Your first stop after signing your new home contract will be our 5,000 sq ft Design Studio to personalize your home. Here you will select everything from cabinets and flooring to all of your plumbing and lighting fixtures. We have styles and options to suit every style and budget
Once you have finished personalizing your home, your home will be sent to one of our 7 in house architecture draftsman. Here they will draw any structural changes you made at contract and put the finishing touches on your home's blueprints.
From there, your home will be sent to our engineering firm. Each home we build has it's foundation and floor system engineered as well as being engineered 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 30 days depending on the city you have purchased in.
While your home is at the city waiting on a permit, your job is sent to estimating and purchasing where every item you selected is budgeted for and purchase orders are issued.
During this time you will also meet with your builder and sales person for a Team Meeting. This is when your builder will review with you your personalized house plans and all the options you selected.
Your home site is cleared and prepped for pouring the foundation. Forms are set and plumbing rough is completed. Inspection by city officials, engineer, and Grand Homes Quality Control Team.
Once we are through all the inspections 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 exiting milestone!
Now that the slab is poured, we will get started framing your home to match the plans and specifications reviewed at your Team Meeting.
Here is where will start putting in windows, installing your roof and all your electrical, plumbing, and low voltage wiring.
Once all your mechanicals are installed, prior to sheetrock, you will meet with your builder to do a "PreSheetrock Meeting". Your builder will walk the home with you, demonstrating where all your options are and answering any questions you may have.
After pre-sheetrock inspections are complete, sheetrock installation begins and is 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 stair trim out, cabinets, countertops, trim, doors, and mantles is completed. Baths and backsplash are tiled.
Wall out and trim prep inspection is completed. Interior walls and trim are painted. Vanities are now installed. HVAC and plumbing trim out is done.
Electrical and security trim out is completed. Wallpaper is now installed as well as mirrors and shower doors. Back yard fence is installed and final survey is completed.
The floors are laid and fireplaces are tiled. Trim hardware and locks are installed. Landscaping and irrigation are completed. Any touch-up work to the paint is done and there is a pre-carpet inspection. Once approved, the carpet is installed. Final clean of the interior and exterior is done and appliances are checked for any defects.
Gas and electric meters are 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 can be identified at your Homeowner Orientation.
It is our goal to have your home fully complete prior to closing. Once we have completed the remaining items from your Homeowner Orientation, your home is cleaned once again and ready for move in!
As soon as you finish at the title company, you're keys are released and you are ready to move in!