Whether you have an idea drawn on a napkin or a full set of plans, Carrington Homes can help you take your custom home building dreams and turn them into a reality. Before you know it, you'll be living and enjoying life in your new home.
The initial meeting is designed to introduce you to our company and our custom home building process. We will begin discussions on your wish list, concerns, and a time line. We can show you examples of our completed projects as well as explain how we’ve met and exceeded our previous clients’ expectations. This meeting will likely be the beginning of a rewarding partnership for both you, the client, and Carrington Homes.
Design & Planning
Selecting a lot is a very important part of the design process. If you already have a lot, we will take a detailed look at it. If you don’t already have a lot, we can assist you in finding the perfect one that meets your objectives both for design and budget. At the same time, we will be working with you and a designer to create floor plans that take full advantage of the characteristics of your lot and meet all of your additional needs and desires. We have accomplished this part of the process in as little as a couple of weeks, and in some cases it has taken years. You, the client, are in control of the timeline. We will work at your pace and work to make sure that the finished plans meet all of your needs.
Proposal & Documentation
After the custom home building plans are complete and the lot has been chosen, we will want to meet to discuss, in more detail, what amenities you would like included in your new home. Many times we price options so that you can make informed decisions as to what you want. Without options, it’s like shopping in a store without price tags. Based on the detailed specifications that we create and the lot, we will price your new home. After pricing is complete, we present you with completed designs, specifications and a fixed price with options. After you’ve decided on which options to go with we create the contract documents that include the plans, specifications, and the contract.
From moving dirt to handing over the keys, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We provide each client with a selection schedule so that you can stay on top of the decisions that need to be made. At Carrington we view changes as a normal part of the “Custom Home” building process. As you make decisions regarding changes and selections, we will discuss how they will impact the overall cost and timing in the execution of your plan. We don’t try to make our living off of change orders. If changes add to the cost, obviously we charge, but if a change saves money, we’re happy to pass that savings along to you. Throughout the construction process you will be constantly informed and treated like a partner. It is our goal to make building a fun experience. As with any project there will be bumps along the way, but our transparent approach to facing problems immediately gives our customers the peace of mind that we are all on the same team with the same goal which is building the best possible home.
Before starting construction we will give you a completion date estimate and after interior trim is installed we can give you a move in date. It is not our goal to build a home as fast as possible, however, it can be expected that progress will occur virtually every day. If you have a dead line that must be met, we have proven many times that we can make it happen.
This is where Carrington really takes the extra step to complete the finishing touches of your home. Together, we’ll inspect your home and identify any outstanding items that require attention and get those items corrected prior to move in. We pride ourselves in completing your project on schedule and within budget.
Follow Up & Warranty
For 20 years, we have stood behind our work. We realize that, once you move into your home, you’ll notice items that need to be addressed. At your one year anniversary, we will meet with you to discuss and resolve any items that have come up over the past year. Carrington offers a 2 year warranty on everything, 4 years on roofing, and 10years on the structure of all our homes.
In addition, all of our homes are backed by 2-10 . For more than 30 years, the 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty® family of companies has offered homeowners the most comprehensive home warranty coverage available.
If you are thinking about building a custom home, you are probably looking for some tips to get started. Carrington Homes has a free e-book download that will help get you pointed in the right direction. Learn more about site selection, financing, planning and more!
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT CARRINGTON HOMES
Builders are a dime-a-dozen, all promising to build the house of your dreams at an affordable price. After interviewing several builders over the course of 3 years, my wife and I finally selected Carl McIntyre of Carrington Homes. We selected Carl because of his ability to listen and connect with us. When you are building a home you plan on living in for many years, connecting with your builder was the most important for us. Because we have built many times before, we wanted to go beyond the traditional routines of tours of where builders show off their work of grand craftsmanship and preliminary bidding. We wanted a level of comfort that went beyond good work, predictable deadlines and within cost. We wanted someone that would listen, understand our family and what we wanted in a home. Carl became that person.
"5 years later, we have a home that not only makes a statement of elegance and charm but also obvious craftsmanship. Visitors to our home are always commenting on its quality and warmth. But my biggest 'Thanks You' to Carl is that he was upfront about all new construction comes without a few hiccups along the way. During the construction phase and after completion, every time we had a problem or hiccup Carl was there to make them go away. In other constructions projects that we have been involved with, it was not uncommon for the builder to play the 'blame-game'. Carl doesn’t play—he makes things happen and all the while taking full responsibility as though it was his own home.
"Today Carl and his family are considered one of our dearest friends and I am indebted to him for all that he has done for our family. Our friendship would not have been forged if not for his dedication and commitment to excellence in constructing a home that we intent to live in for the rest of our lives. Thanks Carl."
- P. & S. L. -
8250 N. 600 W. MCCORDSVILLE, IN 46055
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Carrington Homes is your distinctive Indianapolis Custom Home Builder specializing in custom homes and remodeling throughout Central Indiana
Phone: (317) 336-8002