Picking a Builder
Picking a qualified builder that has a good reputation, experience, and financial security is crucial. I know many of the builders in the area and will be able to guide you to a builder that will match your building needs.
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Here are a few questions that we will ask the builder when we set up an appointment to view their homes and plans.
Is the builder or group licensed and insured in Florida.
Do they require all their Sub Contractors to have the appropriate workmen’s compensation and liability insurance before being on the jobsite
How long has the builder been in business
How many other homes or communities have they built- Can you get references
What type of warranty do they offer
Do they offer financing
What is included in the price – standard features?
What features are extra
How long is the building process
Will I receive updates, pictures during the process
Do I receive a release from each sub-contractor- showing payment has been made
Do you only build the homes you have on the plans or can I make changes? Any custom homes?
There are many steps in the building process. Below is a sample list of steps that could happen throughout the building process. Your Process may have more of less steps.
1. STAKE LOT
2. TEMPORARY UTILITIES
3. CLEAR AND ROUGH GRADE
8. WATERPROOF AND FOUNDATION DRAIN
9. SEWER AND WATER TAPS
11. SLAB PLUMBING
12. SLAB OR BASEMENT FLOOR
13. FRAMING, WINDOWS, AND EXT DOORS
14. EXTERIOR SIDING AND TRIM
15. GARAGE DOOR AND EXTERIOR LOCKS
16. BACK-OUT FRAMING
17. FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY
19. ROUGH HVAC
20. ROUGH PLUMBING
22. ROUGH ELECTRICAL
23. ELECTRIC & GAS METER SET
24. GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS
25. EXTERIOR PAINT26. INSULATION
27. TEMPORARY HEAT
30. INTERIOR DOORS AND TRIM
31. PAINT AND WALLPAPER
32. WOOD FLOORS
33. COUNTER TOPS
34. VINYL AND CERAMIC TILE
35. SAND AND FINISH WOOD FLOORS
36. APPLIANCES & SPECIAL EQUIPM'T
37. FINISH ELECTRICAL
38. FINISH PLUMBING
39. FINISH HVAC & FINAL HEAT
40. SHOWER DOORS AND MIRRORS
42. HARDWARE AND SCREENS
43. DRYWALL REPAIRS
44. CLEAN UP
45. FINAL PAINT
46. FINAL WOOD FLOOR FINISH
47. RETAINING WALLS
48. WALKS, DRIVES, AND PATIOS
49. SEPTIC TANK AND DRAIN FIELD
50. FINISH GRADING & LANDSCAPING
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