1. Site Acquisition
Whether you want to
build on one of our lots or already own a piece of property, or want us
to find you an ideal homesite, Grant Homes will assist you. Many
homebuyers elect to tear down existing homes and build new ones in order
to get the location they desire. With vacant land growing scarce in
highly sought after communities that we work, we have developed a track
record of successful projects of this type. View
Our Custom Build/Tear Down
2. Site Planning
After a lot is selected,
a site plan is developed and the building parameters of your lot are
determined with input from you, the Engineer and the Builder. Grant
Homes will then help you design the layout of your house. Things we
consider might include the following: the traverse of the sun, natural
topography of the land, existing trees, garage placement, and privacy.
We will discuss each decision with you and the ideal orientation of your
home dependent on the priority you put on each of these criteria. In
addition, there are town ordinances that must be complied with that must
be folded into the list of factors to consider. These zoning ordinances
and restrictions vary by town and our experience of building in over 25
townships is invaluable to this process.
3. Home Design
Once site location and
orientation have been established the design of your dream home begins.
This process involves you, the Grant Homes Staff, the Interior,
Designer, and the Architect. Since every home is unique, we work with
highly skilled and experienced architects who are very familiar with
meeting the needs of the Client, while incorporating unique and artistic
details in a home design. We work with you to create a concept plan
before retaining an architect. Then, a retainer is required for the
architect to create a complete set of conceptual drawings.
4. Construction Management/ Open Book
When we assist our
Clients with custom homes, we work with an Open Book Pricing Program
also known as Construction Management cost plus fee based services.
This program allows you to control the budget by working directly with
the Builder and Architect on design and its impact on the budget. You
have the opportunity to control the budget in a sophisticated,
phase-by-phase over view of the project. A 15 page Estimating Worksheet
is completed which establishes a budget for every phase of the project,
as well as the project. Click here for
Pricing Strategy Article.
View homes built using Grant Homes Open Book Construction Management
5. Enter Into a Contract to Build
Once the concept plans
and the Estimating Worksheet are agreed upon, a contract is executed for
building your custom home.
6. Approve Final Construction Drawings
Once your vision is
approved in the blueprint phase, and building permits are issued,
7. Selection Process
At Grant Homes, you will
find the selection process thoroughly organized and carefully
documented. You will work with our Vice President of Production as well
as our Interior Designer who will guide you through the selection
process and assist you with the completion of our Customer Home
8. Home Construction
Grant Homes will build your home using the
highest quality materials your budget permits. We will
finish your home in the most timely and efficient manner possible.
During the building process, we realize you may want to make some
changes along the way and we will accommodate these changes as they
arise. In addition to Jay Grantís personal involvement, our
Director of Operations ensures that
communication and information reaches you and all concerned parties on a
timely basis. Additionally, a Senior Project Manger is assigned to
construct your home and is readily available for any questions at site
9. Schedule Closing
After your home is
completed, a time and day is scheduled for a final inspection and for
the closing. You can expect quality customer care before, during, and
after the construction of your home with Grant Homes. Grant Homes
provides a ten-year homeowner warranty.