Design & Construction Process

Design and Construction Process

A collaborative design and construction process is the foundation on which your entire custom home building experience is built.  We collaborate with some of Maryland’s best architects to create a home that captures your vision and is aligned with your budget.  The information below provides an overview of Our Process and will help lay the groundwork for a methodical approach to the construction of your home.  Our goal is to help you create a custom home building experience that you will love to remember! 

The Process

When you begin to contemplate the home building process, our design and construction process includes:

1. Financing

Evaluate your overall budget and financing needs

2. Selecting a Lot & Feasibility Study

Evaluate your lot requirements to ensure that the lot is not only buildable, but that the costs and feasibility of the location are well-suited for the type of home you want to build.

3. Selecting Your Builder & Architect

Builder and architect collaboration creates the best experience!  Utilize our checklists or book to help you make this important decision.


4. Plans & Design

Approach this phase with collaboration between you, the builder, and architect.

5. Detailed Specifications

Contract either the architect or a builder to complete a detailed set of drawings and specifications, minimizing allowances.


6. Pricing

Ensure that the designs and budget are aligned, consider value-engineering options to ensure that the finished project will meet your desired goals.

7. Permitting

Be aware that the site requirements and feasibility engineering will impact the length of time required to obtain building permits.

8. Construction

Begin your home building journey - an overview of our construction process is outlined below. 

Scheduling & Technology

We utilize a cloud-based platform that keeps everyone on the same page throughout the design and construction process.  The construction schedule that provides a timeline for each phase so that you will have a rough idea of what is going to happen and when.  Your entire construction schedule, selections, budget, and photos are available to you, at any time.   This technology enhances communication and the exchange of information – providing a far superior experience than relying on site meetings alone.

The Phases of Construction

Once the design process is complete, we will produce a complete construction schedule using our comprehensive technology platform.  There are some basic phases included in every project that must be accomplished in an orderly fashion.  These phases include:

  • 1
    Design, Site Planning & Budgeting
  • 2
  • 3
    Footings, Foundation & Framing
  • 4
    Mechanical, Plumbing & Electric Systems/Rough-Ins
  • 5
    Insulation & Drywall
  • 6
    Interior Doors, Trim & Millwork
  • 7
  • 8
    Tilework & Flooring
  • 9
    Electric & Smart Home Systems
  • 10
    Flooring & Millwork
  • 11
    Paint, Fixtures & Appliances
  • 12

We will quarterback the entire design and construction process, but you can do your part to keep the project on-time and on-budget by making selections in a timely manner.  Our Client Concierge can help!  You may also choose to have an Interior Designer assist as well.