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The Guardian Building Process

Custom Home Builders / June 30, 2018

When you work with the Guardian team, you get the undivided attention of our experienced builders, draftsman and designers. We know the ins and outs of building a dream home but know this may be a foreign subject for you. To help you understand the building process, we break down the project from the beginning.

Custom Building Process Explained

When you reach out to Guardian Homes about building your custom home, you will first meet with our lead salesman, Kaleb Mattingly. He will ask you a few initial questions.

  1. Do you have a house plan?
  2. Do you have a style, house plan, or floor plan you like?
  3. Do you have a price point that you want to stay within?
  4. Have you selected or bought a lot?

If you do not have a house plan, we will work with you design a plan. Together, we look at pictures and Pinterest boards you have been collecting and connect the dots. We also begin helping you select a lot.

Custom Home Pre-Bidding Process

The Guardian team will send you a pre-drafting sheet with detailed questions to fill out. If there are questions you do not know the answer to, our draftsman and salesman will help you along the way.

Once we have your ideas and pre-drafting sheet, we connect you with our draftsman to draw up the rough draft of your main floor’s layout. When the rough draft is ready, the draftsman will meet with you to go over the layout.

If you are satisfied with our initial custom home layout, we then delve into the guts of the home including:

  • final elevations
  • door height
  • ceiling height
  • archways
  • hallway widths
  • windows

For additional resources, refer to our Buyers Guide. The Guardian Team always reviews the final draft and specifications with you before going into bidding.

Pre-Bid Specifications

Guardian sends you the pre-bid sheet. Our team of custom home builders will help you out as much or as little as you need. The pre-bid specifications include:

  • location of home
  • power to lot
  • county or well water
  • sump-pump
  • site plan
  • plot plan
  • asphalt or concrete driveways
  • framing type
  • fireplace details
  • plumbing fixtures
  • plumbing extras hot cold
  • pot filler
  • steamer
  • exterior doors (commercial door, wood door, vinyl door, etc.)
  • window types (vinyl, composite, fiberglass, aluminum clad)

Then client meet with the team and approve the plan – letting us know it is to your specifications and ready to be sent out for bid.

Custom Home Bid Process

Guardian Homes has been building premier custom homes for over 15 years. We know how to efficiently build custom dream homes, while also providing the highest quality and craftsmanship from Idaho to Utah. We work with an estimator who sends out to our selected subcontractors and suppliers to bid material and labor on the projects. This ensures competitive pricing.

Based off best price and quality of work, Guardian team selects bids. We then work with you to make sure your bid becomes your dream custom home.

After you approve the final bid, the final details need finalizing. The bank will have finalized your construction loan, you sign contract and the lot is purchased. Next, Guardian obtains a building permit and we start your build!

Contact Guardian Homes

To begin building your dream home, please fill out our contact form – we have offices in Idaho Falls, Idaho and Park City, Utah.

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