliability depends on a team approach from start to finish. It involves the coordination of a group of design and construction professionals who systematically develop and construct the finished project. After 35 years in business we have gone through a filtering out process and assembled a team of people who are the very best at their profession. They share our pride in consistently providing high quality workmanship and dedication to each individual project. Our team stands behind their work both during the construction process and after the project is completed. Several of our business partners have served us for over 34 years and many others for twenty or more.
It’s all about trust. And, you can trust The Buckingham Group with your home. The Testimonials section of our website provides opinions of our company and its methods of operation from the perspective or both our clients and colleagues in the trades and supply industries.
Material selection and subsequent installation can "make or break" a home remodel. Photographs of this Southern Hills restoration show the "feeling of serenity" realized when everything works together. As hundreds of Tulsa families know, you can trust the Buckingham Group with your home. We have packed this remodel, start to finish, into a four minute video on our website.
An Abundance of Alder
Single Source Responsibility
The buck stops here.
The Buckingham Group provides its clients with a single source of contact for both the design and construction of their home remodel. We are committed to insuring that the remodeling process works for you. Consequently, all issues along all stages of the design, price and performance spectrum are handled with a team of experts within our firm.
Once the project starts, instructions to tradesmen and suppliers are provided by our dedicated job site supervisors and or through our Project Management System. The Buckingham Group provides personal attention to every detail of the job. We understand that communication is a key element to an outstanding remodeling experience and as a result we provide our clients with two convenient ways to effectively follow the course of construction by either contact with our job site supervisors and or through the use of our Project Management System, available via Internet 24 hours per day.
If questions need to be answered or decisions made our clients only have to contact one source, The Buckingham Group.
Among remodelers, The Buckingham Group is the only Builder Trend software licensee in the Greater Tulsa area. To learn more about this powerful interactive tool for clients, builders, tradesmen and suppliers, view the BuilderTREND Video on our website
An Ed Kaplan designed cherry wood closet is fabricated by a local shop. Technology and automation hold the closest tolerances for a perfect on-site fit.
We are pleased to offer components made by Tulsa firms and Tulsa craftsmen.
When only the best will do
Defined Scope of Work
It’s all in the details.
Through every step of the design and construction process we rely upon a systematic approach to achieving your objectives. The foundation of our method is to carefully document the details of the existing structure and to review our client’s needs through the use of comprehensive questionnaires and interviews. This information, becomes a roadmap for our in-house team. They use it to calculate how to get your project completed in the most cost effective manner.
Our clients are then carefully guided through the process of material selection in an effort to introduce them to the best value that will achieve their objectives. Once the client is satisfied, we develop a fixed cost using our proprietary estimating system. We simultaneously create a set of layman oriented specifications that clearly defines the scope of work.
The combination of detailed drawings and specifications provide our clients with a package of information that is more comprehensive than any other firm in the Tulsa Market. As a result, the scope of work for your project is clearly defined before the job starts.
An overhead view shows the beauty of this cast stone fireplace. Upon entering the room, eyes are drawn up the fireplace to the finely crafted wooden ceiling. This stately setting is enjoyed by the homeowners and their guests.
South Tulsa Elegance
Fixed price. It’s the only way we do business.
We supply detailed specifications and a fixed contract price that correlate with the scope of work to be undertaken. Although the fixed price model calls for the completion of numerous pre-construction tasks, we know that detailed specifications nearly eliminate surprises and misunderstandings later in the building process.
We do not make changes during the construction process as we have committed ourselves to providing clearly defined products and services through our detailed specifications. As a result, the fixed price model aids our clients in the areas of critical decision making and budgeting.
For more information, view the "Our Process" section of our website.
Often overlooked, a carefully planned outdoor setting can be used in all seasons.
We feel these upgrades are high value investments as they help homeowners make the most of precious time with family and friends. What could be more valuable than that?
Inviting Outdoor Living
More for your remodeling investment
Value engineering is defined as: the effort of evaluating design features, systems, equipment, and material selections for the purpose of achieving functionality at the lowest life-cycle cost consistent with the required performance, quality, reliability, and safety of the project.
We value engineer your project by providing you with an initial design and contract amount that satisfies the basic functional requirements that you have requested. We then provide you with a variety of enhancements that allow you to upgrade and or improve the aesthetics and or function of your remodel.
Value engineering can lower remodeling costs, but importantly, we feel it also helps our clients evaluate needs and wants related to cost. We maximize your investment by directing you to the best value for your remodeling dollar.
We offer only suitable combinations of price and quality. We will not cut corners to get the job.
Get more of what you’re remodeling for.
Designed for everyday use and the occasional full house.
This Ed Kaplan renovation is impressive. We think you'll find the before picture of this kitchen worthy of a quick view.
Midtown Modern loaded with Amenities
Respect for our clients and their environment
The Buckingham Group’s on-site work is scheduled and completed with the least possible disruption to the family’s routine and home activities. Special attention to job site preparation is made through the use of our comprehensive dust control and floor protection plan. We leave the job site broom clean and secure it at the end of each workday so that your home is safe and protected. Upon job completion we provide a final clean up and make the job site “move in ready.”
We staff our jobs with an onsite project Project Manager who coordinates and optimizes all activities through the use of the Builder Trend construction management system. Cloud-based, it is an efficient way for clients to communicate with the team, archive documents and measure progress. To find out more about the BuilderTREND program, view our introductory video.
Here is a great place to start each day or to get ready for a night on the town. Complimented with a lovely bath along with his and hers closets, this space is located adjacent to the master suite. Cinderella never had it this good.
Spacious Luxury Dressing Area
We know quality control inside and out.
We guarantee our quality and keep our commitments respectively through our proprietary quality control program and our detailed written specifications. Cumulatively they are our client’s insurance policy that their remodel will be done properly and without any change in project content. To achieve these milestones, we staff every job with a seasoned group of quality oriented craftsmen whose technological competence is enhanced by their interpersonal skills. No other firm surpasses our workmanship or dedication to excellence.
Schedule a Conversation to discuss the role quality control must play in your home remodel.
This house never looked so good. From blah and uninspired to tranquil and inviting, we feel this is a nice example of releasing the potential hidden within an existing structure.
Does your home hold untapped potential? Schedule a conversation with us today.
A Wonderful Transformation
Peace of Mind
We provide Peace of Mind for our clients throughout the entire design/build process. To start, we listen carefully to your wishes, design a project based on your input and then provide “Peace of Mind” by clearly defining the scope of work with our comprehensive specifications. When the remodel begins, our experienced and carefully screened job site managers are intimately involved in all job related activities to guarantee your Peace of Mind during the construction phase.
But your Peace of Mind does not end with job completion. We offer responsive customer service not only during the job but after the job is complete through our written warranty program. We warrant all of our workmanship for three years and call all clients every six months during the warranty period to correct any quality issues that may have occurred. We also assist in the satisfaction of manufacturers warranties during their entire warranty coverage period.
If you would like have an outstanding remodeling experience, that places our focus on your personal happiness and project satisfaction you have come to the right firm. To learn more about how the Buckingham Group can transform your home, please schedule a conversation or call 918-624-2666
About The Buckingham Group
The Buckingham Group is an award-winning, design-build firm specializing in home remodeling and historic renovations in the Greater Tulsa, Oklahoma area. From beginning to end, we provide beautiful design, conscientious construction, and caring management that makes your project an investment in excellence.