Our Process

The idea of building a home can seem formidable and intimidating but with the Vertical Builders Process, we can eliminate a lot of this anxiety through our open communication and organized approach. The result is a satisfied client that is rewarded by having quality-built home that they will enjoy and create fond memories for many years to come.

Many steps and stages are required to be completed before the home can even begin construction. Our goal is to educate our clients about the pre-construction process along with the actual building of the home. We try to be as transparent as possible in order to avoid surprises.

Building a Vertical Builders Home

Step 1

Get pre-approved by our preferred lender. The is a free application process that can be completed in a very short time frame. Once you provide all information required to the lender, you will be pre-approved within 2-3 days. This helps to ensure we are working within accurate budget. If we do not know this information it can be similar to driving to a far off destination without a map….or these days without GPS.

 

Step 2

Meet with Vertical Builders to determine what floor plan suites your lifestyle. Many factors come into play when determining what floor plan is best suited for you and we are here to help. We work with you to capture the most important features of a plan while also considering budget. Once you have determined a plan, you will proceed to the next step.

 

Step 3

No matter if you have land, are looking for land or would like to build on our land, knowing the floor plan that you would like helps direct us in this next step.

If you already have land, you now have a budget to build the home. We will walk the land with you to help determine the best home site while considering other factors such as topography, driveway location, driveway length, garage orientation, etc.

If you are looking for land, a construction budget will help when evaluating lots and land. Having been Pre-Approved and receiving a construction budget, you will now be able to evaluate land from a financial perspective.

If you would like to build on Vertical Builders land, we can now provide you with lots that work with your plan and you will have a price for the entire process.

 

Step 4

If you do not have your own land or if any of our land inventory does not appeal to you, you will need to find land. We refer such clients to our preferred real estate agents that are very knowledgeable when it comes to raw land and what is involved with new construction. They are a very valuable resource that reduce wasted time by assisting with the due diligence process.

If you have land or would like to build on our land, proceed to the next step.

 

Step 5

Discuss and review any structural options that you may want to incorporate into the home. We will provide you with any pricing associated with each item. From there you can decide on how you would like to customize your plan. You will then notify us which items are to be included in the build. We will add these to the contract.

 

Step 6

Sign a contract. Congratulations! We will sign a contract specific to your floor plan, structural options, and lot/land. After the contract is ratified, we will be working behind the scenes to prepare for the building permit. This can take as little as a few weeks, while other times it can take much longer.

 

Step 7

A team member at Vertical Builders will contact you to set up a Selections Meeting at our Design Center within two weeks of signing a contract. Here you will choose all the colors and finishes for the home to truly make it yours.

 

Step 8

We will submit for the building permit. Review times vary per county or city, but this process is usually about 4-6 weeks. At this stage you will have already made your selections so there is nothing for you to do at this time.

 

Step 9

Once we have received the permit, we will contact you to schedule a “Pre-Construction Meeting”. We will meet at the Vertical Builders office to review the lot/site safety, upcoming meetings, the construction process, schedule and set expectations for the construction process.

 

Step 10

After the structure has been framed, you will be contacted to schedule an on-site “Pre-Electrical Walkthrough.” At this walkthrough, we will review all the lighting layout and lighting locations throughout the home. At this time, clients are encouraged to add lighting and outlets if they would like to do so. Any changes will require an addendum to be signed prior to work being performed.

 

Step 11

Once drywall has been completed and power has been run to the house and is on, we will notify you of a closing date. You will then contact our lender so that they can schedule a closing date with you.

 

Step 12

After the home is completely finished, punched out and cleaned, we will schedule a “Homeowner Orientation. ” The purpose of this meeting is to familiarize you with all of the systems of the home, where each is located, how to maintain them and what to do if something goes wrong.

 

Step 13

Closing, Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a new home!

 

Step 14

We just built your beautiful new home which was like putting together a giant puzzle that assembled tens of thousands of pieces that required around 150 people. You now live in the home and the home will start to settle, adjust and acclimate to the changing seasons. This process is completely normal but does not mean that some adjustments may be needed.