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Getting Started

Building your new home is exciting, especially when you understand how the process works. We’ll begin with a meeting to review your ideas and plans.

  • Contract with all structural options
  • Choose design selections
  • Purchase orders issued
  • Clear and/or rough grading of homesite
  • Buyer conference / Pre-construction meeting

4-6 Weeks

Solid Foundation

The foundation is a critical element of the building process, and it must be done correctly to prevent problems further down the road. Two county inspections are required at this stage.

  • Dig footings and pour concrete
  • Lay the brick and block foundation
  • Pour garage floor

1-2 Weeks



The floor systems, walls and roof systems are completed, often referred to as the “shell.” Two county inspections are required at this stage.

  • Frame floors, walls and roof
  • First phase of EFL (Environments for Living)
  • Windows and exterior doors installed
  • Roof shingles installed

2-3 Weeks


After the shell of the house is complete, we can begin adding in the first part of the home mechanics. Five county inspections are required at this stage.

  • Install fireplace
  • Rough mechanicals: heating, AC, plumbing and electrical
  • Install exterior siding and trim

2-3 Weeks


Interior Details

These interior details play a key role in significantly improving a home’s energy efficiency. One county inspection is required at this stage.

  • Insulation and sealant package completed
  • Pre-drywall meeting with future homeowner
  • Drywall installed
  • Hardwoods and tile installed
  • Cabinets and countertops installed
  • Interior trim and doors installed
  • Exterior and interior painting completed

3-4 Weeks


Time to bring to bring this house to life and install everything from appliances to bathroom fixtures. Three county inspections are required at this stage.

  • Final mechanicals: HVAC, plumbing and electrical
  • All fixtures installed
  • Installation of appliances
  • Hardwood flooring sanded, stained, and first finishing coat applied
  • Door hardware, bath fixtures and mirrors installed
  • Carpet installed

3-4 Weeks


Finishing Touches

Your home is almost ready! Let’s take a final walk through and knock out the final check list so you can move in. One county inspection is required at this stage.

  • Final punch list
  • Final finishing coat applied to hardwoods
  • House throughly cleaned
  • Walk through orientation (approximately 1 week prior to closing)
  • Final walk through
  • Closing on the house

2-3 Weeks


Welcome Home

Congratulations! From our family to yours, we hope that this home becomes a safe retreat that is filled with happy, unforgettable memories. Enjoy.

Saussy Burbank

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