With good planning, building your dream home can be surprisingly easy and enjoyable. Our time-tested process and attention to detail ensures that the construction of your new home goes smoothly and efficiently. This results in a completed home that will put a big smile on your face every time you walk through the front door. Here’s an overview of the process involved in creating your new home:
1 Select Your Lot
We can build your new home on one of the many lots we own in neighborhoods with convenient access to the highway, great schools, shopping, and restaurants. Or we can build on any available lot in Clark County or the Tri-Cities. Your choice of lot impacts the rest of the process in several ways.
2 Evaluate Your Lot
Once you have selected a lot, we’ll complete a site evaluation to assess its particulars. We’ll consider the permit costs, geography, soil type, orientation of the home, driveway length and placement, and foundation requirements – all factors that can affect the design of the home and your overall budget.
3 Design Your Home
You can choose a floor plan from our extensive Plan Catalog, which our designer can then customize to meet your needs. Or we can design a home for you from scratch. As we work through the design process, we’ll help you select features and finishes to make your budget stretch as far as possible and give you a home that looks and feels right.
4 Review Your Budget
Everyone has a budget, so we work closely with you to meet your needs while maintaining our high standard of construction quality. Once your design is complete, we present you with a cost estimate. Often, adjustments are made to finishes in order to meet your budget, or to add features that are important to you.
5 Sign The Contract
Our Construction Agreement specifies in detail the materials and components that will go into your house so that we both know exactly what is included in the sales price. The Construction Agreement, floor plan and specifications all go into the Contract, so you know exactly what you will be getting and we know exactly what we are building.
6 Choose Your Finishes
During your selections meeting with our design team, you will choose your finishes, including cabinets, counters, flooring, paint colors, etc. We prepare thoroughly in advance so that you can spend a few hours indulging your tastes, while staying within your budget. The end result is a home that looks fantastic and is truly yours.
7 Build Your Home
Construction of your home is overseen daily by one of our skilled foremen. He will keep you up-to-date on the progress and schedule key walk-throughs with you. You are welcome on site as often as you like, and if you’re not living locally during construction, we’ll keep you updated with frequent photos and emails.
Once your home is complete, we schedule a final walk-through to demonstrate the new systems in your home, as well as make sure that you’re aware of the location of certain shut-offs and other details. If any issues require attention, we create a short punch-list which we both sign, and then we make any corrections as soon as possible.
9 Move In!
Only after our exacting construction and workmanship standards have been met, and you are thoroughly satisfied with your new home, do we consider your home move-in ready. This step will include formal acceptance, final payments and title transfer. We then turn the keys over to you so you can start living in your new home.
10 Ongoing Service
Your new home is protected by our 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®, which covers 1 year on materials and workmanship, 2 years on mechanical systems, and 10 years on structural elements. If a problem arises during the first year, simply contact us, and we’ll schedule a time to assess the issue and fix it. Shortly before your 1-year anniversary, we’ll schedule a walk-through to take care of any minor issues that may have arisen.