Alterra Design Homes - Madison Custom Home Builder

Custom Home Building Process

Custom Home Building Process - Step 1Initial Consultation

Your goals, location and floor plan/design ideas will be gathered at this in-person no-cost consultation.


Custom Home Building Process - Step 2

Identify Location/Lot

With the assistance of an Alterra owner and our in-house real estate team, you will zero in on the lot to build on.


Custom Home Building Process - Step 3

Design Floor Plan

Design meeting with our experienced drafter. This is where you bring all your ideas and dreams for your new home…and watch it being designed right in front of your eyes; in-real time!


Custom Home Building Process - Step 4Selections

You will select your flooring, countertops, appliances, lighting and much more. You have the flexibility to use the suppliers you chose, or you may use our trusted suppliers.


Custom Home Building Process - Step 5Bid

Based on your selections and the custom designed floor plan, Alterra will provide a final build cost for your review and approval.


Custom Home Building Process - Step 6Financing

You will obtain financing with your choice of financial institution.


Custom Home Building Process - Step 7Approvals

Builder will obtain the appropriate municipal building permits, which include approvals for electrical, water, sewer, etc. Often, an architectural control committee approval is needed.


Custom Home Building Process - Step 8Build

The building process will begin with our trusted and experienced trades contractors. You can monitor the building process through personalized online software and an app.


Custom Home Building Process - Step 9Move-In

It’s an exciting day! Your new home is professionally cleaned and ready for you. You and Alterra will have a final walk-through and our Warranty/Service Manager is just a phone call, text or message in the app away to answer questions. One-year builder warranty.