OUR BUILDING PROCESS

Since 1989 we have created and optimized systems that streamline every aspect of the custom home building process. Learn more about each step of our unique process by mousing over the images below:

STEP 1<br />
INITIAL STERLING CONSULTATION

STEP 1
INITIAL STERLING CONSULTATION

Initial meeting with the Client and the Client’s realtor…

STEP 2<br />
Home Site Selection or Orientation

STEP 2
Home Site Selection or Orientation

Here we discuss the elements critical to selecting the perfect lot…

STEP 3<br />
Lot Purchase or Evaluation

STEP 3
Lot Purchase or Evaluation

At this point we are ready to select the lot…

Step 4<br />
Initial Meeting with Architect / Designer

Step 4
Initial Meeting with Architect / Designer

We meet with the Architect / Designer at the homesite…

Step 5<br />
Conceptual Plan/Review

Step 5
Conceptual Plan/Review

The Conceptual Plan is a 1:10 scale drawing…

Step 6<br />
Preliminary Plan/Review

Step 6
Preliminary Plan/Review

The Preliminary Plan is 1/4″ scale drawings of…

Step 7<br />
Finalize Preliminary Plan & Specifications

Step 7
Finalize Preliminary Plan & Specifications

Now we meet twice to review the plan for any modifications…

Step 8<br />
Price Preliminary Plan & Specs

Step 8
Price Preliminary Plan & Specs

Sterling prices the house within 3 days…

Step 9<br />
Sign Contract & Provide Earnest Money

Step 9
Sign Contract & Provide Earnest Money

It’s time to form an agreement…

Step 10<br />
Documents to Lender / Appraiser

Step 10
Documents to Lender / Appraiser

Now it’s time to get the financing finalized…

Step 11<br />
Complete Construction Drawings

Step 11
Complete Construction Drawings

Now it’s time to engage the Architect / Designer to complete the plans…

Step 12<br />
Permitting Process/City Acceptance

Step 12
Permitting Process/City Acceptance

Now we  get approvals from city / government entities…

Step 13<br />
Close Interim Construction Financing

Step 13
Close Interim Construction Financing

With plans & approvals in place it is time to close interim financing…

Step 14<br />
Pre-Construction Meeting

Step 14
Pre-Construction Meeting

We meet with the Customer to present their Sterling Cookbook™…

Step 15<br />
Lot Clearing

Step 15
Lot Clearing

Now construction begins. We start by clearing the lot…

Step 16<br />
Foundation

Step 16
Foundation

The foundation stage is critical to the final quality of your home…

Step 17<br />
Framing

Step 17
Framing

Now it’s time to put sticks in the air! During the framing stage..

Step 18<br />
Mechanicals

Step 18
Mechanicals

Now we add mechanical elements of the home, including…

Step 19<br />
Wall Finishes

Step 19
Wall Finishes

At this point your home really starts to take shape…

Step 20<br />
Interior Finishes

Step 20
Interior Finishes

The Interior Finishes stage includes cabinets, doors, flooring…

Step 21<br />
Fixture Installations

Step 21
Fixture Installations

Now we finish out the home by installing all fixtures, including…

Step 22<br />
Completion

Step 22
Completion

Before we turn the home over to you…

Step 23<br />
Warranty & Customer Care

Step 23
Warranty & Customer Care

Sterling is just as committed to your satisfaction once you take possession…