Qualifications

Certifications:

A&A Construction staff and crew members are all licensed and fully insured. Plumbers, 

Electricians, HVAC, Framers & Roofers, To complete your project right. Do you want your 

own custom home to your needs & desires? Well, we can supply you with an Architect that 

will meet all your expectations. You can choose a home plan from our Gallery or if you 

already have a set of plans in hand, We can build it.

Special Training: 

Working as a master carpenter and contractor for over 10 years, Adrian Vargas gained the 

knowledge, skills and experience on all trades.  Adrian Vargas holds a estimate construction

 degree & a business degree. His crew and he personally do tasks or services listed in the 

Service Section of this site. A&A Construction employees and crew leaders, Have over 30 

years of combined experience. Each crew member specializes in it's own field, (For example)

I only use my roofer to do roof's and not installing tile & vice versa, And with my tile crew, 

I only have them installing tile & not roofing and so on...."I truly believe that jack of all 

trades & master none, I only use skillful professional's that are highly certified & talented on

 what they do best." They care about their work and treat each job like their own home, 

Hard working craftsmanship, that take pride & stand by their work. 


Our Inspection Codes:

1. Foundation (pre-placement) – The pre-placement inspection is designed to insure that 

the foundation make-up is per plan and meets existing applicable codes.

2. Plumbing (grounds) – Plumbing grounds are inspected for proper installation as well as

 pressure tested to minimize the chance for underground leaks.

3. Foundation Placement – The foundation design and make-up are only as good as the 

concrete materials being placed within the forms. An on-site inspector monitors the 

placement of all concrete materials.

4. Frame – All framing is inspected according to the determining guidelines of not only code

 compliance, but also for plan compliance as well.

1. Plumbing (rough-in) – All piping within the frame is inspected for code compliance 

prior to the installation of insulation & sheetrock.

2. Electrical (rough-in) – All electrical components such as conductors, boxes, etc. are 

inspected for code compliance and workmanlike installation.

3. HVAC – HVAC systems are inspected for code compliance as well as proper installation. 

All ducts within the system are inspected for leaks.

4. Blocking/insulation – All infiltration points into the conditioned space are inspected for

 properly sealed blocking. Insulation is inspected for proper installation and code compliance.

5. Final code – A final inspection encompasses code compliance, workmanship as well as 

proper drainage established at the foundation perimeter.

6. Energy code – The final energy tests must prove through performance the efficiency of 

the home.Duct blaster and blower door testing are required to initiate the energy certifications.

 

How we build to last: 

When you build a custom home, you want it to last a lifetime. We make every possible effort to build your 

home like we would want our own homes built. From the foundation, all the way up to the top of the roof, 

we make sure to use the strongest and most efficient products on the market.

Each home that A&A Construction builds is fully inspected by a certified inspector insuring that your home

 performs the way it should.

The framing of your house will consist of top quality materials and proven methods that will stand up to the

 test of time. You may choose different exterior wall thicknesses for increased insulation value as your 

budget allows. There are also architectural features such as arches, niches, and pop up or vaulted ceilings 

that you may choose from.

Our roof is a 30 year composition shingle. Other popular choices are tile or metal. All of the materials have 

many different color choices available.

We believe that cabinets are one of the most important items that affect the looks and function of a home. 

Our cabinets are custom made by a local J&R Cabinets a craftsman in Bastrop  area. You will not find any 

particle board here! These are 100% real wood. You can choose from many different wood types such as: 

oak, knotty pine, cherry, knotty alder and many more.

Insulation is important in Texas. All of our homes come standard with solar panel roof decking. R-13 

insulation in the wall and R-30 or better in the attic also comes in our standard package. You might choose 

the new spray foam insulation that provides much more R value than standard insulation.

The exterior of your new home can be made from many different types of materials to reflect your 

personality and taste. We use Hardy Board concrete siding, facia and soffit material on all of our homes 

because of its extreme durability. You may choose from many different stone colors and types that are 

quarried in the Central Texas area. Stucco and brick are also a popular choice of materials.

All of our foundations are engineered to the specific soil types of your lot. We do soil analysis on each 

project to make sure the engineers have enough information to design the foundation structurally sound.


ENERGY STAR qualified homes achieve energy savings through established, reliable building 

technologies. Builders work with Home Energy Raters to select from a number of features when 

planning and building homes.

