Planning and Preparation
At Woodridge Custom Builders LLC, we believe that each project is an investment for our customers therefore each home we build is a signature of our work. A fantastic benefit of building custom homes is helping our customers realize your desires for your dream home. Each one of our customers has unique lifestyle preferences and we take great pride working closely with you to create a home for where you and your family can enjoy your personal lifestyle.
Home Site Selection
If you don’t already have a lot for your custom home, we can help you find the ideal location for your dream home. We are familiar with many of the prominent custom home communities in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Chandler, Rio Verde and Carefree. We’ll need to find out if you want the natural beauty of our Arizona desert landscaping, the greens of a golf course or mountain views. What size of a custom home would interest you? What architectural style interests you? Once we understand exactly where your interests lie, we can focus our attention on an ideal neighborhood for you and family.
Floor Plans and Illustrations
When the lot is selected, we partner with you and your architect to help design a home that will fit your family’s unique needs. We begin working on a set of house plans designed for your lot. With your lot selected, we can design the house for maximum views, best layout for minimizing western exposures and maximizing north and south exposures. The home designer will want to know what home style you prefer, Tuscan, Andalusian, Spanish Colonial, Hacienda, or contemporary. This is the first time your vision is transferred to paper. We encourage you to bring in a collection of photos, magazine clippings, preliminary designs, a rough floor plan and any other visual tool helping transfer your ideas to a floor plan, elevations, and illustrations.
While the floor plan is formalized, we can begin working on the home’s materials and details. Exterior stone, exterior color, stain colors, gates, wrought iron accents, formal entry door, driveway materials, exterior fireplace and grill locations must be made. Then we’ll ask you to make similar selections for the interior of the house including cabinet style, counter surfaces, flooring materials, door style, door hardware, plumbing fixtures and lighting fixtures among other selections. You will work with our suppliers and visit showrooms to make these selections. For example, if you choose granite materials, you will actually walk the warehouse and select your own slabs of granite. Once the floor plan, elevation and materials are selected, each can be submitted to your design review committee for approval.
When you have made the many selections for your home, we can begin the bidding process. We bid competitively each and every project to get you the best possible price for your home. Our tradesmen are proven and talented contractors that understand we bid each and every job. We will discuss and contemplate the cost and efficiencies of different designs, structural features, and material selections. We believe its better for you to take your time making material selections and receive an accurate bid based on these selections, than get a rough estimate up front. When working with our suppliers and showroom professionals they can assist you with selections that keep your budget in mind.
During the design review committee approval process, all required documents are professionally gathered and submitted to the city for permitting. The length of this permitting process varies per city but can take anywhere from two to eight weeks. During this time we will walk through the plan together on paper and specifically review the materials you have selected and mark the specific location of these materials on the plan.