Home Building Process

Home Building Process

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Our Custom Home Building Process

Deciding to build a custom home is a big decision.

There are many stages in building a custom home, each stage consisting of many smaller ones, all of which require attention and a keen eye.

Your life is already busy enough.

As a full-service design/build firm, let an experienced custom home builder and remodeler worry about the details that go into turning your home ideas into a reality. You tell us what you have in mind, and we will make it happen.

Below, you will find a brief guided tour of the design/build process, from the day you purchase a lot to the day you move into your new home. The tour is divided into clearly marked sections, so please feel free to skip to the section which pertains to your needs.

As always, feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss any of your custom home needs in additional detail.

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Design Phase

Utilizing Picklo Homes’ in-house design service, you are able to start from a blank canvas, with your new home being limited only by your imagination.

Or, as an option, we also offer fully customizable pre-configured plans.

Additionally, if you already possess plans you would like to follow, bring them in. Whatever stage you may find yourself in, let us know where we can help.

Different from many other design-build firms, there is no monetary penalty should you decide not to choose Picklo Homes as your builder.

However, should you decide to sign a contract, up to 50% of the design fee is refunded as a credit upon your home’s completion.

Construction Phase

At the onset of your home’s construction, we will meet for an informal walk through.

These are intended so that you become familiar with the site, and to offer any suggestions throughout any portion of the multi-stage process.

Custom Home Construction
  • Lot Walk

    Ensuring the land surrounding your home accentuates exactly what you desire is an important first step, one which many builders fail to pay adequate attention to. We will meet with you prior to clearing to discuss, and present options about, what is to be removed and what is to stay. Bring your ideas, and we’ll discuss how to achieve them.

  • Electrical Walk Through

    Electrical needs are a primary concern in reference to your home’s functionality. All too often, ill-thought out electrical configuration becomes painfully apparent only after the home is complete and you’ve moved in. During the walk through, we will meet with the electricians to discuss what your electrical needs may be (i.e. media rooms, appliance placement in the kitchen, functionality requirements in living areas and bedrooms). If your needs change from blueprint to installation, it is at this time changes will be discussed and presented to the electrical team.

  • Security and Media Walk Through

    Technology only dreamed of 20 years ago is readily (and inexpensively) available to feature in your new home. It is during this meeting we will meet with the Electrical Systems Contractor, also known as an Integrator, and walk the home to identify key locations based on your phone, data, and video needs. This meeting is also necessary for proper multi-room audio, CCTV, surround sound, and security installation, setup, and configuration.

  • Trim Walk Through

    When discussing trim work, our focus will be to identify your cabinet layout and design needs, including closets. When deciding on site-built cabinet design, our many years of experience has taught us it is better to do the bulk of design and implementation work on the job site. Instead of trimming your home out on paper and ordering the cuts, working on-site in three dimensions is much more favorable, allowing unforeseen changes to be swiftly addressed with minimal (if any) disruption.

  • Final Walk

    By the time this phase is reached, completion is just around the corner. During this last walk through, we will discuss any uncompleted punch list items, as well as go over the different features and maintenance needs of your new home.

Warranty

Picklo Homes operates with a great sense of community and a firm dedication to the customer.

Our commitment to hard work, expert craftsmanship, and integrity dates back almost 30 years to the day we opened our doors, and is the firm foundation on which we’ve built a successful business.

As a customer of Picklo Homes, this means we will be around to stand behind our product.

Click here to download the details for the Express Home Warranty.

Financing

Picklo Homes works with many great partners in the necessary stage of financing acquisition.

Some of our company’s closest partners are:

Mortgage Outfitters

Jason Rinn
Owner/Broker

Direct: 832-934-2050

Amegy Bank of Texas

Julie M Pigg
Residential and Construction Loan Officer

Direct: 281-297-7845

Please don’t hesitate to call either of our financing partners with any questions about construction loans and permanent financing.