Our Process

Building your dream home should be a thrilling journey, marked by excitement and joy as you witness your vision take shape. At Stoughton & Duran, we understand the significance of this endeavor. Our mission is to guide you through every step, ensuring that your experience is not only enjoyable but also minimizes stress.

Selecting the right builder is paramount, someone who not only possesses the technical expertise but also embodies trustworthiness and reliability. With Stoughton & Duran, you'll find a partner committed to crafting a home of unparalleled quality, while providing unwavering support and responsiveness to your inquiries.

We recognize that balancing aspirations with budgetary considerations can be daunting. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the necessary information and pricing insights, empowering you to make informed decisions about the finishes and features of your dream home. Together, let's create a space that not only fulfills your desires but also ensures long-term value and satisfaction.

Phase I - Initial Meeting

Phase 1: Initial Meeting

During this crucial phase, we delve into understanding you, your family, and your unique lifestyle needs while you also get to know us. We say partnering to build a home is a short term marriage and it's crucial to make sure we are the right fit for each other. Share your hopes, ideas, and thoughts with us, and feel free to bring along any visual inspirations—be it pictures, clippings, drawings, or your curated boards from Houzz and Pinterest.

At Stoughton & Duran Custom Homes, your vision for your dream home is our top priority. Once we understand your preference for your type of home, we work closely with you to define high-level specifications. These specifications serve as the foundation for establishing a preliminary budget range, ensuring transparency and alignment every step of the way. Together, we determine the project scope, drawing upon our expertise to share examples of homes and ideas that resonate with your vision. This collaborative approach helps us refine specifications and budget considerations to perfectly match your aspirations.

Phase I - Initial Meeting

Phase 2: Design

At Stoughton & Duran Custom Homes, our design process is a collaborative journey tailored to transform your vision into reality. From initial concepts to a fully customized set of plans, we partner with you and our architect to craft a home that perfectly suits your property and lifestyle.

Whether you're starting from scratch or drawing inspiration from an existing plan or home, our team guides you through every stage of the design process. Beginning with preliminary floor plan layouts, we meticulously refine each detail, from custom exterior elevation designs to comprehensive construction plans.

We believe in empowering our clients with complete design control, ensuring that every aspect of your dream home reflects your unique preferences and needs. Working hand in hand with Stoughton & Duran Custom Homes and our architect you'll have the opportunity to shape every aspect of your home's design.

If you already have a full set of construction plans from a third-party architect or online resource, we're more than happy to collaborate from that point forward. Our flexible approach allows us to seamlessly integrate your existing plans while providing the support needed to finalize selections and specifications.

At Stoughton & Duran Custom Homes, we're committed to making your dream home a reality, offering personalized service and expertise every step of the way.

Phase 3 - Prestart

Phase 3: Approval & Pre Start Activities

Once you've given your approval to the architectural plans and selections, we move swiftly to finalize the contract price, marking a significant milestone in bringing your dream home to fruition. The construction contract meticulously outlines specifications, the projected timeline for completion, and the agreed-upon price, ensuring clarity and transparency throughout the process.

Before breaking ground, several essential steps must be completed to pave the way for construction:

  • Securing financing for the project to ensure a seamless transition from planning to execution.
  • Obtaining essential permits
  • Seeking design approval from the Architectural Review Board, where applicable, to align with community guidelines and aesthetic standards.
  • Engineering
  • Surveying

At every stage, our team is dedicated to guiding you through these steps, providing expertise and support to navigate the complexities and ensure a smooth transition from planning to construction. With meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to excellence, we're poised to turn your vision into reality, one step at a time.

Phase 3 - Prestart
Phase 4 - Selections

Phase 4: Selections

At Stoughton & Duran, we understand the pivotal role that selections play in shaping the character of your custom home. That's why we provide you with a comprehensive selections schedule, outlining when specific decisions are due to ensure a smooth and efficient process.

Our dedicated Selections Coordinator is here to support you every step of the way, facilitating the selection process and ensuring that it's both enjoyable and stress-free. With our strong relationships with trusted vendors, you'll have access to expert assistance to help you navigate through the myriad of options available. You're never alone during this process; our experienced team is always available to guide you.

We recognize that while the selection process can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming at times. As a custom builder, we collaborate with you to select options that not only align with your desires but also fit within your budget. Our goal is to help you achieve the desired "look" and "feel" of your home while staying within your financial parameters.

Timeliness is key to keeping the construction process on track. By ensuring that selections are made promptly, we minimize disruptions and keep the project moving forward seamlessly. At Stoughton & Duran, we're committed to making your custom home journey as rewarding and stress-free as possible, from concept to completion.

Phase 5: Construction

With all the groundwork laid, the anticipation for your dream home's construction can finally begin.

Our construction team will convene with you before commencing work to share the comprehensive construction schedule, guide you through how to use our cutting-edge construction software, and establish open lines of communication with the entire team. Each home we build is assigned a dedicated project manager, ensuring that you have a single point of contact throughout the construction journey. Rest assured, our team will keep you informed every step of the way, maintaining constant communication to address any questions or concerns.

Even if you're not local, your personalized construction portal offers a window into your home's progress, providing regular updates and photos from your project manager. It's as if you're right there on-site, witnessing the transformation firsthand.

While we strive to minimize changes once construction begins, we understand that custom homes often entail adjustments along the way. Our online system allows for seamless tracking of any selection changes, ensuring transparency and enabling you to approve adjustments to both price and timeline with ease.

At Stoughton & Duran Custom Homes, our commitment to delivering your dream home with unwavering quality remains steadfast. From inception to completion, we're dedicated to making your custom home journey a smooth and rewarding experience.

PHase 6 - Welcome Home

Phase 6: Welcome Home

At Stoughton & Duran, we hold our homes to the highest standards because we want you and your family to feel just as proud of your new home as we are. Before your home reaches completion, we conduct a meticulous final walkthrough alongside you to ensure that every detail reflects the level of craftsmanship you expect and deserve.

Furthermore, we stand behind the quality of our homes with confidence. That's why every home built by Stoughton & Duran is backed by a comprehensive 2-10 warranty, providing you with peace of mind and assurance for years to come. With our commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction, we're here to ensure that your new home exceeds all expectations and becomes a cherished space for you and your family.

Why Choose Us For Your Custom Home Project?

Our approach sets us apart from other construction companies. Drawing on years of management experience, exceptional communication, and meticulous attention to detail, we have refined a unique, straightforward, and proven process. Unlike builders who rely on cookie-cutter solutions, we understand that crafting a custom home demands finesse, constant communication, and meticulous planning. We navigate this intricate and sometimes demanding journey, ensuring you enjoy the experience from start to finish.

We take immense pride not only in the exceptional quality of our finished homes but also in the seamless and rewarding process that leads to their creation. At Stoughton & Duran Custom Homes, your dream home is more than just a structure; it's a realization of your aspirations and the embodiment of your family's future.

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