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You might be asking yourself “Why doesn’t everybody have a good experience building a home?”
At Aspen Homes, Inc., we feel the key to a successful building process is communication.

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!

I’ve built two houses with Aspen Homes. We had such a great experience with them the first time, that we didn’t even explore other builders when we wanted to build our next home.

Green Building

Energy Star Home

Your exceptional home is evaluated, built and tested to provide you with the means to better control your indoor environment. Exercising this control can lead to many benefits, including the potential to enhance:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Occupant comfort
  • Moisture and odor management
  • Long term building durability
  • Benefits that affect you as well as your pocketbook for as long as you own your home.

Building Air-tightness

Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes are built tighter than a typical new home in Wisconsin. This is an important building characteristic – defining the quality of construction – and when combined with managed ventilation, potentially adding to your comfort, building durability and indoor air quality, as well as energy efficiency.

Building Ventilation

Every Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Home is tested to ensure adequate levels of ventilation capacity. This tested ventilation capacity is essential in today’s tighter homes, providing you with the ability to manage moisture and general indoor air quality by controlling air movement into and out of the home.

The Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program goes beyond current building code by requiring ventilation capacity in all areas of the home where moisture and odors are produced. These areas include the kitchen – often overlooked as a source of moisture – and all bathrooms.

Building Efficiency

Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes are more efficient in terms of heating than similar sized new homes built in Wisconsin. This is significant considering Wisconsin’s tough building code, and the fact that our savings have been verified through actual billing data and field studies.

Thanks again for making our house project easy for us. It’s a rarity that things get done on time these days. Your communication with us was also outstanding.

Standard Inclusions

  • Certified Home built following “Focus on Energy” guidelines, tested and verified by third party
  • Certified Wisconsin Green Built home that meets and exceeds all standard requirements.
  • Poured foundation walls with Form A Drain system and Foundation UV protectant
  • R-5 Insulating Foam from footing to top of wall on foundation
  • Two 16×32 vinyl basement windows
  • Sump pump and sealed sump crock
  • I-joist engineered floor system (upgraded series)
  • 2×6 Exterior wall framing
  • R19 batt in exterior walls, Tyvek breathable house wrap
  • R50 ceiling insulation, R38 at slopes
  • 3” closed cell spray insulation at box sills (1st & 2nd floor) average R19.8
  • Vapor barrier at all ceiling and exterior walls
  • Miratec and Smart Lap fascia and soffits, Hardiplank siding (most models)
  • Aluminum gutters
  • A variety of PRO, PLUS, and PREMIUM window choices to choose from
  • Fiberglass front door for longevity
  • Lennox 95% efficient energy star furnace, high/low air returns
  • 13 SEER air conditioner (select models)
  • Energy Star direct vent gas fireplace with gas line, blower and logs
  • 50 gallon power vented water heater, Energy Star rated
  • Choice of gas or electric at range, 220 at dryer
  • Shut-off valves at all plumbing fixtures
  • Two exterior hose bibs, two exterior electric outlets
  • 200-amp 40 circuit electric service
  • Smoke and Carbon monoxide detectors per code, front and rear door bells
  • Paintable MDF trims and paneled doors (see model specs)
  • Round drywall corners and knockdown texture (most models)
  • Dishwasher, disposal, and venting for microwave – refer to your specific model
  • Three CAT5 phone jacks or CATV jacks
  • Total Kohler home package with Kelston faucets and Sterling plumbing modules
  • PEX plumbing with 50 year warranty
  • Towel bars and paper holders in each bathroom
  • Schlage door hardware
  • Granite or laminate countertops – refer to your specific model
  • Generous flooring, lighting and lot improvements allowance

Standard inclusions are subject to change without notice to enhance products offered. See sales agent for a customized proposal of any Aspen Home.

The attention to detail and quality is unparalleled and creative touches are hallmark. Perhaps the best thing anyone could say about a builder is I’d build with them again anytime!

Guarantee

Customer satisfaction is our priority; and with over 23 years of building quality homes we guarantee your satisfaction too. We have built a strong relationship with the craftsmen we work with. They understand every customer is unique and every home is special. Our job managers are on-site regularly to ensure steady progress and answer any questions you have along the way.

Prior to move in, our job manager will perform a walk-thru inspection with you to ensure that all phases of construction have been completed and answer any questions you may have.

A full one year warranty assures that ownership of your Aspen Home will be a pleasant and worry-free experience.

Aspen Homes is Wisconsin Focus on Energy and Green Built certified. This means on average your home is 26% more efficient, which makes you environmentally friendly and saves you money.

Being a member of the Metropolitan Builders Association and National Builders Association ensures that all construction will be done in accordance to local and state building codes.

You will be furnished a copy of “Construction Industry Quality Standards” put out by the MBA – Metropolitan Builders Association.

Service & Warranty:

Our homes are backed by a full one year warranty, that assures ownership of your Aspen Home will be a pleasant and worry-free experience.

If you have built a home with Aspen Homes, and have questions or feel you may have a service request, please feel free to contact us using the information below:

Aspen Homes, Inc.
325 Oakton Ave #202
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone (262) 695-4485
Email: information@aspenhomesinc.com

Thank you for all you did to help prepare our home for our move. We are thrilled with our new house, and hope to enjoy it for many years. We appreciate all of the details and quality put into the construction of the home.
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