Ready to get going? First things first. Start by ordering your Free Book This not only prepares you for what's ahead as you look to begin building or renovating, but comes with a big packet of helpful information and materials. It's a great place to start.
After that, we recommend our FREE, Complimentary Consultation.
FREE House Plan Needs Analysis or House Plan Audit
This discussion, review and analysis will help you to better understand your needs. We review specific features conducive to your situation, and remind you of any special factors to keep in mind regarding design. If you already have house plans but they are not yet finalized, we perform a House Plan Audit, making sure the plans you have chosen are right for you.
Revealing of Our Secrets
This will give you the big picture of exactly what it is like to build with us. We do some things you won't find anywhere else.
Starting You Off in The Right Direction
You will leave this consultation with the contacts and ideas you need to take the next step in the process of building or renovating. If you need draftsman or architect references, we have them. If you need house plan ideas we've got 'em. If you need design tips and insights, no worries, you're covered. If you have already purchased land or a lot, we will review that as well. We promise you'll leave this meeting more confident than when you came in.
Please Note: We typically serve clients who are looking to build homes $300K and above. If you would like to proceed with scheduling a meeting, click here to fill out our contact form. You are also welcome to call 479.464.7336 to schedule your appointment.
Do you do Free Estimates
O ur initial Complimentary Consultation is free of charge. This helps you (and us) to determine if we are a good fit to work together to build your home.
There are charges for all design, estimating, specifying and feasibility work beyond this point. This work is required in order to determine an accurate cost for your specific homebuilding project.
Our House Plan Estimation Fee is $500, and is applied to the cost of building your home when a contract to build together is signed. Also note that this $500 fee can be waived via the signing of a letter of intent to build prior to entering the house plan estimation phase.
What's the difference between an estimate and a price?
A n "Estimate" is just that, "an Estimate". It can change based on the amount of time passed before a solid contract is signed. We do our best to create estimates that are accurate and the same as the actual contract price. Usually changes in cost that would occur are due to material/labor cost fluctuations since the time of the estimate. Sometimes, when preparing an estimate, you, as the homeowner may not have a specific lot yet chosen. Again, we do our best to ensure the estimate is very close to the contract price, and usually if not much time has elapsed between the estimate and contract signing time, and the house plans and lot specifications are in full detail, the price is usually the same as the original estimate.
A "Price" is generally fixed (depending on your written agreement) and is usually based on more detailed information taken from a site visit, drawings, and detailed home plans. A hard building price requires a fixed set of specifications and scope of work, and therefore requires a great deal of "pre-planning" and designing. This method is the best in the way of price protection compared to that of an estimate, which typically includes less detail and no "hard" pricing.
How long will it take you to build my home?
R emember, good things take some time, and your home is not something you want to shortcut. Obviously, the answer to this question can vary greatly, based on the size of your home, however, 6-12 months is the range to expect. A more specific schedule estimate can be made after looking at your specific house plans.
Also keep in mind, much of the schedule depends on the layout of the land you are building on, the season of the year you begin the build of your home in, the size of your home, and the detail and structure of your house plans.