Homebuilding Process

Our Homebuilding Process

Owning a home is the American Dream. Your decision on building that home should not only be about today but also about what tomorrow brings.

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What to Expect

From our initial consultation to turning over the keys, we keep you informed and part of the building process from start to finish.



Initial Meeting

  • A personal relationship is established with the first meeting. We want to get to know you and we want you to get to know us.
  • Information is exchanged so that the client feels comfortable and fully confident with the Piney Island Construction team.
  • The client’s current situation, desired building location, home style, family size and/or unique needs are some of the topics that may be discussed.
  • The client’s general needs/wants are taken into consideration.
  • The client’s needs are discussed to determine lot location versus design in regard to priority and budget.
  • The client’s budget parameters are reviewed to determine the design process and selection of optional features.
  • In house plan design is available if needed or we can work from a plan of the client’s choosing.
  • We also offer many plans that the client may peruse and adjust as needed.

The Engineering Agreement

  • The client agrees to an engineering agreement with Piney Island Construction which allows us to create a preliminary home plan from which to create an accurate bid.
  • Lot protraction/perimeter survey is completed as needed to establish buildable area and topography.
  • A meeting is set up with one of our draftsmen to create the layout of a working plan.
  • The client creates a more detailed and concrete list of desired features for bidding.

Bidding the Project

  • This is done using a customized bid profile based on the client’s specific wants and needs.
  • All bids are scrutinized for accuracy.
  • Specification sheets are developed for the project.
  • This phase takes an average of 3-4 weeks.

Specifications and Pricing Review

  • Review the included features and pricing.
  • Make any adjustments as needed or desired.

The Contract

  • Establish and ratify a contract which includes agreed upon specifications, plans, builder specifications and draw schedules.
  • Client and builder walk the lot/job site together prior to construction
  • Client and builder have a pre-construction meeting to review all documents.
  • Piney Island Construction obtains all necessary permits.
  • Exterior/Interior selections are made by client with the help of our staff.
  • Meetings with kitchen designer and flooring supplier are arranged.
  • Electrical meetings for lighting/switch/outlet placement are arranged.
  • HVAC meetings are arranged to discuss layouts of equipment if necessary.
  • Low voltage meeting is arranged to determine placement of phone lines and cable pre-drywall.
  • On site landscape and hard surfaces consultation is arranged.

Construction Begins

  • You become part of the Piney Island Construction family!
  • Our average build time is 4-6 months, after permitting.
  • Pre-settlement walk through with builder at time of delivery
  • Inspection 9 months after delivery.