Residential Custom Homes
Residential Custom Homes
If the idea of living in a planned community and having the same floorplan as your neighbor five doors down is unappealing, it’s time to think about building a truly custom home. While it’s certainly not as easy as touring a few model homes and picking your spot in the neighborhood, the payoff is a home you can truly call your own. Whether you want an eco-friendly home that will take care of your family for generations to come, or you simply want higher standards and custom features not found elsewhere, Barriere Construction – the leading Downers Grove and Naperville custom home builders – has the experience, expertise and meticulous eye for detail needed to turn your dreams into reality.
See Why Barriere Construction Should Be Your Custom Home Builders
We know that selecting a custom homebuilder is a significant undertaking. You’re putting your hopes, your dreams, and your vision for your personal home into the hands of someone else and trusting they will get it right.
At Barriere Construction, it is our personal promise and guarantee that we will get it right.
We have roots in the homebuilding industry dating back to 1866, and we have put all of those years to good use, keeping abreast of building technology and pioneering the eco-friendly homebuilding movement. Today, we are the leading authority in high-performance home building, standing apart from other builders by creating stylish, energy-efficient custom homes with as many eco-friendly green materials and features as possible. The result is a home that will truly give back for many, many years to come in the form of reduced energy costs, better indoor air quality, more durable construction materials, and a minimal impact on the environment.
Interested in the Barriere Construction custom home building process? Keep reading below to learn more about how we go about our custom home design process.
Step #1 - Let's Get to Know Each Other
Understand that we’re more than just a builder. We’re your partner in this process, and we take the notion of getting to know our clients very seriously. From our very first meeting, we make it our goal to get to know you, what you like, and why you want the features that you want in a home. An open dialogue and honest, personal communication is so important if we are to succeed at getting every detail of your new home just right.
Step #2 - The Design Process
This is when things get really fun. We’re putting your vision to paper and bringing it to life before your very eyes. There will be tweaks – lots of them, no doubt. But we promise to make it a smooth, stress-free process that you will truly enjoy as you see your new home take shape. Not until you are completely satisfied with the plans will we move on to the next phase.
Step #3 - Material and Product Selection
Many first-time or new homebuilders feel intimidated or overwhelmed at this point because there is a seemingly endless selection of materials and products to choose from. The good thing is that we have made it a point to get to know you and your personal style and preference. We take your preferences and marry them with the trusted names in high-performance, eco-friendly products and materials that we use, and present you with a streamlined set of options that are already in line with your vision.
Step #4 - Site Evaluation
We will survey your property to configure your new home to take advantage of the natural elements. As a green builder, part of our design process involves incorporating healthy trees and landscaping into the plan; we will never come in and just raze the lot. Taking into account any existing utilities and regulations, we will then place markers and prepare for construction.
Step #5 - Construction
By far the most exciting phase, this is when you get to see your new home becoming a reality. We will give you a construction schedule before even breaking ground so that you know exactly what to expect for each phase. We will invite you to the site many times over the course of construction; not just to show you progress, but so that you can see the multiple layers of eco-friendly building elements that are going into your home. We want you to understand your home’s new features, how to use and maintain them, and how they will benefit you.
Step #6 - Walk Through & Move In
You will do several walk-ins for quality control and finally, to ensure every miniscule detail is satisfactory to you. Between manufacturers’ warranties and our own construction warranty, you can rest assured knowing that your home was built to the highest standards of craftsmanship and that it will be defect-free for many years to come.
Finally, we hand you the key to your new dream home.