Our Custom Home Building Process
Proven Processes Built on Experience
Our proven process means that your custom home building experience is exciting and rewarding.
At Hibbs Homes, we have been building custom homes for nearly two decades. As a dedicated custom builder, we have never built the same home twice. Using that experience, we have developed a proven process for custom building that delivers a better home and more rewarding experience for our clients.
Working with a reputable builder early in the construction process saves time, frustration, and money. Our professional building team collaborates with you to determine your vision, and we stay with you throughout the process to help keep your project running smoothly and within your determined budget. Our design and construction team is with you every step of the way, and we are dedicated to helping you turn your dream home into a reality.
Step 1 - Discovery
During our Discovery Phase, we will learn more about your vision for the home. We will set budget goals, and discuss your needs, wants, and wishes for your custom home. Because we believe in fully educating you about the process upfront, we will sit down with you during this phase to discuss our process, and what you can expect.
Step 2 - Finding & Evaluating Land
If you haven’t already found a lot that you want to build on, we can pair you with a local Realtor partner who can assist you in your search. If you already found the land you want to build your dream home on, a member of our staff can visit the site to evaluate your lot's placement & topography. We can provide you with initial feedback on how topography, utilities, and clearing may impact your project budget.
Step 3 - Design & Budgeting
Once you have secured a lot and are ready to begin the construction process, you will sign a Pre-Build Agreement that allows our team to jump in and assist you with design, project preparation, and budgeting. We work closely with your architect or draftsman of choice to develop your final construction documents to ensure your design will come in within your target budget range without compromising quality. If you need help finding an architect, we can help you find a Utah-licensed architect or draftsman to bring your design to life.
Step 4 - Estimating
Once your design is complete, you will meet with your Project Manager who will begin the budgeting process. Our thorough budgeting process takes 3-4 weeks. At the end of that process, you will be provided with a detailed 7-8 page budget document that spells out all of the costs you can expect during the process of building your home. Once you approve your design and budget, we GUARANTEE that budget number. Click here for details about our Price Guarantee.
Step 5 - Construction
Once your budget and design are approved, we will move into construction. The active construction phase is typically 6-9 months for most homes. You will be assigned a Construction Superintendent who will be managing your project from beginning to end. They will be on-site every day, and will be your point of contact throughout construction. You have access to your home daily, and we will invite you to walk the site with us at different intervals to ensure that the project is coming together in the way that you imagined.
Step 6 - Warranty & After Care
Once we have wrapped up construction of your dream home, we will walk the home with you one more time before close to ensure everything is perfect. Once you’re settled into the home, we will return at 4 and 11 months to address any warranty issues that may have arisen. Along with our trades and vendors, we offer a full one-year workmanship warranty on your new home.