Our Process

1
Meet with the builder & staff

A customized process allow our team to meet your needs every step of the way. You’ll begin by meeting face-to-face with us, and we will listen closely to your ideas before discussing your goals, budget and timeline. We believe that your home should be a direct expression of your family’s unique personality and lifestyle, and our professionals are fully qualified to help you achieve that goal.

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Select a floor plan to customize

You may select a floor plan from our selection or yours. The builder will sit down with you to go over any customizations that you are looking to make to the floor plan. We can alter the elevation or layout of any of our floor plans to give you the style that you are looking for. If you do not find something you like, we can design your dream home!

3
Build your home on paper

After selecting your home site and floor plan, it is time to build your house on paper. At this time, we will go over all included features as well as any features that you may want to add or customize. At the end of this, you will have a great idea of what the final investment price is going to be on your new home.

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Complete a purchase agreement

Now that we have created the perfect package to fit your needs, we are ready to prepare a construction purchase agreement! Once the construction purchase agreement has been created you will sit down with the builder to review and sign the agreement. At this time you will be familiarized with our next steps.

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Obtaining building permit

Depending upon the city or county which we are working in, this may take anywhere from 7-10 days to 2-3 weeks. Site plan and building plans (septic if required) must be reviewed and approved by the city or county jurisdiction we are working in. Once we receive the permit we are ready to start construction on your home!

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Clearing & excavation

Clearing the lot is what the title implies- clearing trees, brush, rocks, roots, and debris from where the house will be positioned on the lot plus any additional space required around the house for grading and working room. Excavating for the foundation will be completed after site clearing. Excess dirt removed from the foundation area will be put out of the way and saved for future backfilling and landscaping.

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Footings

The footing is the base of the structure and supports the foundation walls. Footings are typically poured into forms or trenched below grade level. Footings shall be placed according to local code and are always inspected by the local building official.

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Foundation

Foundation walls are poured or laid on top of the footings and are reinforced with properly designed rebar spacing according to plans; typical walls are 3’ to 9’ in height and placed according to site grade level. If your plans include a basement, the finished foundation is then waterproofed from the footing to the finish grade line. Based on weather conditions, foundation walls must be adequately cured before backfill takes place.

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Flatwork for basement floors & garages

Flatwork (concrete slabs) will be poured over a properly prepped surface and is typically reinforced with #4 rebar or wire mesh. Work can be performed as early as 24 hours after flatwork is completed.

10
Framing

Time frame for completion of framing can vary depending on size of home and weather conditions. The builder/ superintendent oversees the framing subcontractor to make sure that the home is being constructed according to plans. Windows and exterior doors will be installed during the framing stage.

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Roofing

Roofing will be completed as soon as possible after the framing stage. Felting, roof flashings, and roof shingles are all installed during this phase.

12
Exterior siding, trim, brich & stone (as applicable)

This phase of construction is carried on while work progresses inside. This can be done before or after roof shingles are installed.

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HVAC, plumbing, electrical

All heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical are installed at this time. Low voltage wiring for security systems, stereo wiring, central vacs, etc. may be installed after electrical installation is completed.

14
Insulation

Wall insulation is installed after HVAC, plumbing and electrical inspections are completed and approved. Attic insulation is blown in after the drywall stage.

15
Drywall

Drywall is completed in four (4) stages; hanging, taping and mudding, texturing of ceilings and final sanding.

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Interior trim & hard surface floors

Interior doors, moldings, mantels, closet shelving, etc. are installed at this time. Time frame will vary according to size of home and amount of trim work involved as well as the amount of hard surface flooring work to be completed.

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Painting

The ceilings and walls are primed and ceilings are painted, pointed up and painted.

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Cabinetry

Cabinets will be installed after the painting is complete. Countertops and vanity tops are ordered after cabinet installation and are properly measured and templated. After countertop template, they will be fabricated and installed.

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Finish HVAC, plumbing & electrical

HVAC, plumber and electrical contractors now return to complete their trades. Heat or AC will be turned on, plumbing will be connected to the house and all light fixates will be installed.

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Carpet

Carpet is installed when your home is almost complete to minimize the traffic on your carpet and prevent any damages.

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Final paint & touch up

At this time, your home is completely touched up, and any custom colors or walls or ceilings are applied.

22
Driveway & sidewalks

We save driveway and sidewalk installation until the final stages in order to prevent damage from construction vehicles. Your driveway and sidewalk will typically be installed a few weeks before closing, weather permitting.

23
Landscaping/ sod

After finish grade is completed, landscaping and the yard can be installed simultaneously with other trades working inside the home.

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Cleanup

Internal and external clean up will occur during all phases of the building process but we conduct a final thorough cleaning prior to completion.

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Homeowner walk-through

After the final cleaning is completed, a final walk-thru will be completed with the homeowner.

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Final inspection, surveys, & closing

After the completion of the home, all final inspections from the jurisdiction for building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing shall be made. Also, the lender will make a final inspection at this time. When all are approved, we will coordinate the necessary paperwork and schedule the house closing.