The choice to build a custom home in Dallas, Texas is a big decision. When you choose Castle Construction, you’re partnering with a family-owned company. We’ve spent many years perfecting a unique process that’s exciting and clear from start to finish.
At Castle Construction, we’re committed to making the process of building your dream home as engaging, simple and hassle-free as possible.
When you work with Castle Construction, you can be certain that our product will be one that is cost-effective, the highest of quality, completed on-time and on-budget.
We’ve taken what is typically a confusing, unpredictable path and made it smooth, methodical and even fun. We support our customers at every step, from the moment they first walk through our door to the moment they walk through their very own front door.
STEP 1: Discovery
The first step is discovery. This is where we get to know you and find out what your “needs” “wants” and “wishes” are. We have examples and ideas that we have created combined with your ideas to bring your dream home to life.
We can help you find a lot, a real estate agent and loan officer, and even an architect.
We want to make sure we are with you through every step. It’s extremely important that you deal with the same people, and that they don’t feel rushed.
STEPS 2 and 3: Design and Budgeting
These steps cover the pre-building process of design and budgeting. In this step, we help you complete a site analysis, draft a construction schedule, develop a budget, and discuss options. We will also help you make sure the architect designs the home to the budget.
In addition, at this time, clients are out making selections. There are probably 35 to 40 critical decisions that clients have to make regarding selections, finishes, and colors. On a real complex home, it could be as many as 50. It’s vital to know exactly where to set our allowances for client selections.
STEP 4: Construction
At this step, construction begins. If you’ve done everything right, the construction step is easy. After determining your needs and desires, finding a lot, and going through the design process and the selection step – the construction takes care of itself.
Homes typically take about a year to construct, but can take from 6 to 18 months. The number one item that can disrupt the process is if the architect does not meet deadlines. Number two is when there is a delay in making design decisions.
STEP 5: Closing, Walk-through, Final Checks & Move-in
The last step includes closing, a walk-through one week prior to move-in, review of product operation and warranty elements, punch list completion, and move-in.