The Building Process
Step 1: Meet the Team & Communicate Key Features
The kick-off stage starts with a discussion between your family and our team, really digging into key features like budget, materials and design aspects of your new home.
Step 2: Signed Contract & Initial Meeting
Once the contract is signed and down payment is made, your lot is surveyed. You’ll then meet with Aspen Homes to finalize blueprints and select colors for Architectural Approval.
Step 3: Materials Selection
After Architectural Approval, you’ll meet with our designer to finalize your home’s custom building materials. From countertops, cabinets and flooring, to trim, lighting and paint color, our designer will outfit your home to match your lifestyle and personality.
Step 4: Excavation & Foundation
Construction begins with the excavation. Your base footing is poured and once set, is the base on which your home’s foundation rests. The foundation is a key element, especially with Wisconsin’s ever-changing climate. Once the footing is secured, the foundation wall is poured and the basement is braced.
Step 5: Framing
The subfloor, walls, roofing and siding are constructed. Rough inspections are performed by the local inspector, along with the first Focus on Energy guideline test to verify the home meets the correct specifications.
Step 6: Rough Mechanics & Drywall
At this point in the construction phase, the pace really picks up with a swarm of activity and your house begins to take shape. Things like plumbing, heating, electrical and HVAC are all installed. The drywall is then built out and your rooms are separated.
Step 7: Finishing Begins
This step is often the most exciting for homeowners. Once the exterior is constructed, the selections made with our designer in Step 3 will finally come to life. Trim, stairs, cabinets, countertops and flooring are installed and the interior of your home is painted.
Step 8: Final Walkthrough
Your Aspen Homes’ job manager walks you through the entire house, explaining all the features and components. This is your opportunity to examine the floors, countertops, walls and fixtures. In addition, final Focus on Energy and Green Built® Verification testing is completed.
After the final closing with Aspen Homes, your new home will be ready for you to move into!