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Design. Build. And Every Beautiful Step in Between.

The best designs emerge when various perspectives come together, collaboratively and inclusively. That’s why Sleeping Dog Properties offers our clients comprehensive design-build services—and we work seamlessly with outside designers and architectural firms to create stunning results.

For many clients, Sleeping Dog’s holistic design-build approach is a powerful way to combine the expertise of designers and builders into one cohesive team that ensures a streamlined transition from concept to construction.

By involving owners, architects, interior designers, and contractors at every phase of the project, we bring together technical knowledge and practical expertise to make the entire process more fluid—from selecting construction materials, to understanding building codes, to ensuring efficient and feasible plans.

The result is a holistic and innovative design that honors the client's vision while aligning with the practical aspects of execution.

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Design. Build. And Every Beautiful Step in Between.

The best designs emerge when various perspectives come together, collaboratively and inclusively. That’s why Sleeping Dog Properties offers our clients comprehensive design-build services—and we work seamlessly with outside designers and architectural firms to create stunning results.

For many clients, Sleeping Dog’s holistic design-build approach is a powerful way to combine the expertise of designers and builders into one cohesive team that ensures a streamlined transition from concept to construction.

By involving owners, architects, interior designers, and contractors at every phase of the project, we bring together technical knowledge and practical expertise to make the entire process more fluid—from selecting construction materials, to understanding building codes, to ensuring efficient and feasible plans.

The result is a holistic and innovative design that honors the client's vision while aligning with the practical aspects of execution.

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What's Behind Our Design Process

To ensure the utmost precision in our measurements, we collaborate with a third-party professional firm that employs Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) technology. This mobile, handheld scanner facilitates swift data acquisition, enabling us to efficiently generate 2D AutoCAD and 3D Revit drawings and models. Additionally, it captures Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing information, including a Reflected Ceiling Plan (RCP).

We support our clients by handling all permits, adhering to neighborhood historical requirements, and complying with base building rules and regulations. With over 30 years of experience in the city of Boston, we are well-versed in both the permitting requirements of the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the historical criteria specific to neighborhoods like Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the South End.

We cultivate enduring relationships with some of the most talented engineers in the New England area, specializing in Structural, Mechanical, Civil, Geotechnical, Geoenvironmental Engineering, and more. Whether you're contemplating the removal of a wall in your 1800s brownstone or planning to construct a new home from the ground up, we have the answers you need.

Equipped with a full in-house design team that comprises registered architects, we can produce and authorize comprehensive construction drawing sets. These sets encompass existing and proposed floor plans, interior and exterior elevations, sections, details, layouts, shop drawings, power plans, and reflected ceiling plans.

This is where the fun begins! We will schedule regular design meetings, both on-site and in our office, to discuss floor plans, finishes, appliance packages, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and more. We can provide samples or accompany you to visit stone yards, showrooms, and vendors you are interested in to assist you in the selection process.

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Our Most Powerful Tool is Effective Communication

For 30 years Sleeping Dog Properties has offered a distinct advantage for clients seeking to embark on high-value, complex, and unique projects.

Our team is highly competent and incredibly reliable when it comes to handling technical projects. We have honed our skills in managing and executing complex construction projects with precision and efficiency, leveraging talented professionals who are well-versed in the intricacies of advanced engineering and building concepts as well as the latest construction technologies.

But, above all, we always keep the client at the center of every project, ensuring clear lines of communication, maintaining the cleanliness of the project site, and ensuring the protection of the physical site and safety of all who work there.

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What's Behind Our Building Process

The Sleeping Dog team places a high priority on open and transparent communication with our clients throughout the project. We send weekly email updates to offer comprehensive progress reports, highlighting key milestones, completed tasks, and upcoming activities. We schedule regular in-person meetings to address any concerns, answer questions, and discuss project details face-to-face. 

Additionally, we provide our clients with access to Procore, a robust construction management software, where they can view change orders, submittals, and site photos in real-time. This ensures our clients have complete visibility into the project’s progress, empowering them to make informed decisions.

From project inception to completion, our team's expertise is harnessed daily on job sites to deliver unparalleled craftsmanship and precision. Our skilled professionals, well-versed in the latest industry practices and technologies, consistently elevate the quality of our work. Whether it's meticulously crafting intricate architectural details or seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technologies into home systems, our commitment to competency ensures that each project is executed with the utmost skill and finesse. 

This dedication is not just a promise but a demonstrated reality, fostering the trust of our clients who rely on our unwavering competency to transform their vision into a luxurious, flawlessly executed reality.

At Sleeping Dog, the safety of our team is our top priority. We strictly adhere to all OSHA requirements, including the mandatory use of personal safety equipment such as hard hats, eye protection, harnesses, and high-visibility gear. 

We also prioritize exceptional cleanliness on our job sites as a core value. Negative air pressure machines control dust and debris, ZIP wall systems act as effective barriers, and daily trash removal maintains an organized and hazard-free site. Regular professional cleaning services ensure a safe and hygienic working environment for both workers and visitors, recognizing that your home is your refuge.

Lastly we take preventative measures to protect the job site, using corrugated plastic sheets and PadNProtect runners to safeguard floors. Additionally, we employ corner guards, moving pads, drop cloths, and other protective equipment to prevent accidents and property damage.

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Our Heritage Home Custom Maintenance Program

A home is one of your most valuable assets. We’ve designed a comprehensive Heritage Home Program to ensure the smooth, ongoing functions of its essential systems. Our team of expert technicians will regularly change HVAC filters, review plumbing and electrical fixtures for optimal performance, conduct thorough tests on smoke detectors and safety devices, and perform all necessary seasonal adjustments.

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A customized program tailored to your needs

We understand that each homeowner has unique requirements and preferences. That’s why we offer the flexibility to customize our maintenance program to meet your specific needs—whether you have specific areas of concern or require additional services, we can help.

Early detection and prevention

Our goal is to identify potential problems before they become major issues. By conducting regular maintenance visits, we can catch any underlying issues early on, saving you time, money, and stress associated with more significant repairs or replacements down the line.

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Time and Cost Savings

Regular maintenance helps extend the lifespan of your home's systems and reduces the likelihood of unexpected breakdowns. This proactive approach saves you from expensive emergency repairs and ensures that your home functions smoothly.

Greater Peace of Mind

With our maintenance program in place, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is being cared for by professionals. Our dedicated team will handle all the necessary inspections, replacements, and repairs, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your life without worrying about the maintenance of your home

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What's Included in our Heritage Home Program

Our Heritage Home Program includes meticulous and timely replacement of HVAC filters in your home. Clean filters ensure optimal air quality and help your HVAC system perform efficiently.

We conduct thorough inspections of your plumbing and electrical fixtures to ensure they are functioning properly. Our experienced technicians will identify any potential issues and recommend necessary repairs or upgrades to enhance performance and prevent future problems.

We perform comprehensive tests on smoke detectors and other safety devices in your home. We prioritize your safety to catch any malfunctions early, ensuring that these critical devices are in proper working order. 

Our team will conduct a thorough inspection to identify areas that may be vulnerable to colder temperatures. This includes checking insulation, weatherstripping, and caulking to ensure your home retains heat effectively and reduces energy waste. We will also inspect and winterize your plumbing system, protecting it from freezing temperatures and potential damage.

Here, our maintenance program focuses on optimizing your home for the warmer weather ahead. We will inspect and clean your HVAC system, ensuring it is ready to deliver efficient cooling during the hot months. Our team will also inspect your outdoor spaces, checking for any signs of wear or damage caused by winter conditions and recommending necessary repairs or maintenance.

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