Can I make changes to a floor plan?
You can make any changes to a floor plan that you want, so long as the changes are possible, and we will help you design what you want. There is no cost involved for designing and making changes to the plan unless of course the changes drive up the cost of construction.
If I don’t love the selections you have for (carpet, tile, cabinets, etc.) can I go find my own?
We do have many selections for you from which to choose, however if you don’t find exactly what you want, you are welcome to look elsewhere. We have accounts with several companies and our sales reps with those companies are more than willing to meet with you. However if this is the route you choose, we will just need to make sure that what ever you find works within the budget we have set.
Do I have to pick from the plans on your website?
No, if you already have a plan we will price it out for you, on one of our lots, on your lot, or on another lot you have found. If you don’t have a plan and the plans on our site aren’t what you are looking for, then we can help you find one or design one from scratch.
I have a relative that is a plumber, can I have them do the plumbing in my home instead of your subcontractor?
Yes – we allow for many different types of sweat equity. Our only requirement is that if a relative or friend is doing the work, they must be licensed and insured. The only exception to that rule is if you are personally doing the work.
Does the cost of the home include landscaping?
The answer to this depends on the location, typically we do not include landscaping in the price of the home. With that said, if you are interested in one of our planned unit communities such as Fiddlers Creek, then the answer is yes landscaping is included. Anywhere else landscaping is not included, but can be added as part of the purchase contract.
Do you have a fee that you charge just to bid my set of plans?
Absolutely Not – We are in the business of building homes to make a living, not bidding homes to make a living. Therefore any leg work performed to price out your home or even options on your home are free of charge. We understand that we have to earn your business.
From start to finish how long will it take to build my home?
This obviously varies based on the size and design of the home, but a good rule of thumb is anywhere from 4 to 9 months. However please ask us for a better time estimate on your home because we will give you a pretty specific time frame.
What is the warranty included with my new home?
We require all of our subs and suppliers to carry a full one year labor and material warranty. There are longer warranties for specific items such as Appliance manufacturer’s warranties, Hardi siding warranties, HVAC equipment, etc. We do offer a 10 year warranty program as an upgrade that is priced based on the cost of the home. Please ask us for further details.
Will you finish a basement? or are you just interested in new homes?
We will look at any home project you have, from basements to remodels. About 25% of our business comes from basement finishes and remodels, so we are absolutely interested in giving you pricing for either.
I already have a building lot, would you be willing to give me a price for a home on my lot?
Most definitely – Over the last three years the majority of our work has come from building homes for people who have already purchased a building lot, or have one in mind that is not ours. All we need is a PDF set of plans and we can get you a price in approximately 10 days.
How much money do I need to put down?
It takes a lot less down than what people typically think it takes to build a new home. A lot of times we can do it for as little as 3.5% down. This, of course, depends on the house you are building and the amount required for your down payment from your long-term lender.
How do I know how much I qualify to borrow?
We can send you to our preferred lender, who will ask that you fill out an application. They will run some numbers based on the information you have provided and give you an idea of what you can afford. They also have do-it-yourself calculators that will give you an idea based upon the information it asks you to plug in.
Who will I be dealing with from day to day during construction?
We consider ourselves a very hands on company, we are family owned and operated with few employees. Therefore you will be working with either Jerry or Trent in the pre-construction process and throughout the construction of your home. You will also work with one of our superintendents throughout the construction process. “No Middle Man”