How We Build New Homes

Get an inside look at our industry-leading new construction process for building beautiful, high-quality homes you’ll love.

The quality of your home: see it all come together.

Nothing is more exciting than watching your home come to life. Because we’re your partner in this new home build process, we want to illustrate all the ways we’re working on your behalf to deliver on the home that you imagined.

Use the slider below to navigate through some of the major steps in the construction process.

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  • Establishing the framework.

    1. Laying the foundation

    The homesite will be prepped and the foundation will be poured (if the plan includes a basement, the space will be excavated) and inspected. During this step, construction activity will vary. Some days there will be major transformations on-site. Other days, work takes place behind-the scenes with things like material delivery, acquiring permits and performing inspections.

  • Establishing the framework.

    2. Framing helps the home take shape.

    This is an exciting time of the homebuilding process— the home really starts to take shape with interior and exterior framing, roofing, windows and doors.
  • Interior systems for better living.

    3. The mechanical systems are built into the home.

    Many of the systems and features that make our new homes energy-efficient are installed at this step. Take a closer look at what we do to help our homeowners live with more savings, real comfort, better health and peace of mind.

    This phase is a flurry of activity. Plumbing, HVAC, electric wiring, outlets and switches are all installed. Exterior sheathing along with siding or the applicable masonry can also be started at this time.

  • Interior systems for better living.

    4. Insulation and drywall are installed.

    While this stage may not seem exciting, there’s a lot going on under the surface that will deliver on increased energy savings. For example, features like spray-foam insulation  are added, to help reduce the loss of conditioned air.* Once the spray foam is installed and inspected, the drywall process begins.

  • Designer-curated style.

    5. Time to get stylish.

    You’ve seen all of the thought and care that goes on behind the build (or behind the walls). Now the fun part begins when the house starts getting its beautiful features and finishes. Cabinetry, interior doors and trim get installed during this phase of the new home build process.  The inside of the home is also painted at this time.

  • Designer-curated style.

    6. Countertops and hard surface flooring are installed.

    Countertops and hard surface flooring are installed, giving the home even more character.

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    7. We lay the final, finishing touches.

    With hard surfaced flooring and countertops complete, final plumbing, interior hardware, light fixtures and carpet are installed. The home will also undergo a series of extensive cleans inside and out. This home is almost move-in ready!

    At this point, we’ll run a final quality assurance inspection. We hold ourselves to high standards to ensure you’re receiving a home that’s as high-performing as it is beautiful.

  • 8. Construction is complete.

    All final inspections are complete, and the home is now ready. You’re on your way to experiencing Life. Built. Better.®

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