Our Process

Whether you have plans and specifications or are just starting out with a few ideas, we can help you through the process of designing your new home.

Design Process

Any successful project starts with a good design. We offer valuable assistance in this stage. We routinely identify cost effective methods and materials to help bring a project within a homeowner’s budget.

If you already have plans and specifications in place, we will need some basic information so that we can provide you with pricing. We like to get together with our homeowners to make sure we understand their plans and specifications. We also like to make sure that our homeowners understand what has been designed.

If you don’t have plans, you may choose to build one of our home designs that have been value-engineered and can be fully customized. If you would like to design an entirely custom plan, we have relationships with very talented architects to collaborate in a design/build relationship.

Approval Process

Each county has its own set of rules and regulations that apply to any given project. We have the expertise and relationships with civil engineers to help guide you through the process.

For large scale renovations and new builds, there are a whole host of plans that need to be developed including a site plan, a sediment control plan, a storm water maintenance plan, and usually a forestation plan. For smaller projects, at a minimum, a site plan will be necessary. There can also be neighborhood or HOA approvals that may be necessary.

Proper planning is the key to successfully moving a project from design to approval. The approval process can take as little as a few weeks for relatively minor projects, to as much as a year if the site is waterfront or has other physical features that impact its development. Our land development expertise allows us to assist homeowners in both site selection and in winding our way through the process. Our homeowners appreciate our proactive efforts to help them through the process.

Selection Process

There are scores of decisions and selections that will need to be made when undertaking a large construction project. We see ourselves as a funnel, to help you make your decisions in a timely manner. Our homeowners like our attention to detail and our ability to take the stress out of the process.

Each of our homeowners is unique. Recognizing this, we tailor the selection process to your specific needs. Our approach is to make this part of your journey as pleasurable as possible. Our unique expertise, developed over time, allows us to be a resource to our homeowners.