Why Our Custom Homes are Better.

The starting point of our building process is you. When you feel comfortable that you have found the home that meets your needs, and all of the desired changes have been made, we will sit down with you and go over the cost of the home. During this meeting you will be speaking with the builders Bob Dee Sr. or with Bob Dee Jr. not one of our representatives. More than likely, this will not be our first in person meeting.

The selection is at the beginning of the process and is among the most important steps. As a home buyer you most likely have an idea of what you want in your new home. Do you want a ranch or a two story, or perhaps a master down plan? The atrium ranch has become very popular lately. Whichever best meets your needs we have several floor plans in each category. We are a custom home builder, so you can feel free to bring us your own plans. We would also be happy to design a home from scratch, to meet your specific needs. This is done at no cost to you if you have us build your home.

Now that you have made a choice on a home plan, you need to decide as where to build your new home. Homes by Deesign is actively building in several different developments across the metro east. Homes by Deesign builds homes in the municipalities of O'fallon, Shiloh, Swansea, Belleville, Freeburg, Mascoutah, Millstadt, Lebanon, Smithton, Columbia, Fairview Heights and Waterloo.

Now that the home plan and location have been established, the next step is coming to an agreement on the specifics and price of the new home. This is the contract phase. Here all of the specific changes that are to made to a floor plan, and the price of those changes are outlined in the contract and put on paper. If there are selections that still need to be made at this time, an allowance will be given for those items. These allowances will be agreed upon by both parties, in order to produce a sales price.

In order for Homes by Deesign to execute a contract and start construction of your new home, we will need proof of commitment from a lending institution. If you have your own lender, great! If not, we would suggest a lender such as The Bank of Edwardsville. Once we have a loan commitment from a qualifying institution we can begin with your new home. Depending on the type and cost of the home we may ask for a deposit that will be credited towards the sales price.

Now we are ready to begin. Your new home will be staked off on the home site. You will have an opportunity to review the placement of the home. Once we have your approval, or waiver, we will start digging. This is the beginning of our 140 day build cycle. It is our intention – but not guarantee, due to weather – to have your new home ready for move in, 140 days from this point. In order to keep this pace it is important that all of the necessary materials are ready when we need them. It is for this reason that we request that all of your selections be made before we begin construction. Waiting for these decisions to be made may greatly lengthen the time it takes to build your home.

During the building process, not only are you allowed to visit the job site, we actually encourage it. Many builders will not let you on the job without a scheduled appointment of which you will get two. We believe that this is your home, we have nothing to hide. All of our customers seem to appreciate this, and have a greater understanding of the quality work that is being done. When finished you will know that you have a well built home and will feel good about your choice of builder. If there is something that you do not understand or want to change, that is fine. Please go through the correct channels, Bob or Bob. The craftsmen working on your home do not have the authority to make changes in material or design. A home is much like a puzzle. If a piece is being changed we need to be the ones to change it. Each piece no matter how small will affect the pieces around it.

Now your new home is complete and ready to move into. As we get close to the end of the process we must get together and go over any change orders that may have been created during construction. We check to see if there are any overages or credits on the allowances. We come to a total sale price of the home. Those numbers are submitted to the bank. The title work is ordered and a closing time is established.

After the home is closed, funds are transferred, and all parties are satisfied. There is the orientation. As a part of our service to you, there will be a personal walk through. You, the homeowner, will meet with one of the builders Bob Sr. or Bob Jr. We will walk you through the home giving detailed instructions on how all of the features in the home work. As well as tips on how to maintain and get the most out of your new investment. This meeting will take as long as needed to ensure that all of the questions are answered.