As we construct your home, certain decisions are needed at various times throughout the project. These decisions, or selections, begin before we even put a spade in the ground.
Back in the home design & pricing stage, we will assist you in making a handful of pre-selections that will help us better price your home on the front end. Pre-selections for things like appliances, cabinets, fireplaces and plumbing fixtures are requested. You won’t be required to make final selections for these items but you will engage our relevant suppliers in discussions that will allow those suppliers to provide us with informed price quotes from which we build a realistic budget. We will provide you with contact information and guidance on exactly what we are looking for from you in the way of pre-selections.
Once the project starts and during our pre-construction meeting, we will walk through a list of the various selections that need to be made and their due dates. We will also give you training on how to access and use our web-based construction management software, BuilderTrend. With BuilderTrend, you will have dedicated, secure access to all aspects of your home’s construction. It will be your personal electronic “portal” to everything from budgets to project schedule to selections, including progress pictures you can share with friends and family.
As each selection approaches, we will provide you with a suggested date to start each selection, along with a detailed list of each selection characteristic that needs to be chosen by you. You will have the specifications and allowance amount that were the included in your overall project budget for each selection, and we will also arm you with a list of vendor/supplier/tradesman contacts.
We will work with you, your designer, and our suppliers throughout the selections process, helping you navigate the decisions, capturing & pricing them, and obtaining your final approvals. To facilitate this, we use many forms of communications: periodic face-to-face meetings, e-mails, messages & discussions within BuilderTrend, texts, pictures, etc.
Here is a sampling of the various selections we will work with you to make:
- Central Vacuum
- Counter Tops
- Plumbing Fixtures
- Front Door
- Garage Doors
- Hardwood Flooring
- Light Fixtures
- Mirrors & Shower Doors
- Security System