What is the building process?
After plans are complete, construction usually commences in about 3-4 weeks due to time needed to get appropriate permits. The entire construction process from breaking ground to final walk through usually is completed in 6-8 months.
We start with pre-construction planning which is when we begin to assist you with making selections such as brick, stone, stucco, and roofing. Within 30-60 days, weather permitting, the house foundation, plumbing and framing should be complete. This is a key point in time to make any possible changes without significant expense. Also, at this point in the process, you will be making your remaining selections such as tile, paint colors, and granite.
About two weeks after all plumbing, wiring, and inspections are complete, the drywall is installed. At this stage under normal conditions, we are entering the final month of construction. We will then connect utilities, install cabinets in the kitchen and bath, and install countertops, as well as many other details. Keep in mind at this point as well as any other time, you are welcome to visit the site and contact us with any questions or concerns.
After construction comes to a close, we will conduct a final walk through of the home with you, highlight any cosmetic issues with blue painters tape, and make notes of any significant repairs or corrections. If applicable, the city inspector will make his fourth and final inspection to ensure that the home meets all codes and requirements. You are also welcome to hire a third party inspector to perform a thorough check of your home. When you are completely satisfied with your home, we will then schedule to close escrow.