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The Process

Birmingham AL Home BuilderThe Process

We know the thought of building a new home can be overwhelming and you may be wondering where do I start?  Here you will find a quick overview of “The Process” from start to finish.

#1 Meet with a Scotch Homes Team Member to pick your lot and house plan

Initially you will meet with our principal builder to pick your lot and house plan. You will review the lot and placement of the proposed home so you can better envision how your new home will look on the lot. Our principal builder is also licensed real estate agent but if you are already working with a real estate agent, that’s ok too! We welcome all agents and work closely with them.

#2 Contract

Once you have found a home or floor plan that you love, either a Scotch Homes team member or your agent will get the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty New Construction Contract package executed. You will sign this contract package and provide your preapproval lending letter to secure your lot and get the building process started!

#3 Meet your Project Manager and Review Plans

At this stage you will get to meet your Project Manager, review your floor plan and ask any questions you may have about making any changes that are needed for your new home to best fit your lifestyle. We feel that needs and wants are of equal importance so we strive to meet both of those.

#4 Selections

After you have executed your contract package, we will activate you into our BuilderTrend program and you will see the selections needed and the deadlines to get them chosen by. You will have access to our Interior Designer who can help you in making those selections. You will have a wide variety of options in choosing your finishes. You will be able to select your brick colors, flooring, wall colors, countertop colors, light fixtures and more!

#5 Let’s get building!

This is where you sit back and enjoy the show.  We will begin building your new home in accordance to your plans and specifications outlined in your contract package. You will have 24/7 acees to daily updates, photos, milestones, and more using the BuilderTrend program. You will also get a pre drywall walkthrough with your Project Manager to review your home at this stage prior to drywall install.

#7 Pre-Closing & Final Walk-Through

We are dedicated to completing your home to the very best of our ability. After the final inspections have been completed. You will have a Pre Closing Quality Assurance Walk Through and Warranty Orientation. This is where your Project Manager will go over with you, each room and how your new house works! You will also be given your 2-10 Maintenance Manual that gives helpful tips on the moving process and also reminds you to go ahead and get your utilities switched into your name. If there are any items that need to be addressed prior to closing, this is where it would be noted. Your Project Manager will meet you  before your closing date to walk through the home with you and make sure it is completely move-in ready and you are trained and comfortable with every part of your new home.

#8 Closing

Closing day means the keys are now yours! Scotch Homes principal builder will be at your closing to sign the final papers with you and hand deliver the keys to your new home. You will sit down with your agent and sign the final papers that release the home into your hands. After this, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your new home. If anything comes up and you need us, rest assured we are still here for you. Our warranty provides coverage long after your closing day.


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    Client Testimonials

    We had a wonderful experience having our home built by Wayne Scotch and the Scotch Homes Team. They were very patient in helping us get ready to start the project and even helped us find the perfect location. He was always available to help us through each step and to explain everything. Wayne's wife, Stefani, works hard behind the scenes to make sure that orders are placed and deadlines are met. She is also available to answer questions and to make recommendations! We felt that our house was always of the utmost importance to Wayne and his team! Now that the house is finished, we are so glad that we had Scotch Homes do the building. The quality and workmanship in our home is very obvious. Wayne and the entire Scotch Homes team are extremely honest, caring people and their Christian concern is a huge part of their business. There could not be a better company or a better builder anywhere than Scotch Homes. We recommend them highly and we are very grateful that we found them!Jim and Maria Brandt
    After living in the same home for 28+ years, we decided to build a home. We feel so fortunate to have contracted with Scotch Homes and Land Development for the project. Scotch Homes listened to what we wanted in our new home, provided house plans that met our needs and made wonderful suggestions throughout the building process. We were amazed at the progress each day when we visited the construction site. Scotch Homes constructed a quality built home that we love, in a very convenient location on a great lot! Their team provided us with contacts for selections of our lighting, flooring, etc, emailed me when selections were due, and provided a valued opinion about selections when I asked for her help. Not only are we thankful that Scotch Homes built our home, we also are blessed to now call them our friends.
    Butch and Rhonda Hobbs
    From the moment we met with Scotch Homes, they listened to all the different things we wanted to include into our new home. They discussed every step. The budgets we had for brick, lighting , flooring and even the landscaping were generous enough that I could stay in budget and not go over.

    Besides being a great builder Scotch Homes is a great company that takes pride in their work. I recommend Scotch Homes to everyone I meet. If you have thought about building a home with Scotch Homes ,I promise, you will have a wonderful time!
    Jim and Mitzi Wehby