After 20 years of experience, we recommend that you follow these guidelines while planning your new home...
Step 1 - Decide on Your Budget and Get Pre-Qualified:
Pick a price range for your new home and get pre-qualified through a reputable mortgage company.
Step 2 - Pick a Floor Plan:
We can work from your existing plans or custom design the home of your dreams.
Step 3 - Find a Lot or Location:
We have realtors we work with daily. Lot size, location, and geography are factors in the cost of your project. Is the lot level? Does the land have good soil? Do you need a septic system or water well?
Step 4 - Secure Financing and Obtain a Preliminary Bid:
We have several financial institutions we work with and will help you get started with the process.
Step 5 - Obtain Several Bids:
We suggest you get bids, but please realize that quality is very important. Compare apples to apples during your bidding process.
Step 6 - Compare Allowances and Selections:
These are some of the decisions you'll have to make...
  • Exterior coverings (brick, stone, siding, stucco)
  • Windows (aluminum, vinyl, wood)
  • Exterior doors (steel, fiberglass, wood)
  • Roofing material (composition, metal, Spanish tile)
  • Exterior colors
  • Cabinets (red oak, ash, maple, etc.)
  • Countertops (tile, granite, solid surface, formica)
  • Fireplace (masonry, metal firebox, gas, woodburning)
  • Bathtubs and showers (fiberglass, acrylic, steel, cast iron, tile, marble)
  • Wall textures (square or round corners, splatter-drag or hand-trowel)
  • Interior doors (hollow core or solid, styling)
  • Interior trim (stain or paint grade, size, profile)
  • Interior colors (various possibilities)
  • Light fixtures (various possibilities)
  • Plumbing fixtures (we recommend Delta)
  • Floor coverings (tile, carpet, vinyl, hardwood, pergo, natural stone)
  • Hardware (cabinets, doors)
  • Appliances (Whirlpool, GE, Kitchen-Aid, Sub-Zero, Viking)
  • Fences (wrought iron, redwood, cedar, pine)
  • Landscape (lawns, plants, trees, bushes)
  • In-ground pools
  • Outdoor kitchens