Daily Communication

You will be paired with one of our outstanding Superintendents. He or she will serve as your main point of contact throughout the construction process. Using Buildertrend, your Superintendent will email you logs with progress updates on your home. These overviews tell you what happened that day and what is going to take place over the next few days.

Should you have any questions, you’re always welcome to call or email your Superintendent directly.

Change Orders

As a custom builder, we are always open to modifications and adjustments to the original plan, and we want to make those changes as smooth and cost-effective as possible. That’s why we incorporate multiple walk-throughs in our process, letting you see the work in-person and make changes before critical elements are installed or finished (e.g., location of outlets, flooring direction, closet layouts, etc.). Should you decide to make modifications to the original plan, our Lead Estimator will upload the details and costs to Buildertrend. We’ll await your final approval before implementing any changes.

  1. Create or Select a Floorplan
    • If you have a specific homesite in mind where you’d like to build, we’ll work with you to develop a floorplan that fits your needs and accommodates the lot. You may find a floorplan from our current selections or you may wish to create one from scratch; either way, we can assist you. If you already have a specific floorplan in mind, whether it’s one of ours or from another home designer, we’ll work with you to find the perfect homesite on which to build it.
  2. Customize your Plan
    • Our Design Specialists will meet with you to discuss in detail the features that you’d like to see in your new home, whether that’s a laundry room connected to the master closet, a nook off of the kitchen that serves as a small study, or a wine cellar. They will also ask you to send photos of homes that you admire to help get a feel for your style.
  3. Approve Pricing and Sign the Contract
    • Next, our Lead Estimator will take the preliminary construction drawings and develop an estimate for your home. The pricing proposal will list out all of the expenses associated with building your home, which we’ll review with you in detail. Once we are in agreement on the terms, your final construction drawings are completed, your pricing and proposal are finalized, and we go to contract!
  4. Select Windows/Doors, Cabinetry, and Interior Finishes
    • After we have a signed contract, we will secure the necessary permits to begin building your home. Meanwhile, the Kitchen layout and cabinetry, as well as closet design, will all be firmed up at this point. You will also meet with our Interior Designers/Vendors during this phase of the process to pick out the finishes for your home, such as tile, countertops, hardware, and more.
  1. Foundation
    • The first step in the construction process is to lay the foundation for your new home.
  2. Groundworks and Sewer
    • The placement of plumbing pipes and sewer lines are established at this time.
  3. Framing & Roofing
    • Once the foundation is in place and the placement of pipes is established. Framing and roofing can begin.
  4. Install Windows/Doors
    • Once the framework and roof are complete, we install the windows and exterior doors.
  5. HVAC & Plumbing Rough In
    • At this point, plumbing valves are set in the proper locations in the walls. The furnaces are set and the ductwork is also completed.
  6. Electrical Walk-Through
    • You’ll meet at the home with your Construction Team, comprised of your Project Manager & Superintendent. During the walk-through, we’ll determine placement for all electrical outlets, as well as any specialty items such as USB plugs. We will also layout the placement of your light fixtures.
  7. Insulation and Drywall
    • High-quality insulation is laid throughout the home, and drywall is installed on all interior walls.
  8. Exterior Finishes
    • With your final approval, the exterior of the home is completed.
  9. Trim Walk Through
    • You’ve already designed the majority of the cabinetry in your new home as part of the Design phase. During the Trim Walk-Through, you will confirm the layout of closets (racks, shelves, shoe racks, etc.), pantries, and any mantels or beams.
  10. Trim Install
    • Base/Casing, cabinets, and closets (including pantries) are installed throughout the home.
  11. Painting
    • Fresh paint is applied throughout the home, according to the colors you’ve selected.
  12. Exterior Landscaping
    • You’ll receive the plan for landscaping, designed by a professional landscaper. You can make adjustments to the plan, and then once it is approved, landscaping begins.
  13. Interior Finishes
    • The final finishes are installed, such as light fixtures, thermostats, and plumbing fixtures.
  1. Punchlist/Walk Through
    • Meet with the Project Manager to walk through your finished home and make a list of any deficiencies or changes. The construction crew will go through the list and carry out any touch-ups.
  2. Final Walk-Through
    • At the final walk-through, you will ensure that all punch list items have been completed to your satisfaction.
    • Your finished, custom home is now ready for you! At the closing, you’ll complete all paperwork and receive the key.