Prepping for Your Pre-Construction Meeting

April 30, 2024

Congratulations on taking the next exciting step toward your dream home! At Harcrest Homes, we understand that building a custom home is a significant investment and we’re committed to making the process stress-free. Your pre-construction meeting is essential to ensure we’re all on the same page before construction begins.

Here’s a helpful guide to prepare you:

Review & Clarify: Take some time to revisit your contract. This ensures a clear understanding of key details like payment schedules, pricing, the change order process and the warranty coverage for your new home. Having any questions addressed beforehand allows for a smoother walkthrough.

Get to Know the Team: Get ready to meet and learn about the talented professionals who will be instrumental in bringing your vision to life. This includes your dedicated builder Mike Smith, as well as key subcontractors who will be working on specific aspects of your home. Understanding their roles fosters clear communication throughout the construction process.

a closeup of construction plans

Plan Review:  One of the primary purposes of the pre-construction meeting is to meticulously review the finalized construction plans. This is your chance to ensure every detail aligns with your selections and preferences. Don’t hesitate to voice any last-minute tweaks or adjustments you may have.

Timeline Talk:  A well-defined timeline keeps everyone accountable and ensures a smooth construction flow. During this meeting, we’ll discuss the overall project schedule, including key milestones and your anticipated completion date. This roadmap keeps you informed and allows you to plan accordingly.

a construction meeting with two people shaking hands

Communication is Key:  Open and consistent communication is vital for a successful build. During the discussion, we will establish a clear communication plan. This includes how you will receive updates on construction progress and who your point of contact will be for any questions or concerns that may arise.

Budgeting for Success:  At Harcrest Homes, we take pride in offering fixed-price contracts. Unlike builders who utilize a cost-plus approach, you won’t face surprise charges at the end. We prioritize clear and up-front pricing, ensuring you know exactly what to expect. However, if you choose to make customizations after the contract is finalized, we’ll work openly with you to adjust the budget accordingly.

By coming prepared with these key considerations, you can ensure your pre-construction meeting is a productive and informative experience. We look forward to partnering with you to make your dream home a reality!

Contact the Harcrest Homes team today to start the planning for your dream home. Call 678-828-7151, or submit an online form. Follow along on social media to explore past projects, design inspiration and more.