The process of building your new home may seem overwhelming, but we are here to walk through every step of the way. We aim to make this experience stress-free and fun, creating a home that is going to make you and your family happy for years to come! Below we’ve listed a brief explanation of our entire process in a step-by-step guide. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your dream home soon!
It is important to start here, because it is the first step for clients to determine what their budget will be. We are happy to help clients understand the different financing options available, how the options work, and what they mean for the future of each financing plan. Not knowing a budget to work within can lead to a frustrating period of customization, as having a target to hit financially often helps guide the design phases of the process.
Our clients either come to us with land that they already own, or we help them find the location we will build on. We don’t force our clients to select a piece of property we already own, which allows our clients to build a truly custom home in the spot they feel is best. We don’t want them to settle for their dream home and build it in a spot they don’t love! Once a location is determined, we continue to customize a floor plan that maximizes the potential of the site.
We don’t build the same home over and over again. Instead, we build one just for you! We use the information we gather from meeting with you to design a floor plan that both fits your needs and falls within your budget. Once both parties are comfortable with the floor plan, we will work with you to design the exterior of your home. We have fun collaborating with our clients to help them design a home that turns heads as people drive through the neighborhood! We are certain that your home will not feel like a cookie-cutter of the others in your neighborhood, and accomplish this by using an architect to design the floor plan and the exterior of your home.
Once the floor plan and exterior of your home are drawn, we initiate an extensive process to collect pricing for the project. We take pride in working hard, focusing on every detail, and delivering a price that is not only fair, but more accurate than what others would provide. Our final pricing is typically within 2% of our contract price…we challenge you to ask friends, family, and past clients of Epic Homes and other builders how their contract and final pricing compare. We provide more accurate pricing because the level of detail we include in our contracts goes far beyond what you will find in a standard building contract. Please ask us about this! We are happy to show you the information we gather, our process to compile it, and sample contracts that detail every aspect of the construction project.
This often becomes part of the pre-qualification step, but who is going to finance the construction loan? Will you? Will Epic Homes? It is one of the discussions that we need to have. There isn’t a right or wrong way for it to happen, we just want to make sure the plan is in place so construction can commence when we all feel it should, rather than waiting for the financing to be ready.
We will help you become familiar with the software we will use throughout the construction of your home. It is easy to use from a phone, tablet, or computer, and will help you track your allowance spending, upcoming decisions, and decisions that you have already made. This truly takes a lot of the confusion and frustration out of the building process.
Part of our process includes working with an interior designer to ensure your finished home is what you envisioned and something you will proudly show off to family and friends. By using a professional interior designer, we provide you with a resource to bounce ideas off of and to lean on for help in getting you to the dream home you have in mind. We will ask for pictures of homes you have seen or found online that will be used as inspiration for the design of your home. In the end, you are able to make the decisions and pick out EVERYTHING that is in your home (not just a few colors here and there).
This step is the most fun! We start to watch your dream become a reality. Each step of construction transforms the project closer to the place you will call home. We enjoy watching the excitement build as the project moves forward and move-in day approaches!