FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

WE SPECIALIZE IN DELIVERING DREAMS! In fact, many of our happy clients began the process of creating their custom home with questions and doubts – unsure if a custom home was a possibility for them. Here are a few of the questions we often hear from clients considering a custom-crafted home. We hope the answers we’ve shared below help to illustrate how easily a Devoted home can fit into your future.

What can I expect to pay per square foot for your homes, and how does that compare to resale homes?
Our homes are uniquely designed for you, the client, and the building site in question. The price per square foot is determined by many factors, including the style of home you want and the finish level and amenities that are important to you. Generally, our high quality new homes are built at a comparable price to other custom home builders in the area. Our homes are custom designed to maximize efficiency in construction while simultaneously delivering the aesthetic that best suits you. As we offer finish levels to match a wide range of budgets, we are easily able to ‘reverse-engineer’ the value of your home, starting with your budget and adding finishes and amenities that fit into your overall plan. This approach allows you to make the critical decisions about what you value most in your new home.

How long does it take to design and build a custom home?
Even if your land has been purchased or you have selected one of our existing ready-to-build sites, many variables affect the timeline for construction. Some of these factors include development of your floor plan, the time required to create working drawings and blueprints, and the permitting process. Typically we spend 3 to 6 weeks consulting with you to bring your dream to life on paper. Actual construction time is dependent on the size of the home, the nature of the site, and our sometimes unpredictable weather. On average, a 2500 to 4000 square foot home takes 6 to 9 months to complete once we have broken ground. Remember this is truly a custom home, we are not a production builder where you simply choose your colors and move in 90 days.

Have you been in business long? How many houses do you build each year?
We are an experienced team of professionals. In fact, we’ve been in the local building industry for over 25 years! Because we live here we are committed to quality over quantity, we are very careful never to over commit our schedule. We set your homes schedule once permits are issued and are determined to get you moved in on time. We are committed to obtaining preferred pricing from our subcontractors (allowing us to keep your costs as low as possible), while providing ample time to focus on each and every client.

How are you different from other builders?
We pride ourselves on delivering your dream, and we work with you consultatively to deliver exactly that. That’s not something many other builders aspire to! From floor plans that we know support your lifestyle… to a wide array of finishes and amenities… to the latest sustainable building techniques, we leave no stone unturned in our desire to deliver to you a home that combines quality and functionality. We’re known as the team who listens to your dream!

What style of homes do you build?
Our portfolio of home designs features a range of styles. We’ve studied the best homes from around the country, and can build in a number of styles. We want to build the home you find beautiful, and can design any style you want.

Where do you build?
We are one of the area’s truly local home builders. Since the changes in the economy many builders have re-located to Tri-Cities, but we went to school here, live here, and are raising our families here. We are committed to our local economy, keeping the money local. We pride ourselves in our relationships with the local contractors that will be building your dream home.

I don’t live in the area. How can I be sure my home is being built to our agreed-upon specifications?
Often clients either live out of the area, or travel for extended periods during construction. Today’s technology allows us to communicate with our clients throughout the design-build process. We will keep you up-to-date with regularly scheduled calls and emails, as well as photograph and video documentation. Our team is committed to ensuring that you are in the loop on the progress of your home.

Can you help arrange financing?
Yes! When you work with us you have the option to make many selections that impact not only the design, but also the livability (and the cost) of your new home. We think it’s critically important for you to think about resource allocation at the beginning of the process, so you can make the best possible decision as we work together. We have relationships with construction lending specialists available to assist you during this phase of the process.