Humble’s Custom Home Building Experts
There are few times in life you will be so excited as when you are watching your own Humble, Texas custom home being built. What makes it extra nice is you helped design it and you have your handprints all over the project. It is something that will make that custom built home extra special to you always. That is something that we at Vazquez Custom Homes have been doing for many years now; overseeing people’s custom home building projects and seeing the enjoyment they get as their new home rises up from the ground in the Greater Humble Area. We have worked hard to earn the reputation of being one of Humble’s most reliable and trustworthy custom home builders.
Choosing a Custom Home Builder in Humble, TX
Of course we hope you choose us to build your Humble, Texas custom built home but either way we would like to give you some advice on how to select a contractor for the project. That is a lot more that goes into that then meets the eye. Any contractor is charged with not only overseeing their own workers but also subcontractors, they have to keep a close eye on the timing of supplies and there are many other aspects of the build such as scheduling that rest solely on their shoulders. That is why it is so important to hire a reputable contractor to build your new luxury home in Humble.
Here are some guidelines to use during the hiring process of your Humble based custom home builder:
- Have a good idea of what you want before getting estimates.
It is pretty hard for any housing contractor to do a design and estimate if they don’t know what you want. So do some research and talk to those in the know so you start to form a pretty good idea of what you want your custom home to be like. Asking a family member or friend that has recently been through the process will be a big help here.
- Interview and get estimates from at least three contractors
Make no mistake about it; hiring a general contractor to oversee your new home’s construction is every bit the same as a job interview except it involves dollar figures too. So make good and sure you treat it as such. It is important that the estimates be detailed and shows the specific steps the contractor will be in charge of during the building process. It is also important to ask exactly what work will be done by the contractor’s employees and what will be done by subcontractors.
- Choose a good fit for the project
Just because company B did a good job on your neighbors new siding does not mean they can handle all the intricacies of building a new home. So make sure you hire a company that has a lot of home building experience.
- Check references and look at reviews
If a perspective housing contractor gives you references then by all means check them out. Also check for impartial reviews online and vendor watchdog lists such as “Yelp” and “Angie’s List” to make sure they are reputable.
If you follow these steps you are pretty much assured you will find a good contractor to build your new home. Many times these steps will also lead you right back to us and that would make us very happy.
Estimating the Cost to Build
Estimating the cost to build a new home in the Humble area or anyplace else is kind of like building a puzzle. You have to first break the puzzle down into individual pieces and then build it up again. In other words the easiest and most accurate way to estimate the cost of building a new custom home is by adding up the sum of its parts. You can do this simply by figuring these out yourself or there are computer programs that are pretty good at helping you do it too.
Here are the things you will need to know in order to closely estimate what it will cost you to build your new home:
- Cost of the land (if you do not already own it).
- The total square footage of the design you want to build – this will help you figure out costs for the foundation, walls, roof and other costs that are calculated by area.
- The cost of appliances – add up what you will spend on your furnace, air conditioning, refrigerator and the other appliances that are going into your home.
- Permits and licenses – these are not cheap so make sure to include them in your new home estimate.
- Utility Hookups – people such as the power company will make several trips to your lot while your home is being built. This is not done for free.
- Plumbing Fixtures – this is another big expense along the same lines as the appliances.
- Electrical work – the nicest custom built home in the world is not much good without electricity.
- Landscaping and site cleanup – this is another area that can add up to a lot of money if it involves a lot of planting.
If you arrive at the figures for each of these things fairly accurately then you can get a very good idea as to how much your Humble custom built home design will actually cost. Allow about 10% extra just to avoid surprises.
An Overview of Our Humble Home Building Process
Here is a step by step guide of the home building process that you will go through when you contract with us to build your new Humble custom built home.
- The Design
Believe it or not the first step in the custom home building process may not even have anything to do with us and that is the design. Many times our customers will come to us with a design they had done with a private architect and home designer. We have no problem with that whatsoever. We also have our own design and architectural staff for customers that would like our help in this area too.
- The Contract
The contract can be done in one of two ways. The first is that someone who has heard of our outstanding custom home building reputation in the Humble area may ask us to place a bid on a design. The second is that some people who are referred to us will not even look at anyone else besides us to build their custom home for them. Either way there is always competition and a little give and take on both sides to make the numbers work.
- Initial Draw and Supplies
Most custom built homes are bank financed so there is a strict protocol to follow as far as us getting paid. There will usually be an initial draw that we get and that will all go toward the first wave of supplies. We keep a very close watch on supply ordering so there will not be a work stoppage because we do not have something.
- Site preparation
Here is where your lot is cleared and leveled if necessary and basements or storm shelters are dug if they are included in the plans.
The pouring of the foundation is the next big step in your Humble custom home building process. We make sure the foundation is laid very accurately because the quality of the rest of the building phases is entirely dependent on it.
Once the foundation is done it is next time to start framing the walls of your new custom built. This is the first time you start to get the sensation that you have a new home.
After the framing is done then comes the roof. Putting on the roof allows the interior work to begin.
- Rough plumbing and electrical
These have to go in before the walls are in finished and it’s done right after the roof has been put on.
