As a full-service home builder, Paradisa Homes can help you at any stage of your home building process. With nearly ten years of experience, we are well-equipped to help you start your journey to building your dream home. Our team of real estate, construction, architecture, and design professionals are ready to work with you to make your custom home a reality.
The Paradisa Advantage is that you only need one partner—we guide you every step of the way through the home building process.
Our Custom Build Process
Our philosophy recognizes that the custom home building process for each homeowner offers unique opportunities and challenges from the lay of the land to budgetary and functional needs. We see you as a homeowner, not a project, so every instance of the homebuilding process will be a little different. We will work with you every step of the way, so you understand what steps we need to complete and when they are going to be completed.
Step 1: Initial Meeting with a Paradisa Homes Consultant
We will invite and welcome you to our offices to discuss your custom build process. During this meeting we will explore your custom home options.
What We Discuss
- Your concept of an ideal neighborhood
- Your initial design preferences
- Your budgetary needs
- Your short- and long-term financing options, if necessary
Step 2: Lot Selection and Home Location
If you do not already have a lot purchased, you and your Paradisa team will dive into the search for your lot and discuss home location preferences.
What We Discuss
- The areas you prefer to live in
- Whether or not you want to live in a gated community
- If the local school district meets your family’s needs
- The dynamic of your lot, including sun angles, wind factors, and topography
- Your preferred surroundings, like lakes, natural areas, or cityscapes
At this point, we will help you choose the perfect lot for building your home. We will also support you as you place the lot under contract, order tree and topographical surveys, schedule initial meetings with mortgage bankers, and begin the conceptual plan design.
Step 3: Conceptual Plan Review
Once your lot is settled, you’ll meet with our architect to review a scale drawing of the initial dimensions, home layout, and front elevation on the selected homesite.
We encourage you to bring any pictures, floor plan examples, or any inspiration to this meeting for the architect to review. We will work with you to create a list of design guidelines in order of importance (total square footage, number of bedrooms, number of baths).
What We Discuss
- Your initial home concept and layout
- Any changes or layout amendments
- Your site plan with topographical overlays
We then return any revisions you have to the architect for review and amendments. Once your architectural plan is complete and approved, we will meet with you to discuss the aesthetic of your home. We will ask you to approve all wall texture samples, exterior materials, or patterns and colors.
Step 4: Preliminary Plan and Price Finalization
Once you are satisfied with the conceptual plan, we will meet again to review any modifications and walk you through your new home. We will make sure you understand every functional and spatial aspect of your home, from the stone or lumber walls down to the door hinges.
We will go room by room through the layout to define the scope of the project and any allowances on the budget. You may meet with our team one or more times
After we confirm your preliminary plan, we will review the initial construction cost sheet and specifications. If our price exceeds your budget, we will review and re-price the cost sheet. After that, you can then accept the finalized cost and specifications. From there, the preliminary plan will be valid for 30 days.
Step 5: Contract Signing and Sharing Documents
Once you put the pen to paper, we officially begin the construction process. You will simply need to sign the construction cost sheet, specifications, and contracts, as well as put down your deposit of the sales price.
After the contract is signed, we help you make sure your paperwork is in order. You do not need to go up against a lender alone. We’ll work with you to choose an interim and mortgage lender (if applicable), and help you send your preliminary plan and contracts to your lender. Then all you have to do is finalize the documents from your lender.
Step 6: Complete Construction Drawings and Submit Plans
At this point you, our team, and your lender has a clear picture of your home. Your architect will complete your final construction drawings, including the engineering and structural plans, so we can pass it along to your construction team.
When the plans are done, you don’t have to worry about permitting and governmental paperwork. Paradisa Homes will acquire the necessary approvals from local and state government entities to build your home. We submit the plans, attend appropriate local meetings, and get acceptance from the proper authorities to move forward in the construction process.
Step 7: Close Interim Construction Financing
With all plans and approvals in place, you will close on the interim financing. We’ll meet you at your title company to sign closing documents after you schedule a date for interim closing. Once the closing documents are signed, we can begin construction.
Step 8: Pre-construction Meeting
We want to make sure you’re completely up to speed on your role in the construction process before we break ground. We will set up a meeting to introduce you to your Paradisa Homes’ construction team, lay out your responsibilities, and outline when you will need to approve something.
Step 9: Breaking Ground and Framing
This is where the skeleton of your house takes shape. During this step, we clear your lot, pour your foundation, and install the frame of your home.
Step 10: Roofing and Rough Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Once your framing is complete, we will build your roof. We then move on to installing the rough mechanical elements of your home, including HVAC, ductwork, electrical wiring, and any smart home systems. At the end of the installation, we will walk you through your home and review the structure at this phase.
Step 11: Installing Walls and Fixtures
Following the framework of your mechanical systems, we add your home’s insulation, drywall, and apply approved interior wall textures as well as primer. We also install your plumbing fixtures, doors, trim, and flooring. This is also when we finish up your mechanical and electrical systems.
Step 12: Finishing Touches
Your home is nearing completion at the point. We install all of your lighting, appliances, bathroom hardware, mirrors, glass, and cabinets. Since the major home construction is complete, this is when we do your irrigation and landscaping.
Step 13: Final Walkthrough and Closing
We want to make your home as perfect as possible. Before we turn your home over to you, we walk the property with you and discuss any final steps. We will also discuss any financial wrap up and schedule the closing. You will also get the full details of the Paradisa Homes warranty on your new custom home.