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The Home Building Process

Choosing a custom home builder is a crucial decision that can have a significant impact on the outcome of your home construction project.

Overall, the custom home building process is a complex and involved undertaking that requires careful planning, attention to detail, and effective communication. By following these steps and working closely with our team, you can create a beautiful and functional custom home that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.


We've outlined everything you need to know about picking a builder and navigating the build process. 

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Define Your Needs & Preferences

Before you begin your search for a custom home builder, it's important to have a clear understanding of your needs and preferences for your new home. Make a list of the features and amenities you want in your home, as well as any specific design elements you'd like to incorporate.

Research Potential Builders

Look for custom home builders in your area and do your research. Check their website, read reviews, and ask for referrals from friends and family who have recently built a custom home. You can also check with your local Home Builders Association for a list of licensed and reputable builders.

Builder Portfolio

Review the builder's portfolio to see examples of their work. Look for homes that are similar in style and design to what you're looking for to get a sense of their capabilities and style.

Ask for References

Ask the builder for references and reach out to previous clients to ask about their experience working with the builder.

Check Builder 

Ensure that the builder is licensed and insured in your state. You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints filed against them.

Meet with Builder

Schedule a meeting with the builder to discuss your project and get a sense of their communication style and approach to building. Ask them about their process and timeline for construction, as well as their approach to problem-solving and communication.

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Ask the builder for a detailed breakdown of the costs involved in the construction process, including any potential hidden costs or fees. Ensure that the cost aligns with your budget and expectations. This includes determining how much you can afford to spend on the land, materials, labor, and other expenses associated with building your dream home.


Once you have a budget in place, you'll need to select a location for your home. This involves finding a suitable lot that meets your needs and preferences, as well as any local zoning and building regulations.

Architectural Design

After securing a lot, the next step is to work with an architect to design your custom home. This involves creating detailed blueprints and plans that outline the layout, features, and materials of your home.


Once you have the architectural plans in place, you'll need to obtain the necessary permits and approvals from your local building department. This involves submitting your plans for review and ensuring that your project meets all local building codes and regulations.


Once you have obtained all necessary permits and approvals, you'll need to finalize your budget for the project. This involves reviewing and adjusting your original budget based on any changes or unexpected expenses that arise during the permitting process.

Build Your Dream Home

With your budget and plans in place, it's time to begin construction on your custom home. This involves working with a team of contractors, subcontractors, and builders to bring your vision to life, including framing, plumbing, electrical, and finishing work.

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