Nearly everyone has a dream or vision for their perfect home. Maybe it’s a spacious, open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. Perhaps you’d prefer a cabin style home with a granite fire place, huge deck and a rustic appeal?
While it’s fun to shop for that ideal home, it can be nearly impossible to find the exact home of your dreams. It makes sense that many selective buyers choose to have a new home, a custom home, built to their exact specifications.
It’s a great idea, but making it happen can be a challenge. After all, bringing that dream home to life involves engineers, architects, construction companies and professionals who work in concrete, flooring, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, roofing, stone, brick and a host of other specialty areas.
A custom home doesn’t just happen; it takes the right new home construction professionals working together efficiently to achieve the client’s goals.
Design Build Vs. Architectural Firms & Contractors: An Important Distinction
If you’re about to pursue having your dream home built, it’s important that you understand the importance of integrating as much of the planning, design and construction as possible.
Putting the project into the hands of a single Design Build construction company as opposed to hiring an architect and sending out drawings for multiple bids with multiple contractors will save you headaches, time and money.
Look For Experienced New Home Construction Builders
A new home project is a complex undertaking, so experience is definitely a must.
Your deciding factor should be more than just the number of years a builder has been in his or her trade or how many homes an architect has designed. What matters even more is how many years of experience they have working on these projects as a team.
Utilizing an experienced team – where everyone involved is communicating effectively helps keep everyone on “the same page.” A page written and guided by the customer with their hopes and needs at the forefront.
Look For Years In The Community
There is no substitute for “knowing the lay of the land.” This is especially important in new home/custom home construction.
Every city, county and community is different. Styles of architecture, building materials, zoning regulations, permits needed, and much more can vary widely from one municipality to another, and even from neighborhood to neighborhood.
A Design Build firm who has experience in the Greater St. Louis area will have experience working successfully in neighborhoods ranging from Lafayette Square – with its brick construction and distinctive 19th century architecture – to new homes built in St. Charles County , and everywhere in between.
A Commitment To Communication Is Key
One of the big advantages to working with a Design Build firm is that you’ll have a single point-of-contact for the construction of your new home.
You will be calling the same company when you want to discuss the driveway, the basement, the roofing materials, interior design and virtually every aspect of your new home.
This is important because you want to be certain the new home construction company you choose is committed to communicating with you quickly and effectively.
It’s critical that the company keeps you up-to-date on everything related to the project, but also that the company listens to you.
Communication is a two-way street, especially on complex projects with high expectations.
Agape Construction Is A Design Build Construction Company With A Track Record Of Success In New Home Construction
Agape Construction has extensive experience in new home construction throughout the St. Louis area and is honored to have been chosen by so many customers who trusted us to build their dream homes.
We put a complete team of experienced professionals and craftsmen at your fingertips, so contact us today for a complimentary consultation on your vision for a new home.