Home building should be an enjoyable rewarding process, not stressful. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the finest craftsmen and professionals in our area to take the headache out of building a new home. We use the best quality materials and innovative products, to ensure your new home is not only energy efficient, but sustainable for future generations. We are firmly committed to customizing your new home to suit your family’s unique needs.
That’s why we’re open to customization and changes, as we go throughout the building process. We’re here to help guide you to build the home of your dreams.
One of the things that makes our team uniquely suited for custom homes, is our background in framing and finish carpentry. Our founder cut his teeth framing custom homes and building cabinets in the early 90s, and has been framing and designing homes ever since. This field experience has taught us what to look for in the design process, and helps us to be qualified to see solutions to potential problems before they ever arise. It also gives us a wide breadth of ideas for your dream home, whether it be custom designed ceilings, or intricate trim details.
This is where we get to know you, and find out what your home style and needs are. We discuss scope of project, location, budget, various concepts, features, amenities, unique challenges to your project, and a tentative timeline.
Next we meet with our subcontractors and material suppliers and get updated pricing while being respectful to your budget. After coming to an agreement on pricing, we sign a contract. After approval we submit your plans to the governing building department, and prepare to start your dream home.
Once we have a permit in hand, we’re ready to put boots on the ground and start your new home. This is where you’ll see your project transform from concept to a finished project. Depending on the scope of your project, this could take as little as six months, to well over a year. It’s the rewarding part of what we do, to see a client excited to see their dream come true.
Typically six months to one year, dependent on the scope and complexity of your project.
That all depends on a variety of factors, and is project specific. Material costs fluctuate, and some homes are more difficult to build than others. The homes finishes, amenities, appliances, size, location, lot slope, and other components make giving a pad answer difficult. Each custom home is different and unique. We’d be happy to discuss pricing on previous projects similar in scope to yours.
Yes we are licensed and insured as per state code to build homes in the State of Idaho. Idaho does not require a bond to build a home. Some of our subcontractors are bonded for their specialty trades, as per state statutes.
We help in the conceptualization and design of your new home. We also frame, side, and install the trim in every home we build. There are times we do other parts, in the event our normal subs are to far behind to keep your project on schedule.
Yes, we offer a three year limited warranty on your new home, that is transferrable.
We build in North Idaho only, focusing on Kootenai County and southern Bonner County. If your project is outside this range, we’d still be interested in discussing your project.
Due to our implementation of Lean Construction Management, we are able to convert wasted time and material to a smoother running job for you. Which means we’re able to take on more projects than most building companies of our size. Dependent on the scope of the project, we typically have several projects running simultaneously, yet we focus on each one as if it was our only project.
At this time we do not.
We try to schedule our home starts staggered, so our crew and subs can go from one home to another. This allows us to stay both busy, as well as keep your project moving towards completion.
Due to the influx of new people fleeing other areas for our conservative values, and due largely to many home grown residents having large families, there is a housing shortage. Like most builders, we’re working steadily one project at a time to help this problem.
That is anyone’s best guess, there is no solid answer. The good news about our area, is we are rich in natural resources, and we have a thriving economy. Couple that with a large percentage of hard working young adults, and a customer base that have a lot of equity in their home, and it appears our housing market isn’t a bubble, but is sustainable for years to come. This isn’t to say prices won’t plateau, but most local forecasters don’t see a drop in values as other areas of the country did in ‘08-’09.