Our Process

At Alpine Summit Homes, we believe the process of building and renovating a custom home should be seamless from start to finish. We provide a creative, enjoyable and satisfying experience to design your dreams and build your legacy. Every project begins with you and your vision.

 

Our contractor-led Design-Build Process is straightforward. We view residential construction to be two distinct phases: the Planning & Design Phase and the Construction Phase. Our team assembles an intelligent plan around your ideas by listening closely to what you want to develop. Throughout the process, we guide all aspects from the design concept to project completion and beyond. As your custom home builder, our goal is to earn your trust, exceed your expectations, and create a successful building project together. This means producing innovative designs, accurate pricing prior to the start of construction, a dependable schedule, and an unwavering commitment to craftsmanship. Here’s how we do it.

INITIAL CONSULTATION

We are excited to meet with you and hear about your dreams for creating a new home or transforming your existing space. Our team listens to your ideas and sets realistic expectations for the scope of work and the overall cost of the project. This helps establish the foundation for our ongoing communications and lays the groundwork to begin developing the design. After our meeting, we provide you with a Planning & Design Agreement. This allows us to get started working together on your vision.

PLANNING & DESIGN PHASE

The most important part of creating a successful construction project, is what happens during the Planning & Design phase. Our client-focused process ensures that a comprehensive and buildable plan is developed around your ideas. This approach supports a more efficient building process.

 

We design from the inside out and start by organizing your dreams and identifying the creative opportunities. A floor plan is developed by evaluating your lifestyle – how or if you plan to entertain, where you’ll eat, and if you work from home and where. By blending a smart floor plan with the site topography and the outside views, your home begins to take shape. The next step is a Feasibility Study which includes conceptual design, cost analysis, and a building timetable assessment.

 

Instead of simply putting lines on a page because it looks good, we consider how your home will be constructed. The input and knowledge of our building team at this stage is essential because it saves time and costs in the long run. With decades of experience, we find that projects run more efficiently when all the options are reviewed before we start construction.

 

By the end of the Planning & Design Phase, we have prepared detailed construction documents and permits for you. These include:

 

  • Architectural and Interior Drawings
  • Detailed Specifications
  • Final Construction Cost Breakdown
  • Construction Agreement
  • Building Permits: city and county jurisdictions, as required

CONSTRUCTION PHASE

The first day of construction is a very exciting time. Our talented team is ready to break ground and begin building shortly after the permit has been approved. The construction plan has been fully developed by making all the decisions before we break ground. This increases efficiency by reducing time on the job site and material waste which results in a significant cost savings for you. If you are renovating or adding an addition, we have already carefully considered where you will live during construction and how your belongings will be stored safely.

 

The first step in the Construction phase is having our surveyor stake out the site. Excavation or demolition (if a remodel) begins shortly thereafter. Here are the fundamental steps of the Construction phase:

 

  • Excavation and/or Demolition
  • Concrete Foundations
  • Build the Frame
  • Install MEPs (mechanicals, electrical, plumbing)
  • Install the roofing
  • Insulate and sheet rock
  • Install Flooring
  • Install Cabinets, Doors & Trim, Paint & Stain
  • Install finished MEPs (registers, switches & plates, faucets & toilets)
  • Install Countertops and Appliances
  • Install Hardware, Finishing Touches and Final Cleaning

 

Regular walk-throughs occur throughout construction.

 

As guests of your home, our crews are respectful of your space. Everyone has an acute attention to detail and are happy to show you what they are doing when you come to visit. We love sharing our knowledge and helping you build your legacy.

CONTINUED SUPPORT

Alpine Summit Homes enjoys creating lasting relationships while building beautiful homes. As a member of our extended family, our services continue even after your project is complete. We provide a one-year warranty and are here to support you and your home for life. Thank you, we appreciate the opportunity to work with you and are proud to be your local builder.

Contact us now to help you design your dreams and build your legacy!