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NEW DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

One of the reasons why we stand out is that we do so much more than just build beautiful homes.

Our team of experienced custom home builders are with you every step of the way, from initial vision to land acquisition, design, completion and on-going maintenance for years to come.

What this means is that you shouldn’t wait to call us until you have complete architectural plans and a lot on which to build. The value we can provide multiplies if you bring us in from the start!

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Land & Lot Acquisition

We use our long standing relationships with local real estate professionals to help you find the perfect lot, and then be there to ensure the site really is perfect for your needs. To confirm that your desired project is feasible we’ll do everything from verifying your city restrictions and zoning regulations to bringing in consultants (such as soil and pool engineers) to reviewing city restrictions, municipal easements and much more.

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Home Design

As leading home builders in Orange County we have also built strong working relationships with the area’s premier architects and interior designers. We’ll provide introductions, matching the best fit for your proposed style and needs. Once we are retained we will collaborate closely with your architect to create a custom home that fits within all of your desired function, design and cost parameters.

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Specifications

It’s the details that separate extraordinary new home construction from ordinary new home construction. Your Project Coordinator will create a comprehensive, all-inclusive Specifications Book cataloging every component of the project—plumbing fixtures, cabinets, appliances, finish carpentry, paint colors and more.

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Budget

Your Project Coordinator will obtain subcontractor and vendor bids based on your approved Specifications Book, and then confirm the overall budget for your project. We will find and provide alternative options if initial budget is exceeded. Once the final pricing is approved and project permit has been issued you’ll receive a Final Schedule.

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Project Management

One of the many advantages of working with a general contractor that has an experienced and specialized full time staff is that it’s not just “one person trying to do everything.” Once things are underway our Project Manager will use specialized software to track all aspects of scheduling, giving you the ability to see exactly where things stand. Your Project Coordinator will track all expenses and provide detailed monthly billings. And our Office Administrator will stay on top of insurance and lien release challenges.

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Project Completion

Our in-depth project close-out process includes a full inspection by an Independent Home Inspector.  Your Project Manager and Project Coordinator will join you for a detailed walk-through to compile a final “punch list.” Upon move-in you will receive a Comprehensive Close-Out Package with copies of all contracts, invoices, releases, city documents, manuals and warranties, as well as photographic documentation of your project.

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Maintenance

Your relationship with HOMEKEEP does not stop on your move-in day. You’ll enjoy a full-coverage warranty during the first year after your home’s completion and a two-year electrical and mechanical warranty followed by a ten-year structural warranty for years two through ten—plus the option to participate in our Custom Home Care Program that takes home maintenance out of your hands and makes it worry-free.