After signing your new home contract, your first stop will be our 5,000 sq ft Design Studio to personalize your home. Here you will select everything from cabinets and flooring to all your plumbing and lighting fixtures. We have styles and options to suit every style and budget.
Once you have finished personalizing your home, it will be sent to one of our seven in-house architecture drafters. Here they will draw any structural changes you made at the contract and put the finishing touches on your home's blueprints.
From there, your home plans go to the engineering firm. Each home we build has its foundation and floor system engineered and designed for 100% Energy Star Certification.
A "Start Package" is issued to your builder for review and submitted to the city for a permit. The permit process can take up to 45 days, depending on the neighborhood's city.
While your home plans are at the city waiting on a permit, the plans are sent to estimating and purchasing, where every item you selected is budgeted, and purchase orders are issued.
During this time, you will also meet with your builder and salesperson for a Team Meeting. Your builder will review your personalized house plans and all your selected options.
Your homesite is now cleared and prepped for pouring the foundation. The forms are set, and the plumbing rough is completed. Afterward, the city official, engineer, and Grand Homes Quality Control Team inspects the homesite.
Once the inspections are complete, it's time to pour your foundation. At this point, we encourage you to bring your kids out and let everyone leave handprints in the foundation, take pictures, whatever you would like to do to celebrate this exciting milestone!
Now that the foundation slab is complete, we will start framing your home to match the plans and specifications reviewed at your Team Meeting.
Here is when we will start putting in windows, installing your roof, and all your electrical, plumbing, and low voltage wiring.
Once the mechanicals are installed, you will meet your builder to do a "Pre-Sheetrock Meeting" before installing sheetrock. Your builder will walk the home with you, demonstrating where all your options are and answer any questions you have.
After pre-sheetrock inspections are complete, sheetrock installation begins, followed by the taping, bedding, and texturing of the walls. The flatwork, which includes driveways, sidewalks, and patios, is installed.
At this stage, exterior painting is done. Finish carpentry that includes the stair trim, cabinets, countertops, trim, doors, and mantles is completed. Tile in the bathrooms and backsplash is installed.
Wall out and trim prep inspection is completed. Painters start working on the interior walls and trim. The HVAC and plumbing fixtures are connected.
Kitchen tops and bath vanities are placed. Electrical and security wiring is completed. Mirrors and shower doors are hung at this time, and wallpaper if chosen. The backyard fence is installed, and the final survey is finished.
The floors are laid, and fireplaces are tiled. Trim hardware and locks are installed. Landscaping and irrigation are completed. At this time, paint touch-up is done, and there is a pre-carpet inspection. Once approved, the carpet is installed. The final clean of the interior and exterior is initiated, and appliances are checked for any defects.
Gas and electric meters are then installed. A final building inspection is completed, and your home is now ready for your Homeowner Orientation. Any item that you believe needs our attention should be identified at this time.
It is our goal to have your home fully complete before closing. Once the items from your Homeowner Orientation are finished, your home is cleaned once again and ready for move-in!
Sign the title and loan paperwork at the title company. As soon as the loan has funded, your keys are released for you to move in!