Our Process

A Magical Journey
The process of a dream coming true is magical and we want your building experience to be every bit as thrilling as the day you move in to your new home. Our approach to residential design and construction is a client-driven and collaborative process. We work with you on all aspects of your project to plan, create and realize an environment for living that reflects your dreams and desires in both form and function. 

Choosing Sprouse House to build your dream house is the first step in an exciting journey. We can take care of every aspect of the entire building process: from lot selection, to architectural design, engineering, permitting, financing construction, landscaping, and beyond or assist you through the process. Most of our clients like to be involved in the details of their new home but many just want us to take care of them and build them a magnificent new home. Either way, or a combination of both, let our experience help you create the home of your dreams.
 
If you choose to be involved in every step of the journey, we will guide and assist you through the process—bringing attentive and compassionate customer service to every step. We pride ourselves not only on the homes we build, but on the long lasting relationships we have developed with our clients. 

It All Starts by Dreaming
The first step in any home building project is to dream! Step into the world of endless possibilities and start imagining all your heart desires. During this ‘dream phase’, it is often helpful to see, touch and read: flip through magazines (tear out or mark pictures you like), go to home shows, make lists of what you want, write down addresses of homes you like or names of stores with specialty fixtures, visit our web site gallery of pictures, and come visit with us – we are excellent about listening and helping you to create a home of your dreams.  Save anything you may have—we can turn ideas into a plan and a dream into a home!
 
Establishing a Budget
One of the more important considerations in building your new home will be the budget. Understanding what you would like to spend on your new home will help establish appropriate parameters for much of your other decision-making.  A Sprouse House Custom Home is truly designed to your individual tastes, dreams, and is based on a determination of what is most important to you, and of course, the amount you want to spend.
 
A common question is how much will my home cost per square foot: If only there was a simple answer to that question. In any event, be assured that before we ever finalize a design or start construction, we meet with you and create a line item budget designed specifically for your home and you will know exactly what your cost per square foot will be before ever signing a final contract to build.

Sprouse House builds luxury estate homes that have ranged in price from $120 per square foot to $350 per square foot. Whether you are building a $500 thousand home or $3 million dollar home, we at Sprouse House strive to provide more than any other builder. We want every $100 you spend to look like $200. For more discussion of building costs and costs per square foot please refer to our additional resources tab (Link on our website) which provides examples of why costs per sq. ft. can be so different.  Ultimately, the value of your new home is a function not only of price, but quality, service, operating expenses, maintenance costs and resale value.
 
Financing Options
Our homebuilding experience and financial expertise can help you simplify and understand the complexities of financing your new home. We are happy to review different financing options and can work with your financial institutions and lenders or utilize one of ours. You will want to pre-qualify with the lender you choose and also discuss your options directly with them. There are currently many programs with great rates and we are happy to direct or assist in securing lot loans, construction loans and final home mortgages.

Lot Selection (Build On Our Lot; Build On Your Lot; Tear Down & Rebuild; Find A Lot)
Whether you envision your home located on the water, in a master-planned community, with a spectacular wooded view or in a guard-gated neighborhood, our experienced team is always here to help with questions and recommendations regarding where you see yourself living. We have lots we can sell you (Please see ‘Where We Build’ [Link] under Additional Resources) or we can help you find the property of your dreams, or we can build on your lot.

We will not only help you find the perfect lot and location for your new home, but assist in understanding how the geographical and topographical attributes of your lot will directly influence architectural design and construction. We’ll gladly obtain and review lot surveys, deed restrictions, site requirements and any applicable covenants, restrictions, building or preservation codes. This will help determine how to get the most optimal use of your lot taking into consideration what natural features can be retained or incorporated into your home design. 
 
We welcome customers that already have their own lots as well as those who don’t. We can and frequently do ‘build on your lot’. If you already have a lot or are interesting in building on a lot where there is an existing home or structure on the property that needs removal, we also provide demolition services. 
 
Architectural Design & Plan Development
We’re sure you’ll have lots of ideas for your new home and we’re excited to hear them all. We realize the planning of your new home is an effort to improve your quality of living. We introduce clients to architects that match their personal style, and then work jointly with the clients and architect to design the home of their dreams. We’ll work with you, the architect and/or designer to develop the perfect floor plan and exterior look of your home! We’ll see that your plan fits your lifestyle—how you and your family really live on a day-to-day basis.   We’ll help you identify the features that will enhance your life and create a better way of living. We will advise on the costs of different features, materials, amenities, etc. as you are developing your unique plan so you will have an idea of your budget as you are designing.   Many people make the mistake of developing their plans first and then finding out that their dream is way over their budget or discovering their costs are less than expected and then redoing their plans to add additional features.
 
If you have already developed your plans, we are happy to provide you an estimate of the cost to build your home and advise on any other relevant facts that may affect your construction plans.

Structuring a Dream
We know that making decisions is exciting and also stressful. We will make sure our plan of action is structured to achieve your dream on your budget. Our experienced and compassionate team will be with you every step of the way to explain all the options and considerations, listen carefully, and help you understand the decision-making process. We will provide direction on when and what choices have to be made, will conduct one on one meetings with you and our craftsmen in creating the largest to smallest details of your custom home. We will provide names of vendors and suppliers where you can get Sprouse House Builder pricing and/or we will gladly accompany you to visit our valued trade partners. In consultations with our expert providers you will get the best   design and decorating services and receive their knowledge and experience. All this, while Sprouse House manages your selections and budget. Many of our clients like to actively participate in each step of the journey; some in parts of the detail and others just want to step back and let us implement their dreams. The choice is always yours.
 
Finish In Style
We’re committed to seeing your dream become a reality ahead of schedule and under budget, but we’re not done until you’re happy. Quality without compromise is our guarantee and we promise to finish all our projects in style. We’ll continue to work with you even after you’ve moved in to see that your new home exceeds all your expectations.

 

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