I can convert any HTML site to WordPress with exact same design. I will create a custom WordPress Theme based on your HTML site or HTML pages. So, all you have to do is to provide me a link of your existing HTML, Joomla, Drupal, ASP.NET or any other site, I will check it's complexity and quote you price and upon your approval. I will convert it into fully functional WordPress Web Site.
Question: What you need from to start a project. Answer: Nothing, just your functional site or HTML pages. That's it.