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Understanding the Process of Building a Custom Home

Hey everyone! We hope you’re having a great month so far. We’re excited about this blog because custom homes are what we do best, and as you probably already know, there are many moving parts to making the final product look perfect.

But what are some of those moving parts, and how does the process work? Well, that’s what we’re going to cover in this month’s blog, so let’s dive right in.


Step 1 is making sure you get the right crew for the job and making sure you’re doing your due diligence; otherwise, you could end up paying the price heavily if you don’t go with a reputable company.

Far too often, we have seen people take shortcuts during this process, which, in turn, can result in unexpected costs for extra work, project shutdown, or having to restart for not having the proper permits, and more.


When it comes to the land you’re building on, you need to consider a few things. If it’s soft soil, you might require a more robust foundation to prevent any structural damage, and if there is poor drainage, it can lead to issues such as water accumulation and soil erosion.

We proactively identify this ahead of time to ensure there are no surprises down the line, but this is something that, as you can imagine, is important as it usually takes a new build around 1-2 years to fully settle.


There can always be “new information” that arises when building a new home, which can result in having to change a design/layout due to many factors, or there could be new features that you want in the house.

Regardless, keep in mind when you’re planning out what you want in your home that specific design elements may require unique materials that may not be readily available, or they may take a more complex approach, which can increase the cost and also delay the completion timeline. Remember, more time means more expensive.


Unfortunately, this is something that can be a nuisance depending on the area that you live in, but it’s mandatory that you have the proper permits to build; otherwise, it may create scheduling conflicts, legal action, or even the removal of the work.

We’re a company that stresses this heavily because we understand how important permits are, and thankfully, we’ve been doing this for so long that we can usually get things approved quicker than most.

One thing to remember during the process, though, is that regulatory authorities may require modifications to plans if the ones presented aren’t to code, which can cause additional design work and potential alterations to the original vision.


Building a custom home can take 12 months to 1.5 years if all goes according to plan, sometimes even more, because the size and complexity of the house can affect the building process, getting permits, weather, delivery of the materials, etc.

It’s the old saying, “the best things come to those who are patient,” but having realistic expectations when it comes to timelines is important and ensuring you have accommodations set up in case the build does get delayed is imperative.

There you have it, 5 points to help you understand the building process a little bit better so you know what to expect when our team starts the process.

At the end of the day, this is an exciting time for everyone, and even more so for you, because this is literally bringing your vision to life!

To see examples of our work, head to our website, and while you’re there, check out our testimonials and see why we’re the go-to contractor for so many when it comes to custom builds!

To get a quote on your next project, CONTACT US.

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