1. Effective Insulation

Properly installed, climate-appropriate insulation in floors, walls, and attics ensures even 

temperatures throughout the house, less energy consumption, and increased comfort.

2. High-Performance Windows

Energy-efficient windows employ advanced technologies, such as protective coatings and improved 

frame assemblies, to help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. These windows also 

block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furnishings.

3. Tight Construction and Ducts

Sealing holes and cracks in the home's "envelope" and in duct systems helps reduce drafts, moisture, 

dust, pollen, and noise. A tightly sealed home improves comfort and indoor air quality while reducing 

utility bills.

4. Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment

In addition to using less energy to operate, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems can be quieter, 

reduce indoor humidity, and improve the overall comfort of the home. Typically, energy-efficient 

equipment is also more durable and requires less maintenance than standard models.

5. Lighting and Appliances

ENERGY STAR qualified homes may also be equipped with ENERGY STAR qualified products lighting 

fixtures, compact fluorescent bulbs, ventilation fans, and appliances, such as refrigerators, dish 

washers, and washing machines. These ENERGY STAR qualified products provide additional energy 

savings to the owner.

6. Third-Party Verification

With the help of independent Home Energy Raters, ENERGY STAR builder partners choose the most 

appropriate energy-saving features for their homes. Additionally, raters conduct onsite testing and 

inspections to verify that the homes qualify as ENERGY STAR.

 

Warranty:

We provide industry leading warranties on construction defects and workmanship 

according to the TRCC guidelines which includes a 1 year workmanship warranty, 

2 year mechanical warranty and 10 year structural warranty. so that you can get a feel for 

who we are and what it will be like to work with us.


Construction Management:

Construction Management refers to a business model where one party to a construction 

contract serves as a construction consultant, providing both design and construction advice.

The 7 main responsibilities of a construction manager

  • Project management planning
  • Cost management
  • Time management
  • Quality management
  • Contract administration
  • Safety Management Construction Management Professional Practice
  • Defining the responsibilities and management structure of the project management team
  • Organizing and leading by implementing project controls
  • Communications protocols
  • Identifying elements of the project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes

 

The construction industry typically includes four parties

  • The Owner
  • The Designer (architects and engineers)
  • The Builder (general contractor)
  • The Government (local and state laws and regulations)

 

Traditionally there are two contracts between these parties as they work together to plan, design and construct a project

  • Direct Contract #1 Owner-Designer
  • Planning, design and construction administration
  • Direct Contract #2 Owner-Contractor
  • Construction
  • Indirect Contract #1 Contractor-Designer
  • Third party relationship due to the previous two contracts


Construction Management designed business adds a third contract. The construction 

management company becomes an additional party engaged in the project to act as an 

advisor to the owner. The construction management’s role is to provide construction advice 

to the designer, design advice to the constructor, and any other necessary advice, on the 

owner’s behalf.

Construction manager at risk is a delivery method by which the construction management is

 committed to deliver the project within a guaranteed maximum price (GMP), in most cases. 

The construction management acts as a consultant to the owner in the development and 

design phase, but as the equivalent of a general contractor during the construction phase. 

When the construction management is bound to a GMP, the fundamental character of 

the relationship is changed. In addition to acting in the owner’s best interest, the 

construction manager must manage and control construction costs to not exceed the GMP.

Before the design of the project is completed, the CM is involved with estimating the cost of 

the project based on the scope of work desired by the owner and the designer. This keeps 

the project within the financial needs of the owner and allows the designer to make changes 

as necessary before final plans are completed. This saves a considerable amount of time, 

effort and money to redesign. The owner can make to decision to add or delete parts of the 

project based on cost during the design to cut down on “surprise cost” later.

 

Primary aspects of the Construction Manager

  • Optimum use of available funds
  • Control of the scope of work by owner
  • Control of project scheduling
  • Optimal use of design and construction firms’ skills and talents
  • Avoidance of delays, changes and disputes
  • Enhance quality
  • Optimum flexibility
  • Cash flow management
  • Pre-construction budget management
  • Maximizes awareness among the owner, designer, General Contractor
  • CM accepts the risk
  • Mediate between the architect (design)
  • General Contractor (function) to insure a sound and aesthetic structure

                                                                                         

______________________________________________________________________________________________