Let Otto handle planning, design, and permitting.
After you get permits, you can opt in for our hassle-free construction and project management service for peace of mind from start to finish.
Otto visits your property and analyzes its ADU potential. We identify various conditions (such as utility runs, grading requirements, and structural issues) that could impact cost.
A Designer creates plan options that fit your space. Your Project Planner gathers your feedback and helps you select finishes and fixtures from our Design Decision Catalog. Transparent pricing makes it easy to lock in all of your project decisions.
When your design decisions are complete, Otto will provide you with a contract to move to Phase 2, and apply your deposit towards the next step!
Otto's Designers create a detailed drawing set for your project to prepare it for the permit submission. The set includes a site plan, building plans, elevations, sections, and 3D views. All of your Design Decisions will be considered and confirmed across each drawing.
During your Documentation Review, you will have a chance to review your ADU and make any final adjustments to the design before signing off on it.
Otto works with our network of engineers to make your drawing set permit-ready. We navigate the complexities of multiple municipal departments to get your project approved as quickly as possible. We're experienced in some of the most complex permitting jurisdictions including Santa Monica, Glendale, and Pasadena. We handle all of the city correspondence, while providing you progress updates through your Homeowner Portal!
After your project has been permitted, Otto provides all the documentation needed to bid and build your ADU.
You can also hire Otto to manage the entire construction process! We obtain exclusive bids from our vetted contractor network and select one to work with.
Contractors love working with us because we provide a steady stream of projects with a streamlined process, detailed drawings, a clear scope of work that doesn't change, and procurement assistance. This allows us to get better quality work for a lower price.
Otto regularly visits all of our sites to complete thorough inspections, and we use our Homeowner Portal and our Contractor Portal to share progress updates, track issues, and send communications.