10 Questions You Should Ask Your custom Home Builder

Question 1

What are the benefits of building a new custom home?

First of all, custom doesn’t mean expensive—it means specific. The benefits of building a new custom home are only curtailed by your own imagination. From size and room layout, to trim molding, tile and paint colors, you will personalize every square inch of your home. Balanced, timely, and deliberate decisions are easily made as a result of the creativity and resourcefulness of the Coppertree Homes team.

Question 2

How do I select a custom home builder or remodeler?

The custom home building and renovation process is extensive, and should be one of the most exciting investments you will ever make. It is imperative to select a builder who has earned your trust and who makes you feel at ease with their process. Don’t hesitate to ask for references, testimonials, and most especially to tour existing homes. Craftsmanship and a stellar customer service record are essential qualities when selecting a custom builder.

Question 3

Why should we choose a design/build firm?

It is extremely advantageous to you as the customer to collaborate with a design/build firm such as us, versus selecting a builder once your construction drawings are complete. By creating your dream home in concert with your builder, construction costs can be estimated as the plans develop, thus avoiding unpleasant surprises once you are in love with a specific design. Our comprehensive knowledge of construction costs allows for effective adjustments to be made in the initial process, resulting in time and money saved both in design and construction.

Question 4

How does the process with Coppertree Homes begin?

We have a proven process that we take every customer through that is primarily an opportunity for us to listen and fully understand your goals and expectations. This 5-step process ensures your building experience will be smooth and seamless from beginning to end.

Question 5

We already have plans for our new home, will you build it?

Absolutely! We have the ability to build homes of any architectural style. If you are still in the planning stages, we do recommend collaborating with us as soon as possible as we will be able to assist with preliminary budget information and coordinate pre-construction selections.

Question 6

Why should we build with Coppertree Homes?

With Coppertree’s commitment to excellence, every aspect of the building experience is memorable and fluid. Guiding each customer through the most comprehensive and efficient system for designing and building custom homes, Coppertree Homes’ exceptional service ensures stunning results that are on time and on budget. We approach each project with unsurpassed craftsmanship and sophistication, while also incorporating cutting edge technologies and energy efficient materials.

Question 7

How long does it take to design and build a custom home?

Just as each home is custom, as are the timeframes. In general, it takes 3-5 months for the design, engineering, and permitting stages and 9 to 12 months for the construction. The Coppertree team will assist in coordinating your selections and your construction loan closing while the plans are being engineered and permitted. Working with us ensures the design and construction process meets all scheduling objectives.

Question 8

How are architectural fees charged?

Architectural and design fees are dependent upon the scope of work of each individual home. There is variation not only in exterior/interior selections, but in using one of our formula plans or designing from scratch as well.

Question 9

How much does a Coppertree home cost?

Without a detailed conversation, it is impossible to estimate the construction costs of a custom home. There are an infinite number of variables that can increase or decrease construction costs, energy efficiency, and overall durability, and price per square foot is not the appropriate measurement tool with a custom home. Once we have developed a clearly defined plan with you, we can give you a solid preliminary budget.

Question 10

Where do you build?

Coppertree will not only build on your lot, but in several upscale neighborhoods throughout central Ohio, including Dublin, New Albany, Hilliard, Grove City, Olentangy, and Marysville. We have also constructed a number of urban projects in downtown Columbus and Granville, as well as tear downs in Upper Arlington.

What Can We Help You With?

Please email designs@coppertreehomes.com, if you have further questions or would like to make a request.