Our Home Building Process


Designing your dream home

Your once-in-a-lifetime home deserves a customized, no-compromise approach. YOU deserve beautiful, intentionally-designed spaces that you feel good living in. 

That’s where Effect Home Builders come in. We build your one-of-a-kind, fully customized home using carefully handpicked materials that guarantee energy efficiency, long-term durability, and gorgeous functionality that lasts for generations. 

Read on to see how we bring your dream home to life, from the very first planning stages through to your move-in day.



Every conversation starts with the basics: what kind of project do you want to build? What problems can we help you solve? How can your new home make life easier? 

The consultation stage lets us make a plan for your project— establishing what your design and energy goals are, and if there are any specific elements you want incorporated into your design (i.e., any special-use rooms, future-proofing plans, etc.).

Next, we look at where we are building, any opportunities or challenges your lot presents,  schedules and budget. Your consultation helps us make sure we are the right builder for you, that we can achieve your vision with the available resources—because building your dream home shouldn’t come with compromises.



This is where your custom home starts to become reality! We begin working with the Architectural Designer (AD) to bring your custom home to life. We create the floor plans that bring your vision to life, and help you add your personal touch to the exterior facade. We work with you and the AD throughout the design to ensure budget, quality standards and technical components are consistently met.

The design phase ends with drawings that are ready to be engineered and transformed into the construction documents we will use for permitting and building your custom home.



We are ready to build! You review the detailed construction, design and cost specifications for your new home. We explain the building process and what you can expect as we move through each construction phase.

We give you your Construction Guide—a binder with project details and specifications, info sheets, contact details and other important information. Then you meet the Effect team members that are building your new home and become acquainted with our safety program that keeps you safe on site.



Once your drawings are complete, you work with our interior designer to make selections and see interior and exterior 3D renderings–this is where you can start to really see your new home come together.

Every Effect home is original, and our designer takes a unique approach with each new build. During this stage, we work in the background to compile a detailed estimate.

By the time you are done collaborating with the interior designer, we will know exactly what your home will cost. We also secure all required permits, so when you are done selections we will be ready to build!



We begin building! Grab your hard hat and watch the excavator prepare the site for your custom home. Weekly updates from your project manager and scheduled site visits keep you informed through the whole build.

No plan is perfect—we are happy to accommodate changes you may want as construction gets under way. Your project manager will share costs and details for any change, so that your decisions are easy. 



Time to move in! After walkthroughs with your site supervisor, we make sure your home is ready for you to settle in.

We walk you through each mechanical component of your home so you learn how to operate and maintain each system. You receive a Homeowners Guide with operation manuals, warranty documents and an Effect cheat sheet for your mechanical systems.

Next, you meet your Effect warranty representative, who explains the warranty process, what you can expect in first year of living in your new home, and how Effect will continue to support you well past the warranty deadlines.

Built for your life. Without compromise.

When it comes to building your dream home, why settle? You should have it all. Energy efficiency, world-class design, cutting-edge technology, end-to-end customization. Our homes are engineered to last beyond your lifetime.