1. Acquire a Lot

The first thing we need to know is the location and specifications of the lot you would like to build on. Every neighborhood and location has its own set of covenants, restrictions, and codes to be considered. We’ve built homes all over South Louisiana including New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, Westbank, Belle Chase, Covington, Mandeville, Luling, Destrehan, Houma, Cutoff, Baton Rouge and many more.

2. Secure Financing.

Unless you plan on self-funding, you will need to secure financing from your bank, credit union, or other lender. They can help you to understand what your borrowing capacity is, which will be helpful, when it comes time to establish your budget.

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3. Select a Builder – This is where you call us!

Selecting a builder is an intimate process driven by relationship, confidence, and experience. You want to select a builder you can trust to deliver your custom luxury home without cutting corners or setting you up for expensive change orders. You should pick Troyer Builders. Our portfolio shows our commitment to building luxury custom homes the right way. Call us to schedule an appointment to discuss your project. 504-400-5150.

4. Establish a Budget

In your first meeting with us, we will discuss all of your dreams, desires, and ideas and help to formulate a budget for your build. After our discussion we will have the information necessary to begin your design process.

5. Design & Plans

Now it’s time to talk design. We take a retainer for your project and schedule your first design meeting. We work together with our architect to help you design your home. During this process we will visit vendors and suppliers to establish your allowances which will be used in your contract. Once the plans are completed we are ready to submit to you a final contract.

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6. Sign Contract

As soon as you sign your contract we are ready to get moving. This is where we move into the construction phase. We schedule a hand-off meeting to introduce you to our construction team, your project manager, and the build schedule.

7. Get Permit

Now it’s time to apply for your building permit. Once we have your signed contract, your deposit, and your plans we take it to the local governing agencies. As soon as we have your permit in hand we are ready to begin construction.

8. Construction Begins

The construction process has 7 phases and each has a corresponding draw schedule for payment. Start of Project, Pouring of Slab, Framing of House, Roof and Rough-In, Sheetrock, Trim Out, and Final Completion.

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9. Selections & Finishes

During the Construction of the house there are many deadlines to be met regarding the selections and finishes, such as lighting fixtures, flooring, paint colors, countertops, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, etc. We walk with you through this process working together to make the best design choices to meet your style and budget.

10. Move-In

Once construction has come to completion then it’s time to hand over the keys and for you to begin moving in. You get to enjoy your new luxury custom home. Just what you wanted. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your vision manifest in reality. Upon moving in you will receive a move-in binder with all the important details about your build which you might need in the future.

11. Make Punch List

Upon moving in there are always a few small items that may need to be completed. A cabinet door doesn’t close properly, a plumbing handle that is loose, or a touch up of paint that was missed. 30 days after your move-in to the house you submit a punch-list of all items which need to be addressed. We take care of all those little things.

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12. Warranty All Work

All additional items, defects, or issues can be covered by warranty which you receive as part of your move-in binder. Warranty claims are submitted via the online Warranty Request Form. Once a claim is made, a Troyer Builders representative will be in touch to let you know the process for resolving the claim. Warranty claims will be limited to Warranty items described in the move-in binder and do not cover or include normal wear and usage.