The Construction Process

"At this stage of the process, work is almost ready to begin." - Paul Lehmann

These sections should help you to understand more about the construction process and the variables that can play a role.

 

Understanding Time Frames

Construction Inspections

Coordinating with an Architect

Cost and Cost Per Square Foot

 

Understanding Time Frames

At Lehmann Construction we specialize in building luxury custom homes. A home that measures around 3500 s.f. to be built on a relatively easy home site usually takes 10 to 14 months to complete as long as no major changes are made to the specifications.

Sometimes delays are unavoidable and out of the builder's control—but any delay will be communicated to you promptly as soon as the builder becomes aware.

Our billing system will also provide a written progress report for you as well, so between the two systems, you will always be informed of how your home construction is progressing.

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Construction Inspections

Some customers feel that a construction inspection will provide a safety net to insure their home is being built in a timely fashion and within budgetary constraints. This is not always the case. A homeowner should never rely solely on the construction inspection as a way to insure quality and progress.

Of course it cannot hurt to have construction inspections as long as they are done correctly. Having both a reputable builder and lending institution will decrease your chances of someone bloating numbers in order to meet a draw. Inquire about people's experiences with their loans to figure out what is best for you.

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Coordinating with an Architect

I love having architects to work with and creating mutually beneficial relationships to help make people's dream homes a reality. When a homeowner has hired an architect to create the vision, I take great pride in translating that vision into a tangible living space. Together we can work on your home from idea to blue print to a finished custom home.

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Cost and Cost Per Square Foot

You should be wary of any builder who offers a substantially lower estimate on a high-end custom home. Are you giving up quality? Are corners going to be cut? The old saying "You get what you pay for" certainly stands true in the custom home building industry.

You can get luxury at a reasonable price as long as you find a trustworthy builder like myself with the experience necessary and a long-standing history of meeting and exceeding customer's expectations.

Customers often ask what my Cost Per Square Foot is, but this is a hard figure to come by. First off, you have 3 types of square footage: heated finished space (highest cost), covered space (mid cost), and deck and patio space (lowest cost). I rely the most on the Cost Estimate provided to you during the beginning of the process, and based on that total we can come up with an average for general square footage cost.

Something else to consider is that it does not cost that much more to increase your total square footage from 3,000 s.f. to 3,500 s.f. as an example. A good builder will be able to consult with you during the design process to see where you can maximize your cost effectiveness with square footage.

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