Phase 1: Planning

Initial Meeting and Lot Visit

Our initial meeting will be to discuss the type of home you have in mind as well as location and budget. Some things you might consider bringing to the initial meeting include a list of your needs, wants and desires. These are the must-haves and ideas you wish to incorporate into your custom home. You will also want to bring sketches, inspiration photos, and any other items that will help us envision your dream. After our initial meeting we will set up a time to visit your lot and take a look at the location, orientation, topography and needed improvements. We will also provide suggestions based on a these factors. This is also the point at which you would engage a mortgage professional (if you have not already done so) to confirm your total budget and determine the loan program that is best for you.

Design Concept and Plans

Based on the information gathered from the Initial Meeting and Lot Visit, you will work closely with our residential designer to incorporate your dreams and inspiration in to your new home. Your home design will move from a concept to a Preliminary plan set consisting of a floor plan and front elevation, then ultimately to a full set of Construction plans.

Proposal & Construction Contract

Once the Preliminary plan set  is approved, and with the specifications we developed from our meetings, G. Morris Homes will be able to provide you with an initial cost estimate. Our goal is to ensure that we help you adhere to your budget while taking everything into consideration. Knowing where the pricing is before finalizing your plans is part of our commitment to providing you with everything needed to make informed decisions. With the initial cost estimate in hand, you will finalize the details and make adjustments to the plans. When the plans are completed we will provide you with a final proposal and contract. 


We will work closely with your lender to coordinate the timely ordering of an appraisal, receipt of necessary documents and ultimately closing of your loan.

Phase 2: Construction


You will work with our Interior Designer to make selections of colors and finishes for your new custom home. You will get expert design advice on everything you are considering. These selections include paint and stain colors, roofing, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, plumbing and lighting fixtures, door hardware, appliances and other details.

This part of the process is extremely flexible to best suit your needs. If you wish to complete all of these selections before closing of the interim loan, you may do so. If you wish to select all of these items after the loan closes and before construction begins, you may do so. If you wish to break the selections into phases as construction progresses, you may also do so. Again, we are here to assist you and are dedicated to providing you a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Pre-Construction Meeting

At this meeting we will review every aspect of the project and ensure that everyone is on the same page. This is also the time to address those minor changes that may have come up. We understand that there may be additional changes that arise during construction, but the key here is to review everything on hand.


This is the most exciting part of the whole process! During construction we will meet at your jobsite at several pre-determined time frames, but we are also available to meet as often or as little as you prefer. You will have up to date information at your fingertips with the use of our internet-based software system. This will allow you to completely track progress of construction with a dynamic calendar showing any adjustments in real time, stay in regular communication, track change orders and view all of your documentation including plans and selections.

During construction you will have the peace of mind knowing that we also hire licensed, third-party inspectors and engineers to inspect your new custom home at several stages throughout construction. These inspections are thorough and go well beyond the basic inspections provided by others.

Phase 3: Warranty

At G. Morris Homes we are committed to you before, during and after your new home is completed. That's why we have a dedicated Warranty portal where you can submit warranty items 24/7. Your 1, 2 and 10-year combined warranty includes coverage for one year on workmanship and materials, coverage for two years on the mechanical systems (the electrical, plumbing, as well heating and cooling), and coverage for 10 years on structural defects.