Custom Home Building Process

  1. Introductory meeting with Home Builder to discuss project goals and objectives
  2. Owner establishes Home Building Team
    • Builder
    • Designer/Architect
    • Landscape Designer/Architect (optional)
    • Interior Designer (optional)
  3. Designer develops draft conceptual design plan with input from Owner and Builder
  4. Owner and Builder review draft conceptual design plan and provide feedback to Designer
  5. Designer finalizes conceptual design plan for approval by Owner
  6. Builder prepares a preliminary estimated categorical budget
  7. Designer prepares final detailed construction plans
  8. Estimating Process: Builder solicits competitive bids from subcontractors and suppliers
  9. Builder prepares detailed budget analysis utilizing results of the quotes/bids received in the above estimating process. For those items yet to be finalized, i.e., paint, wall coverings, roofing, floor coverings, appliances, etc., Builder shall establish an estimated price range for budgetary purposes
  10. Builder submits final plans to applicable municipal jurisdiction for permitting
  11. Permit Issued and demolition/construction commences
  12. Monthly Billing Cycle commences the month following issuance of building permit
  13. Owners kept current on construction progress with 2 week progress reports
  14. Weekly jobsite meetings as necessary with Design Professionals and Owner as available
  15. Final finish preferences can be made on an ongoing basis through out the building process, i.e., paint, wall coverings, roofing, floor coverings, appliances, etc.
  16. Overview of Construction Process
    • Demolition (if necessary)
    • Clearing and Grading
    • Footing and Foundation
    • Framing
    • Sheathing
    • Roofing
    • Install Exterior Windows and Doors
    • Install Fireplace Box
    • Rough Plumbing
    • Tub Installation
    • Rough Wiring
    • Rough HVAC
    • Sound Systems
    • Security Systems
    • Insulation
    • Drywall
    • Millwork and carpentry
    • Hardwood Floor, Tile and Stone
    • Cabinets Installed
    • Interior Paint and Millwork Finish
    • Finish Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC
    • Finish carpentry
    • Carpet
    • Final Clean
  17. Home construction is substantially completed and Certificate of Occupancy is issued by municipal authority.
  18. Punch list of any remaining minor construction items is prepared by the Builder and reviewed with Owner. All remaining items to be completed by Builder in a timely fashion
  19. Final billing closed out
  20. MOVE IN!