Our Process

"My goal is to make building your home as easy as possible. Let me take care of the worrying so that you don’t have to."
-- Richard Carriger

Our Process.

It all begins with your dreams. Tell us what you want and we’ll help make it happen.

Step 1: Open dialogue

The first step in our process is to determine how your home will be used and where it will be located. Small family, large family? Empty nesters? Small lot, large lot – something in between? These are all things that need to be addressed to get a better understanding of what you want. We’ll engage you in an organized conversation that what will begin to establish the basic parameters of your dream home. From this, we’ll be able to move to the more exciting details.

Larry & Sally on the Carriger process and bringing new ideas to the table.

Step 2: Floorplans & renderings

From our initial conversation we’ll start the process of providing dimension to your dreams. A series of floor plans and elevation renderings will be provided to allow you to envision your home and get a feel for its layout. This is the point where changes are the least expensive to make, so we’ll take extra care to ensure you’re comfortable with every detail.

Step 3: Final floor plan & contract

Once you sign off on the final floor plan, we can provide a detailed list of specifications, and ultimately, an accurate price. A comprehensive list of standard features, construction standards and finish materials will be provided for you to review and sign off on – providing you with the security of having all the details in writing.

Step 4: Construction

Obviously this is the most exciting phase of the process. It’s where your dreams come to life. But…and this is an important but, it can also be the most stressful. Your custom home is dependent on many things, the two most critical being material suppliers and the weather. Most set backs are due to one or both of these sources. Though we try to anticipate any issues, sometimes there are things that we just can’t help. A week of rain. A foot of snow. A shortage of raw materials. A backorder on carpet. Whatever the reason, we’ll work with you to create a solution. And we’ll always keep the communication channels open to make sure you’re aware of every detail.

Step 5: Walk through & punch list

This is where we ensure you are completely satisfied with every (and we mean “every”) detail. And it’s at this step where our expertise and experience really show. By controlling quality throughout construction, our walk-throughs are virtually painless and the punch list of touch-up items is usually very short.