Spring’s Custom Home Building Experts
There are few times in life you will be so excited as when you are watching your own Spring, 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 Spring Area. We have worked hard to earn the reputation of being one of Spring’s most reliable and trustworthy custom home builders.
Choosing a Custom Home Builder in Spring, TX
Of course we hope you choose us to build your Spring, 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 Spring.
Here are some guidelines to use during the hiring process of your Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring custom built home design will actually cost. Allow about 10% extra just to avoid surprises.
An Overview of Our Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring 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 Spring, Texas. You will find that when someone mentions the words “custom home builders Spring” that are name will pop up more often than any other home construction company in the area.
About Spring + Other Services We Offer This Area
Spring, Texas is a quaint community located near Houston, Texas. Some of the reasons that Spring Texas residents love the area is because it is so close to Houston, the Woodlands, and Sugar Land Greater Metropolitan districts. These local communities offer residents and visitors of all ages with entertainment, dining, and shopping options to keep busy for days on end. Regardless of whether you prefer to keep things casual, or you prefer a higher end experience, you can find it in Spring, Texas.
As of the 2010 census, over 54,000 people called Spring, Texas area home. With a hot climate, a strong education system, and many large corporations with business roots in Spring and the surrounding communities, this region is forecast to see significant economic growth in the next few years.
For people who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, they will find the area delightful with no shortage of parks, nature preserves, and outdoor entertainment venues to enjoy a day with family and friends.
Frequent travelers find that being so close to airports such as Hobby, and Bush IAH are convenient for all of their business and leisure travel needs. For individuals and families who enjoy the occasional Cruise ship getaway, Spring Texas is within a reasonable driving distance to Galveston and Ports of Call.
Vasquez Remodeling & Construction is an expert home improvement, home renovation, construction company that serves homeowners and residents in the Spring, Texas area.
Custom Construction Services
If you are planning on building a new home, a guest home, a pool house, an outdoor studio, or another type of outbuilding, Vasquez Remodeling & Construction company is you trusted building partner for these kinds of projects. Our employees have the tools, the skills, and the passion for creating your new living space to meet all of your needs. We stay on top of trends and demands in the housing industry so that we can make recommendations on the best emerging technologies to make your home smarter and tech-friendly.
Protect Your Home From The Elements
There is no doubt that Texas weather can take a toll on the exterior of your home. The bigger issue is that when the exterior of your home is damaged, it poses a significant threat to maintaining the integrity of the interior of your residence. A leaky roof can lead to expensive water damage. Older window systems may be hard or impossible to open and close correctly, limiting their functionality and efficiency. Home siding that compromised is less effective at defending the interior of your house from hot air and other potential damages. Vasquez Remodeling and Construction offers home siding, custom roofing, and window system installations to better safeguard the investments you’ve made in your Spring, Texas area home.
Be The Host With the Most!
If you love to entertain guests in your Spring, Texas area home, Vasquez Remodeling & Construction is your partner in creating stunning outdoor spaces for entertaining. Our company can help with everything from designing and constructing a custom pool and deck area to building a fully-functional outdoor kitchen area that includes BBQ’s, Stone Ovens, integrated refrigerators and sinks, and nearly anything else you can imagine. Other outdoor projects we can help with include outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, and water features such as fountains and grottoes that add extra appeal to your home.
Contact Us Today!
Our Spring, Texas home construction, and renovation company are always happy to work with new and returning customers for all of their building and home improvements needs. Call us at (281) 305-0102 to discuss your project today!