Alterra Design Homes - Madison Custom Home Builder

Custom Home Building Process

Custom Home Building Process - Step 1Initial Consultation

Alterra will set up an in-person, no-cost consultation. We will discuss your housing goals and budget, your dreams, your story. We will provide house plan ideas and concepts from our database of custom homes to best fit your goals. We have a very friendly, straightforward, and honest approach that will give you the information you need to make the best decision.

Custom Home Building Process - Step 2

Identify Location/Lot

If you would like assistance finding the perfect lot, our experienced real estate team can help you locate and negotiate the right lot to fit your building goals as well as your budget. During this process we will discuss advantages and disadvantages of each lot as it relates to your goals. Our real estate team is experienced in writing vacant land offers, including contingencies that will protect you while we go through the process.

Custom Home Building Process - Step 3

Design Your Floor Plan

We will provide house plan options from our database of custom plans that closely fit your building goals. If you want to modify a specific plan or create a new custom plan from scratch we will help you set up an in-person meeting with a local drafter. This is where your ideas and dreams come to life!

Custom Home Building Process - Step 4Selections

We will work with you to set allowances and budgets based on your unique style and preferences. We give you the flexibility to use suppliers of your choice. Or you can work with our trusted and proven suppliers to pick out finishes such as flooring, countertops, cabinets, and appliances!

Custom Home Building Process - Step 5Bid

We will bid out your custom home using your selections and custom designed plan. Alterra will sit down with you to go over the bid. We will share options as well as cost saving ideas until you are comfortable with the materials and budget for your home.

Custom Home Building Process - Step 6Financing

Alterra will provide a list of local lenders that excel in the area of construction financing. We are also able to fund projects via turn key in situations where our clients prefer us to finance the project vs. getting their own construction loan. We will go over construction loan vs. turn key options and help you decide what is best route for you.

Custom Home Building Process - Step 7Approvals

Alterra will obtain all appropriate municipal and county building permits and will work with you to submit architectural control paperwork if applicable.

Custom Home Building Process - Step 8Build

Once we have financing in place and have been granted all approvals we can start building your new custom home! Our software system, Co-Construct, will track progress and allow you to communicate with our team as well as our trusted and experienced contractors. An Alterra project manager will be your onsite point of contact during your entire project to ensure that your custom home is built to the top-notch, quality standard Alterra is known for. During this time, Alterra will carry out monthly draws so you are up to date on the project and costs. The Alterra team is just a phone call, text or Co-Construct message away to answer any questions you may have.

Custom Home Building Process - Step 9Move-In

It is an exciting day! Your new home is professionally cleaned and ready for you to move in. During the first year, you can submit warranty requests on CoConstruct for covered repairs. After a year, the Alterra warranty team will complete a one-year walk-through to assess final warranty items. We work to make sure you enjoy your Alterra home for many years to come!