3 We only charge for changes that cost money. While most builders charge a “change order fee” even for items that don’t actually cost them money (for example moving a door or window), you’ll never incur such “phantom costs” with us.
4 We keep our pricing on options and changes at a reasonable level. If you compare, you’ll usually find our option costs to be much lower than our competitors. And, unlike many builders, when you delete a standard feature, we give you a credit for it.
5 Every single home we build has its own individual set of plans. We never use “generic plans” where one set of drafted drawings is used for many homes. You’ll approve a set of plans that spells out exactly the changes and options you have selected. That way, there is much less potential for errors during construction.
6 The grade for each home site is established by a professional
land surveyor. We typically set a home approximately 24” above the roadway to assure proper drainage. Our houses are typically about 8-12” higher than our competitors, resulting in more positive drainage away from the homes.
7 Each home is individually reviewed by several engineers before it is started. Mechanical and electrical engineers review every plan and provide detailed drawings that reflect the exact home we are building as it sits on each lot. This ensures among other things, a more efficient air conditioning system. Additionally, the truss company designs and has an engineer review and certify every roof system before we start the home. Finally, a separate engineer reviews the final assembled plan package to make sure we meet all local and national building codes for structural performance.