Once the plumbing is in place it is then time to work on the walls and flooring again. Once the walls and floors are in place it will then be time to install the appliances and plumbing fixtures in your home.
This is where everything else in the house that is needed gets done such as installing lights, outlet covers, railings, tile, etc…
- Final walkthrough
This is where we will go through the house together and find even the slightest imperfections and then correct them before final payment is given to us for your custom home build.
Once all these steps are done it will then be time to enjoy your new Humble home.
Custom Home Building FAQ
With being in the custom home business as long as we have been we see many of the same questions time and time again regarding building a custom built home in the Humble area. We thought we would share some of those with you.
Question: Is it best to buy land then contact a builder or vice versa?
A: Our experience tells us that most people who come to us looking to have a custom home built in the Humble area already own a piece of land where they want that house. With that being said, there are also some advantages to contact us or other general contractors first. We build a lot of custom homes and that means we know the area well. There may be some places that we know of where due to certain conditions you may not want to build and we also know places that we feel are hidden gems when it comes to buying land. So basically this one you can really leave up to customer preference.
Question: Does it always cost more to build a true custom home as opposed to a pre-built home?
A: the answer to this one surprises a lot of people. The fact is, if it’s planned right and you compare similar features then it is no more expensive to have a home you helped to design. The reason that custom built homes seem more expensive is that people often feel they need to add all the bells and whistles in order for their home to feel like a true custom home. Avoid extravagant spending and there will be very little difference in price.
Question: I am a handy person with tools. Can I do some of the work myself to save money?
A: If you want to do some of the work to feel invested in your home then ok. The truth is there is really not a lot of savings to be had by a customer doing a small portion of the work themselves and it makes us GC’s a little nervous when we are liable for everything that is built even if it’s done by you.
Why Choose Us?
The answer to that one is simple. We have been satisfying customers in the greater Humble area for many years now by building them high quality custom homes that stand out and make a statement. The pride we take in our work, the way we pay attention to even the smallest details and our outstanding customer service all add up to us being one of the most sought after and reputable custom home builders in Humble, Texas. You will find that when someone mentions the words “custom home builders Humble” that are name will pop up more often than any other home construction company in the area.
About Humble + Other Services We Offer This Area
You’ll find Humble, Texas just outside of Houston, Texas. This city is unique in that the downtown area positioned on a salt dome. Ever since oil got discovered in Humble in the early 20th century, Petroleum has remained the largest industry in the area.
Like most of Texas, Humble tends to be hot, especially during the traditionally warmer months of summer. During the traditional winter months, the temperatures tend to cool down but are still relatively mild.
According to estimates, approximately 15,000 people call the Humble, Texas area home. Humble is also the home to the last auto manufacturing facility for DeLorean Motor Company. Howard Hughes, a renowned aviator, and entrepreneur was born in Humble in 1905. He passed away at age 70 in neighboring Houston. After experiencing a growth in the population in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s, the population growth in the area has remained steady in the last 20 years.
Humble is situated near Houston, giving residents there convenient access to the shopping, dining, and entertainment that Houston offers within a short drive. The city is also close to airports, so people who frequently travel have the ability to get to air transportation efficiently. Galveston, a major port of call, is within a reasonable driving distance so anyone who enjoys taking Cruise Ship Vacations.
Vasquez Remodeling & Construction is a General Contracting and Construction Company that serves homeowners and residents in Humble, TX and surrounding communities.
When your home is in need of a new Roofing System Installation, Remodeling for your kitchen or bathroom, New and Replacement Windows, New Custom Siding, and Swimming Pool Design and Construction, and Custom Decks, we are here to help you with all facets of your project.
New Home Construction
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a Humble, TX area construction company to build your new home. The home construction experts at Vasquez Remodeling & Construction have years of experience in the construction of custom, luxury homes that fit your lifestyle and feature the latest Smart-Technology that makes managing your home, even when you’re away from the household.
Home Remodeling and Improvements
If you need to complete a remodeling, renovation, or home improvement project at your Humble, Texas area residence, Vasquez Remodeling & Construction is your preferred construction company for making minor or major upgrades to your home. Services we provide include new roofing system installations, replacement window installations, new custom siding, and kitchen and bathroom enhancements. We can help with everything from conceptualizing the changes to your home to making the improvements you have in mind.
Custom Outdoor Living Spaces
As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas! Vasquez Remodeling & Construction are experts in creating custom outdoor living spaces that enhance your property and add the fun and functionality you and your family desire. Rely on our outdoor construction experts to help with everything from installing custom decks, swimming pools, jetted pools, and other water features. We are experts at completing custom stone work and can build grottoes, contained fireplaces or fire pits, custom BBQ’s and outdoor kitchens. If you want extra living or storage space, we can create pool houses, sheds, barns, or enclosed porches to help you meet your unique needs.
Bonded and Insured
Our company is fully bonded and insured to conduct business in Humble, Texas and surrounding communities. For the safety and security of our valued customers, all employees undergo extensive background checks and pre-employment screenings before being hired.
Call Us Today!
If you have a home improvement or remodeling project in mind, give us a call at (281) 305-0102 to speak with a Vasquez Remodeling & Construction expert today! No project is too big or too small, Vasquez Remodeling & Construction does it all!